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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    02 base model wagon. The dimmer control next to the headlight switch only dims the HVAC and ESC/seat heater/etc lights. The instrument cluster and stereo stay full brightness. Any thoughts on where to start? Bad headlight switch or dimmer control? Thanks.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I used to have the aftermarket radio work even with the key not in ignition just by pressing a button on the radio and as soon as I put the key in and out again it would shut down the radio. Now I have replaced the radio and it doesn't work without putting the key in ignition. I think that I...
  3. New Member Introductions
    No numbers on the screen after the airbag recall was completed. No radio numbers, no navigation destinations, no phone access, seems the computer went wonkey. I am looking for diagnostics that need to be done, reprograming....
  4. Mobile Electronics
    My local VW dealer says two issues I'm having with the Sirius radio in my 2014 Passat aren't common, so I wanted to see if others have experienced either of these problems: 1. When using the steering wheel controls to change preset stations, if I go from a channel on one screen to a channel on...
  5. Parts For Sale
    Here's a new radio cage / console face for a B5 with the single DIN radio opening. Never used, in the bag it came in. There is a remnant of the original PN sticker on the bottom, not paint. It includes the rubber insert in the lower pocket. $45 shipped.
  6. Mobile Electronics
    Passat SE model year 2016. Need to install +12 Volts (at 42 Amps) by adding cable from the battery to radio location in the boot. Access to battery is thru the large firewall grommet on drivers side. Access to grommet is from the inside just above the instrument panel floor plate. Must...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi there everyone i need your help I have 2005 B6 2.0 TDI and my issue is: 1) bought new radio and replaced the old one and everything worked just fine 2) after 2 months the radio started sometimes switch off and on again ect 3)now i am at the point where its not switchinon at all 4)i checked...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi there everyone i need your help I have 2005 B6 2.0 TDI and my issue is: 1) bought new radio and replaced the old one and everything worked just fine 2) after 2 months the radio started sometimes switch off and on again ect 3)now i am at the point where its not switchinon at all 4)i checked...
  9. Mobile Electronics
    Anyone install a backup camera adapter such as...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone install a backup camera adapter such as https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Quality-26-PIN-RGB-to-CVBS-RCA-Converter-for-Volkswagen-Facotry-Camera-VW-Original-Camera/1737938580.html? I'm about to replace my RCD-510 with a Kenwood Deck and Maestro RR but I'm not sure I know how the...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Hi All, Just bought a new-to-me 2001 Passat 1.8T. Was told by the P/O that it had a battery drain that would kill the battery in a few days. Well I'm pretty sure I found it. The car had an aftermarket head unit installed. I noticed that after I turned the car off and took the key out, there...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just changed a battery on a B5.5 radio has re-learnt its code from ECU, and is activated. and powered however........... its seems half dead. the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on the front don't work right. well if you press one of the number, the front panel display will go blank and not switch...
  13. Mobile Electronics
    Hello! I have a question about bluetooth adapter and radio. This is my car interrior: http://www.kolumbus24.com/articlePics/500x500/11003595e.jpg So, I am actually really nervous about that phone thing on the right, because there is no phone in 2017 that fits into this. I was thinking about...
  14. Parts For Sale
    Not sure if anyone is interested but I'm selling my Stock radio from a 2015 Passat Sport. It has satellite ready, Bluetooth, HD radio, aux, rear camera. I know alot of guys retrofit, anyone interested let me know. $300 shipped PayPal USPS w/ tracking & insurance. Will overnight if...
  15. Mobile Electronics
    Hi all. have been lurking as a member for awhile when my sons 2003 Passat needs work. Thank you all for your contributions, it has helped me alot. Now to my problem. For Christmas, I bought my son a new radio for his 2003 Passat. Bought the JVC KW V220BT DVD Receiver from Crutchfield. This is...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    On my 2015 Passat, Wolfsburg Edition, just recently my screen on my radio changed when backup view is engaged. Before I had a full screen view, but now I have about 3/4 view of whats behind me, and in the screen to the right is a return arrow which takes up the remaining screen. If I hit the...
  17. B5 Garage
    ok i was stupid and did buy the adpiter for a aftermarket head unit .. so i cut the stock radio wires and plugs i went to a scrap yard got the same year wire harness made shur colors match rewired the stock radio back in now my cvar wont start .. al light work key fob works no check light ...
  18. Mobile Electronics
    I replacing my head unit in my 2003 passat gl 1.8 turbo going aftermarket . if i decide to sell the car i would take the new radio with me . I understand if you remove the stock radio from these cars you have to know the code for it to work again if you put it back in the car , how do you figure...
  19. Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I've decided to sell me original VW Gamma Radio now that I have retrofitted the VW MFD Sat Nav Radio. However, I've already posted the radio and the buyer is requesting the radio code which I cannot find anywhere. I have never needed the radio code myself, despite disconnecting the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've recently purchased a VW MFD-D sat nav radio from eBay. Upon installation it is asking me for the radio code and so I have messaged the seller to ask for it. Assuming they cannot find it, I understand I can also ask the dealer by providing them with the serial number of the radio, VIN...
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