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  1. Mobile Electronics
    How to Park a 2.08m wide car in a 2.15m garage using the rear camera and some guide lines as a landing strip
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have looked at a number of 2003-2004 Passat wagons for sale, and they look like a great fit for my family, but there is one thing in the way. On all of the ones I have seen, it takes some force to get the driver's seat to move forwards or backwards on the track. This isn't a problem...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have always been happy with my DSG transmission, and love the sport mode. I was somewhat upset to find that the Passats with the DSG's did not come equipped with the Steering Wheel Shift Paddles and have always wanted to add them. For years I have search for an aftermarket kit but could...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short Story: ========= Today, I found that I can replicate paddle stuck as many times as I want while my 2001 FWD B5 Passat (tiptronic) is parked. It is a stock paddle with stock interior setup, including a stock VW floor mat which is hold to its factory position by 2 "buttons" toward the rear...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2001 GLX V6 4motion Wagon that has tan leather interior that I've been trying to replace the very worn front electric seats in for about a year. I've had zero luck trying to find 2001's but finally stumbled upon a wrecked 2003 with seats in pristine condition. I called the local VW...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How does one determine WITHOUT removing the whole front end:(, of determining is it a Bosch or Valeo? The "bellypan" has been removed and it's not visible! Are there peculiar identifying marks or the electrical connections that are specific to mfr? that are visible with only the "bellypan"...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    since the stock intercooler hoses have that stupid plug in adapter to hook up to the SMIC, they are really easy to fall off or not be completely sealed, I can remove it easily with 1 hand! This can't be good as it can create a boost leak and suck in all kinds of dirty into the engine. I don't...
  8. B5 Garage
    Problem: I am loosing boost when I get into overdrive/5th gear in my 2000 Tiptronic 1.8T. I will drive my car around town or on lower speed backroads, get full 14-15psi boost, but once I get up to highway speeds and give it good boost in 5th gear (Automatic or Tiptronic), I suddenly loose most...
  9. The Showroom
    i am big into OEM+ cars, and this right now is my favorite.. this is helmi's car over at passat3b.de if only omanyts weren't 3500 dollars... but led fogs :thumbup:
  10. B5 Garage
    Greetings All - the tie rod end was stuck onto the part that comes out of the steering box, so used heat to free it. Now, when you make a hard right or left leaving a driveway you have to work a little to recenter the steering. Torqued to factory spec. Is it normal for the steering to not...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    -note factory one time use clamp and bent locking tab: -get pliers, grab clamp across locking tab: -squeeze hard and pull... -the clamp will unwind: -BAM! DISCLAIMER: be careful using this technique on small clamps, like those on the 3mm vac lines.
  12. B5 Garage
    For the past few days i've noticed that it takes more strength to open my driver side door. the click sound when opening seems to be louder as if it's crooked, not lubricated or something. when i search the forum most people had the door not being able to open at all due to the door handle...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I dont have a press but at $12 for a Napa boot, clamp, bolt and grease, I cant see replacing the entire axle for $120 if its just a single boot thats cracked(the joint is clean no dirt in the small crack yet.) I may do both on the same axle = $25 + my labor.. Anyone DYI their boot(s)? the...
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    If I purchase a Passat soon and it doesnt have the wheels I want, are thse wheels readily available USED(do alot of folks upgrade from these?) I really dig on this style for a stock wheel. These are 16" and come on the V6 GLXs that Ive seen '99-2001 Thanks, Doug
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've done a search on wastegate problems on here, and my car is suffering massively from a lack of power. The dealer pulled codes from the ECU that showed a sporadic low boost error. How easy should it be to move the wastegate actuator rod by hand? I couldnt get my hands round the cat side of...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just pcked up my new 2003 B5.5 yesterday and found that the brakes cause a considerable amount of brake dust to form on the wheels. Has anyone found a good way to quickly clean the wheels? Thanks, Joe
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have noticed a lot of people looking for the S4 type rim and so on. I'm not sure if anyone has posted on this topic, but a lot of OE looking wheels can be found at http://www.rpi-equipped.com/wheels.htm The prices are not that bad, but they only offer 17" applications. So, if anyone is...
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