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  1. Entire headlight/ turnsignal replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I believe I've asked this a few months ago but for the life of me I can't find the post or any post that would point me in the right direction :icon_eek: I'm needing to replace both headlight and turn signal assemblies 01 Passat. Where can I get them where they that aren't pieces of junk and...
  2. Does fuse 37 serve the entire Monsoon system?

    Mobile Electronics
    02 Passat GLX 4mo Wagon- I'm wondering if fuse 37 (I believe that's the one for the 'radio') of 20amps serves the entire Monsoon audio system, meaning the head unit, the amplifier, and the cd changer. And if so, does anyone happen to know how many amps each of these components draws/ how close...
  3. Replacing entire monsoon system...

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi guys, Just looking for a bit of help upgrading the sound system in my 2004 B5.5. Keep in mind I've never messed around with any car audio before so I'm not sure what I'm jumping into here. I've done a bit of reading here and there about the monsoon system and tried to pick out replacement...
  4. Voltage Regulator Blew, Should I Replace Entire Alternator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 V6 ATQ As the title states, my voltage regulator just let go. I know I can buy this separately, but is it worth it? Has anyone ever just replaced the regulator and not the entire alternator? Any advice/help greatly appreciated. Part number of original alternator: 078 903 016 F This...
  5. Replaced entire Monsoon system in '04 passat, ask away

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all, I recently went through the effort of replacing the entire Monsoon system in my 04 B5.5 Passat. JL TR650TSi in all four doors, two 12w0 pushed by 250w1 in the trunk, with an older pioneer premier dehmp700(0?) for the HU. It wasn't especially difficult, but there were things here and...
  6. Having your entire music collection in the car?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Can anyone confirm that there is a way to have 100+ GB of music? I was thinking that you can either: use a fat 128GB memory card connect a large capacity pen drive via USB connect a regular external HDD via USB Has anyone tried any of the above? If not, can someone verify? I have no way of...
  7. plastidip entire car question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    im going to plastidip my whole car either black/white/or red my main concerns are: what type of spray gun works best? what type air compressor do i need?
  8. Flushing heater core and entire coolant help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there, I'm going to flush my heater core this weekend because it is clogged and my a/c only blows cold air. I'm going to follow the steps from the thread ": if you're singing the "I ain't got no heat" blues...".. But I also want to flush my entire coolant because it is full of jelly...
  9. 1998 1.8T Passat - Royal Green -Int. Ext. Performance Mods, Parts or entire car

    Parts For Sale
    After owning my Passat for nearly 13 years and putting over 197,000 miles on it, it finally dropped dead in December of 2010. It overheated and the head blew. I have been holding on to it trying to figure out if there was a way to replace the engine because I loved the car and had invested quite...
  10. If You Only Watch One You Tube Video In Your Entire Life, Make It This One...

    Anything Auto
    GTO! Epic, epic, epic! Racing at its best, the drivers were battling for control of their cars, as much as they were the other drivers. Just fantastic motor sports action. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
  11. Tie Rod Ends or entire Control Arm?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I turn my wheel any amount i get a TERRIBLE screech that just sounds horrendous. Any reason to replace the entire control arm instead of just the Tie Rod Ends? Figure I'll get the HD Tie Rod Ends from ECS. Wondering if there is anyway to check now to see if it is indeed just the Tie Rod...
  12. Airbag Light on - will these codes prevent entire system from working?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I pulled these two codes from the airbag system: Address 15: Airbags Labels: 6Q0-909-605-VW5.lbl Part No: 1C0 909 605 C Component: 09 AIRBAG VW61 04 0003 Coding: 12345 Shop #: WSC 05311 VCID: 245AC0669E4B 2 Faults Found: 01218 - Side Airbag Igniter...
  13. Skipping the wheel bearing, replacing entire hub...?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, my front left wheel bearing is gone. I see that the actual process of removing the old wheel bearing and putting the new one in is quite a hassle almost not worth doing for me, so I was wondering if this would work. *Replacing the entire hub with a new one complete with bearing installed...
  14. Sloppy steering - TREs or entire tie rods?

    B5 Garage
    I know I'll be replacing something soon. Just wondering if I need to be saving for the entire tie rods or just the TREs. I figured there are plenty of people here who have done the deed and can offer their opinion. Thanks
  15. WTB 2000+ sunroof, entire assembly

    WTB/WTT Section
    I'm looking for a 2000+ sunroof the entire assembly, glass, tracks, motor and all. If you're within 400 miles or so I'll come pick it up. I don't have a lot to spend but we'll work something out. Anyone that has anything shoot me offers and what not! I'm near Youngstown Ohio so ~400 miles from...
  16. How to add AUX input or upgrade the entire sound system

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've 03 Passat with Monsson sound system, but it doesn't play mp3 and does not have any AUX input. Has anyone added AUX input, if so could you plz give the link for it and how to add it. Also is it possible to upgrade the entire system to newer one with navigation RNS510, which also offers mp3...
  17. Clearcoat problems - Should I try to do the entire hood?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Some of you may recall that my clearcoat started peeling last year due to sun damage :cry:. I repaired two major spots by peeling, sanding, and applying spray clearcoat. Not pretty, but it is still protected. Well, as you would expect, it has gotten a lot worse. Many many small spots have...
  18. Redoing entire intake system

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, after talking to the guys at G-popshop I think I'm going to ditch the stock airbox entirely and make a custom intake setup. First, the 44mm APR TIP that I bought is going to prove to be a performance impediment for a 54mm inlet compressor housing. So I may be posting it for sale towards...
  19. Parting out my entire stereo: Focal, Audison, Lunar, Stinger, Alpine and more

    Classified Archive
    I've given up on the system in my car due to having to send my "high end" alternator back to be repaired 4 times over the last 8 months...err maybe it's been 5. Hell, I don't even remember...seems like I'm tearing my car apart every other week. Anyways, to my gear. All prices include shipping...
  20. W-8 @ The Ring w/ the entire family inside

    Anything Auto
    Just thought I'd share this vid that i found of a w-8 @ the ring as stated with the family inside (wag, on snow tires) oh and he passes others other cars.