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  1. Where do you place the mic?

    Mobile Electronics
    Where do you place the mic for bluetooth? Mine is currently installed right above the head to the left on the window. The retailer did this. But I guess it should be placed in the front dome?
  2. Is Passatworld the right place for American made 2012 and up Passats?

    New Member Introductions
    I'm asking because all I see are Mentions of B6,B7,B8 passats.
  3. Thanks PW, it has been a great place. My 2004 is total loss :o(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As I mentioned earlier this week, my youngest son crashed into the back of a bus with the old Passat. He's fine, nobody injured at all. Just found out this morning that the insurance company declared the Passat a total loss. I don't have the value of settlement as yet. The Canadian Black...
  4. 2003 Fuel Pump - Cannot Get It In Place!

    B5 Garage
    My fuel pump went out on me today. Got a new one and followed a youtube video on how to remove the old one. In the video it seemed pretty easy to twist the actual fuel pump free by hand, but my experience was horrible. I tried and tried and it wouldn't budge. Finally I got a wrench in there and...
  5. Probably not the place to post this, but my thread just went POOF!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone experienced their thread disappearing? My overheating thread is completely gone???
  6. anybody use this place?

    Anything Auto
    Has anybody here used Hans Auto Parts (eBay store). I'm needing a new MAF for my DD and this 078133471C $66 VW Audi Mass Airflow Sensor Passat A4 S6/A6 2.8 V6 looks pretty attractive price wise. It's at least a $100 cheaper than the next cheapest one I can find. I normally wouldn't do something...
  7. Headliner fabric replacement - good place to source fabric

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anybody replaced the fabric on their headliner themselves? If so, where is a good source for the 'Genuine' fabric. I see a zillion of them on fleabay. Any of them for real? I've finally got all my water leaks fixed and I would really like to put my interior back in the car. Headliner needs...
  8. New here, looks like the place to be. Camshaft position sensor issue, possibly

    New Member Introductions
    Unfortuntaely I'm coming here due to car issues in our 2014 passat 1.8 tsi. The check engine light came on and its running rough. I took it to autozone, and they said it was the camshaft position sensor. Anyone have any tutorials on how to swap that out? It looks like it was easy on older...
  9. Anyone ever shop this place?

    Anything Auto
    Curious to know if anyone ever shopped at this place or has 1st hand experience on the parts they sell? 1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online They have o2 sensors for a fraction of the cost...
  10. I'm glad I found this place!

    New Member Introductions
    Posting to gain access lol. I recently aquired an early 2001 Passat V6 Tiptronic. Unfortunately someone with "awesome mechanical ability" had worked on it before it sat for several years. They apparently didn't have torx so they just ripped the dash panels out and broke everything. Now I need...
  11. ECU Woes - right place

    B6 Garage
    I think I should have put this post here:
  12. Newbie here - 2000 Passat - Signal lever not locking into place

    New Member Introductions
    Just joined today. Hello! So a while ago, when I flipped my turn signal to that locking position, the position that goes back to center after you've finished your turn, I flipped it to there and when I finished my turn it sounded like something broke. It did this a few more times for both left...
  13. Anybody know a good place to buy new cats?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 v6 wagon, manual and the previous owner put the cheapest, thin-walled cats on it possible. After welding in new flex joints a couple of years ago and recently doing some creative patchwork it's time to replace them. The final straw was the driver's side pipe cracking at the end of...
  14. drivers door lock cylinder does not lock in place -- can be pulled out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I followed the standard procedures for replacing the door lock actuator mechanism in the drivers door (see steps below). I did something wrong, because when I replace the lock cylinder it won't lock in place and stay. I turn the set screw all the way in but I can still pull the cylinder out...
  15. Hello! And thank you! What a wonderful place!

    New Member Introductions
    I would like to take the time to introduce myself! My name is kevin, I am a auto broker from Maryland and have owned many cars in my day. Considering the nature of my buisness I have never really owned a car for more then a few months until I found the car I will be going to the grave with....I...
  16. driver seat won't latch in place

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok, the guy who just bought my car went to adjust the seat before he drove off with it, and started to adjust the seat. manual seats are in the car. he went to move it forward a bit, and the latch will not catch so the seat is sliding forward and backward without catching. it's pretty cold...
  17. Is it safe to place a USB battery pack in the car?

    Anything Auto
    Hey guys, I have a question can someone help me answer it? I got a spare 4G data sim via my wireless broadband package. I had a HTC one laying around doing nothing so I had a good idea! I put my HTC one in my car with the data sim and used an app to track my car via its GPS. I'm using an app...
  18. Where to place exhaust dump/electric cutout?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I am going to buy an exhaust dump/electric cutout for my 2004 1.8t but I'm having trouble figuring out where I should tell the shop to put it.:mad: I need to pass emissions for inspection so I need the cat on. I was wondering if anyone had experience doing this or knows the stock...
  19. Best place to get..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The stock middle of the wheel covers for a 2003 Passat: I need all four when I got the car it was missing and to my eye im not liking especially when I see other Passats with them :P I found some on ebay and amazon I believe, but not sure if I should go with the ones from China or where do I...
  20. Best place to buy various parts

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I know the 2.5 is not a beast in performance, and most likely wont be unless I heavily modify it. I am simply looking for some good bolt on parts to pep it up just a little, and make it sound good. Any suggestions? I am also looking for some interior pieces as some of mine are scratched. Any...