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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After following my daughter's car in traffic for a few miles, she stopped to let me know that my driver's side light seemed too bright and aimed differently from my passenger light. It was still daytime, so these were my daytime running lights (DRLs). I sort of confirmed her observation next...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have a 99 Passat sedan GLS with AEB and 5sp ... went out to go to work this morning and my windows weren't working. While on lunch I pulled fuses for locations 5, 14, 37 that were shown in a couple of searches on here and put in a good test fuse but still no windows. I also...
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    I bought this 2012 Passat S with 105000 on it, its clean on the outside, but I finally got underneath it and its wet, grimy so something is leaking, do not know what or what is prone to leak so if anyone can help me that would be great Rich
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just bought used 2012 Passat 2.5 with 105000 miles and seems to be running well, checked where the dealer had it parked and did not see any drops but of course get it home and its marking it spot......I am not familiar with VW so lots of help is welcome........
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 GLX AWD. The driver's window seems to have come loose from something. It still goes up and down with the window mechanism. But if the window is rolled down and i shut the door, it rattles a lot. Much more than the other windows. I found the video on repairing the mechanism on the 2002...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New to VW, like it so far, but I need to get it running right. I have read a few threads that have a similar problem to mine, but don't seem to have a good conclusion...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've recently done a couple of drives at two hours or more, and I suppose it could be my imagination, but it seems like after the first hour and a half or so, the turbo doesn't seem to respond as much or as quickly, for instance while going up longer hills or pulling away from stops. I'm sure...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey how you guys doing today? I have a 2002 b5.5 1.8t 5 speed and the slop in my shifter drives me crazy, doesn't feel precise and german like it should :) I went under the car to look at the shift linkage bolt, and it was tight. That is when I noticed that the play isn't in the shifter, but...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK ...I'm one of the newer guys to 1.8t I'll hit 2nd gear 5k-6k and seems like engine kills itself Changed sparks and coils checked everything over doesn't seem out of place or broke leaking Clutch is good ...this doesn't happen in any other gear Any ideas ? I'm lost on this any ideas you guys...
  10. Anything Auto
    like the title says - it seems like the mid-range acceleration in my B6 is a bit off. I should be at the lower end of boost, but should easily be able to get into that area - but the acceleration seems a bit slower than normal. suggestions on what to check?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently bought this car from a friend. And has been fixing it. It wasn't driven for 2 years. I drove it a few times and there was a grinding noise from nearly all the wheels. So today I took out both back tires and checked the brake pads and they have at least half life left. They are all...
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    flasher goes randomly and trunk release on the dash or the tailgate itself seems to be acting up.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it me or is everyone else's b5 shifter wobbly and feels loose. When it's in neutral and I move it side to side it moves freely instead of having that stiffness to it. Is there any adjustment and if so will it hurt anything?
  14. New Member Introductions
    ...... I am really a human and just trying to get my required first couple of posts out of the way....
  15. B5 Garage
    I looked under my car, from Passenger side and took these pics. There is a small puddle of something that I'm hoping is coolant dripping off this...I'm not sure what it is...It looks like its near the passenger side axle....any ideas??
  16. B5 Garage
    Hi guys. I had my tie rods replaced back in June. I don't drive the car very often, so I've put very little freeway miles on it since then. Yesterday, I was on the freeway and it felt like the wheel(s) was/were riding uneven - there seemed like a wobble at higher speeds (>50), and it was...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Stumbling around eBay and found this. Anyone down for a $9,152.99 eBay FMIC? hahaha 8 Piece Piping Kit Turbo Fmic Front Mount Intercooler Silicone Couplers Red | eBay Free shipping! :crazy: :rolleyes:
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, Finally go the passat running with the new turbo but it is leaking oil steadily from the oil filter housing area. Next to the dipstick there is a very obvious hole that looks as if something should go there. I'll see if I can get a better pic as this one is not very revealing. I...
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