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  1. B5 front spotlights/fog light install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I have seen a few b5s with spotlights but can not seem to find the trim to do this to my car. All I seem to find is b5.5 spotlights. Does anyone know where I can find anything?
  2. Back up camera install on a B5 sedan? Has anyone posted a write up for an install?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched the forum but haven't been able to find a write-up for a back-up camera install on a B5 sedan. Does anyone know if one's been done yet? Thanks!
  3. Stero install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! I just got my 2004 Passat Wagon and really wanted to upgrade the head unit to something with Android Auto. I decided on the Sony XAV-AX100 because Im not getting to crazy with anything else. I picked up a cheaper kit with the wire harness, removal tools, double din set up and...
  4. Used ECM Install

    Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    I have a new to me 2000 VW Passat Wagon 2.8L V6 5spd. I am replacing the engine computer with a used unit. The old computer is bad with a burnt circuit board. I have done a little bit of research and have concluded that the registered version of VCDS should be able to program the immobilizer...
  5. What adapter do I need to install H7 LED headlights?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased Lifetime LED H7 assemblies and the company stated that there are "adapters" on Amazon so I bought a set and they do not work--it looks like they are for something else. Anyway, who has installed LED lights in their B5.5 Passats, what did you use, and are you happy with the upgrade...
  6. LED headlight bulb install (pics, links, memo's, etc)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased a new set of headlight assemblies from Auto Lights and Light Bulbs - a while ago to replace the faded factory headlights. Lights are very nice but the bulb holders are definitely not genuine VW. After much trial and error (buying multiple different bulb holders) I...
  7. Please HELP, EGR Vacuum Switch Valve install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, my car has been in pieces waiting for parts the past few months. I finally have what I think is all the parts and have gotten most of it put back together but are stumped at connecting the two EGR switches located on the bottom of the intake manifold. I have looked all over the site...
  8. Didnt prime oil pump before install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed out the oil pump on a 99 passat 1.8t AEB.... Didnt prime the pump. Fired up the car the engine starts for a few secs then turns of / turbo is running loud an fast? Is all of this related? Is there a way to fix this without taking the oil pump off again...
  9. easy test pipe install?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    its cold and i dont wanna go outside and dig around for flashlights and open hoods and what not.. i have a big box of parts in the garage and one is a new test pipe for my b5.5 1.8t. how much of a pita is it going to be? when i replaced the turbo over the summer the cat to turbo bolts didnt give...
  10. Exhaust pipe install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am about to install an exhaust pipe to my 2003 1.8t. Do you recommend buying new (Bosal for $95) or getting from the junkyard for around $10? How difficult is it to remove a rusty pipe from the catalytic converter? Also, I need to get it welded to the muffler. I have also...
  11. HID Install - Moisture in Headlight

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Might be a silly question, but what's the best way to seal the headlight after putting in bulbs? I have the DDM kit and cut a hole that fits the black seal pretty well, but when I put the cap back on it's pretty hard to get the cap all the way on and have the black seal stay in place. I can take...
  12. Depot Headlight install

    B5 Garage
    Ok so I replaced oem headlights with some Dark housing Depo Projectors. They look amazing (especially next to the old yellow ones!) but they won't work. I'm plugging the harness in but the isn't working ? also it looks like the high and low beam might be switched around from the oem headlight...
  13. Amp install question

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey guys so currently in the works of changing out my amp and sub set up. My setup now I am running 4 gauge power cable from the fuse panel from under the dash. The new setup I am going to be running I will be switching from 4 gauge to 1/0 gauge. When I am redoing this I am going to tap directly...
  14. Temp sensor install help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 04 v6. I'm having trouble getting the clip back into place. I've searched the forums and YouTube and got alot of good info but just looking for a little help. There are grooves that the clip goes into. To be clear the clip goes on the inside, not around the tube? I've been trying to...
  15. B5.5 Wagon Tablet as Audio Source install

    Mobile Electronics
    So I starting a new thread on my wagon, since lots of things have changed, I'm not longer running a headunit in my car, opted for a nexus 7 tablet running timur rom (USB rom), Arc AUdio PS8 (getting fixed) / JL Audio TwK88 (at the moment), going into my amps to accomplish this, I had to...
  16. Ham Radio transceiver install

    Mobile Electronics
    Passat SE model year 2016. Need to install +12 Volts (at 42 Amps) by adding cable from the battery to radio location in the boot. Access to battery is thru the large firewall grommet on drivers side. Access to grommet is from the inside just above the instrument panel floor plate. Must...
  17. *URGENT* "Overboost"/Limp mode/No boost issue after FMIC install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car info: B5.5 (2003) Passat Wagon 1.8t; AWM; no engine modifications except recent FMIC/DV relocate. About a month and a half ago (maybe more, maybe less I've lost track of time) I noticed a coolant leak from my radiator and while searching for the point of the leak I also found that my SMIC...
  18. 1.8T test pipe install issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So I was installing a 034 Motorsports 3" testpipe on my B5.5 1.8T this weekend and got almost everything done except when I tried installing the pipe on the turbo exhaust studs I was able to get the one 17mm nut on top closes to the airbox. I could only get the other top nut closest to the...
  19. speaker install

    Mobile Electronics
    So i bought some new speakers that came with tweeters, how the heck do you mount the tweeters and wire the new setup ? Ok got the tweeter part figured out but i now have another question. I got a set of jbl speakers and they came with a crossover, do i take the negative and positive (put in...
  20. Radio Install Problem

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi All, Just bought a new-to-me 2001 Passat 1.8T. Was told by the P/O that it had a battery drain that would kill the battery in a few days. Well I'm pretty sure I found it. The car had an aftermarket head unit installed. I noticed that after I turned the car off and took the key out, there...