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  1. Installing a new brakes and some new oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I will install all new rotors and brake pads on my 1.8T brand Are and also put new oil. After removing a old oil and putting a new after vent of all calipers should i need to vent/bleed also a slave cylinder on clutch or dont need, but is recomended??
  2. Installing aftermarket foglights. How to?

    B6 Garage
    Hi. I just received this foglight kit: But does anyone have a guide on how to install?
  3. Installing the USB Driver/Laptop for VCDS Lite

    B5 Garage
    I downloaded a file from Ross-Tech that explains how to install a USB driver that possible would work on my PC. (I misplaced the small disk that came with the KKL connector and ordered one but will take time) Does any one have a driver that I could have or point to what mistake I am making when...
  4. Removing stock sound system from 2001 Passat & installing in 1995 VW Eurovan?

    Mobile Electronics
    Looks as though our Passat is headed to the wrecking yard. Before she goes though, I would like to take the stock sound system out of it and install it in my VW Eurovan. Is this something that can be done, by someone who knows little about sound systems (me!), without too much trouble or money?
  5. Poor Gas Mileage after installing a new fuel pump controller

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey all, I have 2009 VW Passat 2.0 TSI with 130,000 miles. Couple of weeks ago I went to a dealership to replace a fuel pump control module (nothing bad with it, just to perform the recall). The very same day I noticed that my car started consuming a lot more gas than it used to. My combined...
  6. Does anyone have a how-to for installing an actual oil pressure gauge on AUG 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. It has been a long time since I have posted on this forum regarding my 01 Passat. Recently, due to oil pressure issues, I have pulled the oil pan, installed a new pump and cleaned the pickup tube out, replaced the windage tray and also replaced the timing chain tensioner. After all...
  7. Help installing rear passenger seatbelt

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone, After I bought my 08 wagon, I noticed that it somehow was missing the rear passenger seatbelt. I've purchased an oem seatbelt from the dealership and am now looking to install it. Does someone have step by step instructions on how to install the new seatbelt (preferably with...
  8. Please help with installing hitch receiver

    B5 Garage
    I have purchased hitch receiver at :-) I need it to carry my 2 bicycles with me. It arrived with instructions, which are not super clear... Before I phone them tomorrow, can you read it over and maybe tell me what...
  9. installing lower rad hose -- any tricks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The last time I tried to replace the lower rad hose, I managed to remove it after working it for some time (what a pain). But, the new one wouldn't go in. I am going to try again next week. I am guessing the oring of the new hose is stiff and needs to compress more so that the clip can latch...
  10. Installing Handrest on Passat B5.5

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys I am new here and my first thread is about handrest install. Soo my Passat came from factory without handrest and couple days ago i saw a Passat on scrapyard that had handrest i asked people can i remove my actual console to install the console with handrest. They said yes, but then...
  11. Installing new K03 Turbocharger

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody! I just bought a 2005 Passat wagon that needs a new turbo, so I thought I would try to install it myself. I bought a remanufactured Borg Warner K03. Do you guys know of any videos or how to guides with photos for installing the part? Thanks!
  12. Alternator whine after installing new Valeos... TWICE - Please Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    PLEASE HELP!! I'm having an issue with my B5.5 2003 Passat GLX with the 2.8 V6 with 148,000 miles (I'm the original owner). The factory alternator died and left me stranded. After a tow and a lot of struggling, I replaced it with a NEW Valeo 120 amp alternator (identical to the OEM version that...
  13. Secret to installing the Auto Tranny filter

    B5 Garage
    I have been fighting these auto tranny filters for years. They look like they should pop right in but they don't. I have tried heating it, lubing it, greasing it. I have tried spinning it back and forth. I have tried wiggling left and right. I have tried everything. The issue is the...
  14. Is there a guide anywhere for installing direct fit cat '02 1.8t Automatic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have searched all over and cant find a guide anywhere. The only thing I have found is to disconnect the downpipe from the exhaust and pull the whole thing up out of the engine bay. That thread stopped after the poster said he couldn't get it all out and was now trying to get the 3 bolts off...
  15. Airbag error after installing new radio

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all I just installed a RCD 510 radio to replace the RCD 310 that originally came with my 2013 Passat. Got the radio used from china, radio works fine, came with radio code and is great. But when I started the car up the next day I am getting an airbag error light on the dash. The...
  16. airbag light after installing b5 leather into my b5.5

    B5 Garage
    Has anyone else done this and/or know how to over come the air bag light.
  17. Steering wheel radio commands not working after installing an aftermarket radio.

    B5 Garage
    So I installed a KENWOOD RADIO in my 2001 vw passat 1.8T and everything works in it (radio stations, Bluetooth, calling...etc) but the commands on my steering wheel are not even though I got the adapter for the radio in order for me to install it. Need help!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Question about installing backup cam & programming

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello-- I have a 2012 SEL Premium, and am considering having this camera installed. I have a VAG-COM cable, and I can "enable" the camera myself. My question is whether I can turn this feature on before I have the installer put the camera in, or if I need to have it all installed before I make...
  19. Installing a Second Battery System with Voltmeter / Ammeters

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi All, I’ve installed a second-battery system in my ’04 Passat, and I thought I’d write it up. This write-up isn’t geared really for people that have no experience in wiring or soldering, but more to give you guys an idea of the problems that you’ll run into when trying to do things like this...
  20. Installing Oil Level sensor on a 98, 1.8t, possible?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a 98, 1.8t, automatic. The oil pan does not have an oil sensor but is it possible to replace it with a pan that has oil sensor? Has anyone tried it before? Today I checked the oil and it was almost at the minimum level. I did not notice smoke or anything. No leak. (Possibly...