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  1. Has anyone used the newer B5 rear door lock mechanisms in the older (99) cars?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a rear right door lock mechanism that is not opening from the outside, even directly pulling on the external handle metal cable with my hand. I believe the part# is 3B4839016B, but I cannot verify without tearing the door apart (and that would take considerable time and swearing). My...
  2. 01' Passat GLX - Newer Do-It Your Selfer

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I feel like I'm CarTalk for some reason since I'm new to the forum scene. I have a 2001 Passat GLX FWD which I got last December and I'm wondering what some "Go to" things are to do in terms of maintenance. Anyways, I know enough to be dangerous in terms of repairing things myself...
  3. In case you have a newer RNS (2011+)

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    If you were wondering if you can use an SDHC card, the answer is yes. Previous models were hit and miss (more miss than hit IME) but I've tested and had success with a 32gb SDHC.
  4. About had it with my VW. Is reliability of newer VW's better? Compared to Toyota?

    Anything Auto
    I purchased a brand new Passat 1.8T in 2001 (it's the 2001.5 model). The problems started appearing at around 4k miles. Little things that the warranty covered. Then, the things got bigger...then the warranty expired. It seems like it's in the shop every 2-3 months on average. $200 here, $300...
  5. Thinking of buying a newer Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We have had an 01 Passat V6 for three years that we bought for my 16 year old daughter. Despite having several issues with the car we are thinking of getting a newer model for my wife. We love the way the 01 handles and the power it has on the hwy is great. I drove the car to UNCW to my...
  6. Newer VW wheels

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I'm looking for a new set of wheels & tires for my 2001.5 4motion Passat. I've seen used wheel/tire sets on Craigslist but don't know what will/won't fit. All the sets I'm looking at are 5x112. Will newer VW wheels (16" from 2006 Jetta) fit a B5.5 Passat? What about 2013 wheels? 2002 Audi...
  7. Newer Bentley's Suck when compared to the old ones

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1990 VW Jetta GLi and the associated Bentley manual. I also own a 2003 Passat and its associated Bentley manual. Comparing the two, I find that the newer one is much less descriptive in its procedures, and the pictures are much less detailed. Granted the new one is 10 times better...
  8. RIP, 1.8T, hello newer 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, the problems ran much deeper than I thought with the recent headgasket job. Yesterday, a low mile 1.8T was dropped off at work. 60k, with turbo for $1500. Swap my new coil packs in, and I'm cool. Have to do the timing belt again this summer, but, I thought it was a good deal. Most of...
  9. Will newer model OEM wheels fit my B5 Passat

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I'm using the pictures below off a website for illustrations I have an early 2001 model B5 with stock 15" wheels. Size: 15" x 7", 5 Lug, 112mm Bolt Pattern, 37mm Offset The tire size on what I have is 195/65-15 They dont look bad but I prefer anything over 16" I found these here locally on...
  10. novice desires a deeper understanding of AEB fueling and boost related limitations

    B5 Garage
    having just read that the maximum duty cycle of the injectors in an AEB setup is too small for real turbo performance makes me want to ask a few questions: has anyone swapped in a transversely mounted 1.8t from one of the newer passats/audis? is it even possible? i gather the b5.5 chassis is...
  11. Newer User! Water in Battery Compartment Issue

    New Member Introductions
    Sorry if I'm posting in wrong place fellas, I'm a little new to this Forum. I have an Issue with my 2002 Passat 1.8L Battery Compartment filling with water in Heavy rains. Is there a solution to this? I've also noticed that my check engine light has come on since the Water issue started and my...
  12. Is There a Big Difference Between the Newer Revision Suction Jet Pump?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to order cam end caps for my V6 and I don't like ordering only two small items. So my question is: Since I am not having any other problems with my PCV system, is getting the newer revision suction jet pump worth the $48.00? I have no other leaks and have replaced the rest of the PCV...
  13. Steel Wheels with Hubcaps AND Newer Goodyears

    Parts For Sale
    I have the original wheels from my 2003 Passat GL. It's tires are quite new. I changed them out with some bigger and wider Audi Wheels. I can send you pics. The hubcaps have some scratches on them. Nothing major or broken. $250 picked up. Los Angeles
  14. Steel Wheels with Hubcaps and Newer Goodyears

    Classified Archive
    Steel Wheels with Hubcaps and Newer Goodyears (Price Dropped) I have the original wheels from my 2003 Passat GL. It's tires are quite new. I changed them out with some bigger and wider Audi Wheels. I cannot put up pictures yet because I just moved and the cable company has not yet set up my...
  15. Can I upgrade my climate controls to a newer version?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's a photo of what I have: Here's a photo of what I want: Also, can I upgrade to an even newer one without too much hassle? Help me out. :D
  16. Can the newer 6 speed auto tranny be fitted to a B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My MPG's drop off so fast when going over about 60MPH that I always wish I had that sixth gear. Because I get about 35 at 55mph - 32 or 33 at 60, but by 70 to 75 it drops to about 24-25. A sixth gear would bump it back up to the mid 30's by bringing the RPM's back down to about 2,200, like it...
  17. Making Car Feel New-er

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 Has 210k on it. My dad's 2002 has 100k. (km), it is stock. Both Manual 1.8T's His is not faster, the speed is the same, throttle response is the same. But his just feels newer and quieter. Hood open they sound the same. I can barely hear the engine in the cabin on his, while on mine I...
  18. FS. varous AUDI VW parts B5 body or newer

    Classified Archive
    Up for grabs, various part for AUDI or VW, all parts are new, orginal audi parts, no aftermarket remakes. All prices are per each item 06A 905 115 D coil X5 2.0T $15 07K 905 715 F coil X8 new updated coil 1.8T...
  19. Newer B6 oil change info needed.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ok, so as I'm approaching 5000 miles I have the urge to change the oil prior to the 10k mile scheduled change. I searched around the forum and the oil change info appears to apply to the older B6's with the cartridge type oil filter. My car has a standard type oil filter accessed from the top...
  20. Changing B5.5 or newer B5 backseats to B5 to gain +1 3-point seat belt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, the issue is the basic, been already thinking also of getting a T4 Transporter / Caravelle / Multivan, but gotta try cuz I like our Passat. We got a third baby "in the oven" and I've already confirmed that the space is enough to have three child seats in a row. Problem is that we want to...