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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last few times I've tried opening the hood I've noticed the pull has been longer and longer and now it seems I have to pull on it all the way up to get it to release. Ordered a replacement cable and wanted to get to it this weekend. Looks like it should be simple, but enough just wanted dto make...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went out to jump start my car this morning (long story) and when I pulled on the T handle, it came off in my hand. And not just the T part where I could reach in and grab the rest with pliers, oh no, the whole 6 inches of plastic came out. At the end opposite the T, instead of looking like O's...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I checked the search 1st and believe I now know the problem. My problem is, can't get the hood secondary release to release so I can get the hood open to see if that is the cause. How do I circumvent the secondary portion of the hood release and get the hood open? Much thanks because need to...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2004 Passat Wagon GLX B5.5. The trim around the fuel door switch and rear hatch release switch is damaged so that the hatch release switch won't stay still. I'm going to try to hack a temporary fix, but I don't mind spending a little money to replace that trim. But I can't find...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How many of us hate the plastic hood release pull? How many have broken theirs (multiple times) when removing/reinstalling the bumper skin? I personally haven't broken one yet but I'm quite underwhelmed with the procedure for this and know it's only a matter of time before I start breaking...
  6. B5 Garage
    Trying to replace the broken hood release handle 3B0823593C - does anyone know if the pin in the photo is fixed on some models as it wont come out like in some of the videos ive seen. I cant get it out and dont want to press too hard and risk damaging something else. I've soaked it in WD40 -...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1998 VW Passat 2.0 Turbo (says 2.0 on decorative cover). So, what I've done: -Had done a compression test that resulted in compression loss in Cylinder #2. -Had the cylinder head sent to a machine shop to be rebuilt (It was machined because the compression was lost. The timing belt did...
  8. B5 Garage
    Reading /map light bulb change causes sparks and trunk release repeat cycling WTFVW? I was changing the left reading light / map light bulb ( 194 / W5W ) in the overhead console of my '98 B5 and removed the black 1/4-turn holder. Replaced the bulb and was going in via the big sunroof motor...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 wagoan 1.8T auto When the car is unlocked the tailgate will not open unless I go to the drivers door and activate the switch in the door panel. Now with that said when I do activate the switch in the drivers door panel it does not make a sound. It just seem to make the switch\handle...
  10. B5 Garage
    Greetings, Noob I am. Mike from NorCal, here. I am new to VWs but have been turning wrenches on Jeeps and rods for many years. That said, I'm fluent in using meters, checking switches, etc. so I was hoping any of you who knew these cars pretty well could help me out. I did search and those...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I am a newbie of cars so I really need your opinions, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. I got a second 08 2.0T passat and now it got 78K mile on it . I began to experience a sluggish acceleration of the car about a month ago, every time when i got a cold start, I feel it is...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A couple of weeks a go I when to town & while driving my open luggage warning message came up. I stop the car- shut it & drove a short while & it came on again. Stopped & shut it again- this time it was ok. Until three days a go it did it again but this time it just kept opening up ever time I...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have spent few days working non stop between work and replacing my car radiator support, bumper, fender now everything is back on and bolted but I am having issues with the hood release mechanism. It was working fine before I started working on it. Spent about and hour and a half before I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello All, I need some input. So, I'm having some electrical issues with my 2009 VW Passat 2.0 FI Turbo. The affected systems are the blower motor (All Speeds), fuel door release, windshield washer pump, and 12V lighters, which all have no power suddenly and all at the same time. All the fuses...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, I need some input. So, I'm having some electrical issues with my 2009 VW Passat 2.0 FI Turbo. The affected systems are the blower motor (All Speeds), fuel door release, windshield washer pump, and 12V lighters, which all have no power suddenly and all at the same time. All the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    1999 vw Passat v6 2.8 manual trans. Gas release and power lock system stopped working. Fuses are working and truck still opens electronically. If any one has any pointers, I would be very grateful.
  17. New Member Introductions
    Passat:1999 V6 2.8 Manual transmission. The auto lock system gradually stopped working. The gas lid release also stopped working. Fuses all work. The truck release works and power windows works as well. If anyone can help me, I would be very grateful.
  18. New Member Introductions
    Gas release button stopped working, I found this out when I had a 1/4 of gas tank left. Auto lock system also is not working, it was on and off for a little bit and then gradually stopped working. Any idea what might be the problem?
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have read many posts in this and other forums, and cannot see the same type of problem described or solved..... 2003 (b5.5) wagon with 1.8T and 5-speed. From a complete stand still, when releasing clutch, there is a rough vibration - no metal or weird sounds, just vibration. This happened...
  20. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, The handle (with the red arrow on it) of my hood release broke and there is nothing to pull to get the hood fully up. Ive been trying to use a flathead screwdriver to open the hood by sticking it in the opening above the grille and the hood and rummaging around in there, but I just...
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