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  1. 1998 GLS - Key Fob

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for some guided help and or solution(s). I am wanting the original key fob for 1998 GLS sedan. Shown below. Can I assume the square/rectangle ones will not work because of differences in transmitter frequencies? Are these older ones programmable with VCDS like the newer B5.5 ones?
  2. Passat key fobs don't work.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I have a vw Passat 2ltr sport initially the doors wouldn't lock then the car won't start / won't turn over pushed the fob to start and nothing happens the fob battery is okay spare key fob won't work either? Can anyone help. Thanks
  3. 2000 Passat Key Fob Not Working Car won't Start How to Reset ANti Theft Security?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Key Fob no longer Locks/Unlocks the Car. The Windows DO go up and Down when Key is inserted into cylinder. Ignition will turn and get lights but Will NOT Start....... Fuse 14 is Good.....! What is the procedure to Reset the Anti Theft System....?
  4. Stuck Key in Ignition After Dash Pull

    B5 Garage
    OK Friends, My ventures continue. While changing the o-rings on the coolant pipes (and thanks PZ, your instructions worked great) I quickly discovered the cracked supply pipe on the heater core, so off we went to the dash change and heater core replacement. The YouTube vid from AutoTech worked...
  5. Crank, no start No voltage at fuse#28 with key on

    B5 Garage
    03 passat 2.8 v6 4motion died after the polar vortex hit Chicago. I went outside to start it one day it was like-30. The battery sounded dead so I tried hooking up a battery charger but I gave up and installed a new battery. No luck, cranks forever but no sign of life. I replaced the engine...
  6. Should I be able to turn off engine and exit car left in neutral?

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    My 2017 TSI sounds reminder alarms for most everything but I can turn off engine with the 'push button' while car is in any gear or neutral, I can get out of car with key in pocket, and walk away, but no audible alarm or reminder is given. Why? Defect in ignition maybe?
  7. The Dreaded Turn The Key and "Nada"

    B5 Garage
    OK Guys, it looks like my turn to chase down some ignition blues. I searched the info. base and most others had these symptoms after major work like from dash or heater core replacements, but I haven't gone there. My symptom is turn the key (usually after rain event), no lights on dash, and...
  8. Programming Key or Replacement

    Mobile Electronics
    Just bought a used 2017 Passat R-Line. It only came with one key. 2 questions. I have a key from my previous 2015 Jetta TDI, can I do anything with it to make it work in my new car? If so, what? If not, whats the best route to get a 2nd key for my new car. Thanks
  9. My key is stuck in the ignition

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a problem...the plastic piece within the gear shifter of my 03 Passat has busted off, not allowing me to grab it and pull it up. My key is stuck in the ignition and I can't lock my doors. How do I get this problem because I cannot afford to take it in and get a whole new shift...
  10. Hidden Door Key Lock On Passenger Side?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a door key lock hidden under a cover by the handle on the passenger side for an emergency? Or did VW only put in one key lock on the driver's side door? Sorry for this odd question it's because my car was hit on the drivers side and the door was replaced but they didn't take out the...
  11. key fob problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2005 Passat V6 GLX. My problem is this. My main key fob stopped working when I got to work today. Light still flashes on the fob, replaced the battery, no luck. My other fob still works. I went to do the reprogramming with one key in the ignition and one in the drivers door lock...
  12. Key hole blocked and key fob not responding.

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyvody, I have a 01 vw passat glx with a few problems. I just got the car and its my first vw so im new to this german engineering. The problem im looking for some help with is my door locks, as the title states the keyhole on the driver door is blocked to were I can only put the key in...
  13. Best way to get a new key cut and programmed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2003 that only came with one key, I'd like another. I've found a couple options, but would like some feedback to see if anyone has used these folks and how it went, or if you have other recommendations. The cheapest so far is: $60 for both a flip key...
  14. Difficulty turning key

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently bought my Passat second hand. I had no trouble starting it. But now 5 days later I cannot turn the key in the ignition unless I manage to vibrate my hand slightly as I turn the key....rarely. the steering wheel is not locked. It is 15 years old and the keys do look worn. I tried...
  15. Passat Ignition Key Cylinder Stuck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The ignition key in my 05 Passat was getting more and more difficult to turn. I took the key lock assembly out to troubleshoot the problem. Now I can't get the key tumbler assembly back in. The tumbler assembly has a slot that needs to align with a slot in the housing. The only way to get the...
  16. Vehicle Key replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now i have two engines..1>>1.8t apu with key and cloak... 2>>v6 30v 2.8L amx without key but with cloak. Now im doing a full swap from 1 to 2 but engine 2 key is misplaced.I remember reading somewhere that the immobilizer is in the cloak the part that reads the key for the car to start. Maybe...
  17. Ignition Key Not Turning 2004 Passat GLX Automatic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The ignition key has been getting more difficult to turn when the steering wheel is locked. I must pull on the steering wheel quite a bit and then the key turns nicely. If I shut the car off with the steering wheel unlocked, the key turns fine. This makes me believe that the ignition key...
  18. *sigh* Strut question with one key detail (yes I searched)...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, first-off yes I have searched. My 2003 Wagon has 120,000 miles on it and the struts need to be replaced. I've pretty much settled on Bilstein's for the struts so that's taken care of. But unfortunately in my search results most of the threads are quite old. In one of those old results...
  19. FS: OEM Locking Wheel Bolts with Key

    Parts For Sale
    SOLD - $30 shipped in the US. Bought these for the Alltrack but changed my mind. They were a takeoff from a Passat with 3K miles on it.
  20. HL0 1J0 959 753 F Key fob battery size

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I have a key fob model HL0 1J0 959 753 F, the old style 3 button with no chrome ring at the bottom. I currently have CR1620's in it right now which are completely smoked. I was wondering if CR2032's fit in these, or if it's only 1620's? And what is the original size? Thanks, Elliott