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  1. does the "B" in B5 mean brittle?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have had a small cascade of issues with the car recently. Recently a turn signal bulb went out. The burnout was bad enough parts of the plastic housing of the socket melted. The clamp connecting the downpipe to the resonator/muffler rusted out and needed to be replaced. Then the flex...
  2. What does a regular coffee mean to you?

    Off-Topic Forum
    So i thought it was a fluke but i was wrong last year at waterfest i ordered a large regular from the local DD, the girl behind the counter gives me a confused look and asks if i want cream and sugar in it i say yes regular and again she says do you want cream and sugar so i say yes regular...
  3. What Does This Light Mean?

    B5 Garage
    Long story short - I left my keys in the car all night and drained the battery. Jumped her this afternoon and noticed this light. It's on the RPM's, right around 1,000. What does it mean? Here's a pic of course EDIT: 98 1.8T if it matters.
  4. Whats does JOM mean?

    New Member Introductions
    Reading through posts and "JOM" pops up once in a while. Couldnt search 3 letters so just posted through here instead. I know what JDM means so maybe this is a euro version of it?? :crazy:
  5. Pictures of one mean B5.5...

    The Showroom
    Howz it everyone! Just wanted to do a lil show n tell of my newest mods, that just got done over the past week... Its been awhile since I last posted some pics of my ride..So heres my chance to show you my new brake setup and new wheels...Check um out and LMK what u think! Thanks in advance...
  6. So what's the little green light mean?

    Off-Topic Forum
    If this is a repost than feel free to use the:ban?:icon ... :rolleye: Directly under a user's post count resides a new light. When I hover my pointer over the light, various things pop up: "USER" "USER is on a distinguished road" "USER is an unknown quantity at this point" What does it...
  7. You mean this thing SAVES gas too!?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    LOL OK I admit I havent driven a stick in a long long time and back then it was to go fast, never to sip gas which was about 60 cents a gallon anyway. So I recently got a Passat with the Tip option but rarely use it... except to go fast, again. So I set out today to see if I could get...
  8. Axle replacement mean a wheel alignment?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going to have to be replacing an axle this week, but I'm scheduled for an alignment and some warranty work on Wednesday. If I get an alignment before I replace the axle, am I going to need another after I do the replacement? Thx -K2
  9. What does 'Channel' mean when talking about Amps?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (Click to enlarge) See how it asks for what channel amp I want? well, do you mind explaining to me what the channels mean? and what a 2001 passat would have regarding channels? please & thank you
  10. Silly kids and their toys, i mean honda

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not that this really pertains to anything important at all but i felt like sharing. A buddy of mine just got an 01 GTi VR6, mojave beige, same as mine, ironic lol. anyway we're out in a parking lot taking some pictures, mind you its 1 am, we're in a some what busy area, there's fast food...
  11. What does this Error Code mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car doesn't start easily sometimes and I get the check engine as well as the EPC warning light. Sometimes the engine shuts off while driving in the middle of the road/highway. I just hope it's not the timing belt that's failing. How much do you think the repairs will cost to make this code go...
  12. P0116 & P0136 what is this code mean?

    B5 Garage
    P0116 & P0136 I got check engine light on. I went to AutoZone and checked the codes. It shows P0116 & P0136. AutoZone guy told need to replace O2 sensor and Temp coolant…If anybody has any idea about this number please let me know. This is 2001 passat 4 cy turbo. I am having little starting...
  13. So that's what they mean by a bad Wastegate

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had the fun of changing my turbo on Saturday. When I was able to get the old one out(which went surprising fast considering I didn't remember about the support brace for 10 minutes) and started transferring the bits over I ran into a bit of a snag because the coolant line bracket didn't line up...
  14. wtb mean hood extension and kamei sport mesh grill for b5.5

    Classified Archive
    wtb mean hood extension and kamei sport mesh grill for b5.5 email: [email protected]
  15. What does "resprayed" mean, regarding painting?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a difference between getting your car painted, and the term "resprayed"? Does resprayed indicate just a "re-spray" of clearcoat? I'm starting to chunk some money away to get my car painted (not the 6 grand type) least the front end as it has SOOOOO much damage due to rock...
  16. Does dead factory radio mean dead hazard switches/blinkers??

    Mobile Electronics
    I know my hazard switch worked fine before puttin the stock radio in,which I know is the relay for the blinkers which worked fine also.My factory radio is corro ded and wont turn on.Does this mean power has been cut to my hazard switch as welll?
  17. What does CPO really mean?

    New Member Introductions
    We just bought an 03 GLS over the weekend. It has 48K miles and is VW CPO and covered by the 2/24K. We got an amazing price of just over 12K including the warranty which was at least 3K less than any other I'd found of this make and mileage within 150 miles. No service records from PO and we've...
  18. so my cluster turned totally thread i mean red

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ya i have to get up in about 4 hours but figured id say this. I was leaving the gym with a friend and sat in my car and turned the sexy beast on. I look at the cluster that shows my MPG and all that goodness and little do i know wow. The whole cluster was RED it was like looking at a...
  19. More roads don't necessarily mean more traffic, study says

    Anything Auto
    Source: Interesting because it certainly contradicts what public transportation advocates are saying about building new roads.
  20. See the auto show. Ooops i mean every auto show!

    Anything Auto