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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to get ready for Pennsylvania annual state inspection (translation another way for the state to get $60/year for no apparent reason). Had been getting ABS light off and on for awhile now with this code. If the car seat for a period of time, it wouldn't come on at startup but after about...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if this is a normal thing dealerships do?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi This message has appeared on my display and I can not find a way to get rid of it! Any ideas? Thanks! Car: Passat 2004
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright, I'm not getting the loud clacking noises anymore.(from what I gather, previous owner(original)didn't notice the plastic limited travel insert, installed prior to shipping)took those out. GREAT. Car rides so smooth. Now, after the car is warm, driving for at least 15 miles. The front...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got rid of my 2004 W8 6speed with just over 80k. It was a fun car to drive, but it was time.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So theres a bit of rust beginning on some parts of my car. One being on the pillar of the passenger window, and the second being right beneath my license plate on the trunk lid. I have a feeling the piece thats damaged on the window can be replaced, can someone confirm and direct me where i...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I REALLY want to black out the chrome trimming, badges, and front grille of my SEL Passat! But I went to a few places and they all said they can't paint it because "it will flake" even if sanded down and the vinyl will peel. :banghead: Is there any other way to black everything out that I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 passat that I got new. For years I used it as a spare car, but since gas went up the last 3 years I have used it daily. it has 114,000 miles on it now. It was always more expensive due to having to use premium fuel and synthetic oil, and things always seemed so expensive on it, but...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear all, I have change from 195/65 15 to 205/55 16. The steering wheel is shaking left and right and the ride was bumpy. After 500 miles, I had the tires balanced again. It rides smooth. However, the steering wheel is still shaking left and right. I don't think I need alignment yet, because...
  10. The Showroom
    I've been wanting to do this forever, finally made the arrangements and had it done. :whistle: I :heart: it!!! :O :bowdown: :thumbup: :thumbup: The spoiler is not going on, at least for now. I'm gonna see if I can sell it locally but if anyone wants it, just let me know and it's yours...
  11. B5 Garage
    I initially had H&R Sports on my 4Motion wagon but I took them off. I was looking for a factory 1BE drop with corresponding stiffness. H&R drop was ridiculous. Right now the car has almost perfect GT stiffness with Bilstein Sports, but it is on stilts! Any other options for the old girl...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I have the airbag light on the dash, but when i ran vag-com, there are only 2 airbag codes, one about power, the other about a problem with communication. Well, i cleared the codes, the light went away for a few seconds and came back, but when i rescanned the module, no more error codes...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife has OEM 16" Swing wheels on her Passat. She had a flat tire a few days ago and the rim is toast. I have checked a few online places for used wheels but they have not been able to locate one so far. Does anyone have a Swing wheel they'd be willing to sell? If so, please e-mail me at...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, so I have a 99 wagon with an over active chimer (bonger, whaterver....). When I put the key in and turn it to accessories it chimes like it should. But when I start the car it continues to chime for about, ehh, 30 seconds then stops. When I turn my headlights lights on it lets out a...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2005 Passat 1.8T has a strange problem, when I start in the morning, it appears to start up normally, however within a few seconds I feel as if the car is either running out of gas or the exhaust is blocked. The next thing u realize is the whole car is shaking ... after a few more seconds...
  16. Anything Auto
    So a friend of mine has a 2000 GLX Jetta (VR6). He's in the process of replacing his clutch at 200K, so he posed the question. What else is likely to go wrong and should I just let it go now? All of us having been on that position before, knows you can't predict the future, but are able to...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2003 Passat 1.8 and I live in California so I need to make sure my car will pass emissions, but I also want to start removing unnecessary vacuum lines and parts from my engine bay. I have seen threads about removing all the check valves and rerouting vacuum lines but I wasn’t sure...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have non stock programming but we can't identify it from the flash, but I can only run 15 psi on it, and it pull a hell of a lot harder with the turbo I have at 18-19psi. We checked the fueling and I am running a perfect mixture, but I am getting throttle cut on my 03 1.8t. Is there a way to...
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