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  1. Removing carbon and oil gunk

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 V6 ATQ motor A few questions 1- What is the best way to clean the carbon build up within the motor? While cleaning the Throttle Body It occurred to me that if it was dirty then the rest of the system will also be. I do run a bottle of Techtron about once a month. Is there anything else I...
  2. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    It has a 3 pin connector and I would think that probably there is already cooked by someone in the forum to be able to stop the ECM from panic attacks when sees no coolant in the tank. Now working with the engine speed sensor and removing also the oil filter. The filter definitely will go back...
  3. Is there a trick to removing Climatronic head unit ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the trim piece and the 4 t-20 screws, but the unit will not come out. The bottom of the unit is loose, but the top is caught on something. Any hidden screws that I missed ? Thanks.
  4. Removing stock sound system from 2001 Passat & installing in 1995 VW Eurovan?

    Mobile Electronics
    Looks as though our Passat is headed to the wrecking yard. Before she goes though, I would like to take the stock sound system out of it and install it in my VW Eurovan. Is this something that can be done, by someone who knows little about sound systems (me!), without too much trouble or money?
  5. "Big spark" when removing thermostat housing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My thermostat housing had a crack and was leaking. When I try to remove the first of the two bolts holding the housing, a big spark came out and almost damaged the hex bit. I was not sure if the wrench occasionally touched the alternator. Tried again and made sure not touching the alternator, it...
  6. Which tool can assist in removing the headliner for an antenna base replacement?

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone -- stared the task of partially removing the headliner from the rear and sides of the car to replace the antenna base on my B5 1.8T sedan. I've removed the bolts that hold the headliner in place on the left side of the car, both front and rear, and also removed the trim pieces on...
  7. Removing Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone, My B5.5 V6 4motion sedan has a wobbly front drivers side wheel. I suspected the tie rod end and replaced that but soon discovered that a control arm bushing was shot also. In doing my research before replacing this Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm (yes that is a mouthful) i...
  8. Removing Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, My B5.5 V6 4motion sedan has a wobbly front drivers side wheel. I suspected the tie rod end and replaced that but soon discovered that a control arm bushing was shot also. In doing my research before replacing this Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm (yes that is a mouthful) i...
  9. Removing rear door glass from regulator

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How in the world do you remove the rear door window from the window regulator assembly? I've searched my Bentley for all years. It only has a 5 sentence blip on how to install the lock pin (window to regulator) but that's it! I'm not at all sure about removal.
  10. Removing front electric seat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to remove the passenger seat in my wife's wagon. I've read several posts about disconnecting the battery, removing the plastic covers behind it , removing the front screw but I can't seem to get it of the rail so I can get it out. Any tricks? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Removing shifter knob 2008 passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Anyone know how to remove 2008 passat shifter knob. The button continues to stick and want to replace.
  12. Hood insulation - Long term results from removing it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have found a couple threads discussing the underhood felt insulation (that inevitably gets eaten by rodents) where guys removed it entirely. How has the paint on the hood held up after this decision? Any other ill effects that make the $100 price tag worth the cost, or is going naked an...
  13. Remove axle without removing heat shield? '02 V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On the drivers side, I rounded out one of the heat shield 6mm Allen head bolts. Rather than waste the rest of my Saturday battling with that hard to reach item, I bolted all back together to attack later. Question: If I remove the pinch bolt and upper control arms, do I even need to remove the...
  14. Special tool for removing hose

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I replaced crankcase vent valve and breath hose on one end on 2008 Passat 2.0T. But I left a damage on the other hose at its clamp which has a square shape and clicks on all four sides. Look at the lower left end of the linked picture. This is the hose that I did not replace which is...
  15. First VW. Removing the trim from 2013 VW CC seat.

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I just purchased my first VW CC, it was used. I noticed when I had a passenger riding with me that the lumbar support button itself is broken. It works in one direction, but the others are broken. It's as if the button itself is broken. Anyways, I ordered a new button, and I'd...
  16. Need help Removing roof liner to replace shark fin antenna.

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I need to upgrade the shark fin antenna. Anyone know the step to properly remove the Headliner so I can install the new fin.
  17. Coolant flange bolt sheared off - any ideas on removing it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed a little bit of coolant in my garage under my '99 Passat 1.8T so I looked to see where it was coming from. I couldn't see much but when I placed my hand under the coolant flange it came out wet and sticky so it was pretty clear where it was leaking. I grabbed a 1/4-inch socket wrench...
  18. Oil leak in rear after removing pan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched around but couldn't find my particular problem. I dropped the oil pan recently and replaced it with a FelPro gasket. What a forking PITA! :banghead: The one big bolt in the rear middle just to the passenger side that sits at an angle was [email protected] to get in there so I left it out. Well...
  19. Camshaft pulley turned after removing locking bar and TB. Help needed.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side camshaft pulley turned about 30 deg clockwise. I read up before posting and it seems to happen occasionally when the bar is removed. I have the pin in and tried to turn the crankshaft with the pin in to ensure it was locked and it didn't move. I loosened the bots with the...
  20. Trouble removing exhaust

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I got my new exhaust from TT today for my b5.5 1.8t. I had everything disconnected and can't figure out how to snake it out. The only way I can see it to work is by snaking it to the front but I can't see how the muffler will fit past the rear suspension. What do I do?