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  1. How many times?

    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.
  2. DIY: Step by Step on How to Remove the CCM (With Pictures!)

    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...
  3. New Recession? How do you feel?

    The Black Hole
    Are we already in a new recession? What say you? What are you seeing?
  4. Silly Question: How far do you go for service?

    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...
  5. Remotely poping gas door with alarm, how?

    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
  6. How to remove glove box

    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...
  7. F**king Airplanes, How Do They Work?

    The Black Hole
    UPDATE: Mitt Romney Wonders Why Ann Romney's Airplane Windows Don't Roll Down
  8. How is the valet key different?

    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...