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  1. Thoughts on GoldPlug magnetic oil drain plug?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004.5 vw passat 1.8 turbo - automatic (~180k miles) I was thinking about getting a magnetic oil drain plug. Was thinking about getting a goldplug: https://goldplug.com/shop/ap08/ Anyone have thoughts on whether or not this is a good idea? Thanks.
  2. How do you drain the brake fluid reservoir on a 2002 GLS 2.8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to drain the brake fluid reservoir and fill it with fresh fluid but the screen does not seem to come out and a small vent across from the cap seems to be where fluid should be added but not removed. Is there a trick to removing the screen under the cap without destroying the screen? If...
  3. 1.8T - best way to drain fuel tank?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - I have a 2003 Passat wagon (1.8t, FWD, AWM). This past winter was very, very snowy, and the city kindly decided to totally stop plowing all side streets. As a result, I plowed (slid) my poor car straight into the metal bumper of a parked Ford ranger. Since mid-February, she's been...
  4. Excessive battery drain current

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I decided to replace my old RCD500 which was broken to a new Chinese radio. I did encounter the battery drain issue with the CAN gateway 3C0907530C, with low bat :(. After searching about this topic, I replaced the CAN gateway 3C0907530C by a 3C0907530Q. I did reprogram the new gateway with...
  5. Slow coolant leak at the lower coolant drain plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed there are few drops of coolant on the garage floor. The position is corresponding to the coolant drain plug. Does the drain plug have an o-ring? I tightened the drain plug but no luck. Anyone has experienced the same issue and what would be the fix? Thanks.
  6. B5 99' Battery drain Drivers door

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello there and happy Easter, I have slight problem and i cant figure it out with my Passat Draining battery. I tested it and it draws around 280mA with locked car and everything shuttled off, the thing is i went thru disconnecting all fuses and amps are not dropping, so i want ahead and...
  7. Parasitic Drain Turn Signal System

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I’m new. I am not a mechanic. I have a 2000 Passat, 2.8. I traced a 360 mA parasitic draw to the turn signal system. I pulled the 10A fuse and the drain reduced to 33 mA. I need help tracing the reason for the drain in the circuit. Two strange things occurred after I pulled the fuse. My...
  8. Parasitic drain turn signal system

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I’m new. I am not a mechanic. I have a 2000 Passat, 2.8. I traced a 360 mA parasitic draw to the turn signal system. I pulled the 10A fuse and the drain reduced to 33 mA. I need help tracing the reason for the drain in the circuit. Two strange things occurred after I pulled the fuse. My...
  9. Sunroof drain repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX and I can't find anything on getting to the drain tubes on this particular model. I've found lots, i mean LOTS, on VW jetta, but not the Passat. I feel the difference is that I have the side airbags and the odd trim piece just above and down the front side of the door...
  10. Trying to figure out a power drain

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ok I am working on my sister's 2013 Passat 2.5, it keeps draining the battery. I think I have it narrowed down to one of the fuses under the hood but I can't find anything online that tells me what the fuses control. It is a green 30 amp fuse at the bottom of the first row
  11. Battery Drain on 2003 GLX 4motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title says, my 2003 GLX 4motion has a battery killing drain. Story goes, I'm the new owner of my Passat. Got it from some very untrustworthy people who said nothing was really wrong with it (I knew it was a lie, but I needed an awd car for the icy winters and crappy Michigan roads). Car...
  12. Battery Drain and now that its winter

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Noob 2008 Passat Owner....well, it's my kids car at college. I am well-versed in working on cars, American Late-Model cars lol, but this one is puzzling me since I can't find any parts diagrams for the Passat. Daughter came to her car a few times in the last week to discover that the battery...
  13. Passat drain battery with 0.8A current

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I have problem with my wagon passat. 1.9tdi engine and year is 2000 Basically I was wondering why the battery is dead every morning. Mesured the current and its shows me almost 0.8A. Started pulling fuses and when fuse #14 and fuse #38 is removed, drain is 0.06A so 60mAh Thats much...
  14. Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dipsticks!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks! From NOW until 9/30/2017 save up to 33% on your ECS Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks, and MORE! Click HERE to save on Oil Essentials for your VW Click HERE to save on Billet Oil Filter Housings Upgrades...
  15. Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dipsticks!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks! From NOW until 9/30/2017 save up to 33% on your ECS Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks, and MORE! Click HERE to save on Oil Essentials for your VW Click HERE to save on Billet Oil Filter Housings Upgrades...
  16. Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks!

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    Up to 33% off Oil Essentials! Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks! From NOW until 9/30/2017 save up to 33% on your ECS Drain Plugs, Oil Filter Housings, Dip Sticks, and MORE! Click HERE to save on Oil Essentials for your VW Click HERE to save on Billet Oil Filter Housings Upgrades...
  17. 2006 B6 Heater fan & Washer pump inop after roof drain plugged up

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The front passenger roof drain plugged up, flooded the car and the interior fan, washer pump, wipers, and dash went on the fritz. Cleaned the drain, dried the passenger floor carpeting and electrical connectors. The dash was good after a couple more days, part of which I had a fan blowing up...
  18. AC drain

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i found a good write up on it here but all the pictures are gone . as i read it the glove box needs removal and the rug needs to be peeled back . but again the picts are gone so i don't really know what im even looking for . i'm familiar with the drain process but one picture is worth a thousand...
  19. Incredibly frustrating battery drain problem on 2002

    B5 Garage
    Hello good folk from Auckland NZ. Regarding Passat Wagon 2002 VIN WVWZZZ3BZ3E003207 OK... here goes. Firstly thanks in advance for any help you can give. I am totally flummoxed over this one and have searched for an answer til the cows come in! It isn't just a normal battery drain issue. The...
  20. My money is going down the drain.

    Off-Topic Forum
    Bought another big hole to throw money into :( Slow draining problem found. Multiple breaks in the drain (some from foundation movement/repair and some from tree roots) that for some reason, does not run straight to the curb. Hole near the house is 3" deep and drops to 4" before the tree...
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