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  1. NEED HELP PLEASE, shorted a sub wire to body, and now abs module has failed

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    so as the title states, when working on my sub monoblock the positive terminal made contact to my car body through an alan key, and there was a spark, (the car was running) and monoblock was putting out power too as the was music playing, everyhting seemed to be fine until i took it out for a...
  2. Timing belt failure - time to rebuild the head

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my way to work a few weeks ago, climbing a hill and all of a sudden I lose acceleration, power steering, and battery light comes on. "Huh," I said. Pull over to the side of the road, turn the key off and back on - just starter whine. Ooops. Timing belt failure. 276,000 miles, and the...
  3. Turbo Failure for 1.8T passat - Brings immediately the PowerTrain down?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS with 139,000 miles and just did timing belt, water pump and Engine Speed sensor, I would like to know: 1- If the turbo fails; does it means the car cannot be driven back home and need to tow it? 2- What are the signs of a Turbo that is going to be in trouble and what...
  4. ECM Failure?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Consistently, and immediately throwing a code for camshaft position sensor, returns instantly after being cleared. Car starts about 1 out of 4 times turning it over, almost no initial acceleration power. Boost pressure on turbo is good, timing triple checked on cam chain and t-belt. Voltage...
  5. W8 - Slow but sure complete electrical failure. Help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. W8 Passat 2003 Sedan. First problem the fuel indicator on the consol stopped showing level. Car still running. Then in succession over a couple of drives: Noticed OAT indication not working. Lost auto function of windows, then full loss of power windows. Electric locking system no longer...
  6. Passat 2009 Bi-Xenon failure.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I've got a passat y2009 with Bi-Xenon. The right main beam isn't working, the light"bulb" is alright but the engine controlling the direction of the light is the problem. Since I'm not to eager to hand the car to VW and get charged for a complete new head lamp I wan't to ask you...
  7. Light Failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mary and I are in the middle of a house exchange in Norway, with the Norwegian family now in our place in California. They're driving the Passat, and took the kids down to Disneyland last weekend. In the middle of the trip the left turn signals began misbehaving. Their on-the-road investigation...
  8. Does parking brake failure require VAGCOM if replacing motor?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Wifes 100k mile 06 just got the parking brake faul warning. chimes going off all the time. right after it started the brake engaged at a stop and had to press the button to release. Bought a new switch and installed didn't fix. disconnected battery a for 10 minutes, reconnected, started the...
  9. Random Igniton coil failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car- 2001 VW Passat AWM 1.8t 160,xxx miles Issue-A month or two ago i had the issue of my ignition coils dying in the order of #4,3,1,2 and i had them all replaced for free believing they were faulty and they all died after each other as i replaced them for the next weeks i drove easy and they...
  10. 2006 Passat Instrument Cluster Failure (2.0T, tiptronic)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My instrument cluster began malfunctioning recently, so I hooked up my vag-com to my car and ran the diagnostics. The first file is from after the instrument cluster started malfunctioning, the second one is the last time I ran diagnostics, about a month ago. It couldn’t connect to the...
  11. Possible gauge cluster failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lil' help on my '03 1.8 MT Wagon? While at my preferred suspension and tire shop getting new control arms, new inner and outer tie rod ends, VW sport springs and Bilstein HD shocks on the front, my mechanic called to ask if I had any problems starting the car ever. He had gotten an immobilizer...
  12. Help with AC Failure on 2014 TDI SEL

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello Looking for some help with my 2014 TDI SEL with no air, the blower and climtronic panel looks fine with all of the interior fans going normal, the AC light will come on. Outside no compressor engaging on or the cooling fans I check most all of the fuses in the car, nothing blown...
  13. Will my engine have catastrophic failure?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I recently purchased a 2006 Passat. The dealership added a 5W40 synthetic blend which lead to a low oil pressure issue. The car ran about 1,000 miles on this oil. I took my vehicle to an import garage who changed the oil and filled it with Mobil 1 0w30. The shop owner said that there was a...
  14. Passat Oil pump failure, Going for upgrade?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, recently I've bought B6 2.0 tdi 2006 140HP, and after 2 months engine died, "Low oil pressure, STOP now". At that moment i was short on money so I'v decided to sell it as is. But i really liked the practicality, comfort and looks. So I'm thinking of buying 2011 B7 diesel... Did they...
  15. O2 sensor failure after a month?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased my car with an O2 sensor heater circuit issue. I checked all the system and it was indeed bad sensors. Because they were the non critical ones, I waited and changed them with new Bosch units the beginning of June. I reset the system and all lights went off. I drove it for a couple...
  16. ABS Module failure/repair/ failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know there is a long standing thread on this but I can't find what I'm seeking. V6 Passat 2001 I had the module repaired locally. Repair guy had a hard time repairing it. Said "he would never do one again, hoped he fixed it and didn't mess something else up" That didn't sound too convincing...
  17. B5.5 1.8t Rear of Engine Wet - PCV Failure?

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, I am trying to diagnose a problem(s), and I think I have figured out what it could be (or it could be many things). I don't know a ton about working on cars but I am learning. I believe that the symptoms below could point to a bad PCV system, or a bad EVAP system, or something...
  18. NOOB...Paint/Clear Coat Failure!

    New Member Introductions
    WTF? Daughters 2006 3.6 Sport. Hood and roof had small areas where the clear coat was looking a little dull. Now, after a hard rain it looks like this! :mad: :mad: :mad: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xm2meohu062d74k/passat01.jpeg?dl=0...
  19. Raxles Boot Failure after 38k!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am just wondering if anyone else has had what I would call, early boot failure on a Raxles CV joint. The book is cracked all the way around in the middle. I am not calling into question the quality of Marty's axles, or how he stands behind his work. He did offer to replace it, but as you...
  20. Brake Booster vacuum system failure; P1479 code and fix

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Just want to share a recent fix on my 2002 1.8T AWM with the P1479 code. 17887 - Brake Boost Vacuum System: Mechanical Failure P1479 - 008 - Implausible Signal It is the 3-way check valve (in picture) that connects to the brake booster. You will notice it turned white (don't know why)...
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