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  1. how to : manual bonnet opening

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My bonnet handle inside the car no longer opens the bonnet, I removed the handle and pulled manually on the bonnet latch wire but still nothing. does anyone have a DIY for opening the bonnet manually as i've searched long and hard through the internet with no luck for a passat B7, the closest i...
  2. Passat Wagon- Opening boot from inside

    B5 Garage
    B5.5 Passat GLX 4Mo Wagon So maybe I like to sleep in my car for car camping sometimes. Fold down the 60 of the 60/40, lay out a sleeping pad, and it beats any flimsy tent. Getting in from the back is easy. Getting out is a different story. That story is, rear passengers door after some yoga...
  3. Door opening problem/Striker plate fix?

    B5 Garage
    So I've had trouble with my door opening. After unlocking it, I would have to push in the door as I pulled the handle to open it. I was reading on the forums about the striking plate being moved around after the door has been slammed over the years. So as I was about to go mess with mine and...
  4. B5 door doesn't like opening

    B5 Garage
    So whenever I lock my door and unlock it the door (every door including the trunk!) won't open unless I push in on it. Anyone know the reason why that happens and if there is remedy for that? Really annoying problem lol
  5. FOB not opening driver door

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I ran down my battery trying to adjust my lights and had to jump-start my car. I noticed that my FOB would not open the passenger and rear doors (close worked), and having gone through that before I looked at this forum and found (again) that you can fix that by putting the key in the...
  6. 2008 B6 front door popping at opening/closing

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Front passenger side, when opening and closing as well, loud popping noise at the intermediate door positions, which are 3. At the lower hinge we have this "S" shaped piece which gets in contact successively with the little wheels [3 of them] for the three intermediate positions of the door from...
  7. First VW Passat. Need some advice on boot opening issue thanks

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, Well i am new to the VW World and have just purchased a 2004 Passat, im having a big issue with the boot i noticed when i pushed unlock from the car or key fob it will unlock the boot but not open fully. Im guessing it should open fully anyone got any advice. Thanks Nick
  8. Passenger door still not opening

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. Couldn't find my old post so I'm starting a new one. Got a door lock control module new. Installed worked for about a week or less. The door does not open from the inside or outside almost like it's locked. So I got another one since I had a warranty part put it in and it worked until I...
  9. Intermittant Door Opening

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My back passenger door will not open on first pull. It takes 2-3 pulls for the door to decide to open. On the first pull it may do nothing or open half-click. In either case it seems like waiting about 5 seconds will correct the situation and the door opens after that. I know it seems...
  10. Problem with door opening

    B5 Garage
    Passanger side behind main door.... Ok, a few months ago this problem started. If I locked the doors and then unlocked the doors I would have to pull about 2 or 3 times to open the door. Well 2 weeks ago I locked the door and went out the next day to clean the car out and the door would not open...
  11. No interior lights and door windows are opening funny.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, My car VW passat b5 , 1.9 diesel, year 2000 There wasn't interior lights after I bought the car so I checked the wires to CCM as it was broken. I took out the cables which connects CCM. As I read on CCM wiring chart that the red/black wires are for interior lights. Exactly what I am...
  12. both rear doors just stopped opening at same time

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have read many of the threads on this matter not sure they fit here. Yes a while back i changed my door cards but that was a while ago. I have opened and closed the rear doors many times no issues I didn't mess with any tension, i just put the new cards on. then tested them again and again...
  13. Flushing engine through water pump opening

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Someone on here remarked that they had flushed their engine using a garden hose while doing their timing belt through the water pump opening. Any advantages/problems doing it this way?
  14. catch in door handle when opening front door B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When opening the driver's side door on my B5 passat, I feel a catch as I'm pulling the door handle out. I'm afraid at some point I won't be able to open the door. Any idea what I need to replace? Maybe a new door release cable, or perhaps something in the latch mechanism itself? Thanks in...
  15. Oil Leak from Head Cover Breather Tube Opening??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello experts. Wanted to start by saying that I was about to throw my car out the window two weeks ago. What I thought for months were my transmission slowly going out, mounts needing replacement and ugly idle, was fixed by replacing the V6 Coilpack which turned out to be a no-name cheap...
  16. Driver side door lock actuator - replaced, now door not opening AT ALL - URGENT HELP

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The power look actuator on the driver side was bad on my 1999 Passat. Got a working used one. Installed. Tested with door open. Works. Great. Closed door. Now can't open neither with inside door handle nor outside door handle. Locks with remote and push botton. Even managed to get the inside...
  17. What is this opening under my 2.0t TSI transmission?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I was changing my oil for the first time yesterday (have only had the car for a couple of months). First off, this is the best oil changing car I have ever had. Top mount oil filters should be the law. But I noticed this opening in what I think is the transmission. You can clearly see some kind...
  18. Key fob and trunk opening problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently got the problem using my key fob and now I can’t open my car trunk using remote or switch at the driver side door. Below are the stepwise explanations of what exactly happened: - Key all of sudden stopped working and can’t open doors, windows, trunk, petrol tank etc.. - Car started by...
  19. Trunk Lid not opening with remote?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat GLX. When I press the open trunk on the remote, I hear it disengage but the trunk never opens. I have be be quick and lift it before it locks. Is this normal, or should this pop up a few inches after I hit the button? How can I fix this?
  20. Problems opening drivers door.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I unlock the doors with the remote. I can hear all of the doors unlock. I try to open the drivers door and it will not open from the outside, so I have to crawl through the back seat to open the drivers door with the interior latch. It will do this for a while then all the sudden I will try to...