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  1. water pump belt installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 1.8. Replaced thermostat and now there is a leak. I will dig into that later. Real question is regarding the water pump belt. Car continued to overheat as I drove it home from work (where I did the thermo change in the parking deck). Shut off car and rolled into a convenient parking lot and...
  2. Multimedia installation

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey, I wonder how and where could I install a multimedia in my B5 1999? I would love if You shared Yours! Thanks
  3. 2001 Passat V6 Timing Belt Installation Question

    B5 Garage
    I am new here. I am a seasoned DIYer and I am fairly skilled in fixing my cars. This does not mean I make no mistakes though. My V6 30V passat has reached 170k miles so I did the timing belt job the 2nd time to it. I did the first at 100k miles and all was OK. The engine started and idled...
  4. Back window SUN SCREEN / "Parcel Shelf" installation question

    B5 Garage
    I've searched this forum but didn't find anything... So I'm interested in installing the Sun Screen Shade / Screen in a 2004 Passat sedan -- the screen that you pull upward through a slot in the parcel shelf, and then, when the screen is fully extended to the top of the back window, you secure...
  5. Intake Manifold Installation Help

    B5 Garage
    While replacing my intake manifold gaskets on my 2004 Passat 2.8 v6, I noticed a white plastic cone shape piece inserted into a blank hole in the intake. It appears to line up with a smaller hole where it seats. Is this simply a guide pin for installation? And is it necessary to put it back in...
  6. An easy and cheap installation of rear wiper for any Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw this and thought it may be useful to you as was to me :lol:
  7. Shock installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, How can I slide the spring seat all the way down to the bottom perch of the shock? It’s not going all the way down.
  8. Need help - Cam Adjustment Malfunction after new CCT installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HELP! I am getting a MIL and 17927 code "Camshaft Adjustment, Bank 1 Malfunction - Sporadic" after replacing both cam chain tensioners on my 2003 V6 (I had a broken pad on one side, and given the mileage I decided to replace them both). To do this job, I removed both cams on both sides, along...
  9. Passat B5.5 A/C components installation Torque values ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 VW Passat 2.0L AZM Engine I am doing complete A/C components replacement due to failed compressor (metals particles found in lines). Except hose lines (which i plan to flush it) and will replace all other parts. I will be installing all this week, can i have the TORQUE values with units...
  10. rad hoes retainer clip installation..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys the lower radiator hoes in my 06 passat keeps collapsing everytime i floor my car or push gas hard. It keeps getting outta its place because i did a repair, what happeend is i took the retainer clip and wasn't able to put it back properly?? does anyone know how to do lock this...
  11. Make the installation of window deflectors a snap with WeatherTech
    If you want to get rid of wind noise when driving with crack open windows or simply want to be able to get a breath of fresh air while driving in rainy weather - window deflectors will be perfect for you. Being custom fit Weatherech deflectors feature convenient in-channel design. For your...
  12. B7 Clutch Kit Installation

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, new to the group and willing to tackle any repair! Clutch went early in our 2013 2.5L and I am looking for a weekend project. I did not see any write-up on a Clutch removal and replacement for the B-7's in the forums. Does anyone know if it the same as the B5 or B6 procedure? Thank you!
  13. Odd Behavior After After-Market Radio/Head Unit Installation

    Mobile Electronics
    I'm trying to diagnose my problem that appeared after an aftermarket radio/HU install. I have a 2003 FWD GLS 1.8T 5pd wagon; no Climatronic anything. I have recently replaced the OEM Monsoon unit in the car with an aftermarket radio; a Kenwood Excelon DPX791BH using a Metra XSVI-9003-NAV...
  14. Installation checklist

    Mobile Electronics
    2000 B5 single din non monsoon. Wanting to install a panasonic CQ-VD7001U I know I need the harness but what else ? I'm not hooking up any DVD players in the car. Do I need a special antenna adapter ? What size trim piece do I need ? I couldn't find any single din finishing pieces. I don't...
  15. Ham Radio installation

    New Member Introductions
    Does anyone have experience in installing a 2-way radio in their Passat?
  16. Enging installation.. Big dummy mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I have a 2002 1.8T Awm auto in a wagon. I pulled the engine to install a new intermediate plate .. that's done and engine happily back in its bay. Now what i did not do is take pictures of where all the wire connectors went. So on the drivers side there is a harness that has...
  17. 1.8t tensioner rod extended too far during installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8t awm. while doing a timing belt change, i measured 8 mm between roller arm and tensioner rod then i turned the roller with the an 8mm in the roller extending the rod too far. I took the tensioner off the car and I'm trying to push the hydraulic arm back down to insert the locking pin...
  18. Check valve 06A-133-528D installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am replacing the PCV valve for my 2003 Passat 1.8T (AWM engine). for easy work I took off the check valve 06A-133-528D. The original one was broken years ago. I bought this one from dealer and my mechanic installed it. Since I had already took it off so I just checked it. I can blow air one...
  19. Need help after 3" test pipe installation and Stage 2 Unitronic flash purchase

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey! 2001.5 VW Passsat AWM 1.8t FWD, Sedan, Automatic Transmission Last week I put on a 3" 034 Test pipe with a spacer on the second o2 sensor hoping that it will not throw CEL. Well, it did went on which I kinda expected, but I did not scan the codes. Over the weekend I purchased a Stage 2...
  20. Will the timing belt shift after installation?

    B5 Garage
    Will the timing belt shift? I just replaced my TB. I am in the process of buttoning back up. My last timing belt was installed on the outside (front edge) of the cam shaft. I've re-installed the new belt more centered on the cam shaft and tensioned the roller (took several times to meet the 8mm...