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  1. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  2. Rear parking brake cable replacement, what parts besides the cables?

    B5 Garage
    I have a front wheel drive 1.8T and I just finished replacing the rear calipers. Unfortunately the brake cable on the right does not always retract. The cable has no plastic coating (unlike the left where it's in the process of crumbling off). I pulled the boot and some strands are rusted away...
  3. Parking brake adjustment

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Posted this on the VW Vortex forum as well, and hoping someone here might see this and be able to help out in case you don't frequent the Vortex forum. The parking brake on my 2012 SE has very little resistance when I pull up on it. It does engage, but only once the handle is pulled to nearly...
  4. Wiring schematic for Parking brake switch

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys, Sorry to post this and I have done searches on here, Google etc. Please can anyone point me in the direction on the parking brake switch wiring schematic. Many thanks, Kris
  5. parking sensor module

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi! I have a 2008 VW Passat V6 that comes with front and rear parking sensor, however it does not work since few days ago.... I checked the fuse box there are nothing wrong.... Can someone tell me where is located the parking sensor module in the car? I want to check it. Thank you!
  6. Please help with parking brake issues

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    After reading many threads I know I'm not the only one with the crazy endless electronic parking brake, motors, chiming and flashing lights. Yes I did replace the button with a newer model. I replaced my rear pads with no problem about two years ago, used 12v battery to unwind calipers. About a...
  7. Please help with parking brake issues

    New Member Introductions
    After reading many threads I know I'm not the only one with the crazy endless electronic parking brake, motors, chiming and flashing lights. Yes I did replace the button with a newer model, twice. I replaced my rear pads with no problem about two years ago, used 12v battery to unwind calipers...
  8. Parking and Tail lights staying on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat that has the parking lights and tail lights staying on after the car is shut off. It will run the battery dead, so I have to disconnect the battery when I'm done driving it. I suspected moisture under the driver's side carpeting and it was definitely wet. I got everything...
  9. parking distance indicator on rear view camera

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Good day members, Does anyone knows how to permanantly turn on the parking distance indicator on rear view camera while reverse? I have to to touch little menu button on the screen when I reverse every time... a saw some passats defaulted to be on together when the rear view camera is on...
  10. Parking Brake motor replacments

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey all, I have to look closer this weekend but when i use the parking brake i sometimes get the blinking light and malfunction message and i have to shut the car off then the brake will release. I got a new switch but issues is still happening. Brake pad life is good, If i have a a motor...
  11. Parking sensors display wire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whats the best and the easiest way to run(hide) a wire for a parking sensors display from the trunk to the front dash? Thanks
  12. New owner, some questions about the RNS 510 - Parking Camera or sensors?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've returned back to the world of VW. Now a pround owner of a 2011 Bluemotion Estate. Having three kids we needed one with leather, which proved more challenging than we imagined, but we found one a few hours away from home. Its quite a strange spec, has lovely heated leather...
  13. VW Diesel parking lot ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I drove from TX to Denver, CO yesterday and noticed quite a few VWs parked next to the Pine Peak's international Raceway, I mean literally thousands.... Does VW intend to sell them anytime soon? Wanted to take pictures but with the traffic flow and after 14 hrs of driving .... Sent from my...
  14. can anyone near central Mass w/VAGCOM check my parking brake fault? will drive to U.

    USA - East
    wifes B6 Passast just got the fault. I am able to disengage and engage the brake but it seems like it is only one side. replaced the switch. Will compensate.
  15. Does parking brake failure require VAGCOM if replacing motor?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Wifes 100k mile 06 just got the parking brake faul warning. chimes going off all the time. right after it started the brake engaged at a stop and had to press the button to release. Bought a new switch and installed didn't fix. disconnected battery a for 10 minutes, reconnected, started the...
  16. Parking brake slack

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I was fiddling with my calipers today hoping to fix a situation where it seems that the cable has waaaay too much slack in it. On my 02 Jetta wagon I remember being able to lift up the center console and adjust 2 nuts down there to tighten up the brake, even if just temporarily, to...
  17. Parking Sensors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I just bought a set of 4 sensors with an led display and plan on installing them at the back but unfortunately the labor is quite high and I am thinking on whether I should install them myself or pay someone to do it. I have two questions. 1)Which wire that connects to the tail lights is...
  18. Parking lights as DRL or DRL on all the time. Its possible via VCDS?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My Passat b7 did not come with LED headlight and xenon (optional packages), and now I want to install/convertion DIY DRL LED's inside the headlights. The LEDs B7 without LED and factory xenon have a separate light for DRL, near the fog lights, as in the photo...
  19. Can parking on a hill promote coolant leaks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just asking since during the last couple of months or so I have found the coolant reservoir to be empty three times now. It doesn't happen each time I park the Passat (V6, ATQ, AWD) on the same slope, but it has never happened when parking on a flat surface either. For the record, it has...
  20. 2006 Passat parking brake fault

    New Member Introductions
    the parking brake seems fine, it engages and releases fine, but auto hold does not work, and the parking brake faulty light is on. also ESP OFF button doesn't respond. would could be the problem?