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  1. automatic transmission heals itself!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The transmission had lots of problem during the cold winter time, mostly started in the limp state in the morning, sometime went into the limp state when switching to the reverse gear, sometimes it even caused the check engine light to lit up, but all these went away now that the temperature is...
  2. Car locks all by itself

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Coming down the highway yesterday, the car locked all its doors. I hit the unlock button and it relocked instantly. Now it's locking all the time. I figure it's probably the CCM wiring under the seat as my dome light has never worked since I got the car. Sound about right, Or do I have a bigger...
  3. B6 trunk opens by itself

    B6 Garage
    During rainy or damp weather the trunk lid opens by itself on my 2007 Passat 2.0 T. I suspect water or dampness is getting into the VW trunk handle and shorting something out. Any help would be appreciated before I go tearing into anything! Thx.
  4. Cranks but does not start. Then fixes itself. Any idea what's wrong?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I went to my car Saturday afternoon. It cranked but did not start. I repeated a few times without success. Got a friend to come over to give me a boost. That did not work no matter which way we tried. Give up and call AAA. AAA shows up an hour later. We go to the car and it starts...
  5. Transmission gear selector broken then fixed itself???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone So I poured over past posts and can't find any info on my problem that I had last night. Long story short. 01 Passat Triptonic I forgot to put the car in park in my drive way (it's level), Set the E-brake, left it running. Ran inside to grab my phone and when I came out the car...
  6. my horn beeps by itself

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    as stated . it seems to be steering wheel related . anyone with a similar event . its kind of embarrassing , people in front of me getting the horn for no reason . more frequent on turning . straight lines not so much . i may have to disconnect it but that's dangerous .
  7. Computer resetting itself?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I'm having a weird problem with my 2006 Passat 2.0T. My computer system keeps randomly resetting itself while I'm driving. All of my dashboard lights will come on, the gauges will drop, and everything re-sets (clock, trip meter, and sometimes the fuel gauge is incorrect for a few minutes)...
  8. ESP light turns on by itself while driving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys! I have a little problem with my Passat 2004. When i drive , after around 5 minutes the ESP light turns on on the dashboard. And when I press the ESP button it doesn't help. The button is dead, I can't either turn the ESP on or off by pressing the ESP button. When I scan the car to...
  9. ESP light turns on by itself

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys! I have a little problem with my Passat 2004. When i drive , after around 5 minutes the ESP light turns on on the dashboard. And when I press the ESP button it doesn't help. The button is dead, I can't neither turn the ESP on or off by pressing the ESP button. When I scan the car via...
  10. I'll let this speak for itself.

    Anything Auto
    Orange you glad this is not in your driveway?:P
  11. 01Passat turns ignition on by itself!! WTF is going on? Help!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started Saturday morning at 7:30. I heard my mother-in-law saying that she had gotten up at about 2:30am and found that that my daughter's 01 Passat GLS 1.8t headlights (DRL's) and wipers were on, by themselves! I went out to the car at 7:30am and found the DRL's on, the wipers were on and...
  12. Car locked itself, Phantom?? and now serious battery drain

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T Wagon, no mods except trailer lights which haven't worked for years. For 12 years, I drive home, put the keys on the dash, exit the car. For the last couple weeks, the battery has sounded weaker when starting, but it's winter. Two weeks ago, after not driving the car for 3 days, I...
  13. Horn blows and alarm arms by itself, hatch will not lock, interior lights..CCM AGAIN?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 Variant I had he water ingress issue about a year and a half ago. I replaced the CCM and respliced much of the harness. All was well for quite some time until one day the horn horn just starting blowing by itself. Usually I could hit the horn and it would stop and that was that. Well it...
  14. Alarm goes off by itself.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just like the title says. Goes off by itself at any time it wants to. What should i do?
  15. P1176 Cleared itself

    B5 Garage
    Bought my '01 V6 4Mo Variant 2 weeks ago. Last Tuesday my check engine light came on for "emissions workshop". Had it scanned @ autozone on Monday. P1176. Haven't gotten around to doing any investigation other than looking up online what may be causing it. Then today I noticed that the...
  16. One year later my check engine light turns itself off (p0421) ... wtf

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a year ago it came on with P0421. I decided to live with it and make sure I had the codes read and cleared every oil change. It has been the only code that sticks around. I had my car jumped for the second time this winter (i'm told the battery is still charged though.. only a year old)...
  17. Check Engine Light Bulb Itself Out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need help. When my mother bought this car for me about 3 years ago, I had complained that the Check Engine light was on. So what does the mechanic do? TAKE THE BULB OUT! I'm wondering, is this an expensive job? How long would it take? I've failed inspection every time because of this...
  18. Does the auto transmission learn and adapt itself ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My friend told me his 2001 A4 learns and adapts itself according to the way he drives ? Is it true ? True with the Passat ?
  19. Can a broken magnetic clutch make the center bolt to come loose by itself?

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I want to start to apologies for my english, if I use the wrong terminology for some part, please correct me or ask if it is unclear what I mean. I had my 2000 year model Passat TDi (85kW) in on service with timing belt and ribbed V-belt change and A/C service (it has the climatronic). Two...
  20. Can't Go Through MFA Readings and It Keeps Resetting by Itself?

    B5 Garage
    I am having this problem where I can only go through one next function reading on the MFA and then get stuck there unless I turn off and back on the ignition. Then I can only change one function reading and get stuck again. Also other than the real-time MPG reading, other function readings will...