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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have done a search and read up on what it could be. I was pretty sure it was the lock module in the drivers door until tonight. I have a 2004 1.8t manual transmission. I thought my car was not recognizing that the drivers door was open so I checked this theory by opening the drivers door...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 GLX Automatic I have done some searching here and there but still need help in locating the fuses, relays and whatever controls that 'headlights on' beeping after you shut the car off. Mine hasn't worked since buying the car. Not a big issue not having it at night but I sometimes run my...
  3. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Thought I would remind everyone to check your tire pressures. Tires lose or gain 1psi per 10 degrees of temp change. And now that we are into early winter temps most tires are now under inflated. Here is a link to a tire rack article on the subject. Most interesting thing is for garage cars. If...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is especially for the newer users here, but is also a reminder for the older users here; now is the time to start thinking about cleaning out the leaves that inevitably work their way into your engine bay. The area I am talking about is specifically under the battery tray and the master...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have done an oil change but mechanic didn't know how to reset the computer to let it know that vehicle has been serviced and stop remind me, every time I start my car it says "service now" it's 2006 B6 2.0T thanks for any help
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Came across my "VW Drivers Lic." the other day and wanted to share this picture: The "VW" emblem came off my key-fob and it was a perfect fit on the Momo shifter. The VW Lic. was from an old 1999 (?) S.F. International Car Show giveaway through a machine/kiosk they had set up at their booth...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was detailing the 2000, and realized that with all the talk here, I'd given a lot of thought and attention to the battery and sunroof drains - but hadn't looked at my door drains in a couple of years. Turns out, the rearmost one on the right passenger door was blocked - and the screw that...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Do our cars have this feature.The reason I ask is because recently my ABS module has been acting up and along with the ABS light flashing my tach no longer registers rpm also the red low oil presure light is flashing.What does the ABS have to do with the low oil light?Just wondering if the oil...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Clean your IAT sensor. I popped mine out last night and sprayed it with MAF cleaner. Was pretty oily after 80K. I swear it made an improvement in throttle response and acceleration this morning over yesterday, similar conditions. I have no hard evidence to back it up, but it's a harmless 5...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got a recall letter from VW. It says R5 06e5 Safety Recall - Underbody heat shields Contact your nearest dealer and do the work as soon as possible! this is the third one I got, first was for 02 sensor then for waterpump. Anything I got to worry about and do I have to change the...
  11. Anything Auto
    Please don't do it. Yet another story of someone killed because the jack slipped while he was working under the car. PLEASE use jackstands or a ramp when you need to get under there and need to raise the car. I've done it a few times before I knew better. Never again. I have way too much to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For those of you that have not done your every two years brake flush, I would highly suggest getting it done. I did it a week ago with Valvoline Syn Power brake fluid and there is a very noticible difference in the braking feel. The brakes seem to be "grabbier" and catch a bit sooner and don't...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I left for a shopping spree down at some outlets in Deleware. It was about 130 miles one way. With my freshly detailed Passat and some friend in the back seat we set off. The first stop was at the gas station to properly inflate all the tires for the high speed trip I was about to ensue...
  14. Anything Auto
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRvopGXCgA&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fgermancarscene%2Ecom%2F
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    im sure everybody checks their tires psi monthly,but dont forget the spares air too , and by the way what do you guys do for a spare when you have a flat with those 235/ 245/40 x18,19,s in" rims for a spare tire size that fits right when you need it? just wondering ,4-5 cans...
  16. B5 Garage
    All, For my 40K service on my 2003 1.8T, I did most of the "biggie" required maintenance myself (air filter, cabin filter, oil & oil filter, tire rotation, etc.). I had my local indy mechanic check the belts, brake system, and other important bits (as a CYA). I hemmed and hawed over paying...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got done changing my fuel filter on my '03 GLS, 57k miles. Took about an hour following the writeup in the info forum. I noticed the new filter was extremely easy to blow air through it--like blowing through a large straw. After emptying the old filter of gas, I tried blowing through...
  18. Anything Auto
    I'm giving F1 another chance. No WRC this year on SpeedTV so there's essentially very little motorsport I get to watch any more, besides Le Mans and ALMS. Looks like Schumi is out to a hot start. Here's some decent, albeit short, talk about motor regulations for this year. I didn't realize...
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