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  1. Mobile Electronics
    My car's ECU does not work.It cannot display any information about my car? I want to fix it by myself, how could do it?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched and searched, but I still have a few questions about lowering my .5 wagon. First off, I'm clocking in at around 128,000mi, and the shocks/struts/springs are stock. I did that test where you push down on each corner and the car bounces just a bit on the current suspension. Plus, I...
  3. B5 Garage
    So I've searched all over this beautiful place, but can't find exactly how to test the fuel pump relay. I've pulled it out but the pins aren't labeled, just on the side of the relay. So I'm not sure which pins to connect the positive and negative leads from the battery and which to connect to...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hello all, 1.8t, 98 I simply want to replace the sunroof shade as the lining peeled off completely. I could not find a way to do it. Any ideas? Regards.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know the actual procedure for it, just wondering how people manage to do it without getting arrested or in an accident. I live in SE connecticut and the only place I can really drive 60 mph is on I95 which is almost always crowded. Better to make sure no one is behind you and brake hard, or...
  6. New Member Introductions
    It's a 2001 Passat gls 1.8t I've looked around but nothing on this model Please refer me to a video or some step to step Instructions , and will I be able to throw on any aftermarket Knob or will it have to have an adapter of some sort
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so pick up screen is clean, mechanic is saying oil pump 03 V6 how much should an oil pump job cost??? regular mechanic place
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi im trying to remove the screw holding the combi valve but i don't have a short enough wrench to fit in. do i need to buy a special tool? if you look at the picture i can't get my wrench in there because it hits the top.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seriously, what is the point of collectivizing all of our experiences and passions in an universally accessible site where they can be easily shared and built upon other than to do exactly that? Earlier today, I hit a dead end. I needed a small piece of plate aluminum to fabricate an alternate...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Not sure how many times I have to do this to be able to use the site. But here goes another one. LOL.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm fairly new here but I figured I would put in what I can. Recently I needed to remove the CCM on my 2003 Passat GLX V6 sedan and couldn't find much on how to do it. It is a fairly straight forward job but was a little daunting when all I could find was to look under the carpet...
  12. The Black Hole
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  13. Dealerships and Service
    I need to have the timing belt changed on my 2000 Passat. I can go to the dealer, 30 minutes away, for about $1200. Or, I can go to the recommended Edge-Motors, 1:15 away, for about $700. And, I'm a one car guy, so I need to sit and hang out while the car is being serviced. Which would you...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    Hey PW, so I want to have my alarm pop the trunk and the gas cap. Inside the door I found the wire the shows 12v when the button is pushed. However when adding 12 v to that wire it blows a fuse on my test lead. Anyone ever had success with this before? Input is appreciated. Stephen
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Have a pulsing noise when the HVAC is turned on (see other post about HVAC pulsing noise etc). I've traced the sound to behind the glove box, I suspect near where the cabin air filter is. I believe the blower motor is back there too? Anyway, I'm not a 'wrench' but I'm thinking if I can get...
  16. The Black Hole
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  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good news is I found my valet key this weekend, so I have a back-up. The valet key won't go into the trunk cylinder at all. But, to my untrained eye every curve in the cut looks identical to the standard key, as does the profile of the front of the key. Anyone know exactly how the valet...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright, I need some help. I picked up a real nice wooden shift knob for my 2004 b5.5 passat. The knob is screw on but the stock setup uses a clip, or a metal ring. I took the clip component out of my stock one, and pretty much destroyed the stock knob. Any ideas on where to go next?
  19. B5 Garage
    I need to find out why my CEL doesn't work. So I need help taking the instrument cluster apart and checking the LED. Opening the cluster itself doesn't look like a tough job, but what do I do next? How can I remove the needles without doing any damage? And, more importantly, how do I re-install...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1998 Passat came without the fasteners that connect the bumper clip to the radiator support. What kind of fasteners are needed? Can some post links or photos so I can dig them up somewhere?