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  1. B5 Garage
    Good morning! Sorry for this post, but despite searching on a variety of terms and looking in the Information Base, I cannot find the handful of posts on this topic (except for the one using the Prestone flush kit--I found that one). In particular, I'm looking for one where someone added copper...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to know how to run a wire through the firewall for an aftermarket switch for LED spotlights. I just want the switch to be somewhere below the steering wheel. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  3. New Member Introductions
    Does anyone have any pictures or detailed advice on running a 1/0 12v power to my amp, it's in the cabin. I'm in a 2012 s, all I can find through searching is for earlier gen's and I've been without my bass for to long. I know there are rubber grommets but there's also alot of insulation and...
  4. B5 Garage
    I went under my car today (2003 1.8T AWM auto triptronic) to inspect the transmission range switch (I have code P0706 -- that thread is here) and found dripping around the transmission pan but I don't think it's transmission fluid. It has a slightly sweet smell and I believe it's coolant leaking...
  5. Mobile Electronics
    I'm wanting to route my sub amp hot wire, alpine v12 directly to the battery. Is there a good place to come through the firewall or is there a source from inside the cabin that would be more suitable?
  6. B5 Garage
    Noticed a small puddle of brake fluid underneath the firewall, more towards the passenger side of center. I haven't yet crawled underneath to look yet but wonder if this is more typical of a rusty brake line or a problem with the master cylinder/reservoir?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The pictures show the U-joint at the end of the steering column in the drivers footwell close to where the steering column goes through the firewall. The nut seems like it is not tight enough so the steering has about half an inch of play. I can see the part of the steering column above the...
  8. WTB/WTT Section
    hey guys, I know it's not common, but I look for the right firewall part, where the pollen filter housing rests. Mine is rusted out and water enters in the car. So, I really need this part, if I dont get this firewall section, my car will only be good for salvage yard.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been kind of chasing down a coolant leak for the last week and finally found it but now I am confused on how to fix it. Coolant is leaking from the heater core hoses. Can't really tell if it's the hose or if the heater core tube is cracked. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Earlier...
  10. Mobile Electronics
    Hey, I recently bought a 12" Pioneer TS-W303R (TS-W303R - 12" Component Subwoofer with 1200 Watts Max. Power | Pioneer Electronics USA) and a Pioneer GM-5400T amp (GM-5400T - 2-Channel Bridgeable Amplifier with 760 Watts Max. Power | Pioneer Electronics USA) I am looking to wire this into my...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Ok i got a Zero gauge amp kit, not to sure where to run this thru. Does anybody know?
  12. B5 Information-Base
    Fixed my leaking heater core fitting To begin with my car didnt have a leak until I decided to flush the system and refill with new G12 coolant. When I tried removing the heater core line to bleed the system the pipe cracked. Well, mine was only cracked on the pipe precisely where the hose...
  13. Mobile Electronics
    Hi Guys, I know this question has been asked a lot and people have some different ideas about where to run a power cable through the firewall for an amp. I thought my lucky was in with this post, great pics etc but its a left hand drive and I dont have the same layout...
  14. B5 Garage
    As I mentioned in a previous post, my beloved 2000 B5 variant was totaled. I've replaced it with a super clean '01 B5.5 variant. Sure, I'm bummed on all the chrome, but at 71K it's got half the miles of the car I lost. Anyway, the only issue with the car is no heat. I researched all the "no...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would think that I could pass the wire for the alarm siren through the firewall where the hood release cable goes through and it should come out right where the inside release handle is. This should be easy to get at. Has anyone done this, or see a problem?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I washed the car the other day, and when I was drying it off i popped the hood to dry it and I noticed about an inch of water on the bottom of the firewall. The part where the battery and brake booster, etc are. I cleaned it out and tried to see if maybe there was a drain that was plugged...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Surely you could make a very effective firewall with a load of these tiles.. they could probably be used in other areas near the turbo too... http://www.thespaceshop.com/shuttilin.html Or do i sound like Sal29? :lol:
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