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  1. break lights stay on without pushing pedal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello, My Passat GLX 4 motion (2004) rear brake lights seem to stay on all the time even if I don't push the pedal down. And it only happens when I have the lights turned on while driving in the evening/night. If the general lights are off during the day, the brake lights work normal...
  2. Need Help.Car turns off when pushing Gas Pedal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey hows it going, i own a 1998 vw passat, I was driving my car and when I got off the freeway all the gears turned on as if I was on drive,reverse,nutrual,ect. and when I pushed the gas pedal it felt really hard to accelerate. Also my check engine light turned on and the car just totally...
  3. How many volts should the N75 wires be pushing?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine read 4.9 volts, should it be higher?
  4. Is VW pushing high-end Passat owners towards Audi???

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how VW has removed certain options from 2007+ 4Motion Passats. I know the Passat is a highly engineered vehicle but if VW continues to cut costs by removing options, many owners might have to bump up to an Audi. Any opinions? Will aka The Swami
  5. Pushing 60k-on a 01'b5 glx v6-Maintenance Question?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So far no major power train issues have come up. Anyone out there list some components or things that you have had failed around 60k - or suggest any preventive service that should be done other than oil change and topping off fluids? Thanks in advance for replies. P.S. water coming in...
  6. Shake while pushing gas???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read about this a long time ago and never saw it again. It shakes when hitting gas amd letting it off too. Not bad but I can feel it is this normal?? I just did a TBA when I put in the new ECU. Could it be the TB itself or fuel filter(change a few months ago)??? TIA BTW 99 V6 FWDer
  7. Problem w/ fan motor pushing no air after on for a while

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    well, with the winter heavy upon New England a problem that cropped up last winter has returned. here's the situation. after driving for a while with the fan on for some time (10-20 mins +) blowing hot air to keep the windows clear the fan essentially becomes ineffective. even with the fan...
  8. Coil pack design philosophy: pushing the envelope?

    Anything Auto
    Two observations: 1. Why add multiple single-points-of-failure to a design (4, 6, or 8 'coil packs'), where previously there was only 1 single-point-of-failure i.e. the centralized ignition tower? Did they achieve at least an 4/6/8 fold reduction in defects and 4/6/8 fold increase in MTBF...
  9. Pushing Past Redline

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently just purchased a 1998 passat 1.8T. I am enjoing the power and confort alot. The only thing is that when i'm jamming to some louding music and driving hard, somtimes it makes it hard to hear the engine at high revs. My question. I have a couple times taken the revs to the fuel pump cut...