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  1. What killed your B5/B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just looking for some input about the causes of death for these beloved chassis? Accident? Mechanic's error? Dealer mechanic or other than VW mech? Just too expensive to keep fixing it? Factory defect? Overheating? It's pretty free form...Add your input as necessary. Any response will help...
  2. Checking fuses killed stuff?? No Power steer, park brake, speedo, plus steering colum

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Has anyone heard of this happening I was checking all the fuses in the panel in the pic - I may have had the accessories on when I pulled some of the fuses. Then this happened EPC Light ABS Light Steering light Steering Column Locked Warning See pics No Power assist on steering No park...
  3. I killed my key fob and need another

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2005 Passat TDI which I love. I killed my key fob yesterday via crushing it (don't ask). The case is pretty beat and the electronics don't work anymore but the key works fine. That will work ok for a short tern solution and I do have a second key in the house for emergencies but this...
  4. Qaddafi Killed? Captured?

    The Black Hole
    Reports are streaming in..... WH and State Dept can not confirm yet though. International networks are reporting his death. (killed in gun battle)
  5. I killed a mosquito...

    The Showroom
    ... by centrifugal force... ... attached to... ... powered by... :lol:
  6. Could have get myself killed - car fall off jack stand

    B5 Garage
    I so lucky that no one was injured other than emotional shock! I have been working on my front suspension for a while, today was the day to start putting new things back. Around noon time eastern time, I was using a bottle jack to push strut up so that I can connect upper control arm (on the...
  7. you did it, Cameron. you killed the car. (02 turbo engine death) options? help?

    B5 Garage
    The shortened version of a long, sad tale: I embarked from Pittsburgh on a month long nation-wide trip in my 02 Passat. Dropped $1600 (100% of my savings. sweet.) in tires, brakes, rotors, oil change and engine clean-up before leaving. 4 days into the trip the oil pressure light comes on. I was...
  8. Was told I killed the motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK short story I'm in the military after returning home from the "sand box" I sarted driving my 02 glx 4mo agian. Wife broght the car end before I got back everything checked out it had about 100k on it. Move forward 8 months i've bee driveing for the military about 3k every month. IN...
  9. We killed his son, but the big fish is still out there

    The Black Hole
    So I figure I'd throw this out there. Osama's son Saied was killed in Pakistan with a Reaper drone. You know there aren't any terrorists in Pakistan so I'm really surprised that we got him there *snicker*. He was also in Iran earlier in 2008-07, another place that isn't Too bad it wasn't...
  10. Killed my battery and now doors won't remote unlock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You know, double click the remote to unlock all doors... Well mine stopped doing that the other day, just the drivers door unlocks. Then I remembered that I killed the battery a couple days before this problem started, could that have done something? And how would I go about fixing this...
  11. Capacitive discharge or water killed my CCM?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So last weekend, I tackled the "single wire communications" error and the "no communications left rear door module" error which were related. I found some bad wires for the data bus inside the rear left door, but before I started my repairs, I disconnected both cables from the battery and...
  12. Michael Connell killed in plane crash

    The Black Hole
    Pretty convenient for the GOP. link Connell had been subpoenaed by Congress to testify regarding election fraud. link He was also allegedly threatened by Karl Rove and had requested protection. link More dirt.
  13. Afghanistan: US killed civilians after false tip

    The Black Hole Looks like this war is really going down the toilet fast.
  14. Pininfarina killed

    Anything Auto :(Such a shame.
  15. Fuse 14 killed my car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the fuse blew and I put another one in. When I popped my trunk it blew again has this happened to anyone need help please. Everytime I pop the trunk front the key or from the inside fuse 14 blows.
  16. Car wash killed my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 V6 Wagon. Went through the car wash. This is a really good car wash, does wonders on the F-250 PSD, but not too good for the VW. I had an emissions workshop light and a steady EPC light B4 I got out of the tunnel. The drivers floor had a 1/2 inch of water in it. Got out to the vacuums and...
  17. Crap, I think I killed my MTX amp

    Mobile Electronics
    Coming down from Maryland today on about a 70 mile trip sitting in a parking lot waiting to cross the Wilson Bridge my doors cut completely out for about 5 seconds. A minute later, everything went to shit. Figured I had a heat problem, yes, I had it VERY loud. Checked fuzes, wires, connections...
  18. Alternator killed the ABS module? The car tried to stop itself.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was driving home from north houston, when my battery light came on with Alternator Workshop text. Then the ABS light came on and shuddered the car. The throttle started to cut out, getting progressively worse, then the Brake light came on and the car started to stop in the middle of the...
  19. I killed a bird :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've killed bugs and stuff before and I eat meat but this is the first time I've ever killed a living being of any significance. I was going at the flow of traffic @ about 80 MPH, and then a small bird(a sparrow I think) flew right in front of my car. I'm guessing that the sparrow may not have...
  20. What killed my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I was taking this out: This got caught in between the block and the tranny: Here is the battery post where the short exited: After this occurred. I checked all the fuses and the throttle pedal still wouldn't respond. I so finally gave up and traded off the car for this truck...