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  1. New Member Introductions
    Opinions please
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Few month ago a deer ran out in front of me in broad daylight. Damage only to hood. Which is best way to fix it without going thru insurance. I tried calling a few junk/salvage yards with no luck. Even posted on craigslist. I see many replacement hoods on Ebay but not confident they would fit or...
  3. B5 Garage
    My hood strut won't hold the hood up. I noticed this after I had the car Krown Coated. My local shop wants CAD $130 + 13% tax for parts and labour. How much does this strut cost? And surely it's a bolt and the top and bottom and you're done? I've looked on Amazon and eBay but can't find...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I recently bought a 03 Passat glx v6 and the hood release cable jus broke on me. Anybody know of a sure fire way to get it open. YouTube has a whole bunch of ways to do it from taking off the bumper to drilling holes in the grill.
  5. B5 Garage
    I'm a first time VW owner so excuse all my questions. I have a lot to learn and Google search doesn't work well if I don't know what I am even searching for LOL. What is this part under the hood that has the rust in it? Should this be connected to something or possibly be capped? My car is a...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2003 Passat with the v6 engine. I've had trouble in the past opening the hood but I've always been able to get it open by sticking a screwdriver or my hand under whatever room I had with hood unlocked. Now when pull the inside release the hood does not pop up and the secondary...
  7. New Member Introductions
    New to this great site. Have 2010 CC that needs a coil replacement. Cannot open hood. Inside cable and handle shattered when applying force to open. Do not know how to access latch assembly. Tried from underneath-NG. Tried holding hood down up and down. NG. Any way to access the primary latch...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I can't release my hood? Inside release is very tight and won't release the first step so the hood will not release to the safety latch position. I have to add oil as I have a filter cannister leak. Any ideas? 07 B6 2.0T Passat Wagon
  9. B5 Garage
    c.2003 Passat's ... manufacturer's closeout sale via Rockauto at $6.99 ea plus shipping. Good deal; bought two; work fine.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last few times I've tried opening the hood I've noticed the pull has been longer and longer and now it seems I have to pull on it all the way up to get it to release. Ordered a replacement cable and wanted to get to it this weekend. Looks like it should be simple, but enough just wanted dto make...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for some help with a hood latch on my b5.5 passat my hood pops fine so the wire is good. but when I go around to the front of the car and pull the hood latch, I pull out and it comes out but the latch itself doesn't move. Tried spaying some lubricant on it and looked up some youtube...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went out to jump start my car this morning (long story) and when I pulled on the T handle, it came off in my hand. And not just the T part where I could reach in and grab the rest with pliers, oh no, the whole 6 inches of plastic came out. At the end opposite the T, instead of looking like O's...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I still have my 1999 V6 passat, which I bought new 18 years ago. Because my commute for many years was only 4 miles, the car has only 130,000 miles. I'm in the middle of trying to replace the starter, which refused to budge after several months spent without starting (story below). I removed...
  14. WTB/WTT Section
    WTB: Passat W8 chrome hood lift strut 3B0823359C (want to buy several used or one new)
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I checked the search 1st and believe I now know the problem. My problem is, can't get the hood secondary release to release so I can get the hood open to see if that is the cause. How do I circumvent the secondary portion of the hood release and get the hood open? Much thanks because need to...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I pop the hood, and look along the seams/folds that run under the sides of the hood along the fender line, I am getting some rust-through coming from inside the seams. The perforation is coming through on each side about 6 inches from the windshield. Anyone know what is causing this? The...
  17. Parts For Sale
    A friend and I are parting out my white 2000 VW Passat 2.8 30v 5-spd manual wagon. It was in good running condition with little wear to body parts when I was rear-ended by an SUV, right at license plate level above the bumper. We're evaluating the engine and determining if I need any parts...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't know when this happened, but I suddenly have a peculiar hole, about tennis ball size, in my hood's insulation/padding. I took most of it off, nothing obvious in there. Half the plastic clips broke in the process, of course. Maintenance guy for my complex claims it's a mouse hole. No...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How many of us hate the plastic hood release pull? How many have broken theirs (multiple times) when removing/reinstalling the bumper skin? I personally haven't broken one yet but I'm quite underwhelmed with the procedure for this and know it's only a matter of time before I start breaking...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Thank you for letting me join your forum, I am excited to have my first Vw.
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