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  1. FM and SAT Keeps Switching to BT-Audio

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought a pre-owned 2013 Passat SE 2.5. I have my phone connected to Bluetooth. The problem I'm having is that when I try to listen to the radio (FM or SAT) it keeps switching back to BT-Audio all by itself and I have to keep pressing the FM or SAT button. Sometimes it happens by...
  2. 40 amp fuse keeps blowing

    B5 Garage
    I am a new owner (4 months) of this well maintained VW Passat Wagon LX 4motion with 120,000 miles, and will be learning to troubleshoot, repair, and or replace as I continue to invest into our daily driver. I am a novice but I enjoy working on my vehicles, and I do not often have the time or the...
  3. 40 amp fuse keeps blowing

    New Member Introductions
    I am a new owner (4 months) of this well maintained VW Passat Wagon LX 4motion with 120,000 miles, and will be learning to troubleshoot, repair, and or replace as I continue to invest into our daily driver. I am a novice but I enjoy working on my vehicles, and I do not often have the time or...
  4. Unlocking front door keeps popping the boot - ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. Just bought a 2004 1.9tdi Highline and brought her home last night. Everything seems fine other than when I unlock the car, the boot pops open. Does anyone know what could be causing this or where I should start to try and correct it? Originally I thought the key remote might be...
  5. ASR keeps flashing for 300 miles drive and visor garage open no longer getting power.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, 2002 1.8t passat FWD with monsoon radio system. 64k miles 1. Visor Garage Opener doesn't work after stereo (aftermarket with all the wires supplied by crutchfield) install. (The visor opener worked before the installation with and without the factory radio plugged in.) After I...
  6. Fuse #5 keeps blowing - No Homelink.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all! I bought a 2000 Passat 1.8T over the weekend and didn't check the horn or steering wheel controls until the drive home. After some research this morning on this site, I traced the issue to the #5 fuse. In fact, the fuse was missing when I initially checked. Popped a new fuse in, blew...
  7. Runs fine but P1136 keeps popping up

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2000 1.8l with a manual transmission. It seems to run fine but P1136 keeps coming up. I will clear the code but after about 20 minutes its comes back on. It also has a whining sound when you first start it up cold. It lasts for about 30 seconds or so, then goes away.
  8. PCV Keeps leaking, Why?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Howdy, I'm on my third PCV valve in the past 3 years, about to buy another one.:banghead: Any thoughts to why that is:confused:? The one that is on now is OEM and has been in use for a couple months. Its leaking Oil out of the top rim. 2003 AWM
  9. Fuse 23 Keeps Blowing

    B5 Garage
    My daytime runners on the left driver side is out. My brake lights work perfectly. Everytime I put another 5 amp fuse in the 23 slot, and as soon as I turn on my headlight switch, the fuse blows. I have had front end damage and rear end damage. Is it shorted out somewhere? I need help! B5.5...
  10. replaced door lock actuator and fuse #14 keeps blowing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am posting this hoping that it might help someone else. I replaced the front door lock actuator (the lock mechanism inside the door). After replacing the lock, the interior lights and many other things didn't work. I searched the forums which indicated fuse #14. Sure enough the fuse was...
  11. Serpentine belt keeps popping off... losing my patience

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 V6 Passat has been giving me something to do year after year for the last 5 years or so. Last year it was the alternator, this year it seems to be the A/C pulley, or clutch, or whatever you wanna call it. So, my belt popped off, I noticed it because it killed my charging system throwing...
  12. P0420 CEL Comes on, sometimes goes away by iteslf, keeps coming back.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 1.8T has been getting a recurring P0420 CEL a couple times per month. Car hasn't been running rough, no misfires, no other codes. Either I will clear it with the Vag-Com, or it will go away by itself. Either way, it keeps coming back. The car seems to have the normal amount of power...
  13. Car keeps going into limp mode

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2004 passat with a 1.8T. The car only has roughly 55,000. The car was given to me as a birthday present from my mom, she alsmot never used it This morning when I was leaving to go to my trade school my car went into limp mode right as I put it into reverse. I put the car back into park...
  14. Car wont idle it keeps shutting off unless I keep my foot on the gas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just about had it with this car. My car was sitting in a tow yard for 6 days and they didn't start it up at all so it was dead when I went to go get it out. He jump started it but it wont stay on unless you keep your foot on the gas. I just put $700 in it last month for a new battery...
  15. Horn fuse keeps blowing out

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I am newbie to this forum and I just had some issues with my 2006 passat 2.0T. The fuse for the dual tone horn keeps blowing out right after I change a new one and honk for a few times. The fuse is located at the fuse box of the right side of the engine compartment, and the it is SB5 (or...
  16. Please help.Car keeps going into limp its driving me nuts.Vagcom codes attached.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys Thanks in advance for any help. My car 03 Passat keeps going into limp mode. The CEL is on and my friend scanned it with Vagcom. Its throwing up a whole heap of codes. Turbo Under boost is also showing on Elmscan but not on Vagcom. Chassis Type: 3B - VW Passat B5 Scan...
  17. Tire Pressure keeps increasing from 32 to 38. Why?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 4 General Altimax HP tires on my 2001 VW Passat. I just got them brand new in January. This happened to me several times since I got the tires: I put air in all four tires so that the tire pressure is 32 psi. Then when I check a couple weeks later, I find that each tire is around 38 psi...
  18. My 2008 Passat 2.0T keeps stalling on me..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2008 Passat 2.0 turbo with 75,000 miles on it. I was driving to work one day and it stalled on me. It actually stalled 5 times on me. Once I got it running again, I was able to drive it home ( about 7 miles) with no problem. After that the car continued to stall on me when I tried...
  19. need help to pass inspection. computer keeps saying not ready

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, still trying to make do with my 01.5 AWM FWD sedan. She has 136k but have not been able to pass inspection since I can't get rid of the CEL. in NJ they only now inspect for emissions by connecting obdII. I can clear the codes with vag-com but Readiness fails because of the following has...
  20. Fuse 25 keeps blowing when engine is running or started climate control 1.8t 1999 apu

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, Here is my problem, I have recently had my timing belt changed all tensioners, air con belt and power steering belt and water pump belt along with new water pump, Since then fuse 25 keeps blowing but only when the car is started or running and the fan is on or switched on. The climate...
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