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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My heated seats, cigarette lighter ( charger) and window washer motor all stopped at pretty much the same time. My mechanic hasn't yet diagnosed the problem, fuses look fine, suggesting maybe a relay, bnut needing to dismantle part of my dash. Can anyone point me in the right direction...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys.. Long story short i bought an armrest from a salvage yard and the connections for cigarette lighter that is on the back of the armrest where cut. It isn't something that i want to necessarily do but why not. My question is Where can i get power so i can wire up the cigarette lighter on...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am not having fun with my first vw Bought it wrecked but it was sitting for a while Changed gas got it running smooth but wouldn't idle Came back two days later and the passengers floor was wet and we all know what that means ccm Took it apart and the whole computer was submerged in water...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does the B5.5 have a light up ashtray/cig lighter ? Like the front ? I wired mine up and it works perfectly except the Light. I wired it into the front light and nothing . The plug has 3 wires and I spliced them perfectly. Any ideas ? Or was it just some years ? Also while im here what...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installed awhile ago a 5.5 center console. Decided it was finally time to make it functional since I now need that as an fm transmitter slot. Any experience from anyone doing this mod themselves ? I'm thinking of going to the u pull and cutting a connector from a 5.5 since my center console...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 5.5 center console and the rear CIG lighter door is stuck. I push the button and it doesn't do anything. It moves a bit when I push but doesn't fully open. I have it out of the car as I am writing this. Also other than wiring it into the front lighter is there a better way so I...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I have done some searching and have found that the Radio antenna's are powered, but I've the last few months I've noticed a few weird things. My FM signal on certain signals is static like, and on others it is crispy clean. Now If i plug into the cig lighter the one by the radio to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so I have a 03 passat 1.8t. Pushing 170,000 on it. My cigarette lighter doesn't seem to work. I've changed the whole thing for a junk yard part. Still nothing. Is there like a fuse, or anything else that Can be causing this problem??? The one on the center console for the back seat and...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wanting to use the rear seat console cigarette lighter to charge my ipod. Stupidly, I stuck my tester in the socket to see if it was hot. Well, it was, cause I shorted it out. I checked the fuse (and all the others). The fuse looked good, but now I can't get power to it. It did work...
  10. B5 Garage
    Hi all! i love this mo...I have even done it. But I always run into the same issue...how do you wire the rear cigarette lighter? There is no such wire in the B5. Are folks leaving it with no power? Is there a magic hidden wire? Or are folks splicing into the front cig lighter wiring...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently got myself a dash cam and it has a feature where it turns on automatically when the car is turned on (since it assumes that the cigarette lighter is switched), however, as we all know, Passat cigarette lighters are always on. So is it possible to make it switched? Is there a way to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey everybody, i just bought a 2 way socket car cigarrette lighter charger with 2 USB ports, but i really hate showing cables, so i wanted to know if there is a way (and how) can i hardwire it to the car, i was thinking to remove the original cigarrette lighter and solder the wires to it, idk if...
  13. B5 Garage
    Quick silly problem. Checked my cigar lighter fuse and it is OK. Cigar lighter not working and as I want use it to run my Cell/Mobile phone, is there another inline fuse that I need to check/change. Can't find any info on it thought. Any help appreciated.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a few weeks back I was trying to be a good friend and be the designated driver for the night. On the way home this drunk girl decided it'd be a good idea to rip out my entire rear ashtray and lighter, along with all the wires to go with it. So now I'm stuck with the task of putting it all...
  15. B5 Garage
    Awhile back, I put my B5 into park after, well, parking, and I heard a loud crack. I didn't think too much of it, so I went into the store like nothing happened. When I got back into my car and started driving, my tiptronic was not working. I did some research and found the magnet was probably...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi i have a passat estate b5.5 and just wondering if i can make my cig lights go off with the ignition because i have my snooper s4 plugged in and want it to go off with the ignition not have to unplug it every time i get out the car thanks ps if thats isnt poss where would be the best place...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. I have quite a wierd issue with my 98' B5 Passat TDI. The cigarette lighter does not heat up, although there is power getting there as I use my phone charger, tom tom charger etc... I would have thought that if the cigarette lighter did not work, then so wouldnt the power. What could...
  18. New Member Introductions
    I have checked the fuses and they are ok. Do I have to take my dash apart to get at the problem? I need it for my gps hookup. tseyler
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I use the cigarette lighter power a lot and one thing I've noticed is occasionally I have a gadget that pops out of it. I have a Whistler PRO 58 Radar Detector that I just bought and the plug will not sit in properly. It pops out or the power to the detector just stops (partial pop out)...
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