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  1. Door lock mechanism latch is corroding - pulled regulator panel and lock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so all my doors have this happening now, where they don't open on the first pull (mostly after initially unlocking). I know how each door has to reset back to its original position before the door can be re-opened, and about the indexed cable on the outer door handle, and have played with...
  2. Door mechanism circuit board - same problem on 2002 as 1999?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, like many of you, I followed taligentx's instructions on the circuit board repair for the door lock mechanism (with bad solder joint). It's been a while. I have a 99 Passat. My friend thinks he's having the same problem, on his 2002. Did this defect/failure also plague the 2002?
  3. B5.5 Sedan, trunk mechanism stuck?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Yesterday the trunk on my Passat stopped opening, I can hear the mechanism work when you push the button to open the trunk but something is still locking it in place. I'm sorry for the vague description, I haven't properly looked into it and wanted some opinions Edit: After somehow...
  4. Door lock mechanism problems? It may just need cleaning.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! Last month, I noticed that the driver's door lock mechanism was acting up on our '05 wagon. The door lock button would lock all but the driver's door, and no lights or buzzers would come on when the driver's door was opened. Sometimes everything worked as it should, but most of the...
  5. Replacing the driver side lock mechanism

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2012 Passat (B7, I guess). My driver side door lock doesn't lock consistently. Sometimes I have to give it a "love tap" just behind the door handle inside the door then it will lock. Other times all other doors will lock once parked but not the driver side. Also while driving at low...
  6. Door lock mechanism diagnosis

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, my driver's rear door has been acting up for a while. You had to snatch on the door handle a couple of times to get it to open. I adjusted the outer handle until I was blue in the face, but could never get it to work right. Well, a few weeks ago, the door finally stopped opening (along...
  7. The door locking mechanism??

    B5 Garage
    How odd - go to the post office, hit the lock on the remote and didnt hear the standard horn honk, didnt think much of it until driving down the road and I kept hearing the drivers door attempting to lock after you reach the 10mph or so. Then I noticed my drivers door wont lock when I hit the...
  8. Hood release mechanism issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have spent few days working non stop between work and replacing my car radiator support, bumper, fender now everything is back on and bolted but I am having issues with the hood release mechanism. It was working fine before I started working on it. Spent about and hour and a half before I...
  9. door lock actuator mechanism remove and replace

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The links below have excellent step-by-step instructions for replacing the door lock mechanism/actuator/assembly. Don't be intimidated, it's easier than it looks in the write-ups. I bought a brand new door lock assembly on ebay from the link below for only $26 with free shipping from...
  10. b5 passat passenger rear door glass and lock mechanism FREE!

    Parts For Sale
    I have a B5 passat passenger rear door glass and lock and I want them out of my garage I am not interested in shipping them. Please come pick them up I am in Framingham, MA. [email protected] thanks Graham
  11. Door Lock Mechanism Wiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a B5 Passat and as with most people out there I too have a problem with the door lock mechanism. I press the central lock button and all locks momentarily close and then immediately pop open again. This happens in random order (and number of locks) and there are days where they...
  12. Which door lock mechanism do i need?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive a 2001 model, and need a new drivers (uk) door lock mechanism. Im having issues such as interior lighnt unlit when door open, puddle light inactive, door locking when im inside... I think this all points to needing a new lock mech - which one would i need though? Ive looked on Ebay and...
  13. Door lock mechanism woes.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I knew I had a door lock mechanism problem when I bought this car, the other day I finally broke down and tore my door apart and pulled out the beast. Upon checking it the micro switch that told it when the door was locked was completely froze up. So I drove around looking for a new...
  14. FS Driver door latch mechanism B5

    Parts For Sale
    SOLD, lock er up!
  15. STUMPED!!! Liftgate lock mechanism

    B5 Garage
    How the @#! do I remove the complete lock mechanism from my 99 wagon tailgate? I've got the retaining nuts off for both lock mech and outer handle, and it moves around quite a bit but not off. how do I separate lock cylinder? I am replacing the actuator, which sees voltage but piston is not...
  16. B5 Door Lock Mechanism Source

    B5 Garage
    I tried fixing my 1998 B5 Drivers door lock mechanism with the TaligentX procedure ( Passat - Door Lock Mechanism Repair).... Electrical stuff worked great afterwards, but I must have screwed something up in re-assembly or the mechanical parts are just worn because sometimes the...
  17. Cleaning seat belt mechanism

    B5 Garage
    Hey all, I've noticed that recently my seat belt on the front passenger side has been a little laggy to retract, and because I often have passengers who aren't accustomed to my car, it will sometimes get caught in the door when they exit my car. I was wondering if there was a safe way to clean...
  18. 1999 Passat Length of M8 screw for Rear Lock Mechanism

    B5 Garage
    1999 (V) Passat 1.8 SE Petrol. Rear Passenger Door Lock. I've had various electrical problems which I'm trying to solve. Have used this site to check for battery drain, etc etc.... Latest suggestion involves checking the solder points inside the Lock mechanisms, and to do this I need to remove...
  19. swapping rear seat locking mechanism

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a '98 variant with the drivers side rear seat stuck in the upright and locked position. i have read a few posts on this problem so i know that it is probably related to broken white vw plastic, and that i can unlock it by jimmying a wire or by squeezing my hand in between the seat to...
  20. 1998 Passat - hood latch mechanism

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking for the hood latch mechanism (with the pull out). Shipping to 48114 MI. email: [email protected]