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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...
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