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  1. Pics included - 2008 Passat Rear Door Lock Actuator Symptoms and Solution?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, Car is a 2008 Passat sedan, Komfort edition. Alarm just stopped arming out of nowhere. Led to a dead battery and I need to fix this. I can open and close my rear passenger door, and the display in the dash does not recognize I have opened the door. It always shows door is closed...
  2. LED headlight bulb install (pics, links, memo's, etc)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased a new set of headlight assemblies from Auto Lights and Light Bulbs - a while ago to replace the faded factory headlights. Lights are very nice but the bulb holders are definitely not genuine VW. After much trial and error (buying multiple different bulb holders) I...
  3. NOS Baring! External oxidation means its shot [PICS]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    NOS Bearing! External oxidation means its shot [PICS] Guys, I need to replace the front bearings from my 98 AEB and looking around I came across this VW dealer which is selling a bunch of a NEW OLD STOCK VW parts for very good prices. I was able to pick up this OEM bearing for something like...
  4. Pics of older B5 headlights!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have pics of aftermarket headlights on their car? All the pics in the old threads that I'm seeing are gone or aren't being hosted anymore :cry: So my drivers side headlight died the other day (R.I.P.) so I decided to order some HID's off of Amazon. I got them today so I went to slap...
  5. Haven't been on in a bit.. A few road trip pics..

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    From June. A close friend got married. She didn't want to have her 70-something dad fly out here so she decided she wanted to do the wedding in Newport Beach. We wanted to something big this year since I was turning 50 and my other half, 40. We decided to make it a road trip. "Oh you guys are...
  6. My '03 Passat Wagon Blue (after top end engine rebuild) PICS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, In another long thread, I document the process to repair my AWM engine after a timing belt tensioner mishap. All is good now, with about 500 miles on the rebuild. 1.8T is running better than ever. It feels quieter, stronger and smoother after the valve job. I've received a few PMs to...
  7. replacement turbo... carnige pics inside

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    trying to get some quick info so i started this thread even though i asked in my other thread.. sorry if that upsets anyone. i did a quick search but not finding any cut and dry answers.. long story short. compressor wheel ate retaining nut... i need a new turbo. my factory turbo reads as...
  8. Garage pics up

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    Just uploaded garage pics so fell free too have a look and comment. Big changes coming soonšŸ˜œ
  9. 1.8T timing belt condition? (pics included)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I just bought a 2002 Passat 1.8T with 103,000 miles. I don't have any maintenance info for the car and i'm kinda worried about the timing belt breaking and destroying my valves and pistons. The car is in good condition and doesn't have any CELs, it looks like the previous owner did all the...
  10. 2005 TDI passat airbox melted and car wont run right (with pics)

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi all, I am a new TDI owner. Got my 2005 passat with 82k last week. So far it has been running well until today. I was driving to the dog park and the car started to act weird. First off, it was starting a little hard. Next, it was struggling to make any power and didnt want to shift. I had to...
  11. Crankshaft seal replacement? Pics included

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, 98' Passat 1.8t automatic Doing timing belt replacement. Realized the lower TB cover is covered with tar-like oily substance. Should I assume it is the crank seal leak? If so, should I replace the crank pinchbolt with new one? Thanks.
  12. Posting pics

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    How do I post pictures on here.?
  13. Mission Impossible II: Door card madness (+PICS +VIDEOS)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This thread may be something like a follow-up to my MFSW Retrofit novel which may or may not have a nice ending. Whatever. A couple of weeks ago, while fighting with the i-System module, I could not avoid staring at my door cards which look TERRIBLE. These doors were kinda rebuilt back on 2007...
  14. can't post pics?

    Off-Topic Forum
    Hello Mods, Any particular reason I can't post up pictures anymore? Or is it an across the board type of thing because of the recent breach scandal? Dave - aka (AndreasPassat)
  15. Coolant leak.. possibly from this part? Pics included

    B5 Garage
    I'm new here and am not sure what all parts are called, so please bear with me. :confused: I have a slow coolant leak and after removing the belly pan it looks like it is coming from the box pictured here. This box is located on the drivers side near the front bumper. I haven't been able to...
  16. Pics of Difference between rear lower control arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I'm working on the control arm replacement. I pull out my new fcs lower rear control arm and it seems different than the stock one. The new one is shorter, has a bigger ball joint and the taper is not as long. My car is a 2000 and I thought the change in taper occurred in 2003 and made...
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  18. Please Help!!! Piece fell off brake pedal, now squeeky and loose. Pics included

    B5 Garage
    Hi All Hope someone can help. I was fitting a new brake switch and pulled the brake pedal up with my toe. Maybe a little too hard. Problem is pedal is now squeaky and is loose and also this item fell off from somewhere. Please see pic. Hope someone can help. Thanks
  19. Is this the correct replacement heater fan for my 2001 Passat? Pics attached.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The yellow one is the original, defunct fan, the white labelled one is the possible replacement. A slight variation in the code at the beginning. Is this important? Thanks
  20. Mission Impossible: MFSW Upgrade on a 98 AEB w/o Cruise Control [+PICS +Updates]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good evening gentlemen, After lots of digging, searches and googling around I finally took the courage to proceed this update on my car. Here are the details about the vehicle, the radio and of course the main goal: 1998/99 AEB 1.8T Sedan: No Cruise Control, just the regular switch for turn...