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  1. 2010 B6 VW Passat engine not starting in the sun/summer months

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    This issue became apparent last summer anytime I’d try to start my car on a day where my car had been sitting in the sun. Every time I insert my keyfob to start the engine, nothing happens and the message I see on the dash is “Immobilizer Active”. Sometimes I even get a “steering wheel clock...
  2. Electrical connector - for hot wire going to starter

    B5 Garage
    For the love of mankind.... how do you get that stupid electrical connector that connects to the solenoid? It looks like it has an orange tab of some sort on the top and let me say.... it is not an easy feat. Frustrated
  3. Blower Resistor getting HOT

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I only had setting number 4 working so determined it was the resistor causing the issue afrer reading many posts and watching videos. I went ahead and ordered a replacement (albeit from Hong Kong) and have installed it. All settings work (1, 2, 3 & 4) but when using 1, 2 or 3 setting the green...
  4. Hi,My name is Joe,Im very HOT,no ac.

    New Member Introductions
    Looked everywhere for AC RELAY,pulled entire dash apart,under hood,everywhere,NO AC RELAY 384 or any other. Suggestions.
  5. A/C Blowing Hot Air on Driver Side

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 14 passat tdi highline, recently in February I received a problem where the passenger side was blowing cold air while the heat was on and driver was blowing hot air. After diagnosis, it turned out to be the common heater core problems that these cars receive and it was covered under the...
  6. Hot start prob, and turbo underboost?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got a hot start problem w my 03 1.8L. Intermitten, cranks but starts only w lots of coaxing followed by noxious smell. Coolant temp sensor? Also: turbo underboost fail: could this be the hot start prob? Is it the culprit w the hot start? Im new to this, is there a diagnostic that could give...
  7. Passat B5 hard time starting when hot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Having some issues with my Passat (2000 V5 2.3L) as it does not really want to start when hot. No problem starting when cold but once the car warms up it can take up to 4 attempts to start it. Recently I have replaced the crankshaft sensor so that can be ruled out. VCDS does not...
  8. AC Relay Extremely HOT!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm still trying to track some issues I have with the car. I have noticed that the AC relay (small one with aluminum housing) gets VERY HOT to the touch - like to the point of too hot to keep your finger on it. This is the relay under the steering wheel behind the knee panel. Is this normal...
  9. No hot air

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. So first of all I've read almost all "no hot air blowing" topics from google. But I havent found the answer to fix my car. I have 2000 1.8t passat. Climatronic has no fault codes. Reading climatronic channels channel 24 is asking for 79 and chanel 23 is 48. So its not getting enough hot...
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  11. Best oil to use in 1.8t in hot temps.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I've been using 5/40 liquid molly oil and love it but hate waiting on delivery. I just want to go to autozone and snag up some to do a simple oil change that's only gonna be in car for tops 2000 miles or less. Reason is I just did a swap of parts and want to flush it out. Temps here are...
  12. AC issues, blowing only hot air.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife's '03 V^ with Climatronic started acting up by only blowing hot air. I had it scanned and got codes 01271, 01272 and 01274. I did a self test in the Climatronic and I got a 47F code. As far as I can tell it's the red servo motor under the dash behind the radio. I removed the glove box...
  13. Issue with heat on right side. 2009 B6 Climatronic. Air blowing cold but hot on left

    New Member Introductions
    I can adjust the airflow no problem, only that on the right side the air is always blowing cold instead of hot. All the right side is cold air only. Windshield, footwell, body air outlet.... Any ideas?
  14. Engine Light Flashing, Shaking very Hot

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, Thanks for reading. I found some possible ideas as to what could be wrong but I know 0% about cars and could use some extra help. I have a used Passat 06, about 122500 miles on it. Recently got the oil changed on the 10th. Car has been driving fine since the oil change until today...
  15. temp hot

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, i have a 1.9tdi 2008, coming home it flashed check coolant with the temp gauge on the dash i topped it up it was a bit low, next night on the way home it flashed up again this time the temp went up to 120degs (normal it about 90degs) i stopped to make sure the rad was not leeking it was...
  16. STOP-Coolant comes on but doesn't seem hot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New owner of '05 1.8, happy so far but....lately the temp gauge says "190" but the RED warning comes on saying "STOP" under the hood there is no sign of overheating. The warning seems random, even after driving for an extended period. Removing the cap and adding a little water seems to settle...
  17. Hot start issue B6 1.9 tdi Passat

    B6 Garage
    Hi all, firstly, awesome forum! Lots of knowledge and helpful peeps! I have scoured the various threads but can't seem to find anything that matches my problem? (This may be a good thing) So, my problem is.. i bought a 2008 Passat 1.9 tdi from my local auctions with 145k on the clock.(problem...
  18. 2013 TDI Heater not so hot

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Greetings. I own a 2013 Passat TDI. It seems to take forever for the heat to come up. I have the dial on the highest setting and it takes quite some time for the heat to to be effective. I would figure the heat would be blasting out after 15 minutes of driving but it takes a lot longer. Usually...
  19. 99 Passat B5 V6 syncro wont start after misfiring hot cat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I drive a syncro 99 B5 with the V6 engine. 10000km ago, I changed the timing belt, serviced the engine (new NGK BRK6E plugs and wires) and changed a faulty oxygen sensor with a generic Bosch sensor. On my drive home on thursday evening, the car started running badly, with a...
  20. 1.9tdi pd bad start, no mather engine cold or hot

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello! I have problem with my passat and can't get it fixed. Car: passat 2003 1.9tdi pd 96kw AVF manual 4motion Since i bought this car it have starting issue no mather the engine temperature, always i have to crank 2-3 seconds before it starts. Things that have checked and replaced: Intank...