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  1. B5.5 - Charge Pressure Control P1557 - 35-00 - Positive Deviation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I have this intermittent issue where sometimes (very rare for now) at speed you feel the engine is very very sluggish, like there is no turbo anymore. A scan shows the following error: Address 01: Engine Labels: 038-906-019-AVF.lbl Control Module Part Number: 038 906 019 KE...
  2. Central Locking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys! im new to this but i have been reading forums for years. i tried serching but i couldn't fine anything. I need help finding the POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE signal for the central locking system? Can anyone help me out? The car is a 2002 Passat European. There is nothing wrong with the system...
  3. passat battery negative positive

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    can anyone tell me what the third lead is for on my Passat have positive negative and a smaller lead???:banghead::banghead:
  4. Corroded Positive Battery Cable=Dead Car, Sparks Flying

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it's been cold in Chicago over the past few days. Once the temperature got back to the positive side yesterday, I went to start the car, a 1999 AEB Passat GLS, to take the kids to school and just got a flickering dashboard and no sounds of the engine turning over. After a few attempts, still...
  5. Corroded positive battery cable

    B5 Garage
    Tried starting my car yesterday and nothing happened except for a click. But all the internal lights and radio were working. Looked under the hood at the battery and found out its completely corroded. The worst part is that on the positive cable, I think the cable which goes to the alternator is...
  6. Positive Crankcase Ventilation System for early 1.8t AEB/ATW

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just posted this in another thread but just in case some people might have missed it. 034motorsports.com have came out with a kit that completely replaces the old leaky PCV system; from the o-ring all the way to the Pressure regulating valve, which I ordered from ECStuning.com because it was a...
  7. On a more positive note

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After having my car on jack stands all last week, and having to pull an all nighter just to finish it...its finally done. Lowered on St coilovers..current ride height at 24 5/8. "Cx racing front control arm kit" was actually a very good buy so far, everything seems perfect upon install...
  8. Passat Front Wheel Positive Camber

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed Meyle HD control arms, Bilstein B8 shocks and Eibach 30mm springs last weekend. Everything went fine fitting is straight forward. I brought the car to get aligned the toe was out (I change the inner and outer tierods) but the camber on the front left wheel was positive 1.4. I was...
  9. Electrical Plug on the Battery Positive Cable?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat has an electrical plug on the Battery (positive) cable (see pictures). I think in a rush in which I had to pull the battery a few months ago, I didn't catch whether it was connected or not. I've looked for the female plug connection within the radius of the plug's cable, but cannot...
  10. p17965 - Charge Pressure Control: Positive Deviation - All parts changed

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi, As the topic says i get the famous 17965 - Charge Pressure Control: Positive Deviation. The subject is a 2001 B5.5 Passat 1.9 TDI 101HP. I have done a lot of reading, and searching and a lot of parts changing, but the car is still sick. The problem occurs seemingly very seldom, minimum half...
  11. Advice on positive crankcase ventilation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all , I want to do away with the PCV system , how much of it can I remove ? I want to remove the metal pipe alongside the cylinder head and the round PCV valve . I would like to vent the crankcase gases into a catch can instead , any advice would be appreciated , thanks in advance.
  12. Rear ended, with a positive ending

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been in the process of sanding down my rear bumper, and obtained all the materials needed to re-paint it. It's pretty much a pain in my ass, well my back, technically, since I have a disc herniation. Well, today in the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts, some girl in a Jeep Wrangler rear ended...
  13. 17965 charge pressure control positive deviation p1557 - 35-00

    B5 Garage
    I have a 1.9tdi 130. 90K with full VW history. Recently it has started to go into limp mode when accelerating above 3000rpm. Initially had Vag Com and no faults registered. Problem occurs mainly after initial start of the car (i.e First thing in the morning or when it has been left standing for...
  14. 17965 charge pressure control positive deviation p1557 - 35-00

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi Car kept going into limp mode but no EML or fault codes. I recreated the problem several times and eventually done a vag com test today and got following code : 17965 charge pressure control positive deviation p1557 - 35-00 Reset and recreated problem (going into limp mode when accelerating...
  15. Positive stories

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I am considering purchasing a B5.5 passat in probably the 1.8t. I looked online for reviews and stories about this car. I found this site and began reading hundreds of horror stories related to the car. I am hoping that the people who have had good experiences with their cars can post...
  16. Positive Battery Cable to Alternator - Inline Capacitor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've read the DIY about doing the Big 3 ground upgrade, and I'm about to jump in, but I can't find an answer and it doesn't seem resolved whether or not the cylinder shaped object that is wired in line between the battery and alternator is a capacitor or something else. See pic...
  17. Positive Dealer Experiences - Post them up!

    Dealerships and Service
    Hey guys! With all the negative dealer experiences that are out there, I just want to give a shout out and some props to Fox Valley VW in Schaumburg, IL. I have lived here for 2 years after moving from Tucson. I had 1 dealer in Tucson (Chapman VW) that was the absolute pits, so much that I drove...
  18. Positive or Ground Side Switched Headlights?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to buy WigWag headlight flashers (for EMS) and I keep running into this issue. I have a B5.5 and I'm trying to figure out if my car has positive or ground side switched headlights... I'm not even sure what the difference is or how to tell. Can anyone help me out? The product in...
  19. Can you solve the Mystery of the Positive Battery Cable?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help. This is a bit long, but all of it is needed for you to understand the problem. I had the positive terminal replaced on my 99 passat back in september. The positive cable has two leads - one that goes to the alternator, and one the goes into the firewall and behind the steering wheel...
  20. Stripped out Battery bolt on positive side

    B5 Garage
    I was trying to take my old battery out since i bought a replacement and somehow stripped the bolt on the positive side. Any takers on how to fix this? The square end is spinning around because of the soft lead.
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