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  1. New Member Introductions
    Has anyone ever done an ebrake conversion on a b6 passat? i hate the ebrake button and like the more traditional hand brake. is there a center console with an ebrake option? i see the new 2018 passats are back at the manual handbrake but im not sure if the center console would bolt up to a b6...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2007 2.0tdi estate sport I have a park brake light come on the dash which stays on, the ABS light is on, and the dash is saying change pads but they are fine, the guy who own the car before me changed them so they only done a few 1000. my automatic handbrake won't release itself...
  3. Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    OK, never owned a VW before, I made a noobie mistake. I started the car after removing the dash trim (and attached passenger airbag light), boom - Air Bag Light error. :banghead: I read through the entire thread on air bag light issues. But can anyone with first hand experience tell me with...
  4. B5 Garage
    I am about to embark on my 1st timing belt change on a 1999 AEB Passat, 1.8t. The car has 223,000 miles on it and I doubt the belt has been changed in over 100,000 so it is a ticking time bomb. My order for this project consisted of the ECS Tuning Standard timing belt kit which is the belt...
  5. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I need to replace the turbo on my 2011 tdi estate. A brand new one from shipped from VW is silly money so I'm more interested in sourcing a reconditioned one for my local specialist to fit. (They will only order direct from VW, although they are happy to fit a used turbo as long as I source it)...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings! So I just got a freshly rebuilt head back from the machine shop, and installed head back. When I got to the timing, I was double checking the chain-links in-between the camshaft marks when I noticed that they put it in with a distance of 17 as opposed to 16 dots between the marks...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I picked up a 1999 passat 1.8t for 300 bucks. I drove a ways to get it. I was told it needed work (clutch bleeding) but it was drivable. It had sat dead for months. We jumped it and off i want. It needed fuel so i drove it to the nearest station. As i pulled up to a pump and was on the clutch...
  8. Parts For Sale
    For sale is a beige leather hand brake for a B5 Passat. Good shape. A little cleaning will make it almost perfect. $40 plus shipping
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife got the upgrade so I thought I would spend some time in our 2001 Passat. 5 speed 1.8T ... Nice little car with good maintenance. I just finished a timing set and water pump last weekend. Im pretty sure I will smack some Thule bars on this sucker and lower it down a bit.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat I'm finally replacing my center console and I have the whole center piece out with the console attached. It was a pain to get it out from the E-brake handle.. Now I can't get the metal base of the console apart from the console box. Any tips? Pics below (hope they show). I am...
  11. Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. Schwaben Hand Tools - The growing Schwaben Tool catalog has just expanded again with the release of the superbly engineered, exceptionally reliable Schwaben hand tools - now available from ECS tuning. The new Schwaben 1/2" breaker bar has a full...
  12. New Member Introductions
    So we received this wagon from my sister and brother-in-law. It has 221K on the odo. They blew the original engine at 160K (I suspect timing belt), and then they got a donor 1.8T AWM swapped in that had 120K on it at that time. Then at 200K on the odo the tranny went out and so they had a...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear Friends, i have a problem with my hand break. when i pull hand break it works fine right side with my rear tire. but on left side it is weak to hold it tight. One of my mechanic told that i have a bad left brake caliper. need to change both brake caliper if i buy new one and it is a...
  14. Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. Schwaben Hand Tools - Starting At $22.95! The growing Schwaben Tool catalog has just expanded again with the release of the superbly engineered, exceptionally reliable Schwaben hand tools - now available from ECS tuning. The new Schwaben 1/2"...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short version of story: I wanna chip my 1.8T with a Stage 1 APR tune, don't wanna be without a car for 3 days. Picked up a used ECU that matches, plugged it in today, and I get thrown to the immobilizer. Done a little searching, seems like either a VAG COM or trip to the dealer is the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    left, right and OK work, but the following buttons don't work, so my MFD is stuck in German.
  17. New Member Introductions
    You heard the expression, "My dog ate my home work!" Well my silver lab Calvin chewed the hand brake lever of my Passat today as I was shopping and left him in the car. His way of revenge for leaving him alone. Is there a lesson on how to replace the lever? Thanks in advance.
  18. The Showroom
    Some of you may or may not recognize the car. If you follow me on Instagram you might wanna skip ahead :lol: Got the wheels polished after getting bored of the teal Got completely fed up with all oil and coolant leaks. Straw that broke the camel's back was the day the turbo blew. I've...
  19. 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
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I pulled the engine cover off the passat I just got and I found this to be missing. I used to work in an auto parts warehouse that dealt with alot of audi/vw stuff and could probably walk to the shelf and find what I need, but I no longer work there. So what goes here/where does the other end go to?
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