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  1. Frustrated and running out of time (CEL ISSUES)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so first and foremost the car is a 2004 Passat V6 with 190,000 miles on it. I have to go through emissions testing in a month and have a problem resulting in check engine lights which will make me fail. The CEL’s are as follows: P0058, P0161, P0421 P0058 and P0161 indicate a problem with...
  2. Replaced locking mech, now door handle sticks out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I'm working on replacing parts on my newly-acquired W8 one by one. Tonight's project was to replace the faulty door lock mechanism on my driver's side door. The swap went fairly smoothly and the new (VW-OEM) unit is now working perfectly as it should. One weird thing though is that...
  3. Help an idiot out (cct)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started the cct replacement, pcv revamp, and vc gasket today. Not. Going. Well. For starters, don't try to replace the pcv system with the intake manifold still on. Just don't. I have small hands and it was a huge pain in the ass. Removing manifold would've been quicker. Secondly, I'm an...
  4. 03 v6 5 speed wagon part out greenville sc

    Parts For Sale
    Hey guys. Got one im parting out. Seats are shot so no pics of those. Tensioner plastic was worn off and engine was making terribly bad noise. Was parked and never repaired. Has sat maybe a year or more. Hood bumper and drivers fender are all too damaged to do anything with Just let me know...
  5. Can't get cat out of B5 2.8 which is necessary to get rack and pinion out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I educated myself with the steps for removing the rack and pinion. Unfortunately, the b5 isn't always the same. When it came to removing the lower bolt (from below) on the rack and pinion. The cat and a heat shield were in the way. So to get access I need to remove the cat. I replaced the...
  6. Parting out 2004 Passat GLX in North Carolina

    Parts For Sale
    As stated. I just bought this car from a friend to fix my 4 motion. The engine is done but there are plenty of parts available and need them gone. The car was a GLX with all the options like OnStar, folding mirrors, etc. I also have a full blown 1.8t engine for parts laying around out of a 2003...
  7. Both tail lights out, fuse and bulbs OK

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I am driving through the rain and sleet yesterday and this guy flashes me. He drives up at the next traffic light, and tells me both my tail lights are out. (Thanks, by the way, I prefer to be told by a friendly stranger than a car with flashing red and blue lights ... :-)). I can't say for...
  8. Transmission slipping (Hear me out)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey y'all, I am new in all aspects here. New to owning Passat and new to this forum. I've looked all over this site and I cannot find the answers that I am looking for but if by some chance I did miss it, please forgive me. I'll try to make this as short as possible. Last month in February I...
  9. Bulb out light on dash. 2018 Passat R line

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi guys, I have a 2018 VW Passat R Line, I made a big mistake and should have left the stock lighting alone. So heres what happend. I went to hook up a HID kit. I had proper adapter to fit hid bulb. But stupid me I tapped into wrong wires to power up the ballast. So what happend is when they...
  10. Checking out my first set of coilovers for my B5.5

    B5 Garage
    So I got my first car back in January and it was the Colorado Red GLX V6 B5.5 2003 Passat. I've always been a car kid so when i got this i immediately created this vision of what i wanted it to become. I bought some wheel spacers off my friend and am currently at stock ride height. It looks like...
  11. 05 passat diesel part out

    Parts For Sale
    Motor, harness, ecu and throttle are not for sale everything else is! Greenville sc area
  12. Part out 1998 1.8t

    Parts For Sale
    Trying to get rid of my 1998 1.8t 5-speed sedan; The good; AEB engine with good turbo, new head approx 70k miles ago neuspeed chip diesel geek short-shifter (pretty rare) neuspeed sport springs bilsteins (rears need to be rebuilt)...
  13. PLEASE CLOSE

    Parts For Sale
    Hey everyone it's been a very long time since I've been on the forum. My Passat has finally seen it's last day on the road. I'm putting out a feeler for what anyone might need off my passat. Everything is up for sale. Please send me a pic or part number and description of what you need. I will...
  14. What temp is normal out of vents?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was getting NO HEAT out of my vents...5 or 10 degrees above ambient...Tops. Made the last two weeks here in NJ a real joy. I took advantage of the first above freezing day here to do a backflush. I backflushed my 2000 V6 ATQ today for two hours. 1/2 gallon of CLR and 3.5G of hot (when I...
  15. ME = NOOB. Cyl Leak Down w/ Engine out

    New Member Introductions
    Yeah I am a noob on the noob tube...maybe you experts can answer a question for this noob. I was carbon cleaning my engine and took the cyl head off and saw intake valve impressions on all the pistons... One thing lead to another and I wanted to leak test each cylinder. So I put the old gasket...
  16. Trying to figure out a power drain

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ok I am working on my sister's 2013 Passat 2.5, it keeps draining the battery. I think I have it narrowed down to one of the fuses under the hood but I can't find anything online that tells me what the fuses control. It is a green 30 amp fuse at the bottom of the first row
  17. Volatile turbo, oil blowing out dipstick

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Title says it all. Anyone know what causes this? The turbo is super sensitive like goes from no boost to almost peeling out when throttling. Blows stick out and throws oil onto hood. Also have cracked two coolant reservoirs due to what im assuming is an overpressurized cooling system.
  18. B6 TDI Starts...then dies / cuts out / stalls . Plus limp home mode bonus.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi there - I've tried the Google search quite a few times, and trawled 10 pages of this forum and 6 of the garage: couldn't find the same thing. Any help and advice appreciated: I have a 2007 B6 TDI Estate - have had it for about 6 months. I put my key fob in a little....yellow steering wheel...
  19. Pasrt out of 2005 Passat GLS TDI

    Parts For Sale
    Just picked up a 2005 Passat TDI. Removing the engine for a project but the rest of the car is available. LMK what you need. Car is silver, with dark gray leatherette heated seats. Also has the side mirrors with built in blinkers. Can send pics on request.
  20. Rear CD Changer won't come out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX Wagon with a rear cd changer -- owned for about a week when I discovered it has a cd changer in the back above the wheel well. It didn't have a changer cartridge which I found online, loaded it up, but it doesn't work. I think there is no power to the changer unit so I...
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