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  1. New Passat! First time owner of B5.5!.... drove it home... P0741

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys! I've been reading on the forum for a week! First time passat owner! I love VW small liter diesel! I have a few caddys (1.6D, 1.9D, 1.9TD) and I thought an 04' TDI Passat would be a great addition! As I drove the girl home(craigslist), engine code popped up: PO741 This came from my...
  2. Monster Cordless Power Tool Deals Just Surfaced from Home Depot

    Vendor Deals
    It's not even Black Friday yet, but Home Depot just dropped 10 killer combo deals on cordless power tools from Makita, DeWALT, Milwaukee, Ryobi, and others. Depending on the budle, if you buy one of their kits, you can get one or two bonus tools or batteries for free! Cordless impact drivers...
  3. American B8 returning home to Germany

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, we just PCS'ed from the US back to Germany and shipped our Passat 2017 back to Germany with us. It is currently somewhere on a ship in the atlantic ocean and due in Germany in a few day. it feels kinda funny to have a VW assembled in the US in germany. To my knowledge, most parts of the...
  4. B6 TDI Starts...then dies / cuts out / stalls . Plus limp home mode bonus.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi there - I've tried the Google search quite a few times, and trawled 10 pages of this forum and 6 of the garage: couldn't find the same thing. Any help and advice appreciated: I have a 2007 B6 TDI Estate - have had it for about 6 months. I put my key fob in a little....yellow steering wheel...
  5. Read this BEFORE starting throwing money and time on repairs. Whether it is car, home

    Anything Auto
    Do you want an extra $1,000 or 5,000 in your pocket, if not more? "This car is a money pit", " I am done with it", "Expensive non reliable piece of junk", "The worst car I ever had", " I fed up!!!", "Is it time to get rid of it?" e.t.c. Most of the times it is not a...
  6. Home link has power but won't program

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched and haven't found any threads that describe my particular problem with the homelink. I have a 2004 1.8t manual 185K miles. Bought it three weeks ago and can't get the home link to clear previous programming or program my garage door opener. It has power to the homelink because when...
  7. Home link adaptation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased a Passat tdi wit no home link visor, question is , can I buy a visor and adapt it to the car or is the homeliness in the ccm? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. home made stealth sub setup Rockford p2d2

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been thinking the sound system in my 2003 Passat with Monsoon was lacking a little. I already added a bluetooth setup via the cd changer port in the back but I still wanted a little bass, nothing crazy, just a little. So I started looking for a stealthbox but they were hard to find or...
  9. B5 (1996 A4) off to its new home last night

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My family is down to one B5 now, the 1999 1.8T wagon. Its brother the A4 left last night with the new owner. Here's a photo showing that it still has style in my opinion:
  10. Drove home last night, now nothing..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey. 2000 VW Passat ATW B5. I'll start from the beginning.. Awhile ago I busted my mirror switch when I was getting out of my car-clumsy me.. I ordered a new one from ECS and installed it. It worked for a moment then stopped. I checked my windows (because they run on the same fuse) and they...
  11. New from Albuquerque (Home of Breaking Bad)

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I recently acquired an 02 Passat GLX 2.8L 4motion Wagon. I'm not new to VW I had an 03 1.8T GTI from 2005-2014, it was too hard to put a car seat in the car after my son was born in July 14 so I decided to sell it. I've been a member with vwvortex for close to 10 years.
  12. How easy is the B5 series to work on for the home mechanic??

    New Member Introductions
    Very much in love with the B5 chassis Passat, however, I am VERY concerned about how easy these would be for the average home mechanic to work on. Just saw a nightmare video on Youtube about the heatcore replacements on these cars...seriously, the whole dash including steering coloum and air...
  13. B5.5 gets its new home

    New Member Introductions
    Picking up my new wheels tom0rrow too bad its on on car trailer. 02 Passat with a 1.8 turbo, triptronic trans ,with a broken tb. I got a price from the machine shop 4oo to do the head,if it needs it. i can always hope.
  14. How do I test the central locking pump at home?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hi! I am having issues with the central locking pump. When I turn the key, I can hear a "click", but nothing happens. I disconnected the pump and turned the key in the driver's side door again, and this time I heard no "click". I have tested the wiring harness that connects to the pump, and I...
  15. FS: Yamaha Home Surround Sound Speakers

    Misc for Sale
    these satellite speakers were part of a Yamaha home theater in a box, YHT-23 that also included an HTR-5240 surround sound receiver and YST-SW45 subwoofer. both the receiver and subwoofer have been sold as I have upgraded that equipment in my home theater. have now decided to upgrade the...
  16. home link garage door opener?

    B5 Garage
    Followed the manual about how to program the garage door opener in the visor but it isn't working... any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, David.
  17. Free new oil cap to new home.

    Parts For Sale
    I know this may not be the place to post this, if it is I am sorry. I ordered a new cap for my 04 V6 Passat and ECS shipped the wrong one. I called to send it back and they said just keep it. They credited my account and took care of it. However I have a new 06 103 485C cap. I hate to throw it...
  18. engine stalling just before stop, traffic lights, or home door

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I've got this problem more or less 10 time since winter 2012/2013 when my IP have been change in warranty... Maybe there is no relation :confused: It happen only when it rain. That's crazy because it happen without you heard any noise before as the car is so quiet, in third with motor...
  19. Almost didn't make it home -- both CV axle boots ripped apart.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, been a long time lurker since I bought a 2003 VW Passat 1.8L Turbo for my wife. We bought the car for $2,700 in 2013 knowing that the car will need some work on it. Lurking around here, I know that you guys are knowledgeable and just great. I wish I had posted earlier to introduce...