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  1. 2000 VW Passat V6 5 spd. - Is it possible to disable the audible alarm using VagCom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My haunted Passat , at 225,580 miles, it has been a great car. However , for no apparent reason (that I can see), the car will lock itself, roll up the windows and sunroof. When I open up the now locked car, the alarm goes off and it's driving me nuts. I then have to pop the hood, disconnect my...
  2. 2003 Passat Transmission & possible related noise ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I have been viewing and using this site for help for about one year since I bought my Passat from a fellow USMC brother who sold it to me for a steal of a price. I've had no real issues with the car and I love it ! I have been unable to find my issue even though several post I've found...
  3. Oil in coolant. Possible causes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night I noticed coolant level was a bit below 'min' on my 2001.5 Passat 1.8T AWM. When I added coolant, I noticed coffee color oil foam in coolant tank. Many years ago, I had same issue, oil in coolant. It was fixed under warranty. I paid dealer to flush oil out of the whole cooling...
  4. 2001 passat possible computer problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Havent had the car long, first drove it acted like gas problems..bad gas or fuel filter etc. replaced the filter. when first start...each time, it acts like it wants to die trouble staying at idol. when taking off it lags, slow to go (automatic tran) will reach 5 rpms before hard changing gears...
  5. 2001 passat possible computer problems

    New Member Introductions
    my name is kristy, i am new here needing advice with my car. :wrench:
  6. Possible way of fixing codes P0135, P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It is simple for those, who know. It may be helpful for everybody else. Video's link below. My car gave very good example of what I was talking in my videos about money. I would say it is MANDATORY to watch them in order to save hundreds and thousands of dollars(Euros, Rubles, Dinars, Pounds...
  7. Possible Bad water pump.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Possible leaking water pump??? So my girl has decided that she wants to mark her territory every time she is parked (and while driving I assume now) with a nice coolant puddle (not AC condensation). It started off as just a little bit and now it is like a leaking faucet. I tried to crawl under...
  8. Possible Rear Main Seal - 2001 B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have an oil leak that I'm finally getting to this weekend. It slowly has leaked all the oil over the course of a week, but only leaks when it's not running. When running, there is no leak. I hit a speed hump pretty hard just before this happened and due to needing new shocks/struts, it...
  9. Possible Air leak misfire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! *car info will be at the end of post* So, I hit a bump in the road on Friday (gotta love Philly!), and It's been misfiring like crazy at idle (flashing CEL, steadies at speed) Car is running fine otherwise, slight loss of power and horrendous MPG, but it's to be expected with the lean...
  10. Is this possible??

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all, I was planning to install a multimedia unit (DVD/GPS) on the car that I just bought, but I have some questions to you, the picture shows the shape of the dashboard: 1) is is possible to install a double DIN to this model? That is for now. Hope that you can help me to upgrade my...
  11. Engine noise, possible cam chain, please chime in!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Two days ago my engine started vibrating on idle, feel it on the pedals, and now there is a chain noise. Chain is clicking, higher RPM gets better, but lower RPM and idle I can hear them more. I've searched a bit and I'm possibly looking at cam tensioner but before I dig in, anything you guys...
  12. Parking lights as DRL or DRL on all the time. Its possible via VCDS?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My Passat b7 did not come with LED headlight and xenon (optional packages), and now I want to install/convertion DIY DRL LED's inside the headlights. The LEDs B7 without LED and factory xenon have a separate light for DRL, near the fog lights, as in the photo...
  13. Possible purchase of a used 2003 Passat, collecting data on reliability

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a line on a Passat for sale, its a 2003 AWD model with 2.0 engine. The car as 110k miles. Its in great overall condition, no codes, no CEL, no ABS lights, no damage history. Everything works. My question is what I should expect for probabilities of issues showing up in the next year or...
  14. Possible end of transmission?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Lately I've noticed the transmission in my 08 Passat has been acting up. This is the non DSG transmission. The thing that scares me the most is that almost every time I shift into reverse there is a harsh thud I'm thinking hopefully it's the mounts? I tried shifting with the engine off and it...
  15. Possible gauge cluster failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lil' help on my '03 1.8 MT Wagon? While at my preferred suspension and tire shop getting new control arms, new inner and outer tie rod ends, VW sport springs and Bilstein HD shocks on the front, my mechanic called to ask if I had any problems starting the car ever. He had gotten an immobilizer...
  16. Is it possible to upgrade the 2 button keyfob to a 3 button?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So I'll shortly be retrofitting the B5.5 full FIS cluster to my 2000 Passat B5. Now I have some experience coding the cluster/matching keys and so it got me thinking. Is it possible to change the standard Passat B5 2-button keyfob (lock/unlock) to a 3-button (lock/unlock/boot)? Specifically...
  17. 2 years later, back for advice on possible purchase of 2.8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, Got some great advice a couple of years ago on a 1.8 that I ultimately ended up (wisely) passing on thanks to advice on here, now I'm back to see what people think on my present opportunity. This is an automatic for the ex so she can have an easier time getting my son around and I...
  18. Possible exhaust leak? Need help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, kinda new here to Passat's world. I've owned this car for 6 months now, and never stopped loving a minute of it. I started it up yesterday morning and heard a high pitch noise coming from the rear side of my car. Sounds more like a whistle. I suspected fuel pump, but further...
  19. Possible exhaust leak? Need help!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, kinda new here to Passat's world. I've owned this car for 6 months now, and never stopped loving a minute of it. I started it up this morning and heard a high pitch noise coming from the rear side of my car. I suspected fuel pump, but further investigation proved that fuel...
  20. No crank, no start POSSIBLE FIX

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've read lots of threads and possible fixes on this but none of the the suggestions offered by members were what our fix was. Lots of guys say to check fuse #14 and fuse #6... Besides checking fuse #14 and #6, also check #32, #34 and #43. My sons car started to intermittently no crank...
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