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  1. What the heck?

    Mobile Electronics
    2010 passat highline w/ tech package...6spd manual.... Rns510... Aside from being a nightmare of car... Now started doing this through the radio... Ticking sound... Not dependent on speed... Can still hear radio.. Can turn up sound... Etc... Stops when i mute the radio... Still does it when...
  2. Contact Heck Light

    New Member Introductions
    Where is the contact for the Interior back deck light, on the Station wagon (Passat 3c) ? Is it on or in the release of the heck or Where ?
  3. Leaking Antifreeze, what the heck tube is this? Can't find it in the book

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My engine is leaking antifreeze from the rear center of the engine and appears to be coming from this tube in the photo. Right in the center rear of the engine there is a corroded looking part and when I shut off my engine I see the antifreeze dripping form that spot. Can anyone tell me what...
  4. How the heck am I gonna get this bolt out???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Am on vacation this week and want to change the control arms and front shocks (did the rears today, piece of cake), but how am I gonna get the bolt out which holds the upper CAs together? It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but the left side of the bolt is sheared off. I did it about a...
  5. Newbie here boys (+ girls) but what the heck is a B6 platform

    New Member Introductions
    OK, I'm a newbie and also maybe I am old and feeble but please explain to me 1) how to tell what platform I have (just purchased my FIRST VW Passat), and 2) I saw a post explaining how to decode the VIN of my vehicle but the numbers just do NOT match 100%. Is there a "decoder" on some site where...
  6. What the heck!!

    Anything Auto
    Work colleague showed me this a few minutes ago. What the heck!!
  7. What the heck is this next to the parking brake in my car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looks like a check engine light symbol but it's rubber? I don't see how this would light up?
  8. HELP! Coolant temperature sensor: how the heck does it fit in?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Earlier this week I get a CEL for P3081 engine temperature too low. I live in Texas and it was 100F today so yeah, obviously the temp is not too low. I figured out from searching on here that the Coolant Temperature Sensor on the cabin side of the engine, is the likely culprit for this. I...
  9. How the heck.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm currently halfway thru a led side view mirror conversion. I installed the mirrors no problem, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to run the wiring from the mirror to the side marker.... Is there some hole I'm supposed to put it in that I'm not seeing?:confused:
  10. Fluid leak in rear-view mirror, or what the heck?

    B5 Garage
    Hello fellow Passat folk! For no apparent reason other than we did have a few pretty hot days recently, the rear view mirror on my 2001 Passat 4Motion now looks like this As you can see the lower right area is now in “nighttime mode”, or whatever you call it. It appears as a discoloration...
  11. What the heck is VAG COM?

    B6 Garage
    I see these posts about VAG COM. What is this?
  12. Just Curious..What the Heck Causes an Exhaust Gasket to Leak??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a leak in the joint between the cat and manifold on my v6. It has to be the gasket. Also, it looks like the Previous Owner put some junk exhaust sealant paste over the joint to get rid of the noise when i was buying it from him. I'm just curious as to what the hell would cause it to...
  13. help! what in the heck is this on my tire?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    hi, i have a rather peculiar problem, well peculiar for me. yesterday i noticed something on my front left tire, I have no clue what it is, it looks like road pavement somehow stuck to my tire or it looks like my rubber is burned or something. here are some pics. I drive this as a daily...
  14. What the Heck kind of passat do I have here?

    New Member Introductions
    Guys I’m at a loss here. I’m hoping someone here can shed some light on a few things for me. We are stationed in Wiesbaden Germany. My wife and I purchased what we believe to be a 1996 or 1997 Passat (German spec’s) as a daily driver. Here is my problem. I want to do all the routine maintenance...
  15. Big 3...Where the heck is the engine ground?

    Mobile Electronics
    hey guys, i was wondering if anyone has done the "big 3" on a b5 passat with a 4mo v6? i found a thread with a guy doing it on a 1.8t, but couldn't find that same ground on my v6. i already did the upgrade on the alternator wire and the battery ground but the engine ground has been elusive to...
  16. How the heck do I get this off?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm working on a little oil pan repair on a 1999 passat manual sedan, and I'm definitely not a VW guy. I need to remove the oil plug but don't have a tool to complete this task. It seems to require a 15mm hex, is this standard? I went to a local Kragen where I was sold a special...
  17. Where the heck can I find an inline fuel pressure gauge?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Unbelievable. When I do a Google search for "inline fuel pressure gauge", all I get is crap for lawnmowers and a half a million hits for FPRs, which is not what I want.
  18. Really Strange STOP Indicator... What the Heck is Going On?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alrighty so a couple of weeks ago I was driving on the highway home from my acreage when my STOP indicator came on indicating that my engine temp was way high. The temperature gauge was way up at 130 so I pulled over and stopped the car. After waiting for a bit the temp was fine again and I...
  19. What the heck is this??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dismantled my gearshifter cover, etc on my 2003 Passat b/c the ashtray came loose. As I reassemble I have a leftover part! :icon_eek: Can't figure out where this goes! But it still appears to shift/function properly without it :hmmm:. Any help is appreciated!
  20. How the heck is everyone.

    Anything Auto
    Since this is anything Auto, does me dropping in to say hello count? Hope everyone is doing good and I miss all of you and my passat.
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