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  1. (Not so) Funny story... Need all the advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please put on some protective headgear before you read this, so that you don't hurt yourself from all the face-palms you do. TL;DR- I went to buy a car 450 miles away and drove it back --> what could I have damaged (it's gonna be a lot)? Alright. The beginning of the story: I own a 2001...
  2. Funny thing about a dead AGM battery

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi! I thought i should share my experience, so no need for help or anything. So the car came with an AGM battery since it has an Eberspächer installed (a diesel block heater). One day i realised the radio (RNS 300) hasn't been playing anything. The only volume i could adjust was telephone. So...
  3. No interior lights and door windows are opening funny.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, My car VW passat b5 , 1.9 diesel, year 2000 There wasn't interior lights after I bought the car so I checked the wires to CCM as it was broken. I took out the cables which connects CCM. As I read on CCM wiring chart that the red/black wires are for interior lights. Exactly what I am...
  4. Any funny stories about when you first bought your passat

    New Member Introductions
    I've had my 2001 B5 v6 4 motion passat for about a month and haven't had any trouble at all with it. I do know there are things that need replacing such as transmission pan and oil pan, but those can wait. But 1 issue I did have with the passat was the very first day I bought it, I mean within...
  5. Brakes are acting funny...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8t, basically my brakes have been really soft and it seems like it takes too much to bring my car to a stop. I had to hit the brakes the other day and it waaay to long and I almost hit the car in front of me. Do I simply need new brakes or could this something else?
  6. 2000 passat transmission acting funny

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all I have a 2000 passat v6 with a automatic transmission, I was on the highway yesterday and 2x the car shifted down by itself from 5th to 4th gear, I was able to go to tiptronic and push it manually into 5th and it was fine. I noticed when I bought the car it had a slight tranny leak which...
  7. 99 v6 shifter funny in 3rd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 99 v6 runs and drives fine, it shifts well but when I am in 3rd gear, it cruises fine, but if you push forward a bit on the stick when in third, it has a shake or shimmy like it is rubbing on something, no sound, but you can feel it in the shifter. Also, when shifting if I let the clutch out...
  8. funny tire wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Being the 3rd owner of the family car I'm not sure if it is one tire or more but I can tell you 3 out of 4 tires are worn on the inside. Please help as I have no idea where to start looking or what parts to look at as I do not see a way to change the pitch of the front end.
  9. Driver Door lock acting funny

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Spring semester is almost over so I will be trying to remedy some small issue with ebony. So I tired doing a search, my symptoms are the slightly different for my dirver dooe lock. The lock does lock and unlock, but when I unlock turn the car on and turn off then lock it with the key fob I have...
  10. I thought this was funny.

    The Showroom
    So I went to a small show on Sunday for a friend of mine who recently opened a shop and I wanted to support them best I could. I registered to be judged but never thought twice about actually getting anything but to my surprise I was one of the lowest cars there. This was when they were...
  11. Hello! Its funny how we noobs didn't realize not to post tech posts on here :)

    New Member Introductions
    ...until afterr reading the post that says "don't do that!" and after I realized people who look at the tech ones, won't be looking in the noob ones... Anyways, Glad to be on here! Cheers:lol:
  12. Stop lights being funny

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was randomly doing a check today of all lights and noticed that my stoP lights were not working. At first I thouht it was the bulbs so I took some from the working side but they didn't work. I took the other cluster to try and it didn't work either. I tried moving a couple of cables and...
  13. Funny noise from right wheel area

    B5 Garage
    I hear a noise from the right front wheel on my W8 Variant when I turn right. It only occurs when I turn right at 20mph or faster. The noise reminds me of a pipe rolling on cement. Hoping it's not the cv joint... Anything else it could be?
  14. lol funny passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  15. Turbo making funny noise

    B5 Garage
    I have noticed that my turbo is making a loud whine. Sounds like a huge turbo but I know it's original. The car has 142k on it.
  16. Turn Signal Light is Acting Funny?!?!?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so about a month ago, my left turn signal began to blink much faster than the right one. never happend before. not sure what to do. any suggestions? here is the video of me explaining my situations :]
  17. Funny premium gas story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So there I am, pumping gas into my 2000 Passat Wagon 1.8T, when I look up and notice that I've only been charged a few dollars for the 9 or so gallons that have already gone into the tank. That's when I notice this: This was the total cost I paid for an entire tank: It was only premium...
  18. Funny Noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a funny noise coming from the front of my car whenever i step on brake or the car is in reverse. The Hood Latch Bracket that goes down to UD pulleys bends every time that i either put the car in reverse or step on the brake it bends and creates a scraping noise. is there a way to fix this...
  19. The old lady is making funny noises

    B5 Garage
    I woke up this morning to the sound of ear piercing noises from my car after I started her up. I figured it would be best to record the racket (sound is lower in video). It seems to be coming from the passenger side of the engine. The noise will stop...
  20. funny noise on b5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys,i lower my car whit neuspeed lowersprings and stock shock's after i install this i listen a noise coming from a passenger syde front weel,. well i change a axel's both's sides,tie rods,rotors,but the funny noise is there.. let me know if this sound is normal on lowered cars,...thanks.