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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I remove these two computers from my car. The black one is a CCM. My question is: What is the purpose of the CCM in the car? I saw online it stands for Comfort Control Module. I understand that it can be responsible of some issues like interior lights or the power locks, maybe sunroof and other...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm not sure why pulling out relay 173 would help with HID conversion kits. The headlights aren't on when ther DRLs are on. And if you do pull out relay 173 the city lights still come on anyway, drawing current that could be used for the HIDs. Here's my understanding so please correct me if...
  3. B5 Garage
    Does the plastic engine cover over the coils serve any purpose? Mine is loose and the three plastic screws do not secure the cover. Any problem with leaving it off?
  4. Anything Auto
    I am in the market for new tie rod ends so as usual I decide to go search pw to discover if I can offer my car an intelligent upgade. Turns out a solid s4 tie rod without dampening would be a good choice. So I start looking around on the web to find a good price. I find the part on parts geek...
  5. Wheel and Tire Forum
  6. Anything Auto
    Carbon Motors plans to outfit the E7 with a 300hp (224kW) 3.0L turbodiesel engine with 420lb-ft (568Nm) of torque and RWD. A six-speed automatic will handle shifting duties, while a McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear with self-leveling shocks give the car real handling...
  7. Anything Auto
    so, let's say you are installing aftermarket shocks and springs, what is the purpose of the bumpstops? aftermarket doesnt come with them, so I needa cut them? why?
  8. Mobile Electronics
    So I just received my passport 8500 x50 today, went out, enabled laser and pop mode. I was behind a trooper, and I saw him pulled over some body. what suprised me was that my 8500 didn't give me any warning of k/ka/..... no radar was detected. The radar was mounted in the middle of the...
  9. Wheel and Tire Forum
    what is the real purpose on getting these rings? i dont see any need for them? can someone point me into the right direction or tread about them?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this cover for cosmetic purposes or does it guard the coil packs? I like the look of the exposed coil packs, but dont want to harm anything:whistle: ...... p.s. tried search, no good. thanks
  11. B5 Garage
    As the thread title says, what is the purpose of the vacuum reservior, that tank that sits in the left front fender? If the hose that connects this tank and (eventually) the Secondary Air Pump valve solenoid is squished (and likely leaking), can it cause CEL P0411 (Secondary Air Injection...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am gona get the upsolute chip on the 25th, I want more hp, and more acceleration. what're the reasons for u 2 chipped yor car :D :D
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did a search, but error kept popin can someone please explain what's the purpose of a euro switch :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    are thos holes use to suck more air into the car? if yes, I am thinkin about to get a tube , and lead more air to the side mount intercooler. does both side [front and rear ] of the intercooler suck in air?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi can someone tell me what the function of the pcv valve is? If my valve were broken would it affect performance and is thier oil going through this valve? The reason i ask is because my valve is coverd with oil on the outside. Also how much does this valve cost? thanks
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi im running a setup of neuspeed chip with the audi tt dv.I hear alot about the n75 H valve but i have no clue on it's purpose nor do i know what benifits i would get from useing the n75H valve over the oem one. Also how much does this valve cost? Can someone please clear me up? thanks
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    gears 4 - 3 - 2 - L (Auto tranny)? I mean we have tip if we want to go into lower gears manually! Is this just a poor design flaw from VW, or is there a real purpose? Rich :wink:
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You know the one...the annoying shield that you have to remove every time you want to change your oil. What exactly is the purpose of that thing? Is it there for aerodynamics or is it there because it's supposed to protect the oil pan? What happens if I remove it and drive around without...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I already did a search and i coulnd't find the answer to this question. I want to know what the difference is between the rear valence and the rear diffuser. On the and the i cant tell what the diffuser picture is showing. Do you need the diffuser if you get the...