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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My air conditioner stopped working and I thought I had narrowed it down to the A/C controls. The button was sticking when I pressed it and the AC light did not turn on. I removed the radio, trim, etc to get the HVAC controls module out. According to the wiring diagram, the AC switch is...
  2. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi all, I am a new TDI owner. Got my 2005 passat with 82k last week. So far it has been running well until today. I was driving to the dog park and the car started to act weird. First off, it was starting a little hard. Next, it was struggling to make any power and didnt want to shift. I had to...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Need a little advice folks. And if I missed a similar thread, please let me know and I will cancel this one. Last year I was in a nice little collision with a deer in which my nice new(ish) 2014 Passat took it on the chin, literally. Had to have the front bumper, driver-side headlamp...
  4. B5 Garage
    I was hoping somebody here can help me find a replacement for this socket. I've been trying to find one for a while and have had no luck so far. Looks like the previous owners tried to fix it but I think it's beyond repair at this point. Here's a couple pictures...
  5. B5 Garage
    Electrical fire on the way to work at 5am. Was already late for major meeting and it became one of those sh*t days... one thing after another. When the electrical was shorting it was blinking the instrument panel lights, gauges, and even caused the car to stall. I located the melted headlight...
  6. B5 Garage
    For the past couple of weeks my heated driver seat has been bugging me. On 1 (lowest heat setting) would get so hot to the point i couldnt sit if heater was left on. Today after a short drive a weird smell started and i noticed the seat..... So the synthetic leather is melted as well as the...
  7. B5 Garage
    I have a 1998 AEB manual w/ 214,000 miles. Current engine mods are: GIAC K03 chip K04 turbo LLtek CAI w/ K&N cone Problem: I am in the process of swapping out an RP K04-0015 turbo with a wastegate that melted in 10k miles. This is the same failure of the original kkk k03 it replaced. I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone ever have this? The LED (at least I assume it is LED versus LCD) info display (MFI) in the instrument cluster has "leaked" i.e., very bright red light is bleeding in a scratchy pattern is overlaying the info. The pattern seems to change, too. Dealer quotes ~$700 all in to replace the...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I was driving on E for a few days when I'm on my way home and on a fairly busy road right before the turn for my house, my car starts acting up. I was in 4th gear going probably about 35-40 in a zone where cars are going 60, and I make a right turn onto a backroad leading to my house. I...
  10. B5 Garage
    I took a look at my sparkpluggs today. One of them was melted... The color of the plug is white\grey. (Running lean??) A friend of mine is coming over with a instrument i can use to inspect pistons and cylinder walls. (Dont know what it is called.) I`m suspecting a bad injector.. Can somebody...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I have what seems to be an interesting problem and can't find any other posts with others having similar problems. My car is a '01.5 passat 1.8T, and the passenger side headlight wire harness melted about 6 months ago. I fixed the problem using recommendations found on here stating to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my 2002 passat in for service today. One of the things I wanted them to look at was the melted wires that shorted out one of my headlights. I was told that's "normal" and it would be $590 to replace both driver and passenger wiring harnesses! Do you all agree with their statement that...
  13. B5 Garage
    A few weeks ago my wife's Passat (2001 B5.5) had a burned out headlight bulb. I go to replace it and see that the connector has been damaged due to excessive heat. I insulated it with some electrical tape and it worked fine till this morning. Is this another thing on the list of what seems to be...
  14. B5 Garage
    i discovered my passenger side bulb housing has melted beyond usability:banghead: ...how much does this cost from the dealer?
  15. B5 Garage
    So, my low bulb headlight (driver side) on my 2001.5 Passat (1.8) went off about a week ago, then came back on, and is now off again. I bought a replacement bulb and went to change it out but noticed that the one side of the bulb assembly (that the bulb "plugs" in to) was melted away...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so im double parked in the street waiting for my friend. He is like a woman always takes forever to get ready. So needless to say i was out there for like 20 min with my flashers on. Then we get on our way and i go to make a left i notice my blinker is indicating a blown bulb.(fast blinker) So...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hey all, I am new to this forum but have been around on vwvortex for a few years now. I am hoping someone here can help... :D The ignition switch on my 99 B5 1.8t went bad over the weekend. It killed my headlights, wipers, blinkers, HVAC fan, horn, defroster etc. etc. :banghead: I was able...
  18. B5 Garage
    hello..im new to your forum here......my girlfriends passats headlight on the passenger side stopped working.....when i took it apart, i saw the harness on the drl bulbs was melted....i tried to put it back together but even the wires were toasted.....seems wierd though because it has the stock...
  19. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001.5 Passat. The daytime running lights burned out recently(original bulbs), I went and got new bulbs and when I removed the old ones, the plastic outlet that the bulbs plug into was completely melted, on both sides! Thought this was kindof strange, took it to the dealer and they told...
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