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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, out in Maryland we recently got some snow.. I don't have a belly pan, so yeah of course something got screwed up. today I notice a wire hanging down. the connector is missing obviously, in the engine bay I can see the female end, of the connector in question. it will be a few days...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished replacing all my front suspension 'stuff'. At alignment shop and was asked where I got the outer tie rod ends. The tech showed me where the threaded shaft coming out of the actual end moved in and out of the end piece when the wheel is wiggled by hand. Is that correct? Is...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Still kinda new to the Passat and especially the more complex suspension system. This is a 4 motion V6. Is this just an outer tie rod/ball joint issue or from the inner tie rod too possibly? And how can I be sure? Thanks!
  4. Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    Hi It's frustrating not to be able to play audio or video messages on my brand new 2018 Passat from the Whatsapp App on my iPhone connected via bluetooth All my other cars that are a lot older can will play them without any problems After googling on the subject, I came across an article...
  5. Mobile Electronics
    I love CarPlay, but I have one issue that I just can't seem to solve...where to put my phone, especially when traveling with my wife and using both cup holders. The storage compartment under the head unit isn't quite deep enough to hold my iPhone 6S without a bit of work and putting a little...
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    if TATS WAD IT TAKES!
  7. New Member Introductions
    I've got two posts as required. Been looking at this site for a while, and now that I want to contact someone here with a rare desirable part for sale, I feel like I'm being led through a maze of admin that makes my car and this resource even harder to navigate. If I can't contact this seller...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've found a listing for a 2004 Variant with a 1.8t that says the car rattles like a diesel when running but has a pretty spotless body and interior. Before I drive over an hour to check out this $500 fix-er-upper, let's play "What could it be?" Any thoughts?
  9. Mobile Electronics
    Do not have USB port. Only have AUX port. Stock system. I apologize if this has been asked and answered; I looked and could not find it anywhere. Basically, I hate playing my tunes through Bluetooth, and got used to playing tunes through my USB in other car. So yeah, can I somehow hook a USB...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey how you guys doing today? I have a 2002 b5.5 1.8t 5 speed and the slop in my shifter drives me crazy, doesn't feel precise and german like it should :) I went under the car to look at the shift linkage bolt, and it was tight. That is when I noticed that the play isn't in the shifter, but...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, as I finished closing up my transmission today after swapping differentials, I noticed that the output flanges for the axles have a little bit of play to them. Not much when pushing in an out, but in a orbital motion (looking at the transmisssion from where the axle would be), it moves...
  12. Parts For Sale
    This is a factory system complete in every detail with instructions. It is plug-and-play on the B5 Monsoon radio. I need this gone, taking offers!
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting a clunking noise on hard lefts, similar to the noise I got when I had to replace an upper control arm last year. I took it to a mechanic, and he showed me that the rubber boot/seal on a lower control arm is torn. The thing is, he also said there wasn't any play or movement that would...
  14. B5 Garage
    I have a 2005 Passat 4 motion wagon, 1.8T. Was throwing the P0171 code, figured vacuum leak somewhere in the miles of hoses there is a leak somewhere, duh. Intake and MAF were fine (found some nice array of leaves, sticks and twigs in the filter box). Still couldn't find any issues, reset the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat gls wagon. 2.8 V6 ATQ. cold weather option, manual trans, not AWD. all these wires are on the passengers side, or the left side looking INTO the engine bay. these are near the firewall kind of by the group of plugs. it is one grey wire and one white wire in a rubber sleeve. looks...
  16. B5 Garage
    I am trying to track down a nasty vibration under acceleration right now. So I got under the car and grabbed the CV joint shaft and it has play front to back so I figured it had to be the CV joint wore out but when I called Marty he proceeded to tell me it is impossible essentially to have play...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Man, I was stuck behind a new model passat on the highway yesterday for a while and loved the new tail lights....wish they would make a retrofit for the b6! Also came across the apple CarPlay. Anyone know if they'll make it available to older vehicle models? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  18. Parts For Sale
    Hey folks - second time posting this but I sold a bunch of stuff and haven't been on for awhile. Passat has been gone since summer so I can conceivably be flexible on prices. Just ask. No trades, of course, since I ain't got no Passat anymore... Blanket statements: - Buyer pays shipping unless...
  19. Parts For Sale
    Working Stock DD Monsoon Radio with code--$40 plus shipping Is there anybody on this forum that doesn't know what it looks like? SiriusXM Edge Dock & Play Radio (not actual) with custom swivel mount--$40 plus shipping TRADES WELCOME! Paypal accepted SiriusXM 6 months old Provide tracking #...
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