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  1. New member! 2016 Passat Lost steering wheel controls and airbag warning light on

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    New member! 2016 Passat Lost steering wheel controls and airbag warning light on. Hi all! What made me search for this forum is the fact that all of a sudden my 2016 Passat steering wheel controls are not working and the Airbag warnig light came on. Besides that, today I found that someone tried...
  2. Lost round plastic piece that goes under wiper arm in engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I think I successfully replaced the gasket and sealed my pollen filter against leaks, but in the process I lost one of the round plastic grommets or whatever they are that go under the wiper shaft and the plastic cowl that clips in under the windshield. I saw it fall in one of the gaps...
  3. ZF5HP19 lost all fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2004 pumped all the fluid out in 1/4 mile. Car never missed a shift, no codes. Just lost all fluid. Looks like either a pump seal or something else in the bell housing. Fluid coming out of hole at the bottom of bell housing. Looking for a good transmission shop in Atlanta area. Thanks, Clark
  4. Have I lost my mind???

    New Member Introductions
    New to forum. Picked up 2008 Passat with 166K miles. This thing had a multitude of issues. HPFP and follower gone. No Boost. Tons of Oil in intercooler. Fans running on and off when the car is off in 15 degree weather. Hope the pros here can help me get her back on the road!!!
  5. 2003 radio upgrade, I'm lost!

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all. have been lurking as a member for awhile when my sons 2003 Passat needs work. Thank you all for your contributions, it has helped me alot. Now to my problem. For Christmas, I bought my son a new radio for his 2003 Passat. Bought the JVC KW V220BT DVD Receiver from Crutchfield. This is...
  6. Oil light came on car lost power and shut down. :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a Passat Wagon 1.8t 2003 that I've had for 7 years.... at 170k. Always used synthetic religiously. Throughout the years I've had various issues, but I always really enjoyed the car. Last week I was driving down the highway when I suddenly had the oil light come on. I got...
  7. new and lost

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    brand new to this forum.. thought i followed the noob rules correctly but may not have.. went to reply to a post i started only to be told my token had expired.... any info on that...
  8. lost at the moment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so i am new to this forum, as well as the b5 Passat.. so here is the history.. i bought a 99 sedan 1.8t with manual trans. Drove it for about a month. one day while driving i heard a small pop and the clutch pedal went limp.. it wasn’t a dead pedal just wouldn’t allow me to shift gears...
  9. I think I have lost my mind. Z3 M in the garage

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    Well been looking for a new ride for a while. Really wanted a roadster. Really, really want a BMW M series. I have a search notification on Craig's list. Up pops a newly listed 98 Z3 M roadster. 50,000 miles, mint condition , absolutely immaculate. Silver with black leather. Cover...
  10. Lost power steering?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Over the past few days, I have replaced my water pump, timing belt, and timing belt tensioners. I also put on a new serpentine belt as my old one had some cracking in it. I have since driven the car 200 miles, and today, while I was driving, I suddenly was unable to steer the car. (Just barely...
  11. Lost some confidence today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Called my dealer to get a quote to replace my transmission oil. It went like this. Me. Good morning, I'm looking to get a price on having the oil changed in the transmission of my 2000 Passat. Vw. It's not recommend at your mileage. Me. Would you like some info on the car? Vw. Sure, how...
  12. 2.8 won't start after Timing Belt and CCT removal *LOST*

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the Timing Belt and also the intake cams to replace the CCT shoes and gasket. I marked the cam chains and put it back exactly right with 16 links. I hand cranked the engine several times with plugs removed and TB back on and it looked perfect. It now won't start. It has spark (test...
  13. VW Lost Thousands Of Brand New Cars To The Chinese Explosion

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    VW Lost Thousands Of Brand New Cars To The Chinese Explosion From the article: This Chinese news source claims the list of damaged cars includes: 1065 Touaregs 114 Golfs 391 Beetles 84 up!s 257 Tiguans 39 SportsVans 28 Magotans (locally built Passats and 770 “Specials”, whatever those might...
  14. Lost my "key-in-ignition/lights on" while door open chime

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a week ago I noticed that I lost my door chime when I have my key in the ignition with the door open. It is also absent when my lights are on with the door open. The door seems to be the common variable so I did some digging and found this write-up: taligentx.com: Passat - Door Lock...
  15. 03 passat lost ac, started misfiring, got CEL

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all. Have an 03 1.8 with 66k miles. Not sure problems are related but here goes. Past week ac has stopped cooling intermittently. Yesterday after the cooling stopped, it started running rough like a misfire. CEL came on. Limped it back home and hooked up my obd scanner. Keeps saying ERROR...
  16. lost hot air blow from climatronic after boost with jumpstart in garage and ticking n

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I lost hot air in climatronic after garage on my passat v5 2.3 only blow cold for now and also coming ticking noise from the glove box after they boost with jump start in the local garage. The radio also was blow the fuse on the device not in the fuse compartment. I hope any advice for...
  17. Lost my key....

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    hey guys i lost my only key for my 2000 glx passat v6 i recently bought a new key fob from ebay that came with the blank key but the part is i still have the whole system i just need the key to be recut idk what to do will the dealer do it for 300$ as i heard or would i be able to call a...
  18. Serious amount of oil lost, can't determine where it's leaking.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as of recently i was getting a the low oil pressure warning, and it had been 4000 miles since my last oil change so i decided it was probably time to change the oil (synthetic 5w-40). The past few times i've changed it, it was always a quart or two which i know is not necessarily normal, but...
  19. 6sp Manual Trans and 1.8T Engine Swap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The 4MO Tip Trans weighs 286 lbs with the mounts, differentials,torque converter and fluid (minus what came out of the trans cooler). Pretty close to the 300 I estimated last time I had mine out. The 6sp manual with a lightweight single mass flywheel, clutch and RS4 pressure plate weighs 194...
  20. Just Bought a 08 passat wagon - I am Lost already!!! LOL...

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am a noob of course and i have just purchased a 2008 VW Passat Wagon with a 2.0T. Any info would be greatly appreciated...
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