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  1. what a pita....

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all, i have 06 2.0t fsi, had just brought a cam follower and a spare banjo bolt, and was going to tackle it this weekend, i know about the problems getting the banjo bolt in/out due to a lack of space and the angle, so i was anxious about that so i went out to my car, got all the tools...
  2. My 2004 is getting cranky, becoming a small PITA

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :( It's been mine since day one, babied, chipped, waxed, vacuumed, hyper maintained, but now it's giving me some angst. Nothing big, just too many things happening all at once :cry: January: Windshield washer pump leaking, replaced. New pump would spray the front window when I sprayed the...
  3. Successful coolant temp sensor change - pita...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just changed the temp sender on my v6 passat. It was not a easy task! Terrible location. I used these as a reference: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237239&highlight=coolant+temperature+sensor http://www.tobio.info/passat/howtos/coolantsensorhowto.html I highly suggest...
  4. Lights being a PITA

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I finally decided to try and trace the wires from my passengers side fog light (I already know its not the bulb or fuse). I got it all the way to the passengers side connections where it starts leading to the light switch but I don't want to rip off every peice of my interior... so im...
  5. Buying a used car can be a PITA

    Anything Auto
    So over the long weekend I finally decided to put a new HU in my '83 GTI. The one from the PO was AM/FM/cassette. I thought it would be a good idea to update it into the new millennium. First thing I noticed was the old HU only had wires for only 2 speakers but the car had 4. Ihe PO had...
  6. PITA DRL's!!!

    B6 Garage
    Ok, so I learned my lesson about "fake" VAG-COM components :banghead:... But, I am still stuck with the darn DRL's on the B6! I have heard other ways of disabling them like pulling some relay or modifying some pin on the switch. Can anyome point me in the right direction without having to go...
  7. Pink window clips fix + anti-pinch rolldown = PITA

    B5 Garage
    Last weekend my window regulator clips gave way and i decided to try the Audi pink window clips fix. I followed the directions, using the triangle impression as the center of my hole for the clip, but now when I roll up my windows, the anti-pinch kicks in and the window rolls down. I've tried...
  8. 1.8T Airfilter Housing PITA!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I finally had time to check out the air filter housing on my wifes Passat. Why did they have to make it such a PITA to get the damn thing out? On the Touareg forums I belong to everyone there complains the passenger side filter is hard to get to on that vehical. That filter is a piece of cake...
  9. Can't get steering wheel off... PITA!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I know about the flat head screwdriver and then lifting up... I have tried every size flat head screw driver and every method to wedge it in as far as it will go... And every way to pull up... Still Nothing!!! (after an hour!) Anyone have any suggestions or tricks? How hard do I have to...
  10. Wagon Tail Lights = PITA!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I pulled my tail lights off to get them tinted. What a pain in the ass! The passenger side wasn't too bad. Just remove the side compartment door and fish around in a tight place for 4 nuts with a nut-driver. The driver's side on the other hand... 1 hour later, and after having pulled...
  11. Rear caliper is a PITA

    B5 Garage
    I've never been so frustrated with this car as I am now. I'm in the process of replacing rotors and brake pads on front and rear, and I've been trying to retract the piston on the rear caliper but it won't go any farther than about half way. The first tool I had I found out wouldn't work for...
  12. Passat almost becoming a PITA...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like my '99 Passat GLX with 103K miles, but it is interesting to note that if I were to be mechanically challenged, I would not like it as much. The last 120 days have been extraordinarily bad for the Passat. The last 120 days. DIY cost versus (stealership price). Control Arms, shocks...
  13. B6 in-dash changer is a PITA!

    Mobile Electronics
    No matter how many times I arrange stuff on an mp3 cd, the VW HU never plays them in order! I leave slot 1 open for random cd's, slots 2-5 are for the wife and slot 6 is for me (I plug my mp3 player in for all my stuff). I've tried using 4 different programs to burn cd's for the car so the...
  14. In-dash changer is a PITA!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    No matter how many times I arrange stuff on an mp3 cd, the VW HU never plays them in order! I leave slot 1 open for random cd's, slots 2-5 are for the wife and slot 6 is for me (I plug my mp3 player in for all my stuff). I've tried using 4 different programs to burn cd's for the car so the...
  15. GTI engine cover = PITA

    Anything Auto
    Well, i removed the engine cover yesterday, and heard a crack. didn't think much of it, then i heard something rattling inside the engine cover, and a small piece of plastic came out. looked at the mounting pegs (or whatever they're called) and noticed that one of them broke. :( man, what a...
  16. Temp sensor - what a PITA

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I decided to replace my temp sensor to get rid of a CEL. I was getting a reoccurring code that I would reset but it kept coming back. I read the write ups and was thinking - no problem it'll take ~30 minutes. Yea right.... I have a AWM motor and the sensor is buried under a hoses for...
  17. PW + blackberry + PITA

    Off-Topic Forum
    or howbout a correct title of PW + Blackberry = PITA Anyone ever try to surf with their BB? I am having issues trying to log in and post... I am using the blackberry browser not the cingular one. TIA -d
  18. Cabin Air Filter - PITA retaining clips

    B5 Garage
    Car is a 2001 B5 1.8T. Read all the writeups on replacing the cabin filter - looks incredibly easy. Ordered one from getcoolparts for 7.50 along with my rear pads and rotors. Here is what I did: 1) Removed cabin filter cover - 1 screw - easy. 2) Pulled out old filter, angling it for easy...
  19. Passats are a PITA!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished my second maintenance project on a Passat in the past month. My first was the replacement of a steering rack on my wife's '98 Passat. The second, that I just finshed today, was the replacement of the rear pads and rotors on my '99 Passat. The steering rack problem came about...
  20. replaced the PCV valve(1.8t)....what a PITA...

    B5 Garage
    I opted to remove the intake manifold to replace the PCV valve. Glad I did, there would've been no way to do this with the manifold on. I'll post some pics and do a vag-com log to see if anything has changed. i dont know if its the cold weather, but the car "seems" to be running better.
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