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  1. Any experience re-attaching inside door handle trim?

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! I searched on this topic, but didn't get any good answers, so I thought I'd start a thread. The basics: 2003 GLX 4Motion Wagon, automatic transmission. The question: The wood trim on the inside door handle came off in my hand the other night. Any guidance on the correct adhesive...
  2. Bad Experience with RockAuto. Thoughts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I ordered “new” remanufactured BeckArnley front calipers for my 2003 1.8t. Upon arrival there were some rust spots on that particular caliper. I went ahead and installed. In two weeks the entire caliper has now rusted. I contacted RockAuto. They refuse to replace it. I even offered to buy...
  3. experience (good, bad, or ugly) with Quickjack?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1. Has anyone used this? Like/don't like? 2. Is 3500lb capacity unit safe for Passat wagon, which is just over that? (Probably yes.) 3. Can I "store" the unit by leaving it on the garage floor and just parking over it? 4. Other comments?
  4. Online Parts vendor experience

    Anything Auto
    I wasnt sure where to post this so here it is (MODS feel free to move it if need be) Ive been looking up places for parts and came across EUROPAPARTS.COM and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them and if so if you could share it. Thanks in advance.
  5. 2012 Passat: First hand experience resetting air bag light?

    Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    OK, never owned a VW before, I made a noobie mistake. I started the car after removing the dash trim (and attached passenger airbag light), boom - Air Bag Light error. :banghead: I read through the entire thread on air bag light issues. But can anyone with first hand experience tell me with...
  6. what has been your experience with rust warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I just realized there is a 12 year corrosion warranty. Stupid me started some sanding and touchup paint on the front fender at the top of the wheel well on my wifes 06 wagon last year. was way overdue for a wash so I washed it and found many places rusting. door seams.. around the light...
  7. WV 2006 Passat. Has anyone have the experience after changing the Oil?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Day ago I went to the shop and changed the oil. After the oil change I drove about 3 miles my engine started to rumbling, and stopped working, the warning light went off STOP the engine. My car was towed away to the same shop I changed the oil. They said that they have changed the oil and filter...
  8. P7 Cinturato All Season Plus - my experience

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    So, I just ordered a set of 4 new Pirelli P7 Cinturato All-Season Plus tires in size 225/45R17H to replace the ones I've had for the last ~3 years. I run Nokian WR-G2's in the winter months so strictly a 3-season tire for me. I got probably around ~45k or so out of the last set which is fine...
  9. Any experience with Onshape?

    Off-Topic Forum
    Does anyone out there have any experience with Onshape - a cloud-based CAD application? The basic account is free; a "full" subscription costs $100/month. If you are familiar with this application, I'd be interested in your impressions and experiences with it.
  10. Engine 'flutter' / hesitation, two codes, and the strangest fuel filling experience

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings everyone, Last week I was driving home from work, got off the freeway, and was sitting in traffic at a red light. The engine idle dipped to a near stall for just a moment, and then recovered. Car drove normally for a bit... And then had a pretty hard hesitation while going around a...
  11. My experience with front sunroof drains

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched for a couple days and did pick up some good tips especially the co-ax cable! I snaked it down both front drains and after 6' I figured it was not attached to the A pillar drain flapper valve (AKA nipple). Removed both front "nipple" valves and could only see the detached red hose...
  12. Excellent L & M Foreign Auto experience

    Dealerships and Service
    Hi all, Thanks for the advice, instructions, and recommendations over the years. I highly recommend L & M in Brooklyn, NY. Bill Roth is exhaustive in his questioning and analysis, and more than fair in his pricing. In all, I had the timing belt replaced (and all that goes along with that), the...
  13. hey guys! need some help and info from experience

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i am in need or resistors for my 1.8t awm b5.5 for the n80 n112 and n249 SAI_Resistor_Mk4_Kit SAI/EVAP Delete Resistor Kit (3 pcs), Mk4 1.8T is this usable and the same for a b5 thanks in advanced for any insight :salute::wrench:
  14. Ziza Led Kit? Anyone have any experience with it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I got my email from ECS Tuning. http://www.ecstuning.com/News/Volkswagen_B5_Passat_Ziza_LED_Lighting_Kits/ES2580837/ Does anyone have any experience with this kit? I've never done an led swap, and it looks like a cool change to the car. Do the leds remove load from the electrical...
  15. module master door lock experience

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone used Module Master for the door lock rebuild. They say they will replace the faulty cam and microswitch and warranty it for five years. After unsuccessful attempt on using a rebuild one I am looking to go this route. Please share your experience. They want 75 for a rebuild...
  16. EBay Clutch? Experience anyone?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found this while browsing the E of Bay. Stage 3 Clutch Flywheel Fits Audi A4 PASSAT1 8T by Eclutchmaster | eBay Anyone have any experience? Some Bimmer guys say they're okay, but I'm skeptical of anything that isn't name brand.
  17. My FCP Euro Control Arm Kit Experience- What went wrong?

    B5 Garage
    Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Tl;Dr: New FCP Euro lower aft control arm fell out of steering knuckle after exiting freeway – knuckle sleeve still attached to arm, secured by the nut. WTF? The cause? It looks like the self locking nut supplied with the arm is too narrow and...
  18. Passat experience and CEL issues

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, This is going to be as short and sweet as I can make it. 2000 Dark Green Passat Wagon. Leather interior, car looks amazing inside and out. Purchased it going on 5 years this summer for 5k US. Two days after purchase, the dreaded Oil Pressure Stop the bus lights! Took it back to the...
  19. First Experience

    New Member Introductions
    Okay, so my first experience with this car was a fuel filler door that would not open the first time I tried to fill up. Let the fun start! Really, I love the car. Got it last Thursday with -20C temperatures. Was ok next morning after a night in the garage.:lol:
  20. My blauparts experience

    Anything Auto
    I had to go get a timing belt for my Passat, and I wanted to get it before the weekend. I decided to make the drive out to blauautoparts to get my timing belt kit. It was about an hour and a half drive for me, but it was well worth the trip. It took a little bit to find the place, because it was...
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