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  1. New Member Introductions
    so I bought a 2004 wagon recently, got a great deal on the car runs and drives great. I knew when I bought it that had been rear ended (hatch had been freshly painted, found a few pieces of glass etc.) Upon further investigation I found that the rear hatch never locks and the rear wiper isn't...
  2. Parts For Sale
    Like the title says in very good condition like new was in my wagon for looks :lol: original vw votex metal barrier no drilling fits like a glove will work on b5 and b5.5 wagons $100 picked will ship on your dime.
  3. B5 Garage
    2001 1.8 t aug stamp. What is the correct adjustment on linkage since I can get to it now ? Thanks for any help.
  4. Parts For Sale
    No cracks, some tiny scratches, will probably polish out, but are hardly noticeable. Hard to find Tip shifters in this cosmetic shape. As new functionality. Included is the LED circuit board within chrome bezel, untested, but appears to be in working order. $50 shipped to US Postal address...
  5. WTB/WTT Section
    Hi agine, im loooking to buy estate/wagon b5,5 01-05 tailgate and front bumper but with bumper plate pad, not flat one. Also intrested with some old plates from scrap yard like california ones or new york or mexico.... Thanks Sebastian
  6. B6 Garage
    I am having a hell of time getting my hands in there to reach the two screws. Is there anyone with some tips on reaching the screw closest to the engine? This is my third try. I can get the screw towards the firewall just fine.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Problem - 1999 Passat AEB Engine 136K mi, no modifications, is not developing ANY boost. Vacuum is steady at 18-20" Hg on the gauge (boost is 0 psig) Wategate actuator rod does not move when engine is rev'd. Turbo is still in the car. The DV and N75 valve are new. All cracked vacuum lines...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, The chrome Tiptronic shift gate on my B5.5 is quite pitted and scratched. I was wondering if it's possible to successfully sand down the plastic chrome finish to make it look like brushed aluminum, like on Audis from several years ago. Thanks!
  9. The Showroom
    Finally we have time to meet up for a mini GTG @ Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge. Both cars are W8 (mine is the variant & his is the sedan), so it makes "Double W8":) It was nice meeting you JWJR404 & def. we'll do it again when we have time :thumbup: Here are some shots:
  10. Mobile Electronics
    I just got a B6 passat with hardly any options. Is there any parts I can buy to add a garage door remote? I've seen the older homelinks, but is there something out for a B6?
  11. B5 Garage
    So I was able to get everything to work w/o changing the rear gate latch motor. I put it all back together, checking the function every step of the way. So, it was all back together and I closed the gate. Guess what? IT DOESNT WORK!:mad: So, I open it with the key, flip the latch so the door...
  12. B5 Garage
    So I went out to replace the motor on my 03 GLX wagon. However, the idiots in charge of engineering appear to have placed the mounting screws on the backside, against the exterior skin of the gate. I dont know HOW I can get this off and get the new one on short of removing the entire mechanism...
  13. B5 Garage
    So I have the rear gate apart and lubed the "ball bearing" as suggested in the write-up by robc10x. I then plugged it in to see if the handle now works. HOwever, it doesnt. So, I unlocked the gate and started to open with the key when the electric switch mechanism activated. I tried it several...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought an 03 wanon GLX with 57k on the clock. The only problem is the rear tailgate. It will not open when I press the button on the gate, nor will the key fob open it. I must use the key to open it. Any ideas on what the problem might be? Thanks!
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was filling up my gf's car with gas yesterday at the Kwikfill/Red apple and right next to me was an older guy with a big white beard driving what looked like a super clean.... 2002-2004 Black V6 4Motion B5.5 with plates that said "Gate 71" just wondering if its anyone on here!
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Model: '07 2.0T Variant - United Gray Current Miles: 49444 We've been having trouble on and off for several month with the Rear Lift Gate on our Variant. It finally got frequent enough that we took it to our VW Dealer (Suds in Bloomington, IL) for service since we were sure it would...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Our '07 Passat Variant (37K Miles now) had a problem with the Rear Electric Lift Gate. It would sometimes stop about halfway during opening or close about halfway during closing. No this wasn't due to programming the opening height (read your manual) as we've always had it set for maximum...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    is there a waste gate on a 1.8t if there is will some one send me a pic so i will know where its located
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    is there a waste gate on a 1.8t if there is will some one send me a pic so i will know where its located
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