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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Late B5.5 Door Mirror Glass (2004) I've got a 2004 build GLS 4Motion. The heated door mirrors have the integrated turn signals. Are the door mirrors the same as on B6 models, ie 2006 and later? The price and fitment descriptions seem to vary quite a bit, on the online shopping I've done so far.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Oddly enough, the broken dipstick on my Sept. 2003 build AWM 1.8T has a handle (lower portion, still in tact) that looks like this: Yet, the one specified for my car based on build date looks more like this: The first dip stick is about 1/2 inch shorter (measured from where the plastic...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hello All, I own a 2003 Passat with 201,894 miles to be exact, yesterday (08/28/2014) I replaced all four tires with new ones. I immediately went to an alignment mechanic afterwards only to be told that my inner tie rods were bad and it's best to get them replaced before doing an alignment...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good afternoon! I picked up some perfect leather seats from a 2005 B 5.5 after reading a tutorial on the ease of switch over of the connectors, but my 1999 B5 airbag has two wires, brown and brown with red tracer. The new seats have black/blue/brown coming out of the seat and plugging into a...
  5. New Member Introductions
    When I first joined I had a 2000 4 motion passat wagon. It went to 268,000 km and then developed a leak due to warped head. Found an original owner 2004 wagon 4 motion and bought that last summer.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have noticed recently that in the mornings when I start the car it wont shift into 2nd gear unitl I hit around 3000RPM. It's starting to cool down here in Texas and nights are now around 55* Fahrenheit. I don't notice this for the restof the day, only in the morning. Is that the car simply...
  7. Anything Auto
    I was volunteering at the 5th Gold Rush Rally ( GRV ) which started at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and took a bunch of photos of some amazing machines all decked out like an automotive Mardi-Gras. Since I've known one of the original crew from Los Angeles, she graciously allowed me on...
  8. B5 Garage
    Anyone know what this wire goes to? One is brown, the other a light blue. Runs in between the frame and cluster. Its the black wire in front of the blue clip thing.
  9. Events & Gatherings
    Im gonna pop up a time in jan of next year for a garage day. It will prob be mid to late january. Just something to think about. for all that dont know, its in ct, and its a day that gets shit done.
  10. Anything Auto
    I went to replace a problematic PCV system in my 05 A4 AMB, and got the entire thing ripped out. the replacement I bought is this one from 034 Motorsports: Breather Hose Kit, Late-AMB Audi A4 1.8T, Reinforced Silicone - 034Motorsport | Performance Parts for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen and...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just purchased an '03 Passat 1.8t with 136k miles. It has been babied, one previous owner, professional maintenance, and recently replaced clutch, seals, timing chain, cv's, etc. My plans are to first install the Forge splitter (in the mail right now), then upgrade to 2.5in Downpipe+exhaust...
  12. The Showroom
    I figured i'd share...:thumbup: Have to clean garage before i do anything else in there now :D
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, This is realllll late considering I have 500+ posts, am in Second gear and all that special stuff but first off a little bit about myself. I'm a Mechanical Engineer major at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! and Hokie Hi to anyone whose a hokie here :) My whole family drives VW's. Mom...
  14. Anything Auto
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  15. B5 Garage
    This documents the installation of replacement side mirrors for the later-style door mirrors. The Bentley manual only shows the procedure for the early rectangular mirror, and it's not exactly applicable to the bullet-shaped mirrors on later cars. The internals should be roughly the same, just...
  16. B5 Garage
    The car has a rough idle but runs ok at higher RPMs. I’m thinking maybe a vacuum leak pre throttle body, possibly the diverter valve? The following is a previous post I made with no positive (Satan ridding) outcome. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Rough idle and cel code after...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a problem with my Passat, the engine is cold, the car works perfect, but as soon warms up to 90, start a bad start on engine, and when im running the car at 3000 rpm with a 3 speed and try to axelerait the all car just starts to shaiking, ther is no worning lights caming on, i chang...
  18. The Showroom
    Was bored so a buddy took a sparking roller :)
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched on here and haven't found the correct info. Just wondering if anyone has installed an 02-03 cluster into an earlier non-immo Passat. Mine is a 2000 with an ATW. I have access to VCDS and I'm able to code it if necessary. Anyone? Thanks in advance!
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