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  1. easy and practical direct speaker replacement for B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i posted this in the electronics forum, but am not convinced I will get any responses. I have also searched but not found what I need (or think I need). Perhaps someone can direct me to an applicable post. I have a '98 B5 sedan. I have been replacing the door speakers with junk yard speakers...
  2. An easy and cheap installation of rear wiper for any Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw this and thought it may be useful to you as was to me :lol:
  3. easy test pipe install?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    its cold and i dont wanna go outside and dig around for flashlights and open hoods and what not.. i have a big box of parts in the garage and one is a new test pipe for my b5.5 1.8t. how much of a pita is it going to be? when i replaced the turbo over the summer the cat to turbo bolts didnt give...
  4. RockAuto...Part & FAQ Search Made Easy!

    RockAuto
    The unique RockAuto.com catalog makes it easy to see all the parts we have for your vehicle. Search boxes are available as well to help scroll to your specific vehicle, identify which category a part is listed under or do a Part Number Search. Now you can also use a search box to quickly see...
  5. B5.5 Passat Heater Core Replacement Made Easy Vid

    B5 Garage
    So I may have to change my heater core and I just can't fathom on spending the cost of bringing it to a shop. Anyhow came across a couple vids that made it look as if a DYI is do-able. Anyone out there with experience that can add to this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=J40bceY8mF0
  6. Try out this one easy way to get spam on your message boards!

    New Member Introductions
    Just require people to make two random posts before troubleshooting their issues, Volkswagen hates them!
  7. Upper control arms - pinch bolt - the hard way or the easy way

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wasted most of my day trying to use brute force to remove the pinch bolt for the upper control arms. For the drivers side, I used an air impact hammer and after a few hours the bolt loosened but on the passenger side, the bolt would not loosen with the impact hammer and also heating with an...
  8. Swapping an 1.8T, what to replace whilst I've got easy access?

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, I am in the process of converting the engine and transmission in an old east-German Van (Barkas) from a crappy 2-stroke to the 1.8T from a VW Passat. I've got the donor car sitting ready to be slaughtered, it's from 1998 and travelled 250k kilometers. Since I'll have the block...
  9. Fan's packed up. Is there a quick-fix or a logical, easy way to swap out a new unit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Morning. Could not drive the 2002 Passat this morning as the screen would not defrost, neither inside nor outside (still -2 degrees). I need a new / re conditioned fan unit I suspect. Is this difficult to fix? Is there a tutorial anywhere on line anyone knows of (YouTube?)? Should I be...
  10. Need quick, easy answer re ABS fail; does cruise still work?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes I tried searching but I'm trying to decide whether to reinstall my broken module for a 12-hour drive today or leave it out. Does cruise control work with ABS module failed? (I'm guessing no) Thanks in advance for not calling me lazy; I'm old and have pharmacologically destroyed more brain...
  11. Greetings from the Big Easy

    New Member Introductions
    Bought a 2002 V6 Sedan with numerous problems with a goal of making it into my stepsons wedding gift. Have repaired most of the issues with the help of this forum. Still am working on an oil leak on the exhaust and a 16815 CEL code. Tim Des Allemands, LA
  12. Easy drive axle replacement?

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, Did a lot of looking but haven't found conclusive evidence other than what I see. I started the passenger side drive axle replacement on a 2003 1.8 t manual transmission. Has anyone had success doing the "no mess with the suspension" technique for the axle swap out on this Passat...
  13. How easy is the B5 series to work on for the home mechanic??

    New Member Introductions
    Very much in love with the B5 chassis Passat, however, I am VERY concerned about how easy these would be for the average home mechanic to work on. Just saw a nightmare video on Youtube about the heatcore replacements on these cars...seriously, the whole dash including steering coloum and air...
  14. Wow, getting to see pics and post is crazy tough, and not easy to understand.

    New Member Introductions
    The graphic/video thing was very confusing, and I didn't know what "platform" meant until I looked it up. Would be appreciated if sign-up was a bit more user-friendly, took 4 tries, and I've been in IT for 20 years! Thanks for the site though, very helpful!
  15. Love my Passat but it has a few issues... #1 Rough Idle was an easy fix.

    New Member Introductions
    I recently had a problem with the engine idling rough with poor acceleration...Long story short ,local mechanics wanted over $ 300.00 to replace the Ignition control module...I googled the part and found one for $14.25 New VW Passat 1 8 1 8T ICM ICU FSU Ignition Control Module 4D0905351...
  16. Passat B5.5 main beam headlamp bulb replacement made easy

    B5 Garage
    Like others on this and other forums I wanted to fit new main (high) beam headlamp bulbs to my RHD 2004 Passat TDi Estate, which had not been replaced from new, despite 170,000 miles! But on initial investigation the job looked near impossible due to the poor access, and reading the experiences...
  17. Noobe with easy questions.

    B6 Garage
    Hi all, I was going to be hands off but the dealer is not as good as i need them to be.. I need to take over the maintenance of the wifes 2008 2.0T. The sound idea was stay stock.. Maybe I should rethink.. Therefor I need some advice, here the easy questions 1). How do I get the air box...
  18. B5 1.8T: Easy Answer For Someone Here! From these pics, where is transmission code?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes, the quality is bad and the pictures are huge lol but that's because my trunk won't open and I had to climb in through the rear seats to take these pics. Is it AUG? EFP? Or one of the tiny illegible ones at the bottom? Oh, it was an automatic tiptronic transmission before it took its own...
  19. Easy LED DRLs

    B6 Garage
    Just thought I'd mention an easy way to add LED daytime running lights to a B6 with front fog lights. I simply used VAG-COM to program front fog light as daytime running lights instead of low beams and swapped the standard halogen bulbs for 9006 base LED bulbs then added resistors to fool the...
  20. Learning to let go is never easy.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in the process of getting a B5 S4(6spd and only 75k miles). It's a car I had always wanted when I was a kid playing the gran turismo games, always loved the imola yellow lol :driving: Well anywho, it saddens me to say that I will not be able to keep my 02 b5.5 80k miled ATQ anymore. Being...
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