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  1. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  2. Rear parking brake cable replacement, what parts besides the cables?

    B5 Garage
    I have a front wheel drive 1.8T and I just finished replacing the rear calipers. Unfortunately the brake cable on the right does not always retract. The cable has no plastic coating (unlike the left where it's in the process of crumbling off). I pulled the boot and some strands are rusted away...
  3. easy and practical direct speaker replacement for B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i posted this in the electronics forum, but am not convinced I will get any responses. I have also searched but not found what I need (or think I need). Perhaps someone can direct me to an applicable post. I have a '98 B5 sedan. I have been replacing the door speakers with junk yard speakers...
  4. 2008 Wagon Rear Hatch Motor Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just bought the 2008 Passat Wagon... One of the lift motors for the rear hatch is bad. I have searched....and searched....and searched. I don't want to go pulling off the wrong things to access the motors. Are the removed via the large rubber seal between the hinges? Or, do I pull off...
  5. Passenger side replacement lock part number mystery - no slot for lock cylinder

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Weird part issue. I received my replacement passenger (and driver) lock mechanisms for my 1999. I went to install the passenger side, and tried to slide the lock cylinder back into place, and no go. I look in, and there is no slot for a lock cylinder connection. I verified the part# matched...
  6. 2001 V6 Passat Crankshaft Seal Replacement... Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I am trying to save a 2001 Passat with the V6 motor. It has 475,000 km on it and really want to see it get to half a million kilometers. The crankshaft seal is broken so its literally throwing out oil. I have the front end off the car and see that the crankshaft bolt looks like it needs a...
  7. Front sway bar replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My wife has a 2012 S model with the 2.5L 5 cylinder and one of the brackets that mounts the sway bar to the subframe broke. You can't replace just the brackets because of piss poor design (bracket is welded around the bushing) so i bought a replacement sway bar. From what I'm reading, I'll...
  8. Timing belt replacement?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On a 2004 Passat wagon GLS 1.8T....what is the recommended service interval for the timing belt and does the belt begin to make noise at any point in it's life when it is close to failure? Or, does it just break with no symptoms of immenant failure? I'm on my second belt which was replaced at...
  9. Worn hood strut - replacement is $130?

    B5 Garage
    My hood strut won't hold the hood up. I noticed this after I had the car Krown Coated. My local shop wants CAD $130 + 13% tax for parts and labour. How much does this strut cost? And surely it's a bolt and the top and bottom and you're done? I've looked on Amazon and eBay but can't find...
  10. Is There a "How-To" w/ Photos for Front Wheel Bearing Replacement?

    B5 Garage
    A search turns up various threads on Front Wheel Bearing Replacement. But no "how-to" thread. If there is a how-to, could someone point me to it. Thank You!
  11. Cam Chain tensioner gasket replacement passenger side.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working on my 2003 passat 2.8l v6 trying to fix oil leaks. I'm having a hell of a time using this cam tensioner tool. I have broke 2 of them.(Plastic) The instructions they do give you states to compress the tensioner manually before you use the tool. Which I don't quite understand that . I push...
  12. Timing belt replacement advice for low-mileage 2001 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings and thanks for the great advice I've already found in the forums here. While I've done a lot of researching regarding my latest issue I haven't found a scenario that quite matches mine, so I'm reaching out to see what the community goes: The car is a 2001 Passat (old...
  13. 2006 Passat 2.0T BPY - air bag module replacement instructions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Can't find instructions to change the air bag module. Can someone post up DIY links? Does the center console, radio have to come out?
  14. V6 Alternator replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted previously about the noise coming from the front end of my car: The noise went away from many weeks but now it's back and the noise stays long enough for me to get the...
  15. Passat 2006 3.6 ecu replacement

    B6 Garage
    Hi folks, Please i need your help here. My ECU got damaged with water, this was due to blockage of the water drains. However since then i have tried a few used ECU's with the same number but the car never starts. it tells me ''Immobilizer Activated'' i still got another that has the same number...
  16. Programming Key or Replacement

    Mobile Electronics
    Just bought a used 2017 Passat R-Line. It only came with one key. 2 questions. I have a key from my previous 2015 Jetta TDI, can I do anything with it to make it work in my new car? If so, what? If not, whats the best route to get a 2nd key for my new car. Thanks
  17. Replacement jacking-point access panels ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In scraping the slush off the rocker panels, I broke off that little access panel that you open to jack up the vehicle. The plastic pivot-point clips broke beyond saving. Does anyone know where I could find such an odd part as this ?
  18. Can we post about the Arteon in here? (CC Replacement)

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hello everyone, I was wondering if it was okay to post about the Arteon since it is the CC replacement in this area. Does anyone have any information about its release date for the us? I am very eager to see it and test drive it.
  19. Lifetime Replacement Guarantee @FCP Euro

    New Member Introductions
    Yes, our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee on Auto Parts is Real! Every auto part you buy from FCP Euro is guaranteed for life, for as long as you own the vehicle. Our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee covers everything we sell, including wear-and-tear items like brake pads, gaskets, brake rotors...
  20. Misfires after coolant flange replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This weekend I had a coolant leak out of back of the head and fixed the coolant flange. I used some RTV sealant so I let the car sit overnight before refilling it here today. When I started it up it misfired a bit and had engine codes saying misfire in cylinder #2 and after a couple seconds it...