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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all the members that served and are currently serving. I thank you :bowdown: I apologize in advance for the long post. So I sold my 01 GLX V6 196.000 miles. The new owner called a day later and said it started jerking while pulling into a parking spot and it...
  2. Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. Malone Tuning Now On Sale For Your VW - How is Malone Tuning for your VW different than other offerings on the market? Malone tunes are not generic "tuning box" upgrades - a less effective method that often skews OBD2 data causing inaccurate...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    warning light coming on every once and awhile, and pretty annoying....any ideas?...thanks in advance!:)
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    '06 2.0T 120,000 I finally got that goddamn banjo bolt out and looked inside. The car has been a little rough lately and threw, amongst others, a P2293 code. The follower is obviously wearing thin but it's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I'm definitely swapping with a new follower...
  5. B5 Garage
    I just changed my thermostat in my 03 passat 1.8t with 106k miles. I bought a new thermostat at Advanced Auto, came home and changed the thermostat out. Filled up the coolant tank and closed the cap. Then started the car, ran the heat and then after about 10 min, the temp started raising 200 and...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, guys, I haven't posted for a while. But what to do about my pretty well maintained, cosmetically very good 2004.5 wagon (I'm the only owner) with new collision damage? I just was rear ended at about 4 mph just starting up in a line of traffic by an unfortunate guy in a Dodge pickup who...
  7. B5 Garage
    Hi there, My strut spring broke on my way home, the car dropped down but was still "driveable". I took it slow and easy back to my house (5 miles or so), and noticed when coasting the car was riding Ok, but when when i was accelerating i was getting a strong shimmy. Got it home, swapped out...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took out the MAF yesterday and cleaned it. Today I'm getting 16486 fault code: Possible Causes Wiring and/or Connector(s) from/to Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF/G70) faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF/G70) faulty Possible Solutions Check Wiring and/or Connector(s) from/to Mass Air...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi All Hope someone can help. I was fitting a new brake switch and pulled the brake pedal up with my toe. Maybe a little too hard. Problem is pedal is now squeaky and is loose and also this item fell off from somewhere. Please see pic. Hope someone can help. Thanks
  10. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Some of y'all may have seen me over on the B5 forums talking about my partner's '05 wagon...well now you'll see me around here some too. Back at the beginning of December I was driving to work and got broadsided by someone who couldn't see me because the sun was in their eyes, apparently...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so 2005 passat gls, 1.8t auto fwd. I was putting led bulbs in and accidentally left one light on while changing it, passenger sun visor light. Heard a small noise behind the dash and now I don't have any interior lights, or sunroof. door locks aren't working either. if you try to lock the...
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  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here, my name is Joseph! So, I have been looking for a long time and finally found a manual W8 Wagon with less than 100k miles on it from original owner that was well taken care of! I have driven a '74 VW beetle as my daily driver for the last 6 years, so this is a bit of an upgrade...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car 2002 V6 FWD. 52K miles. Car had no pre-existing problems - just did the timing belt because of its age (actually had zero signs of aging), and did the water pump while there (Graf with dry paper gasket. Got everything buttoned up and refilled coolant. Idled car awhile and checked for...
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  16. B5 Garage
    So I have replaced my drivers side catalytic converters with direct first magna flow... I will say the DIY's were a great help save for the fact the my car has two cats and the pictures with the car on the ramps only had one... needless to say, that is a TIGHT fit and required a lot cursing to...
  17. Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. BFI Now Available for your VW B5 Passat - BFI just raised the bar when it comes to one of the most frequently touched parts of your car's interior. These heavyweight shift knobs feel like butter in palm of your hand, thanks due to the top grain...
  18. Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. BFI Now Available For VW B6 Passat 2.0T - BFI just raised the bar when it comes to one of the most frequently touched parts of your car's interior. These heavyweight shift knobs feel like butter in palm of your hand, thanks due to the top grain...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Greetings Passat folks- I need your advice... 08 Passat Wagon, 88,000miles -- Bought first new battery yesterday (friend drained the original battery by leaving lights on overnight. aaa charged it successfully, but suggested it was about time we buy a new battery). Drove to dealership, they...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So here is the deal My battery died on my 2006 Passat 2.0T i changed it placed a new one But my only problem is I have a aftermarket radio that won't turn on anymore I checked all the fuses they are good The ones under the hood and the ones on the side door now it's driving me crazy Any...
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