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  1. What trim level is my Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks! So google couldn't help me, and I ask you... What trim level is my passat? AFN tdi, navigation, climatronic, dashboard with display which tells consumption and all that stuff, and cloth seats. I'm asking because I'm curious what I might be missing on? Except heated leather seats, I...
  2. 2.8 cam chain tensioner shoes/pads question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to do the valve cover gaskets, and am getting some CCT shoes ready just in case. My question is, can I remove the CCT just by loosening the intake cam?
  3. New Passat 2011 (B7) Owner and I've got a question

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings everyone. 2 days ago I bought my very first VW, but not only that, it is also my first car ever! So far I'm super happy with it, there's a couple things that needs to be fixed, but nothing major. However, I've been trying to troubleshoot the BlueTooth in the car. I've come to the...
  4. Exhaust temperature question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, again. 2003, 1.8T. Wondering if anyone happens to know roughly the temp at the flex section of the exhaust? Does it stay consistent over, say, an hour’s drive, or continue to climb? Mostly wondering if it would be safe to use an 850F wrap temporarily until I can get that whole section...
  5. Antenna part # and navigation question

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Can someone tell me which antenna is the right one for my car? There are so many choices. I don't have a dealership where i live to go and have them tell me. The car is a 2010 Passat wagon highline with Dynaudio stereo. RNS-510. The satellite radio AND navigation do not work. I suspect it's...
  6. BMW Overheating Question

    B5 Garage
    Hoping the German solidarity dissipates any frowning eyes that I am posting a question about a BMW! Who knows this problem may apply to our Passats! A friend brought (towed) his 99’ 528i, (E39) manual transmission, SW the other day because the car overheated on highway. It is a 6cyl, straight...
  7. Rims fitment question

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi I have a Volkswagen Passat 2003 with stock 15 wheels that are 5x112 et 37, and I want to know what rims I can fit on it with NO Spacers, I saw some 2008 Audi A4 rims which are 5x112 et 45 but I’m curious to see what other options are there, I tried with some GTI that’s were 17s 5x112 et 51...
  8. Bluetooth question

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I have a question regarding a 2012 Vw Passat (Highline). My employer bought one as a company car and in the list of features it was stated that the car has bluetooth and phone connection capabilities but we can't seem to find any trace of bluetooth settings anywhere. The car has...
  9. Control arm question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a set of Lower rearward control arms from Rock Auto. They came and the ball joint end was too small. However, nothing on any of the sites (ex’s, rock auto, Blau parts) seems to distinguish between the larger or smaller part. How do I know if I’m ordering the right part for my 03 GLX?
  10. Torque Converter Lock-up Clutch Question

    B5 Garage
    Hello, I am a new member here and I have a 2000 Passat GLX v6. I have been using OBDeleven and when I scanned my car I found a P1811 code that is labeled torque converter lock-up clutch. Under the description it reads, "Excessive temperature preliminary stage reached". This is very concerning to...
  11. Suspension question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 Passat GLX FWD with 140,000 miles. I started noticing the front passenger side riding low to the ground. Our driveway is a little bumpy, and the car even bottomed out once driving slowly down the driveway. I pulled the wheel off to take a look and part of the coil/spring has broken...
  12. Automatic Transmission Question

    B5 Garage
    I recently bought a 2003 B5 with the 2.8L V6 72K miles. The owner was having transmission shifting issues. He bought it at an auction and drove it for a while then it quit shifting correctly. Example it would not shift down into lower gears when slowing and sometimes stay in 3rd or 4th when...
  13. 1.8t 4motion Automatic Behavior Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05 Passat 1.8t 5AT 4Motion wagon 127k. I've never owned an automatic, so I'm not sure if this behavior is normal. When I have the car in TIP mode in 4th gear and hit the gas, the RPMs jump by about 200, then the car accelerates normally. In 5th gear the RPMs jump by about 100 and then the car...
  14. Driver's side power mirror motor question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Tried searching up and down through the forums, info-base, and rest of the web to no avail. I'm trying to determine if I can replace just the motor for the mirror that is in the housing, without replacing the entire housing (removing the door panel etc.). I replaced the glass on the driver's...
  15. Exhaust Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I noticed that the exhaust pipe the muffler shop installed is 45mm in diameter versus the factory pipe 55mm. Does it make difference? Also, I m getting vibration although all motor and transmission mounts are new. The front mount is centered in n bracket. I m thinking the...
  16. Manual Trans Assembly Question

    B5 Garage
    So the bolts on one of the rear tranny mounts loosened up on my son's '02 Passat. The battery died and he "pop" started it. Well this violent jerk of the tranny broke the case around one of those mounting bolts :banghead: This led to a leak of the tranny gear oil, which is how he discovered...
  17. Reliability question

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hey all, so my wife crashed her Prius and I'm pretty sure the insurance company is going to total it. My question to you all, is how reliable are the TDI Passats? What are some things to look out for and what are some issues that I might run into. I've seen a few for sale that have relatively...
  18. quick question about turbo

    B6 Garage
    can you use a 1.8 turbocharger on a 2.0? I know its kindof stupid to ask but you never know.
  19. 2001 Passat V6 Timing Belt Installation Question

    B5 Garage
    I am new here. I am a seasoned DIYer and I am fairly skilled in fixing my cars. This does not mean I make no mistakes though. My V6 30V passat has reached 170k miles so I did the timing belt job the 2nd time to it. I did the first at 100k miles and all was OK. The engine started and idled...
  20. 2.8 V6 Cam Timing Question

    B5 Garage
    I just finished replacing the cam chain tensioner gaskets. When taking things apart I had the cams 180 degrees off, so the cam timing was messed up. I followed the manual's procedure for setting the intake and exhaust cams; aligning the notches in the cams with the arrows on the bearing caps and...