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  1. Engine ground strap location

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi... have 2004 Passat GLX, that is V6 2.8L ATQ motor with Tiptronix transmission. I am trying to locate the engine grounding strap connecting the engine to the car body. Where do they install it on these cars? I have no starting issue with starter motor not turning and no ground on the motor...
  2. Bad ground or voltage regulator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Using accessories, like hazard/flashers, causes other lights to dim, or wipers to slow. At idle, hazards cause a faint whining sound, WAAA-aaa-WAAA-aaa-WAAA-aaa, lower pitch when the hazards are lit. Also, sometimes the car doesn't want to crank. It randomly won't want to crank on the first try...
  3. P1678 Drive By Wire MIL Circuit Short To Ground

    B5 Garage
    I had to R and R my instrument cluster and now I am trying to clear the EPC lamp. The code is P1678. ( I also have a P1690 with no CEL) When I go to clear it while car is running it will disappear for a moment, then right back on. Iv'e tried most everything I could do. Any suggestions...
  4. engine shudders / shakes when cruising on level ground

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hey Guys, I have 2013 CC with 140,000 KM. With the 2.0T maunal transmission. Lately, the car has been shuddering, basically bucking a bit, while driving. This occurs when: it's cold (ok, it's winter here 0 to -20C, 5-30F) it happens when the car hasn't been going long, first 10-25 minutes...
  5. Starter ground on driver side of the car location HELP

    B5 Garage
    Hello all, I'm reinstalling my engine today and I can't seem to remember where the ground goes on the driver side of the car.... let me be a bit more specific This wire comes from the starter, wraps around the rear of the car, and has three connections. A ground blade identical to the ground...
  6. Aux Port - Ground Issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took the advice of a few posts on here and intercepted the Left, Right and Ground wires coming from the 6-CD changer and tied in a headphone aux jack to play music through. Works great! Just use the Monsoon Radio as if you were playing a CD, but the signal actually comes from the music device...
  7. Is this alternator ground or power?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this bolt positive or ground for the alternator.?
  8. hit ground running

    New Member Introductions
    I just got passat 5 speed 1.8t. I want k04, downpipe fuel mods and giac asap because I love car but dog slow. :)
  9. valve cover ground cause problems?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I shift hard and some times just go from vac to voost too fast I get a slight feel of a misfire. And recently had a cyl 3 misfire code stored. After this I got my valve cover painted. Deleted my icm and put in r8 coils and new bkr7e plugs at .040. And it is still doing it just less often...
  10. SubWoofers in 99 Passat

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello, I have a 99 Passat and I'm trying to put SubWoofers in the trunk. Can anybody tell me where I can find a solid ground? Thank You.
  11. Need help with bearing choice, crankshaft ground and polished.

    B5 Garage
    I have been trying to find the marks on the oil pan surface of the block that identifies what bearing were used in the factory, I have had the crank ground and rods polished the shop that did the work provided some bearings with the crank, but not vw. Top line for crank and ITM for rods. I have...
  12. Where are the engine ground locations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got a car with multi eng codes all leading me to ground loses. Can and will anyone make my life easy and link me ground locations or pics or anything? the factory book and alldata suck :D
  13. Loosing coolant on ground, but can't find leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 GLX, 170K miles, runs great with very few problems. Had my heater core bypassed 3 months ago and have a small to medium sized coolant leak. Drips onto ground, not into engine (heads are fine), car has never ran hot, does not smoke, no coolant bubbling or popping noises when engine...
  14. Rear caliper rebuild..... it ground against rotor with no pad

    B5 Garage
    i just bought a 2003 wagon and the brakes were in very bad shape so I removed both rear calipers to clean and rebuild in the home ( its a little chilly and I am still driving the 2000 ) One of the calipers lost a brake pad and the piston face got ground a bit so the face is not flat. The...
  15. fitting reversing camera need a ground point near right hand fuse box?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i have the screen and camera all set up ready to be wired in but i'm not sure about how to wire the screen in. should i power screen from a fuse? any recommendations? cheers
  16. Increasing ground clearance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello everyone, This may look like a silly question but since i have no experience is such issue i have to ask I need to increase the ground clearance of my car in a way that dose not affect the car handling, my car comes with 16" rims and i was thinking to have 17" , would that actually...
  17. DIY Ground Kit, Low temp fan switch - Free

    Parts For Sale
    I bought the parts to make a ground kit from PartsExpress and never used them: 24 termination loops 12' of 8ga copper wire I have a new OEM style fan switch with a slightly lower temp than standard, 76 to 93C, Part number 251 959 481 K Pickup only for now, because these aren't worth much...
  18. Where are the ground straps?

    B5 Garage
    Where are the ground straps on a 2001.5 with a V6?
  19. 200 passat 1.8t CEL Short To Ground

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's the codes we're showing ( not a VAGCOM scanner) not sure what scanner it is but these are the codes. Codes: ( * = code wasn't in the book and is what the scanner said) P1425 fuel tank vent short to ground P1117* o2 sensor heater circuit short to ground B1=(bank 1) S2=(sensor 2) P1435...
  20. FS: B5.5 Votex ground effects kit

    Parts For Sale
    Selling the front, left and right sides of the Votex ground effects kit for the B5.5 Passat. all parts are new in the original primer, never mounted. Included are: Front valence with grills (for fogs) and lower lip spoiler Left and right sides with jack covers Votex installation insructions...
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