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  1. What Does This VCDS Temperature Reading Mean?

    B5 Garage
    I have been going through this 1999 Passat, AEB engine, and got concerned that my temp gauge never reached normal operating temp. 190 degrees if I am correct. So I took a reading with VCDS and found that the top temperature I got was 60 degrees Celsius which is around 140 F. My temp dash temp...
  2. What's B7 Mean

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Can I get an some help as I am trying to determine what is meant by B5, B6, B7 Passat? I have a 2015 Passat LE which so far, I like very much, but I have no idea what it is as far as B5, B6, or B7. Can anyone enlighten me as to what that means and how I can determine which B my car is? Thanks...
  3. what does the term "breaking" mean?

    New Member Introductions
    I am a member of a Passat buy/trade/sell group on FB and there are alot of owners from the UK there. does anyone know what the term "breaking" means? I am wanting to say its our version of parting out, but I am not quite for sure.
  4. ever wonder about the VW and Audi parts numbering system, what the parts codes mean?

    Anything Auto
    see this site for info: Volkswagen and Audi Parts Numbering System... An in depth look at how it works - News - Deutsche Auto Parts - Volkswagen and Audi Parts Supplier - Online Discounted Parts Store
  5. Color marks on spring coils? What do they mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I noticed some color marks on spring coils. I have seen other coils with different color and number marks. Some have only two, some have 4 marks. What do they mean?
  6. What does this option code mean?

    USA - East
    I used the options decoder for my codes listed on my sticker in the owners manual. All are self explanatory except this one: L03 = Suspension range 03 installation control only, no requirement forecast :confused: What does it mean? Any help would be appreciated! B0D = Component parts set...
  7. Rocky on idle... I mean the Action not the other half of Bullwinkle...

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings! When I have my 2003 VW Passat idling at a red light, even though the Temp gauge shows 190, which is my norm, it'll be rocky and rattling somewhat. If I put the car in Neutral, then, all rockiness is gone and all is right in the world. Well, that is for a few seconds before I have...
  8. Trouble code P1410 99 Passat 1.8 turbo What does it mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    MY husbands car wont start we got a scanner and scanned the codes a bunch came up I wrote them down erased them then attempted to start the car again the car still wont start so I scanned the codes again only one came up that is P1410 the book says Fuel tank vent calve, Short to B+. I looked in...
  9. cam position sensor syncronization - what does it mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my B5 is coming up on 175k now and i have been putting-off the task of replacing the CCT seal/gasket. oil leaks from that area and the valve cover ( i'm probably burning some oil too) and i'm topping off more than i would like. what i would like to do is replace the CCT and timing chain while i...
  10. CDX Error 3, what does it mean? 2003 6-Disc Monsoon

    Mobile Electronics
    The first 2 discs in the magazine play fine, then when it gets to disc 3 I get this message and it no longer plays. The only way to fix it is to take out the magazine and put it back in again. Then the same thing occurs once it reaches disc 3 again. Is it the magazine? The disc? The HU? Also...
  11. No power and I mean NO power.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello gentlemen. Bought a Passat -99 TDi with 300000 km on the clock. It got absolutely NO power. Does 70km/h after like 5 minutes. No faulty codes. VNT-valve moves ok. Measured at least 0,7 bar boost pressure. Checked the timing belt and everything was spot on. Pump has been refurbished by...
  12. What does it all mean (crosspost from newb tube)?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm putting this here too, because I think this forum gets more play.. Been on the site since May...enjoy it very much. I've noticed a couple of things..first, we can't have SIGs. Got it... Second...what is that tally on the right side of all my messages. Mine initially said I was on a...
  13. What does it all mean?

    New Member Introductions
    Been on the site since May...enjoy it very much. I've noticed a couple of things..first, we can't have SIGs. Got it... Second...what is that tally on the right side of all my messages. Mine initially said I was on a distinguished path. Now, I'm an unknown entity (or something). I was just...
  14. What does this code mean?

    B5 Garage
    My car tripped 4 codes but only got a description of two of them. B2A51 B2215 P2181-cooling system performance P0411-Secondary air injection, incorrect upstream flow I replaced the coolant temp. sensor to see if it would fix the P2181 code. Any idea about the other codes?
  15. what does all this mean!?!? need some help :]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    looking for the turn signal. i was told to check this
  16. Oh GOOD!...I mean Oh, Crap!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looks like the rear shocks are a little bouncy on my '03 V6. I'll have to have the down face in front of the boss... :( But deep inside, all VW enthusiasts look like this when they need to "replace" worn out stock suspension components. :driving: (don't tell wife...but I think she knows...
  17. Does replacing valve body in transmission mean rebuilt transmission?

    B5 Garage
    Yes, while that may sound like a dumb question, it's an honest one from someone who has never opened a transmission up and only knows that a torque converter mates to the tiptragic transmission. I'm going to be hitting 200k here soon and farmed out some questions to some VERY knowledgeable...
  18. Radio fault code...what does this mean?

    Mobile Electronics
    Did a full scan tonight with the VCDS and I found this: Address 56: Radio Labels: 1K0-035-1xx-56.lbl Part No SW: 1K0 035 180 M HW: 1K0 035 180 M Component: Radio DE2 016 0020 Revision: 00016000 Serial number: VWZ4Z7I3162273 Coding: 0010400 Shop #: WSC 00000...
  19. Shiny red lights mean 'STOP'

    Anything Auto
    Didn't want to post anything until the insurance went through. Got rear ended late last week while stopped at a red light. I felt a hard shove, yelled a few select explicit words and walked out to find this. :(:(:( The other driver was insured (thank God) and from what the adjuster has told...
  20. What is the mean of Piston rings,purple,green,yellow ?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got new piston w/conection rod (#4) ready to instal, but got confuse about this 3 color (purple,green,yellow on oil ring) i assume must be 120 degr. But how about colors ? Need Help please:confused: . Thank You.