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  1. Intermittent Starter Operation (Apparently) Solved

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My recently-acquired (last Feb.) '05 4Motion Wagon with AWM engine and Tiptronic (B5 #5 for me) recently began suffering from symptoms I've seen described here quite a few times: the starter would intermittently fail to energize. The solenoid would click, but it would not move far enough to...
  2. Climatronic Theory of Operation?

    B5 Garage
    All: Is it normal for the A/C compressor to run all the time? We have had ongoing heat problems and I realized, this evening, that the A/C compressor is running all the time, so the A/C is competing with the heat and, when it's cold out, winning. We've been seeing single digit temps recently...
  3. Advanced Modding 102: B5.5 wagon (U.S.) tailgate latch operation

    B5 Garage
    Like many B5.5 wagon owners in the U.S. and Canada, VW's tailgate "logic" (if you can call it that....) drove me bonkers - having the tailgate always "locked" was, well, beyond annoying. So, I set out on a research project - and, I found out how to change it! With these changes, you can have...
  4. Rear Hatch Lock Operation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a way to change the lock settings on the 2002 GLS 4mo wagon and the rear hatch lock settings. I turn the key and it unlocks all the doors except the rear hatch. I can use the door switch and it unlocks it. But as soon as I open the hatch and close it the hatch relocks and I have to use...
  5. Rain Sensing wiper, Rain closing sunroof, remote sunroof operation

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I was able to make 3 change on my Passat today. (2013 SEL Premium 2.5L) 1. Enabled rain sensing wiper 2. Automatically closing sunroof and windows if there is rain. 3. Closing and opening sunroof with remote. I got the steps from here: Auto closing rain sensing windows and sunroof on...
  6. Sputtering and Intermittant rough operation

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My B6 Passat has nearly 92000 miles, last week it started to sputter on moderate to heavy acceleration and had a slight rough idle. It was throwing a misfire code on cylinder #4. Ordered a new coil pack ($23) and replaced spark plugs ($45 OEM type double platinum) and all was resolved. I...
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  8. Operation Restore Heat

    B5 Garage
    Hello all, I'm reaching out one again to you today, weather is good today so I want to try and remove the left heater core hose, just got back from getting some coffee and i immediately went at my car to see if both hoses that connect to the heater core were hot and they were, I suspect a block...
  9. Auxiliary Cooling Fan Operation

    B5 Garage
    2003 Passat Wagon 2.8L V6. Replaced auxiliary cooling fan (electric) and thermo switch on lower radiator hose outlet. Old fan totally inopertive with 12V direct to fan plug terminals. New fan op-checked with 12V direct OK. Unable to determine high-low speed jumper settings at old-new thermo...
  10. operation debeat the beater has begun

    The Showroom
    more to follow after sunday :P
  11. Turn Signal and Flasher Operation Intermittent

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Problem: Turn signals stop working randomly and intermittently. By "stop working" I mean that when I move the lever to Right-Turn-Signal or Left-Turn-Signal, there are no turn signals (outside), no light flashing (on the dashboard), and no clicking noise. When this happens, the Emergency...
  12. Glove Box Gear Operation

    B5 Garage
    Well, the fan started making noise, so I was looking to replace it. Getting the glove box off was a bit of a bear, it didn't want to come out. After getting it out, the gear that rides on the right side glove box door strut just fell out, and it appears that if I put it in again, it will just...
  13. Operation clean shop..ct

    Events & Gatherings
    Ok, its time to do some major cleaning in my garage. Im gonna have a 2 days..First weekend in sept, sat, sun, where this will happen. If anyone is interested let me know. It will be pulling all the big toolboxes out, workbench, and other misc things, powerwashing the bays, hanging cabinets...
  14. Operation: Red Dawn (B5.5 content)

    The Showroom
    Im not a big fan of build threads. So I decided to wait till the project was finish to to tell you guys bout my journey on how I got my Passat to were it is today. If we're friends on FB, you guys had an idea from all my teasers. But now is the time to let the cat outta the bag! It all started...
  15. 02 W8 Torque Converter Q with P0741 and intermittent operation

    B5 Garage
    Transmission filter and fluid changed fixed the problem. Many thousand miles since with no CEL and proper clutch operation!
  16. Operation Save America?? What a joke

    The Black Hole
    Boy are these folks scary.
  17. Issue or normal operation?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whenever a door is opened the light on the bottom of the door illuminates and all internal lights come on. However, when I open the drivers side door the lights illuminate for about 1/2 a second and then shut back off rapidly and won't come on unless someone else opens the door. an...
  18. Rattling/Clicking/Fluttering from t-stat/alt area during elect. water pump operation

    B5 Garage
    Pretty much what the title says. For more info I had another thread here: trying to figure out what was in that location. If you don't want to read, basically I hear and strange clicking or fluttering or rattling noise from the area...
  19. Operation Leper

    The Black Hole
    OK, the folks over at have officially lost their minds. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Operation Leper: This is by far the funniest thing I have seen all campaign season. :rofl:
  20. '08 key fob window operation

    Mobile Electronics
    I own a '08 Passat Komfort and have read in the owners manual a setting available where if you press and hold the unlock button on the key fob it will unlock the doors and lower all the windows. Pressing and holding the lock button will close the windows and the sun roof. Following the...