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  1. Interesting Video About Tesla Model 3's

    Anything Auto
  2. Interesting car at my house this weekend (not a Passat though)

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    Not a Passat topic, so Moderator please move if you like. My son-in-law works for Karma's R&D group and brought this one for us to see. Definitely gets the looks on the road! It also makes a "Tron" electronic motorcycle sound when running at low speeds on the batteries.
  3. My beginning Volkswagen story and Vlog

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, most people call me Lemon, I'm a 17yr old in the USA with two jobs and do virtual high school in my off time! I own a 1997 Lincoln Town car Signature Series I got for $800, and now this Passat, I bought it and am fixing it up to give to my father, as he's in need of a car. I'm going to...
  4. Interesting observation/possible solution for P0411

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my 03 passat was throwing the lovely code for about the past 2 years now. The code appeared sometime after I purchased it from a dealership. Anyways, since we were selling the car, we changed the stupid headlights from HID to stock (the PO had made the mod and the lights were shoddy...
  5. so, I got a hole in my tire today, led to an interesting discovery

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    so, I got a hole in my tire today, this was why... So I was driving home yesterday and started feeling a slight vibration and pull to the right. My aftermarket axles are going out so I assumed that was the culprit and kept driving :P Well after about 4 or 5 miles it gets worse so I pull over...
  6. Le Mans Just Became A Lot More Interesting

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  7. Interesting voltage readings from coil packs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this may have already been addressed, I could not find anything. I have a screenshot I will post up ASAP - but I'm at work so I can't now. 2001 1.8t, all stock - no mods or chips etc. Running some diagnostics in VAGCOM, and noticed my voltage readings for the coils - cylinder 3 I believe...
  8. Hyunda... truck? Another interesting craigslist find.

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    I saw this while doing my normal craigslist strolls... boy was I confused. :confused: :hmmm: :crazy: 97 hyundai car/truck custom 40mpg In case the ad gets deleted or expires, here's for your viewing pleasure: :driving:
  9. Interesting find while installing backup camera in my B5.5 sedan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm not 100% positive on this, but on the B5 sedans there was an electric switch that allowed you to release the trunk if the doors were unlocked (right above the license plate on the trunk itself). With the B5.5, that feature was taken away for the sedans (the wagons still had the switch on...
  10. interesting issue with cracks on both tail lights?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've an 08 passat highline for a couple of years now and have a strange issue with the back tail lights, both seem to have cracks but the crack seem to be inside possible to be caused by temperature change or something .....anyone aware of any known issues regarding this?
  11. Interesting / amusing / annoying issue. Tail-lights

    B5 Garage
    Problem Solved. Tail-light rotated too far So, recently we moved from san diego to phoenix. The problem occured somewhere between point-a and point-b. When i hit my brakes, my cluster and front signals go on, when i have my headlights set to off. The brakelights turn on when i turn on my...
  12. Some interesting things you might not know about your passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I remember seeing a thread on the Vortex about the MkIIIs similar to this (the thread was called: "Whats your favourite 'That's a cool idea' " or something like that. It was pretty surprising how popular it became and even the vets were learning new things about their 20+ year old cars...
  13. Interesting Dealer Service Incident

    B5 Garage
    I saw this in a column in today's paper: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/25/MT9R1OK8CL.DTL
  14. Interesting Turn Light LED

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    TYPE 2 DUAL COLOR CHANGING 5K WHITE AMBER SWITCHBACK 60 TURN SIGNAL BULBS 1157 2057 | 1 PAIR I mean.. I don't know if I'd ever use it because I like my set up.. but its pretty cool. :whistle:
  15. Interesting Tiptronic thread over in the B6 forum....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This thread in the B6 forum is interesting because it seems that VW has given on the idea of lifetime ATF, and has introduced a service interval of 40K. That's insane, how do you go from NEVER to 40K...
  16. Most interesting B6 build ever

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Someone on the 'tex is finally doing a B6 2.0T manual 4Motion build: VWVortex.com - 4Motion Project Begins This will be EPIC! Oh how I'd want this done to my waggie!!!
  17. Few interesting querks, help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We bought a used 02 Passat Glx Manual trans wagon with 133,000 miles a few weeks ago. A few interesting problems have come up. First thing I noticed was when shifting from first to second gear, it is a very rough "throw". Between first and second is almost like a grinding/pulling back to first...
  18. Interesting link about removing un-needed Vac lines and check valves

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    DIY - B6 1.8t - Vacuum line and Check Valve removal/simplification Is this possible and worth doing?
  19. Interesting link about removing un needed van lines and check valves

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    DIY - B6 1.8t - Vacuum line and Check Valve removal/simplification Is this possible and worth doing?
  20. Interesting Stalling Problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay bit of background: b5 1.8t 130,xxx 5spd Okay car drives fine and all except every now and then when im getting on an off ramp about half way through the car will just die. The radio and lights stay on but it looses power and the battery light comes on. I push the clutch in, turn the key...
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