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  1. 2003 B5.5 Eats Combination Switches (high beam/turn signals/cruise control)

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 B5.5 1.8T FWD manual wagon. A year ago, the high beam part of the combination switch failed such that the high beams would not come on when the stalk was pushed forward, but would come on if I pulled the stalk back to flash them. I had it replaced with an OEM switch and within a...
  2. My V-6 eats coils (or, why all these codes?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had a steady CEl and 'Emissions Workshop' for a while now, I suspect due to the leaking flex pipe, on a 2000 passat v-t 5mt. Yesterday I got a flashing CEL and some rough running. Pulled the codes and got: 17831 Sec. Air Inj. Syst., Ban1 Flow too low 17585 O2 Correction behind Catalyst...
  3. Deductible eats tax-return ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I experienced my first accident on Monday, March 12 (rear-ended + minor front end damage), and I'm stoked! I'll explain later ... First, some pics. AHEAD ^I was pushed into this Kia, but I didn't feel it ... BEHIND MY PLATE THE DAMAGE AT THE BACK (4) I was dreading the...
  4. My Car Eats Axles for Dessert

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My luck, once again. Less then 2 weeks before I leave for a 2 week vacation, my car wants to eat another axle. This time, its the original drivers side OE axle, with 107,500 miles on it. So, yet again Marty at Raxles is going to custom make another heavy duty axle for me. If its not one...
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