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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm slowly working my way down my Passat repair list and hit something that hasn't worked the whole time I have owned the car. I have always had some sort of short in the trunk. When reading through the forums, some people mention the actuator and others the latch. Given my list of...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, our 2002 Passat has almost 180k miles. Recently if the wheels and steering wheels have to be straight. If they are not perfectly straight or the steering wheel gets locked the car won't start. To fix it all we do is disconnect and reconnect the negative on the battery and its like it resets...
  3. B5 Garage
    So I got the P1542 MIL code, 17950 - Angle Sensor 1 for Throttle Actuator (G187), P1542 - 35-00 - Implausible Signal. The car would not go above 1200 RPM no matter where the accelerator was positioned. After doing some research, I decided to try a more complete throttle body cleaning. This...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 Passat 4Motion wagon with 90K miles on it. Shortly after I purchased it last year I noticed the high beam indicator light on the dash was dimly lit. After about a week the light was lit as bright as if my high beams were on, which they weren't. When I turn on or flash my high beams...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, I was driving on a warm day and had all 4 windows & sunroof open. Well when i wanted to close the windows & sunroof everything was able to close BUT the front passenger's side window. I read somewhere to powercycle the car (unplug the battery for 5 seconds then hold the + and - ends...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Having an ipod interface problem. I have tried lots of methods to try to fix it, so this time I am trying to think about the electronics angle... The situation is this: Passat B6 with RCD300. Hooked up to the antenna with a third party RG316 coax cable (thinner than factory fit antenna cable...
  7. Anything Auto
    Those crafty German Automotive Engineers have created a Passat that can navigate the streets of Berlin without a driver. Driverless car navigates Berlin streets - Yahoo! News
  8. Mobile Electronics
    I have an Monsoon Radio no code, can someone help me? Model no. CQ-JV1067XB Serial no. 5225673 bar code: 014VWZ5Z7B5225673J
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am the new owner of a '04 W8 6spd. It had a few problems ( ABS mod, new rotors, and every once and a while it tells me to check my brand new brake pads ( yes they have the sensor.)) But now that its gotten cold in Pa my wife has noticed that the passanger side heated seat does not work. I...
  10. Anything Auto
    I got an "internal" email about a job posting at VW Electronics in Palo Alto, CA 4005 Miranda Ave Ste 100 Palo Alto, CA Right now, it's internal (Compucom), HOWEVER, if it falls through, it's up for grabs. It's for Deskside Support - PC/Windows and little bit of MAC. Since I don't really...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :banghead:Car: 2003 Passat Wagon, 1.8t, auto, fwd, piece of shit all service up to date(Tbelt, turbo, waterpump, coil packs, et. al.) Problems: Sometimes the car does not accelerate form stop when throttle is depressed, most of the time it does. Irradiac idle sometimes and sometimes not...
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  13. Mobile Electronics
    Hi there, have a 2004 b5.5 passat, 1.6 petrol. im wondering is it possible to retrofit such things as a trip computer and cruise control to the vehicle? any information anybody has on this would be a great help, thanks! J
  14. Mobile Electronics
    I added a KUDA base holder and Dice Electronics IPOD adapter for my wife's B5.5 Variant today.
  15. Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2004 with the Moonson stock radio. I have no CD changer but have the cable in my trunk. I just want to install the AUX for my iPod or Sirius Radio. I know I can not use them at the same time. I think I just need either Precision Interface Electronics VW-AUX or Blitzsafe VW-AUX...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I open the door and leave the key in or leave the lights on there is no warning tone anymore. Also, if I unlock/disarm the car and get in, but don't start it very soon the alarm will arm itself even though the door was opened. Where do I start looking? Granted these are small problems, but...
  17. Classified Archive
    All the parts I have left over from parting out a 2002 Passat 1.8t wagon and a 2000 passat v6 4motion wagon. I actually have a couple of peices from the 2002 b5.5 wagon that I have not posted up that are still on the car. I accept paypal or money order. You can either IM/PM me or reach me at...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat wagon. The rear driver's side door electronics do not work -- power window and power lock. Any suggestion for the cause, and a DIY fix? Thanks.
  19. Anything Auto
    Guys, investigating an A/C issue on my GTI. A?C is on, engine running but no cold air at all. Following a tech tip I get this to check the A/C pressure sensor.. "Ok, can anyone explain this to me? From a tech service bulletin. All refs are to the 14 pin connector on the FCM (fan control...
  20. Mobile Electronics
    Did anyone catch the Diesel Audio 1100W 2ch amp for $4.90 with in-store pickup? Or the Phoenix Gold 1600W monoblock for $19.90? Might be complete crap - but for $5, I hope someone gives it a go.
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