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  1. Intermittent popcorn sound from front passenger side

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8T wagon with 115k miles and I'm hearing an intermittent popcorn type sound from the front passenger side. If I drive for a while then I'll sometimes hear it at low speeds like 20mph. It is a very low muffled sound but if I put my foot on the brake pedal I can feel it. The...
  2. Odd noise from inside passenger foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Odd noise from inside passenger foot well: SOLVED! In the past couple of weeks a strange noise has developed in the passenger foot well between 20 - 22K rpms. 1999 1.8T GLS manual AEB 160K miles. Noise developed after i did a full monty to replace TB tensioner, also put in new TB, serpentine...
  3. Odd noise from inside passenger foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Didn't think I was new but maybe new computer this year has done something. Any way, in the past couple of weeks a strange noise has developed in the passenger foot well between 20 - 22K rpms. 1999 1.8T GLS manual AEB 160K miles. Noise developed after i did a full monty to replace TB tensioner...
  4. Passenger side replacement lock part number mystery - no slot for lock cylinder

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Weird part issue. I received my replacement passenger (and driver) lock mechanisms for my 1999. I went to install the passenger side, and tried to slide the lock cylinder back into place, and no go. I look in, and there is no slot for a lock cylinder connection. I verified the part# matched...
  5. Cam Chain tensioner gasket replacement passenger side.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working on my 2003 passat 2.8l v6 trying to fix oil leaks. I'm having a hell of a time using this cam tensioner tool. I have broke 2 of them.(Plastic) The instructions they do give you states to compress the tensioner manually before you use the tool. Which I don't quite understand that . I push...
  6. Rhythmic noise front passenger wheel well?

    B5 Garage
    Hiya! Long time no see. Have an ‘03 1.8 turbo sedan. The other day I had a rhythmic rub sound from the front passenger wheel area, slowing down and then slowly speeding up, like something was coming around and rubbing against something else on each revolution. Fine at speed. Next day I was going...
  7. Hidden Door Key Lock On Passenger Side?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a door key lock hidden under a cover by the handle on the passenger side for an emergency? Or did VW only put in one key lock on the driver's side door? Sorry for this odd question it's because my car was hit on the drivers side and the door was replaced but they didn't take out the...
  8. B6 Passenger Side Underbody Cover

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello everyone. The under-body cover from the passenger side is now hanging from one side. I believe driving in a shaky icy road might have loosen the bolts holding it. Anybody have any idea how much it would cost, and if it's something i can do myself or leave it to the dealer. I live in...
  9. FS: Brand New Raxle Passenger Side Axle

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  10. Help installing rear passenger seatbelt

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone, After I bought my 08 wagon, I noticed that it somehow was missing the rear passenger seatbelt. I've purchased an oem seatbelt from the dealership and am now looking to install it. Does someone have step by step instructions on how to install the new seatbelt (preferably with...
  11. No Heat - Passenger Side - No Dual Zone

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello. This is the car with Climatic (no dual zone) system that has no heat on the passenger side of the car. The airflow and coolant level are okay. Does this car have one or two hot/cold flaps? I believe it is only one. If one flap, is it possible that heater core is clogged and if yes, how...
  12. V6 Passenger's Side Combi Valve Removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have a link or details on how to get access to the passenger side Combi Valve on a 2.8 engine? I'd like to remove it for cleaning purposes. Any direction is appreciated.
  13. Passenger Side ATQ cat. upper nut removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the driver side cat. assy. with no issues, but the passenger side upper nut I can't seem to get the right tool for it. I have the "snorkle" removed and I've tried to get a tool on it from the top side, but the Kombi valve (EGR) is in the way to get access to the top nut. Does any one...
  14. WTB B5 Passenger side turn signal.

    WTB/WTT Section
    I have a 99 Passat that I'm fixing and need the passenger side turn signal right next to the headlight. Some people call them corner markers. I need the clear version. The lense on mine is cracked and got unglued from the housing so if you have a good lense with a broken housing I can make one...
  15. 2000 Passat 1.8T - Front Passenger Tire area making a strange noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The front passenger tire area seems to be making a strange sound. Visually nothing appears to be wrong with the tire. At first I thought it was a flat tire a couple days ago, but that was not the case. The sound is constant and best heard at lower speeds, though I can hear it a bit at highway...
  16. Passenger Side rear wheel PLZ HELP ONLY CAR

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have a 04 Passat GLX 2.8L V6 my wife was pulling into apartments waiting for the gate to open when a car was heading right at us full speed going out of our side of the gate (so he didn't have to wait for his side to open running from someone I guess) so she turned right as much as she...
  17. Access to Passenger's side Cam Tensioner cap bolt?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, Just went through the nightmare of changing the half moon seal and gasket on the ATQ passenger's side, hopefully it doesn't leak because I had little to no room to get things done even though tool 3366 had the chain slackened. Now I'm trying to do the cam tensioner cap on this side...
  18. Passenger seat

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all. New to the forum but love my 2015 Passat SE! Here's the issue, my 81 year old father has trouble getting in and out bc the seat is low in a sedan. Other than buying an SUV does anyone know of a way to raise the seat 4+ inches other than the crank handle which gives about 2? After market...
  19. Passat b5.5 passenger side wet floor.

    B5 Garage
    Hello. Greetings from me since i`m new to passatworld. My problem is that when using A/C it`s dripping water out somewhere very unusual place but not where it should be and causing to wet passenger side floor. Using climatronic system and car is 2002 B5.5 wagon with 1.9TDI 96kW manual. Added...
  20. Power Folding Mirror Issue (passenger side only)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It just randomly started doing this the other day, nothing prompted it and it hasn't been forced out in a while (stupid mechanics ��) Is it repairable or do I need a new mirror?