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  1. 207K - the laundry list of minor aches and pains - Denver area help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a really thorough estimate and although I have only had the car for 15K/1 year I am pretty excited. PO did a lot of maintenance and kept excellent records. I am beginning to wonder if he received an estimate at the end, decided to sell but neglected to put it in the folder. Bygones. Problem...
  2. Minor hiccups while idling in gear?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've looked at some posts here on the forum and found a few things about the car hiccuping. These hiccups are minor. I was told that I could replace the coils and plugs and all would be good. Can anyone confirm this? I have limited knowledge and am quite new to owning VWs. There are no strange...
  3. New to VW with two minor issues

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just bought a 2009 black passat 2.0t sedan with nav. I really love the car so far but ive found two issues that are bothering me. The first is that when I press the rear defrost button it wont stay on at all, is this a fuse issue or something bigger? The second is when the car is...
  4. minor damages after small crash-headlight motor still not working

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello to all passaters :) Being an owner of a B5 (2000 model) (really love it) I was devastated when I suddenly had no choice but to stumble upon the rear bumper of the SUV in front of me. 3 vehicles involved, me being the last in the row, all on our way for the long awaited summer holidays...
  5. B5.5 minor facelift suggestions - mesh grille and headlights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now that my Giac'd and lowered '03 is running like a champ again thanks to cat replacement, new VCG, NGK plugs, A/C recharge, new rotors/pads all around, and replaced rear Koni yellows (under warranty) I wanted to give her a little facelift. I was hoping to do a badge-less sport mesh grille kit...
  6. Crazy Woman Blows Up After Minor Accident (Passat content)

    Anything Auto
    Woman goes insane over minor accident and threatens police - YouTube Which one of you filmed this? :P
  7. Minor leak from the AC unit

    B5 Garage
    Hi. I have a 2001 B5.5 and as usual, something clogged the gutters so I had a leak on the passenger and driver's carpets. It turned out something on the AC pipe (the small plastic tube that goes from the black AC unit behind the glove compartment to the hole on the passenger front 'wall') was...
  8. KO3-029 on exhaust mani 70k very minor shaft play

    Parts For Sale
    i picked this up to use on my own car but decided i want to go with a k04 i said there is minor shaft play, but i am offering up this info ahead of time so you know. the amount of play is totally within acceptable range for working turbo, but i have to mention it so whoever buys...
  9. Hello all. B6 Minor Mod Ideas

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am new to this forum. About five months ago I purchases my first Volkswagen. I got a 2006 Passat 2.0T. I have gotten more into the Volkswagen community and have been looking at doing some minor modifications to my Passat. I decided to come to this site after using it periodically for...
  10. few minor problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys! i have three problems with my car and dont know what to do. first of all i have a 2002 passat 1.8t auto gls. 1st problem - vbration in front right wheel. i know i have a bad tie rod which i will replace sometime soon, but not sure if that will cause anytime of issues with...
  11. A few minor things can make a difference.

    The Showroom
    Hubcaps, taillight and passenger side lower bumper grille. A few minor things can make a big difference.
  12. P0456 Evap Emission minor leak

    B5 Garage
    Can a small leak at my recently replaced fuel pump cause my '03 B5 wagon to require two or three cranks to start AND throw the Evap Emission - minor air leak fault code? Also, does the evap system rely on pressure or vacuum when functioning properly? I am assuming the code is thrown when the...
  13. antifreeze hoses minor leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, i just serviced my b5 and when i took the oil filter out i cleaned a bit of pink 'sweat' that was around the two antifreeze hoses above the filter. The car does not need constant top up of antifreeze, it will go a bit close to the min mark every couple of months or so. I noticed now...
  14. minor accident now I have tranny problems

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have a 98 passat v6 it was in a minor fender bender, the fender and hood were damaged, I fixed the damage but now the motor idles a little rough, and the tranny wont shift higher than third gear. Any suggestions on what I should do?
  15. First VAG-COM Scan - couple minor faults?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did my first VAG-COM scan of my 2004 Passat wagon last night and was pleased to see very few stored faults. I got "Excessive Comm Errors" at the Engine address and "No Communications - Intermittent" from the Comfort System Data Bus under the Radio heading. They don't sound at all serious to...
  16. Minor Facelift

    The Showroom
    Painted the parts behind the grille black for a better look, also installed the DEPO HIDs. From this: To this: Was long overdue, now I'm pretty satisfied with how the front looks -- until I save enough to get the Eurogear front lip that is :D
  17. Minor Fender Bender on Monday, got appraised today, seems high?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was in an accident on Monday, broke the passenger parking light, dented the fender, and marked up the car a little. Got it appraised today at $2,000 for the total repair. Seems very high for the damage that I have. The only major damage is the parking light and the fender. How hard would it...
  18. Minor paint work in MA -suggestions?

    Dealerships and Service
    Greetings all, I'm looking to have my paint touched up in certain areas. When I bought my car, I noticed there were a few places that could use a nice sanding and repainting, however, I don't think I'm best suited for this job. Repainting is only needed in a few small areas (the front bumper...
  19. 2003 passat 1.8t *Minor Mods*

    Vehicles For Sale
    Year: 2003 Make: Volkswagen Model: Passat Color: Silverstone Grey Mileage: 107,xxx Transmission: Automatic/tip. Price: $6500 obo very nego. NOW ONLY $5000 Description: tiptronic/automatic all oil changes done every 3000 miles. timing belt done at 80,000 miles. tensioner replaced sept. 7th 2010...
  20. Minor but annoying problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is my car: And here is the front of my car: (your looking at the rub strips) And here is my problem: I can push it in so it looks like this: but it quickly pops back out again. So how can i fix it? Does it need to be replaced? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks :)