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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 4Motion 2.8L ATQ. I have them all disconnected, but am having the darndest time finding a way to maneuver the mounting flanges down and out through the space between the engine and the underbody. Apart from removing the subframe and lowering the engine, how else can I get these...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am new to this forum and have looked high and low for a pic or video on how to remove the HPFP on my 2006 Passat VR6. I have found several 2.0L how-tos but nothing on the 3.6 I need to change my cam follower ASAP. Thanks anybody. Thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, As many of yous know, it is common to find oil in the spark plug wells with these cars. The reasons why I am concerned: Enough oil can hydrolock the engine. Small amounts can put the final nail in your older catalytic converter's coffin (not ideal for new cats either). Foul up your...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A fallen branch managed to whack my passenger side mirror hard enough to break the glass and turn signal, but leave the cap and power mechanism intact. I know how to change the glass, but I assume I have to remove the cap to change the turn signal - and I don't remember how. All the write-ups I...
  5. Wax On, Wax Off
    Hi there, The thread title is kinda self-explanatory, but still. I park my car in a camping park, right beneath a oak tree for a couple of days. Obviously (obvious for me just now), spots of resin dropped and messed the painting. I tried to remove it with classic car stuff, with olive oil, hot...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Pulling both my 05 BHW and 99 v6 5speed. Pulling both engined and transmissions together. Gotta do timing belt and bsm delete and will be easier on a table. Will I need to pull my cross members? It looks like i have enough room but wanted to be sure. Also...for removing shifter linkages do...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Your thread is not opening, contact admin. Have you tried pressing the button on the front of the ring where the head rest goes into the seat ?
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an '03 GLS Wagon, and I cannot seem to get the rear center head restraint removed. I frequently need to haul tools, materials, and finished products, and I need the seats flat to optimize my room. I can get it to come up 2ish inches (5ish centimeters), but that is it. I tried it with the...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How to Remove Rear Defroster Button on B5.5 Passat ? Hi all, I have a 2001 B5.5 Passat 1.8t. Does anyone have first hand experience in removing the rear defrost switch button ? I've seen a couple of videos for B5 models, but the location of the button is completely different from mine...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a way to remove the black plastic after removing the metal frame , so I left with the two connects. Sorry about the terminology. here is what I'm talking about https://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/WC/6394-01198646.html thanks
  11. Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    The are studs on the top of the strut tower in the way of installing strut brace on a 2016MY Passat 1.8 tsi. I was wondering how the factory mount the stud on the body as showed in the picture at 12o'clock position? Does anyone know how to remove this kind of stud correctly?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm currently trying to replace the drivers side CV axle on my 2008 2.0T Passat. I spent the day battling with the axle bolt, but eventually (after snapping a breaker bar) broke it loose by applying some heat to it and using a new breaker bar with a big pipe. When I freed up enough space to...
  13. B5 Garage
    On the B5.5 there is chrome trimming around all the windows... I would like to replace the long single piece strips that go over the top of both doors on each side, but there are no videos online... anything helps, thanks guys!
  14. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    How Do I Install the ECS Tuning H7 Bulb Socket Kit? My ECS Tuning H7 Bulb Socket Kit arrived, but it came with no directions. At first, I couldn't determine how to release the connector on the original bulb socket, but I figured that out. (Pushing down and out on the end of the connector from...
  15. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    My first post here, Hi. my name is Fredj and I have a question about crankshaft pulley. How do you remove the vibration damper from a 1.8 TSI engine? Which direction do you turn the bolt to remove it? Clockwise OR counterclockwise? Thanks in Advance
  16. B5 Garage
    After seeing many somewhat tedious and altogether time consuming recommendations to replace my alternator on my 2005 B5.5 2.0 liter TDI -- including one to remove the entire front end (What?!?) I documented my steps below. I changed my alternator in 22 minutes flat from hood-up to hood-down...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The center console with the armrest between the front seats. When I open the lid/arm rest there is an insert to hold stuff. How do I pull that out? Brute force? It looks like there are clips on the end towards the rear of the car, I'm not sure if there are also clips at the front.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The old 2004 is now past 164,000km and now the O-ring seal on the breather tube above the oil filter housing is leaking. Not really a bad leak, but you know.:nervous: I know the tube will fracture when I try to remove it, no biggie, but I read that getting the new one in with the new O-ring is...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The station that did my State Inspection failed to mention they busted my hood latch in the process. The T handle has one of the fork ends missing (that typically hugs the pin), and the latch was so mangled, that I decided to just break it off. I've read some threads on PW discussing the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched quite a while and couldn't get a definitive answer. Sorry if I missed it. 2001 B5 1.8 GLS wagon I want to remove and replace the a/c compressor clutch bearing, which is screeching. Do I have to put 'er in service position, or can I unbolt the compressor, leaving the lines on, and...
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