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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here list the easiest / top mods youve found for the B5 Passat So far ive found Audi A6 strut bar mod to fit B5 Waste Gate Tension Springs
  2. B5 Garage
    I am preparing to replace the driver side front bearing and hub on an auto FWD 2001 Passat (B5). Most DIY guides for this differ from the Bentley in that they find ways around removing the entire steering knuckle. I do have access to a wheel bearing press kit so I would prefer to leave the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know I have to unbolt the fan clutch and slide it forward in order to remove the bottom alternator bolt. I'd prefer not to remove the rad. hose as I hear they almost always break at the fitting. If I remove the inlet hose to the TB will that give me enough room to slide it out that way...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I figured that I might need to use my friend's presser, but is there any other way? What's the best method to take this sucker out? Thanks for the help!
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to lower my 2003, does anyone know of a relatively cheap and easy way to do so?
  6. B5 Garage
    So... today was the 2nd time that I've replaced my snub mount in two years. I originally swapped my torn rubber piece of crap, for another piece of rubber piece of crap 2 years ago. Fast forward to today, and I swapped on a $18 greedspeed poly mount. No vibration and feels amazing (no more...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Searched heavily to no avail. I thought I would be able to do it tonight, but tried and did not succeed so I'll have to give it a go tomorrow. I jacked up both sides of the car and unbolted the bottom shock bolts. Then I tried to pry that puppy out, but it was a PIA. Should I just take the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I bought my wagon about a year ago CPO and I have two issues that fall in line with two TSB's: 1) Creaking from front suspension during suspension travel (over speed bump, driveway...)... this has been referred to as the "wooden ship creaking sound" in a lot of places. 2) knocking during...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best way to find out the source of the leak on 1.8T Passat? The car idles funny like it's going to die but drives just fine. Thanks!
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious what you guys have found to be the easiest way to get at the axel bolts and drop them? I'm in the process of pulling my engine out as we speak and just looking at them and thinking about how I should get at them. It seems like I may be able to get to half of them from the top with...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Hi whats the easiest way to plug in a mp3 player I mean an "audio in" for stock head unit on a 2000 passat. Can I just wire it in off a break out cable or something. Need some help with diagrams. I don't have any. Any help or suggestions appreciated. Thanks
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've taken the rear calipers off to replace pads with the e-brake cable still attached. Piece of cake. I'd like to disconnect the cable from the caliper temporarily so that I can torque the upper caliper bolt properly (without having to use a crow's foot, which isn't easy to do in the wheel...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hi, Just fitting last pieces of my alarm. Wheres the best place to find the igniion wire for splicing and joining. Thanks
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Preferred Packages are the easiest way to outfit your vehicle for winter -- the ideal winter solution! Our fitment specialists select a winter tire that best meets the performance level of your vehicle and add an affordable wheel option. Shipped to you mounted, balanced and with all the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this is bound to stir up some ill thoughts, but yes I acutally want my DRL's back. I put in a Xenon kit with my stock B 5.5 projectors and am very happy with the kit and the lighting performance. I also pulled the DRL relay and added a euroswitch. So most of you are thinking perfect...
  16. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hey Guys! There has to be an easier way than dropping the cat...anybody know a way to presusde a socket in there? Mine is above the cat! Thanks! Mike:)
  17. B5 Garage
    What is the easiest way?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am the third owner of a '01.5 A4 Avant. I bought it from a gentlemen from Park City, Utah (I live in Salt Lake). He said he bought it from someone (it had 12K on it) from somewhere in New York and shipped it over to Utah. It had these mods (done from the guy in NY): fog light mod, GIAC...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    euroswitch and pulling 173: 30 seconds tops. would have been quicker had 173 not been black and hard to find. anyone else have the "click" sound on startup when the car tries to fire the DRLs (which obviously don't work anymore)? good forum advice. thx mh
  20. Mobile Electronics
    It would be very helpful if someone could explain or give me a link that explains the easiest method to get to the radio serial number. I need to get that number since I dont have the the radio code and plan on disconecting the battery this weekend. Thanks much Chad