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  1. Heated mirrors have never worked

    B5 Garage
    On my 2000 GLS the heated mirrors have never worked in the four years I've owned it. Is it as simple as replacing a fuse? Should a light come on when the heater is activated by centering the mirror adjuster knob and pushing it aft? Beyond feeling the mirror, how do you know it's on?
  2. Tire belt broken? I've never heard of this!!!! Some insight please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my car aligned and aligned good. Steering wheel angle programmed and what not. I take the car for a drive, steering wheel is straight, not shaking, and no pulling. I was a happy camper, well I took it on the highway and going over 60mph it was pulling to the left. Weird pulling too, but at...
  3. The Car Lounge will never change.........

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    This site wouldn't let me put this thread under VW news, so I chose the B7 section, as new Passats are in this category. Before I get to the current Chattanooga Passat in particular, I'm not your typical Car Lounge "VW is doomed" pessimist, most of which I strongly suspect would like nothing...
  4. FS: B5.5 Passat Black Badgeless Grille New Never Installed

    Parts For Sale
    Sold Pending Funds: B5.5 Passat Black Badgeless Grille New Never Installed SOLD Pending Funds Guys, I have a few items for sale, I have a NEW never installed Badgeless Grille from ECS Tuning for sale. $ 30.00 Shipped UPS Ground to the US 48 ONLY with Tracking 1st " I will Take It " with...
  5. Rear door will sometimes (50/50) unlock but will never lock with central locking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, First-time poster here, but I have to thank everyone who’s helped me so far with all their previous threads. It’s truly a great forum and has helped me a ton! So, why have I joined? Well, I’m stumped with a door locking issue and I could do with some advice on next steps. So, here...
  6. never too old for new shoes...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I finally bit on a new set of shoes for my girl. I bent one of my wheels, wheels that are about 5 years old and out of production. So I replaced them with the Drag DR34s, 18x8 all around. I was staggered on 18x7.5/18x8.5. I'll keep the old wheels for my winters, with All Seasons mounted...
  7. Not so new here but just never post

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I have the Passat B5 1.8t which is my second VW. Same as many others here, I do have some problems and knowledge able this car to share. The previous VW that I had is B4 VR6. I love my car but it seems we need a lot of love to maintain them. I am currently in a school in Oklahoma and...
  8. It's never ending...door lock issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so first question, anyone know where I can get the rubber door lock rod boot that goes into the door pan? Secondly, I replaced my lock actuator on my drivers door, now every once in a while I can't open the door from the outside and have to reach in from the back or open the window and open...
  9. Temperature Gauge Never Reaches 190 degrees...... Thermostat....?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have changed the Coolant Temp Sensor and it will still not reach 190 degrees........ After about 15 minutes it will be half way to 190 degrees.... Your thoughts......?
  10. B518tko4's never ending build

    The Showroom
    Ok so not your cookie cutter car, here's my 98 passat 1.8t. Pretty much an oem+ build all I'm looking to do is update and make this car fun. Exterior Halo projection headlights Badgeless grille Votex lip Euro tails Engine Ko4 turbo Carbonio v1 airbox Samco hoses B5.5 covers Porsche caps...
  11. electric fan never coming on.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My ive been trying to tune my car. When I realize my temp keeps going a little over 90 when parked idleing. So I looked and even when im at 94degrees c the fan doesnt kick on
  12. Member for years, never posted

    New Member Introductions
    first post, 04 1.8
  13. My air conditioning never worked as expected; it blows hot air!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The air conditioning on my B6 Passat never worked as expected ever since I bought it new in 2006. It has a climate control where I set the temperature to LO (lowest setting) and depending on the outside/inside temperature, it can take up to about 30 minutes before I start noticing somewhat...
  14. Help please reposting a thread that never seemed to have any resolve.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    02' 1.8t Wagon Courtesy lower doors lights (both front driver and passenger doors) are not working The wires appear to be in mint condition, f-me if I have a clue what fuse it is so checked them all and they 'appear' fine. I know this is not conclusive. Moving on. The bulbs are both good as...
  15. Learning to let go is never easy.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in the process of getting a B5 S4(6spd and only 75k miles). It's a car I had always wanted when I was a kid playing the gran turismo games, always loved the imola yellow lol :driving: Well anywho, it saddens me to say that I will not be able to keep my 02 b5.5 80k miled ATQ anymore. Being...
  16. v6 hesitates and stutters but never on cruise control

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well ,still trying to solve this problem , 2004 v6 auto hesitates and stutters between 60-80 km/hr . I ran some sea foam through it knew timing belt water pump , air filter , cleaned maf and it's still doing it. Today I noticed it never stutters on cruise and drives beautifully. So where do I go...
  17. FS: VAG COM Cable - Brand New Never Used

    Parts For Sale
    I can confirm that it will work with a B5.5 Passat (it should work with any OBD2 port). I ordered 1, but the seller sent 2 and they told me to just keep the second. I don't have any need for the extra one, so I am selling it. I use the other one whenever I need to read or clear CEL codes (with...
  18. Never frost your plugs

    B5 Garage
    Made the mistake of starting my 02 2.8 at idle for just 30 seconds on a 28 degree night. Next morning it cranked but would not start. At first it acted like it was misfiring (out of time) after repeated attempts it began trying to start and once it ran on for 5 seconds after lots of cranking...
  19. 1974 vw SP-2 never heard of it or seen it before Brazilian made

    Anything Auto
    Rare 1974 VW SP-2
  20. Red LCD display message. Never saw this one

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi guys, I think I got my strange computer stuff ironed out by replacing the alternator on my 2001.5 v6 with automatic. I have a message in the red LCD display that shows XX min then 1 to the right in a red box. The XX seems to be a minute timer. I am the original owner and she has 239 K on...