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  1. Help!!! I need to get into my Trunk

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 VW Passat V6 4Motion and I can't open my trunk. The buttons on my keys as well as inside the car don't work. They used to work but when pressed they would open the trunk but blow Fuse 14, so I stopped using the trunk, now the buttons do nothing at all. The manual key on the trunk...
  2. Occasional Harsh downshift into first gear (Drive selected)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been trying to find information about how the auto transmission works on my 2004 GLX V6 B5.5, does anyone have a link to a transmission manual? There is a harsh downshift into first (only occasionally) and because it's not doing it every time i'm starting to wonder what is causing it...
  3. HELP - dropped a hex bit into an oil passageway under drive chain

    B5 Garage
    I was replacing my valve cover and cam chain tensioner gaskets on my '02 Passat 1.8L GLS and I'm almost 100% sure I dropped a 1" hex bit into what I'm assuming is an oil passageway right under the exhaust camshaft-side of the drive chain. I removed the cam chain tensioner and the intake...
  4. Mods, I can't get into any of my own threads - If someone has expertise, PLEASE PM ME

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My threads are unaccessible. Unbelievably bad timing.
  5. URGENT (NEED HELP!) - I can't even get into my other thread that I just created

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Something is seriously wrong with my car (AND PASSATWORLD - I'm locked out of my own thread!) Is someone available to help with critical timing belt question??? I went in to grease the dowels on the tensioner pulley and the tensioning lever. Didn't think I did anything to change timing, but...
  6. B5.5 windshield cowl into B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A search through the archives wasn't fruitful. Anyone ever successfully installed the B5.5 cowling and cover into a B5? Time for a windshield and I'd like to upgrade!
  7. Auto transmission not going into gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 vw passat 1.8t came under alot of work recently. I had put a used motor in because the old one had lost all compression. I as well put a good used transmission in and brand new steering rack. Everything went good until I went out to test drive it. I took it down the road and it shifted...
  8. RNS 510 into Passat B6 2007 and BT module.

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello everyone! If you can, move my post cause I'm still not able to post anywhere :( I'm having a little problem. Patient: Passat B6 2007 year 2.0TDI 140HP kombi. Radio has been changed into RNS 510. If it's playing from AUX CD Changer voice is in low quality and has distortions, do I need to...
  9. RNS 510 into Passat B6 2007 and BT module.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! If you can, move my post cause I'm still not able to post anywhere :( I'm having a little problem. Patient: Passat B6 2007 year 2.0TDI 140HP kombi. Radio has been changed into RNS 510. If it's playing from AUX CD Changer voice is in low quality and has distortions, do I need to...
  10. Hard to shift into 2nd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys I have a 2001 B5 1.8t with a 5 speed. Bought this car with 265K on it in march and have put like 6k on it since - not any significant problems - runs great I love it for a commuter car. In the last like 400-500 miles though it has all of the sudden become hard to shift up to down to...
  11. Trouble shifting into reverse, '03 1.8T manual

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Last night, I pulled into a friend's very steep (25%) driveway, and when I tried to back out, I could not get the car to shift into reverse. Double clutching didn't help and I coasted down and shifted into the forward gears no problem. Today, I had a repeat of the problem, and...
  12. 02 B5.5 shifts to neutral, but wont go further into drive?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As mentioned, the car will shift down to neutral, but wont go further. When its running, reverse is fine, neutral is fine, stepping on the brake works fine to release the shifter out of park, it just wont go into drive. Feels like it wants to go, but will snap something if I force it. ( freakin...
  13. B5 RR window motor into a B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son's 2001.5 B5.5 RR door window does not work, nor does the lock. There is power to the motor on the 1 red wire and on one other wire (yellow/red), so I expect the module attaches to the motor is bad. The ground is good. I do have a spare 2001 B5 motor, but I don't know if they are...
  14. So this Passat walks into a bar...

    New Member Introductions
    "I'll have a 5 quarts of beer and a new crankcase valve gasket."
  15. Soooo what have I gotten myself into? $200 02 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started looking for a car for my 15 year old. Wasn't looking to spend a whole lot and a project car was okay. I wasn't dead set on having to do major work to it but if I had to pull a motor or something that would be okay for the right price. Well today I brought home a non running 02 Passat...
  16. Fuel line turning into mush?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just put new o-rings on the fuel injectors (dry as a bone now, thank you password community for the thread explaining what to do). So, fuel all over the engine bay averted for now. However after putting everything back together I noticed that one of the lines going to the fuel rail has brown...
  17. 5sp gasser trans into tdi - rpm question

    B5 Garage
    2005 Passat wagon tdi is going to get a gasser 5sp manual transmission for starters. Those of you that have the 5sp & v6, what rpms are you turning at 65mph in 5th gear? Thanks in advance.
  18. Transmission Issues TIP - Hard Shift into 3rd / Kicking on Decel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I have been experience some weird problems with my transmission lately that I can't seem to figure out what would cause it. Here are the major two issues: Hard shift into third when car is completely automatic Sometimes when car is decelerating it begins to "kick" where it's like...
  19. Lugging/Shifting into high gear early

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've had my 2008 VR6 4MO Wagon for 4 months now and it recently has started to shift into 5-6 gear at 30-35mph. Then when there is light pressure on the accelerator it lugs the engine at around 1000-1500 rpms instead of downshifting. It basically feels like its in one gear too high for these...
  20. 2008 Jetta 2.0t swap into 2008 Passat 2.0t

    New Member Introductions
    Is this possible? Are the engines identical? I have a wrecked Jetta and I'm trying to figure out if it would be cheaper to put the motor from it into a Passat with a bad motor. Also! This forum is great thanks for having me!
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