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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can someone help me out..i got an incorrect gear 4 ratio error and im trying to deduce the exact problem before spending any more money.. I want to know the values of transmisaion range sensor..engine running at stanstill.. Mine is 0% but there is a delay in pick up when moving.. Is it...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Symptoms: Indicator lights for gears are all lit on cluster. Transmission slips into neutral while driving. Does not like to shift into reverse very well. Code: 17090 - Transmission Range Sensor (F125): Implausible Signal P0706 - 003 - Mechanical Failure. I read up on this a bit and found...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had the automatic transmission switching issue which gave me the check engine code P0706 and required the transmission range switch replacement (I was able to repair the switch I had, without spending $200 for a new one). After 3 days of driving with the switch repaired and Tiptronics...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 Passat V6 auto w- trip Hopefully this weekend I am going to replace this switch to correct my limp mode issues but I have read that the transmission mount needs to be removed. My Bentley doesn't mention it. Do I need to plan on removing the trans mount or not? Thank you
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to order the filter and gaskets for the transmission fluid change. I see HUGE differences in pricing between a factory filter and the aftermarket brands. ECS lists genuine VW/Audi gasket and filter at $161.21 - which is absurd for this type of part! So we have: VW/Audi...
  6. B5 Garage
    My baby (a 2000 Passat GLX wagon, metallic black) took a hit to her right/passenger fender in a parking lot. The damage was minor and limited (mostly) to the fender. I have gotten estimates from $600-$900 for replacing the fender and re-painting. Does this sound about right?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone managed to extend the range? I hate how little it is. And yes I use the touch to chin. It works, but not all the time.
  8. B5 Garage
    Ever since my mom gave me her passat after she got her suby I noticed the range on my key fob isn't that great. The remote works about 2 feet from my car, 3 feet on a good day. I tried replacing the battery and it helped but not much. When I holdthe key to my head or under my chin my range...
  9. B5 Garage
    I recently had to replace my transmission range sensor, aka neutral safety switch, aka multifunction switch (MFS), to fix my 2003 Passat's limp mode problems. I have a thread in this forum (it's long) about tracking down the problem and if you're interested you can find it here: Transmission...
  10. B5 Garage
    I've been having problems with the range on the key fob for my passat. For both remotes for the remote lock, unlock, trunk and panic button only work about 3 feet from my car. Since both remotes work the same distance from the car and they have new batteries I'm positive the remotes both work. I...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I've had a 2003 VW Passat V6 for about a good month now. Apparently its time for an oil change but since i'm new with VW's i wanted to get a good idea of how much i'd have to pay if i were to go to PepBoys or something. There isnt a VW dealership close by and i heard walmart isnt that...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2005 1.8T AWM. I have two key fobs and one works fine. The other only works when I am right next to the car. I have replaced the battery a couple of times but no change. This really has me stumped. I even cleaned the battery contacts on the fob.
  13. New Member Introductions
    OK, fixed my switch, did not replace it. The car was intermittent cranking and was throwing a code that said the switch was bad. It's a bear to get this switch off but I wanted to confirm the defect. I drilled out the rivets that hold it together and found two wiper contacts inside heavily...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I made a video detailing the steps on replacing the transmission range sensor (neutral switch)in an '04 Passat 4motion 2.8L. The car was continuously going into limp mode with trouble code P0706. VAG-com proved that there was a problem with the TCM receiving the proper signal. I took apart...
  15. New Member Introductions
    My 2001 needed a new battery. Ever since it was installed the LED on the dash has read minutes instead of the miles left to the tank. I tried cycling through and resetting with the button on the wiper switch but it did not give me the miles option. Just minutes driven today or minutes driven...
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  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey have been trying to find a thread on this but failed miserably when i bought my passat the fob would only lock so first thing i did was take it apart check for damaged switches and then put it back together and it worked for about 5 minutes so ordered a new button pad again worked for 5...
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