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  1. lots of codes to get sorted - part OBDII

    B5 Garage
    Well after successfully conquering my last attempt at all the codes on the inside, my attention has turned to the codes from under the hood. And I must say thank you to the folks who provided input on helping with my interior code issues. :salute: Last thread for interior codes here...
  2. OBD-II tool not connecting to '96 B4V 1Z

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    So I'm at a loss trying to get the OBD-II to connect to the vehicle. I've tested the scan tool on another vehicle and it works just fine so I've eliminated a faulty scan tool as the problem. I've read on other forums to check the fuse that affects the OBD port, however I've looked online and in...
  3. OBD-II Scanner

    Misc for Sale
    Selling my OBD-II scanner. It is a dedicated scanner for VW/Audi brands only. It reads codes from engine, Transmission, ABS brakes, and Airbags. It also erases any code to turn off the MILF/CEL. I'm asking $20. Shipping will be extra. Send a private message if interested.
  4. 2008 Passat 2.0 engine light on and CAN OBDII shows B2aaa code

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So two weeks ago I added a full tank of Shell premium fuel. Upon starting my car the engine light was on. I did not feel any difference for the two day drive which was short distance on local way. I used CAN OBDII to check it, and it read the code P2181 which is cooling system performance code...
  5. OBDII Problems and drivers window

    B5 Garage
    Hey, I have two problems I could use some help on. My b5 1.8t has the engine light on. I tried to check the code but it could never connect. Stopped at O'Reillys to use their code reader and it still wouldn't work. I checked and the fuse isn't blown. I was going to pull apart the aftermarket...
  6. wanna check out your own OBD-II for virtually nothing?

    Anything Auto
    $60, software is free - you pay only for the interface hardware. Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses - Forbes
  7. 2008 VR6 4Motion running rough with OBDII P0089 and VAG-COM 12555

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Check engine light came and car started running rough. I'm at 70,000 and would like to attempt to fix the issue myself now that I am out of warranty. Can anyone help me identify what these codes mean? I bought a cheap code reader off of Amazon which is how I obtained the codes. The codes are...
  8. No Link OBDII Code Reader

    B5 Garage
    While I am trying to locate the bearing noise on the A4, I am driving the Passat. I have a MIL on and had some misfires on start-up lately (guessing the ICM is the culprit, but that's another issue). I plugged in my generic code reader, and got a No Link error. Tried it numerous times, and...
  9. List of supported OBD-II sensors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got my OBD-II adapter and Torque app on Friday, really cool. Love being able to see my boost levels finally! However, I noted many of the configurable data modes (oil temp, fuel pressure, etc.) aren't available. Does anyone know if there's a list somewhere of which OBD-II sensors are supported...
  10. "Torque" app with Bluetooth OBD-II adapter?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was thinking about getting the android "Torque" app and a Bluetooth OBD-II adapter to mess around, but realized the OBD-II port is almost directly above my clutch and am wondering if the adapter will interfere with it while driving. Anyone running this? Was going to get the BAFX version since...
  11. OBD-II cable for 2007 VW Passat wagon 3.6L

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I recently purchased this OBD-II USB cable, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with my car. Has anyone found one that definitely works for the B6 passat? I've seen people on this forum who have had luck with the above cable who have B5s.
  12. Need assistance, PLEASE (image provided)

    B5 Garage
    Hello everyone, I own a 2003 Passat GLS and I have an issue trying to figure out what a part is called. It is currently broken and when I noticed it for the first time, I noticed pressured air blowing out of it. it's like some type of coupling connecting to a hose on both ends. If anyone knows...
  13. newbie question OBDII

    B5 Garage
    I have a 99 passat. First... where is the connection ? Will OBDII work ? has anyone herd of OBDCOM or used it ? thanks :whistle:
  14. Vgate Scan VS450 obdII reader

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm considering buying the Vgate Scan VS450 scan tool. Does anyone have any experience/review with this scanner or any vgate scanner? The price is right, and I don't need to carry around my laptop.
  15. Cheapest way to get freeze frame data? What are you guys using as an OBDII interface?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I've been looking at a lot of conventional OBDII scanners recently. I recently decided on an Equus 3130 which has live data and freeze frame if I were to buy one. They run $127 +tax from Amazon. However just today I've discovered that there are OBDII scanners which interface with a...
  16. OBDII Port Passat B5.5 Sedan.

    New Member Introductions
    I finally found the location of the 2003 Passat OBDII port. It's under the driver's side dash, just forward of your left knee. Should be purple and slightly inset from the horizontal inverted plain of the dash plastic. YAY!
  17. Cannot read OBD-II Codes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a CEL come on about a week ago and I've tried to get the codes read both at Autozone and at my friend's shop. Neither attempts were successful. I am not experiencing any noticeable effects that may trigger the CEL. The ABS light is not on and I do not have anything that would make me...
  18. OBDII can't read ecu.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 01 with a V6 and when I try to pull codes it will pull the code for the bad abs sensor but won't communicate with the ecu or tcm. I had heard it might be the bad abs sensor that's causing the problem what's the likelihood of this? Any help would be much appreciated. I can't get car...
  19. Multiple OBDII codes....Help!

    B5 Garage
    My son has a 2002 1.8T auto tranny Passat. Recently it's been driving poorly (goes into limp mode) and has multiple codes from the OBDII scanner I used. I could use help with determining if the codes are related or independent from one another and where to start to fix any and/or all issues. Any...
  20. 2002 1.8T multiple OBDII codes...HELP!

    New Member Introductions
    My son has a 2002 1.8T auto tranny Passat recently it's been driving poorly (goes into limp mode) and has multiple codes from the OBDII scanner I used. I could use help with determining if the codes are related or independent from one another and where to start to fix any and/or all issues. Any...