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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    CCM FAULT - Can anyone explain central locking wiring diagrams to me? I have bought a car with a known CCM fault at a reasonable price. All water has been removed from the footwell, plenum drains have been unblocked and the interior has dried out. I have swapped the old CCM for a used part and...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 4-spoke Non-MFSW in my car... I bought a 4-spoke MFSW of eBay for $50. No airbag, no center cover. I am looking at it and its puzzling me. How do the buttons on the MFSW communicate with the system? The left and right button arrays are connected to each other, but they do not go into a...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello! First of all, I'm new (first post yay!). I'm posting on the NOOB TUBE as per rule requirments :). I have a 1999 VW passat 2.8L V6. I hear a electrical clicking buzzing sound when I start up. I popped the hood and it appears to be coming from this metallic box on the driver's side. I...
  4. Wheel and Tire Forum
    All car drivers are aware that they are black, round and keep their expensive alloy wheels off the ground but not many appreciate the benefits of choosing the right tyres for their car and style of driving. Michelin has interviewed some of the team’s drivers and race engineers to find out why...
  5. Anything Auto
    Flywheel chatter? I was told that this would have slight chatter; Sachs stage 1+ sprung and lightweight flywheel. Bought here: VWVortex.com - 02M Steel Billet Flywheels, Sachs & Clutchnet Clutch Kits -Free Ground Lower 48 And mine: IMG 0017 - YouTube
  6. B5 Garage
    I was browing Ross Techs website to possibly purchase this program but my car needs alot of work and thats a luxury item at the moment. Im interested on how this program actually works so would you guys mind explaining it to me?..is it like a OBD2 on steroids?...Will it find problems with my...
  7. B5 Garage
    I have a generic rear caliper brake rotation tool. I'm doing brakes myself this week, front and back. Fronts are strait forward. The rears, how do I use that tool! Kinda a silly question! Thanks!
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat suspension. I come from a MK4 GTI to my Passat, and when I look at the suspension set up it's so alien to me. What does and does not move when the car hits a bump? With the stock 16s on my wagon, there is only like an inch of clearance between the top of the tire and the bottom of the...
  9. B5 Garage
    I set out to change water pump & thermostat, then realized that the writeup I was following was for an older type engine, so I actually need to take the timing belt off (dammit)... This is my first time digging into a veedub like this... so far so good I guess. Anyway, I'm a little confused on...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Why are so many people just jumpin onto this wagon to get votex kits for the passats..? I see nothing special about these kits but i guess thats just me... discuss?:confused:
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like most of the free wold have been completely assaulted by both phone spam and by tv commercials offering a car warranty. I have to ask what is the catch with these things. I am the slightest bit tempted because my car is getting older but i just can't shake the feeling that its a huge...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Disclaimer: I have searched. I understand this is an extremely popular topic. Everything that comes up on searches are discussions on how to use VAG-COM and are already over my head. I am a Ford Truck guy, the Passat is my bro's. Please excuse my ignorance towards electronics. Can someone...
  13. The Black Hole
    http://money.cnn.com/2009/03/02/news/companies/aig/?postversion=2009030209 Ok, so now you're down $99 Billion Dollars. Tell me. What exactly did they do that made them lose that kind of money? Explain. Thanks, Pete
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recieved a mailing from VW Passat Litigation that 20000- 2003 VW Passat class of cars contain defective componets that put driver and passenger at risk of personal injury and/or property damage. It says the settlement is "26E5/R5" which is a saftey recall and full reimbursment of all out of...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    The 30mm offset for a 17x7.5 on a B5 (front) does not work. I imagine it doesn't really work that well on any of the Audi/Passat vehicles. So why do all the aftermarket RS6 replicas come in that size? A 35mm to 38mm would be ideal. 30mm for the rear, I discovered, is actually perfect.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just like the title says. I've had my car for a couple years now, and I've read about people having coilpacks go bad and changing them. Uhhh, what are they, and what do they do? Thanks :whistle: I have a feeling I'll get beat-up on this
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it's like all-wheel drive, correct? is the 4motion just an advantage in snow, or does it apply to other weather conditions?.....just not too sure what it's all about.
  18. The Black Hole
    If we can't get control of Afganistan. http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-13-voa26.cfm ---> Western officials in Kabul say heavy fighting in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan has killed nine American soldiers and a large number of Taliban militants. Accounts of the clash Sunday...
  19. B5 Garage
    hi all ,ok ive found this hose that is flat on my passat and its part of the vaccum system. car is a november 2002 1.8t with a awt engine its located underneath me expansion tank and it coneects to a hard pipe which runs through the inner wing to a vaccum tank(little plastic ball), going the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious about how some programs require different injectors with different FP's. My question is there a uniform way to to tell how much fuel will be delivered with a certain cc injector at a certain pressure. Like are 380 at 5B close to 440 at 4B close to 550 at 3B. I know that analogy...
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