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  1. Stuck Key in Ignition After Dash Pull

    B5 Garage
    OK Friends, My ventures continue. While changing the o-rings on the coolant pipes (and thanks PZ, your instructions worked great) I quickly discovered the cracked supply pipe on the heater core, so off we went to the dash change and heater core replacement. The YouTube vid from AutoTech worked...
  2. Before you pull the door panel...

    New Member Introductions
    My RR door wouldn't lock/unlock with remote, and the woofer was not working. I opened the rubber accordion between the B pillar and the door and found a broken wire plus corroded terminals on the plugs. Soldered in a few more inches of wire and sprayed with contact cleaner. Back in business! You...
  3. To pull an ignition harness connector, B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '00 Passat 4Mo Wagon, 2.8l, ATQ So, I watched a rather professional YouTube video on how to disconnect the harness connector from the ignition coil pack. I tried myself, and got different results. The recipe called for pliers and wiggling, thus I ended up cracking the bottom portion of the...
  4. Hood Release Pull

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How many of us hate the plastic hood release pull? How many have broken theirs (multiple times) when removing/reinstalling the bumper skin? I personally haven't broken one yet but I'm quite underwhelmed with the procedure for this and know it's only a matter of time before I start breaking...
  5. WTB: B5.5 Satin Black Interior Door Pull Handle (3B4867179AA94) drivers side

    WTB/WTT Section
    Hi All, Found it! Thanks.
  6. Cv axle from pick n pull.

    B5 Garage
    I'm going look for an oem cv axle from pick n pull to replace the cheap Napa axle that's making my car vibrate. How do I tell if an axle is an oem? Is there a label that would not likely be worn off? I assume the vw part number would be stamped on it somewhere as well. What do I look for ? Also...
  7. Rear door won't open on first pull after alarm deactivated, but eventually opens

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have this weird problem with my rear (passenger's side) door. Immediately after the alarm is disabled, it won't open until what always seems like the 3rd attempt. This happens both with the external handle, and interior handle. It's bizarre. Once it opens, I can continue to open and close...
  8. Hood release pull handle "pin"

    B5 Garage
    Trying to replace the broken hood release handle 3B0823593C - does anyone know if the pin in the photo is fixed on some models as it wont come out like in some of the videos ive seen. I cant get it out and dont want to press too hard and risk damaging something else. I've soaked it in WD40 -...
  9. How to DO a 3rd gear pull

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I know how to use the "manual mode" to put my car into 3rd gear but when i let the rpms down, then try to do a pull, it autoshifts into 2nd. I can shift it back down to 3rd however i want it to stay in 3rd. also, i dont want it to auto shift into 4th. I want to ping redline, or hold at max rpm.
  10. 4motion: I changed my rear shocks, did I pull out my axle?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    UHOH passatworld, I changed out the rear shocks on my 2000 4motion wagon and I'm worried I may have pulled out the axles from the rear diff. I followed this "how to": Should my rear...
  11. Double pull handle to open door

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced my lock actuator, and ever since then I've had to pull my door handle twice to open the door from the inside. No problems when opening from the outside. The black cable that connects to the door handle is hooked on and clipped properly. What did I do wrong?
  12. 2007 VW Passat occasional (1/week) pull and brake(?) when steering left at ~40mph

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I have UK 2007 Passat 1.9TDI Trendline, now living in Spain. I'm experiencing an occasional problem which because it is intermittent I am not having much luck getting the local VW dealer to address. I've searched on these forum but not found any similar problem so far. I wanted to ask...
  13. bonnet pull

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dont know how long these will last online at $5. The item is a bit 'rough' but my thinking is that it will serve as a spare in a pinch if I break mine, I have come close a few times. The OEM item is around $20 and shipping is always slow; it is just plastic, so everybody to their own. Hood...
  14. About to pull the trigger on a Passat GL (may be GLX)

    New Member Introductions
    I don't really know. The battery compartment was flooded though. I think the TCM is jacked up. :hmmm: But it's cheap. We'll see. Lastly, if you were building a fence and you dug the hole and anchored the first post, the next one you worked on would be... (the second post) LOL
  15. Helicoil or pull the crankshaft?

    B5 Garage
    Doing my timing belt. Changed the VC gaskets Extremely shot, the spark plug wells were full of oil. Went to put on the TB tensioner roller and I discovered there were no threads in the hole. The lock tite or what ever the factory used caused the treads to come out with the bolt. Now the...
  16. pick and pull

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone had any experience with Pick and Pull locations? I understand you pull the parts yourself, question is how accommodating are they to the part one is looking for? I've never been to one and I'm planning a trip tomorrow to my local location looking for a few parts.
  17. WTB b5.5 2003 Passat Door Beige Pull handle left rear grab handle for right front

    WTB/WTT Section
    Edit: I'm an idiot, should be left rear and left front (driver's side). I believe the part number for the left rear grab handle is 3B4867179AR48 and for the front it should be 3B1867171ER48 And I am replacing them because they were ripped out of the door and now I have to close the back door...
  18. B5.5 3rd geAr pull

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's a 3rd gear pull from kompresed stage 2 tune. What do you guys things? Also can anyone tell me why boost is cutting off so low around 6k Sent...
  19. V6 30V hidden strenght: 60-80MPH pull

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This video shows my stock (besides K&N filter + light wheels) V6 30V Passat do a 0 - 80 in 12 seconds which alone is impressive considering its a decade and a half old engine. But if you pay attention from the 60 - 80 mph part you can see how well its maintaining acceleration. That's one hell...
  20. Tiptronic Pull Rod Fix

    B5 Garage
    My tip knob had always been a bit wobbly, and lately it was getting stuck in park. Also, the tip feature had stopped working (daughter had spilled some coffee drinks while driving). I took off the knob to reveal I searched passat world but only one thread existed, and it was just the original...