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  1. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch. Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the...
  2. Car door won't open from inside handle.

    B5 Garage
    Fateful day last fall (about 7 months ago) my window regulator went. Tired of paying my mechanic for various problems over years with my 2003 Passat, I decided to repair window myself. Followed Utube video and successfully replaced the window regulator. However, about week later I noticed the...
  3. Any experience re-attaching inside door handle trim?

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! I searched on this topic, but didn't get any good answers, so I thought I'd start a thread. The basics: 2003 GLX 4Motion Wagon, automatic transmission. The question: The wood trim on the inside door handle came off in my hand the other night. Any guidance on the correct adhesive...
  4. Reinstall Passat Door Handle. Help please.

    B5 Garage
    I have had a good try at reinstalling my passat W8 handle(s). I know all about the cable, the rotational device that holds in the lock/blank. I cant seem to work out the method to get the rear clips of the handle to engage properly with the spring return mechanism that pulls the rear of the...
  5. make the 2018 Passat R handle better

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I got this VW to replace a 535 BMW that was going to cost me a bunch to maintain To make the Passat more fun to drive I replaced the rear springs with H&R OE Sport Spring Set and replaced the sway bar with a 23mm bar , both from ECS . the car sits 1/2 inch lower in the back then before and is...
  6. wtb emergency trunk latch handle for 2012 cc # 3c5827691e9b9

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    ? Reading with no response, curious to the question that already stated above. At a loss how some peoples mind works
  7. Replaced locking mech, now door handle sticks out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I'm working on replacing parts on my newly-acquired W8 one by one. Tonight's project was to replace the faulty door lock mechanism on my driver's side door. The swap went fairly smoothly and the new (VW-OEM) unit is now working perfectly as it should. One weird thing though is that...
  8. Driver interior handle (part master switch) cracked - a progression of failures

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been trying to figure out to fix this issue without buying a whole new door panel. If you go to this video, and fast forward to 0:50, you'll see him start to remove the master switch assembly from the door control panel: After I pulled the master switch module, and looked at the...
  9. B6 Passat Hand Brake Conversion - Button to Handle

    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...
  10. Glove box handle broke up, how to insert?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys. So the winter came in and made some trouble for my Passat B5 (1999 y., 81 kW, 1.9). The problem is that, one day when I tried to open my glove box, its handle broke down. I have fixed the break up point and sticked the metal rods with glue in the holes where they should be and now I...
  11. Reconnecting Inside Door Handle - 2001 B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I disassembled the driver's door, to remove the lock module and hopefully improve its operation by resoldering the internal circuit board. The lock module is now reassembled and back on the metal door panel, which is itself now screwed back in place onto the door. (Yes, I changed the nylon...
  12. Tailgate handle same for saloon and variant?

    B5 Garage
    Hi I getting grey haired... the tailgate on our B5 variant is leaking and nead to be changed. But the new hatch didn't have any handle left on it. Our handle is stuck really bad in the lock mechanic it self. Yes I have removed the square spring - its off. The lock is loose - but gets stuck in...
  13. If you have to slam your door handle to open your door, read this simple fix

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Many moons ago, two mostly used doors, driver door and rear right passenger door, on my 2001.5 Passat won't open from outside after unlocking. I had to slightly slam the outside door handle after unlocking each time to open them. I thought the locks were worn out so I replaced them with locks I...
  14. Need so help with pass door handle

    New Member Introductions
    So I took of my passenger side outside door handle, and now I cant get get it to open the door,06 passat thank you
  15. WTB: B5.5 Satin Black Interior Door Pull Handle (3B4867179AA94) drivers side

    WTB/WTT Section
    Hi All, Found it! Thanks.
  16. Passenger door handle and -5 Celsius

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi again! This time my B6 surprised me with an actual flaw. Last saturday i noticed that my passenger door didn't actually close. The actual lock did move, but not click into either position when used via a screwdriver. I fixed it by holding the door close and using the key fob to first lock and...
  17. Hood release pull handle "pin"

    B5 Garage
    Trying to replace the broken hood release handle 3B0823593C - does anyone know if the pin in the photo is fixed on some models as it wont come out like in some of the videos ive seen. I cant get it out and dont want to press too hard and risk damaging something else. I've soaked it in WD40 -...
  18. Right front inner door grab handle is peeling

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Until recently, I thought the only VWs of this era that had that gooey rubberized coating on interior and dash parts were New Beetles. Not so. Passats do, too. So after discovering that both the parts that cover the power window controls on the driver's side plus the right grab handle on the...
  19. Door Handle Compatibility

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Will the driver's side outer door handle from a 99 GLX fit a 2002 Cabrio? all the B5 and 5.5 hardware and interior trim pretty much the same? Thanks
  20. Interior Door Handle Feel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 GLS, 96K miles. Instead of smooth and easy operation (as on the other three doors), the driver's door interior door handle has become rough, and requires a bit more "pull" to operate. I wouldn't say it feels gritty, but it isn't as smooth as it used to be. I presume something in the...