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  1. 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. 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. 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. The Showroom
    ... by centrifugal force... ... attached to... ... powered by... :lol:
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Anything Auto
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7547267.stm :(Such a shame.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok ok I have to tell, it was good fun. So the other night on a part of freeway in town, was about 10ish so it was dead, I'm driving to my girlfriends and this BMW 330ci (looked new) and another car (which I can't remember what it was now) came up behind me pretty quick and could tell they were...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone else try to trade in a B5 passat lately? Every dealer we've looked at cars at said the Passats don't hold value and even after 2 1/2 years of payments I'm still way upside down on this car. 2000 V6 tip with 83k miles and the most I'm offered on trade is $6k. We bought the car at a good...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :bow: After panel lights in a brand new 2003 Passat W8, including the “Airbag Warning” icon, began flashing crazily, I was slowing to turn off the highway when the driver's side head air curtain airbag exploded down without any apparent reason. A few minutes later, after all the acrid smoke...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ignoring other complaints about the dealership, heres what happened. I took the car to a certain Lemmon ave. dealership in Dallas to get the car ready to drive from TX back to CA. One thing I wanted fixed was the oil light, which came on after driving on the freeway for some time. They said they...
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