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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a door lock mechanism obviously has a failed microswitch. The info screen just says “Passenger Door Open” at startup, and the open door light. And, worse, I think it is the culprit of a battery drain, probably from the puddle light staying on. But how would I find out exactly which one of...
  2. B5 Garage
    I discovered today a loose worm clamp on my rubber pipe connecting intake manifold with the air filter housing. Not only clamp was loose but the rubber slip of the air filter housing and there was visible gap letting the air in, bypassing the air flow sensor... What symptoms would you expect...
  3. B5 Garage
    1.8t, manual transmission...about 170k on it. Been running great...had a coil pack update done this past spring and the car ran terrific! I just had an LOF at a dealership and since then, the car has become difficult to start, worse when cold. No warning lights on...yet. Any suggestions on...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hi Folks, first of all thank you for all the information on this site, very usefull!!! but i've searched quite a bit and could not find a solution to my problem... I've got a 2.0l petrol passat (b5 2005 model) and on initial accelleration there is a short sucking air sound (from around the...
  5. B5 Garage
    Hello everyone,first off i drive a 2002 1.8t. I think my speed/abs sensor went screwy. I replaced all rotors and brake pads(thinking maybe a warped rotor). Still the abs locks up at nearly stopped speed. The brakes work fine above about 5mph. Then the embaressing abs sound/ feel in the brake...
  6. Mobile Electronics
    So I'm considering building a false floor or building rear corner mounting enclosures but was wondering how that affects the sound quality in the passat from those of you who happened to have done it. Right now, I like the way my subs sound the best when they are corner loaded in the rear of...
  7. Mobile Electronics
    either vw or other makes, doesnt rly matter just looking for some ideas, pics or how-to's. i have a fairly good knowledge of woodworking so that shouldnt be a problem just need some designs, maby where to find the grey carpet or other stuff...
  8. Mobile Electronics
    I have a Passat wagon and I use the cargo area regularly. I would like to install the 8" sub I have but have been running into a laundry list of frustrations that haven't allowed a stealthy install to happen: - no pre-fabbed stealth boxes made for my car - no good spot for a DIY custom stealth...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Specifically, with socketed Giac chips on, say, a 1998 1.8t. Be SPECIFIC. Be FAST. How often do I ask you guys for information? How often have I helped YOU? Do it for your pal Sharky!
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This was mentioned in another thread, I generally disregard the laser warnings because they are frequent and strong. I get about half a dozen a week on a 120 mile per day commute. I was beginning to associate them with LED tail lights, can anyone confirm this? Is it an issue with the current...
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