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  1. New Member Introductions
    About a year ago I tried to log into my old account and for the life of me could not get it to work. So I created a new account. I just bought my second 2003 V6 wagon and it’s overheating in the 90° Seattle weather and really need help. Please approve me for forum privileges. Very much...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...never heard/read of the door lock/latch mechanism failing (locked) quite like this. Think it's a Rockwell design. It's the '99 Passat. Regardless of door lock rod position, the passenger's front door won't open, from the inside or outside. Interior panel is off and about to loosen those...
  3. New Member Introductions
    When I went to unlock the car with the key, it was very hard to turn it. I was afraid I was going to break the key. I finally got it to the up/down position and could get it out. Now the door will no unlock from outside or inside. I was able to get in from the passenger side. When I try to...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I searched threads but didn't see one like my issue. I may have missed it. Here's my issue... I have a 2004 Passat wagon 4motion. I replaced the front brake pads and rotors like I've done on many of my other cars before, however this time, the brakes were locked once I started the...
  5. B5 Garage
    As the title says my steering wheel is locked and the key will not turn. I have tried all combos of turning the steering wheel and key in order to get it to turn..no luck! I tore down the column, which took a few minutes, to see if removing the ignition switch may help. It did not. How do I...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been working on a 99 Passat that I bought the ccm melted because it got wet and the battery died now the radio factory radio locked. Is there a way to unlock it without going to the dealer?
  7. Mobile Electronics
    Hi all. My sons 2001 Passat has a rear passenger door that's intermittent I found out today when he got home with his door locked and the window down... Googled for a while and pulled the boot off via the front passenger door frame and don't see any broken wires or corroded connection between...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have passat 2003 2.0 .I parked the car for 2 month cause I don't use it.I run it from time to time .last time I ran it two weeks ago .today i went to run it. When I pressed the knob key .no respond . l tried to open it with the key But I can't open the door.the battery seems to be dead...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the drivers door window regulator and now the drivers door won't open from outside after being locked and unlocked. If I get out of the car and close the door, it will open just fine from the outside. If I lock the door with the key fob, then un-lock the door with the key fob, the...
  10. B5 Garage
    The Monsoon Premium 6 stereo / CD on my wife's 04 Passat GLS died. I bought one from a craigslist seller but when I put it in it is in 'safe' mode. How do I get the code to unlock this radio. The seller doesn't have the code but says this stereo came out of a 2004 VW Jetta GLI and should work...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well gentlemen, Seems like i've done it now! A couple of weeks ago i removed the rear left door card because i was checking for a wiring issue with my stereo. It seems like i forgot to connect the release cable to the door latch when i reinstalled the door card - and the door is locked! (ie...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I've just taken my car for the MOT, and it failed on the old favourite CV joint boot, and n/s rear door won't open. When I operate the central locking from the key or the button on the drivers door, the other 3 doors work fine, and you can hear the actuators operating, but nothing...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Since a couple of days when I start my Passat the shifter is locked in P position and I have to struggle a lot to shift it to D position. I'm not sure what's wrong. Has this to do with extreme cold? Any hint is appreciated. thanks
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, I really hope some good soul can help me out Last night I had an attempted theft of my B5 parked outside (I live in Milan, Italy) I can't start the car, the key does't turn in the ignition lock and the steering wheel is now locked I'm kind of scared here because I've asked five...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T Wagon, no mods except trailer lights which haven't worked for years. For 12 years, I drive home, put the keys on the dash, exit the car. For the last couple weeks, the battery has sounded weaker when starting, but it's winter. Two weeks ago, after not driving the car for 3 days, I...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And finally the door lock problem has hit me ! (Been around the forum along time) 98 B5 RHD Rear LH Door shut solid, I have read all the posts on the whole door window saga.Tried everything to open the door physically except releasing wire in pull VAG COM shows F222 implausable(or was it...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, after a month of fixing other issue that needed to be done; and buying VAS. I have came to a conclusion that my issue here http://www.passatworld.com/forums/68-b5-garage/355555-rpms-bouncing-around-while-steady-throttle-doesnt-occur-cruise-control.html. Is being caused by the torque...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone had this problem? when I lock my doors on my 2001.5 Passat with remote the horn sounds once and the tail lights and side marker lights flash once then go off. This is what us supposed to happen. Now when I lock the car with the remote the drivers tail light and side light remain on...
  19. New Member Introductions
    I am new to this forum. We have had the stop engine oil light come on in the past and taken it to VW dealer. Either nothing was found or the light stopped going on for them (twice) a few years ago. January 2, 2013, we got the stop engine light and drove straight to Houston (out of town)...
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