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  1. Car Maintenance: 10 Things Every Car Owner Should Know – The Short List

    Volkswagen News
    It’s OK if you’re not an automotive engineer. Of course, if you are, this probably isn’t for you because here are 10 basic things every motorist should be able to do. How many of them are you capable of? Read more >>
  2. Top 10 Ugliest Cars: 2019 – The Short List

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    Cover your eyes, hide your kids, hide your wife! Here’s a rundown of the ugliest cars you can buy today. Read more >>
  3. Short time lurker, first time caller

    New Member Introductions
    I recently bought an '03 Passat GLS Wagon for what seemed like a good deal. It was 1/3 the price I was seeing for most anything else with similar miles. Well, about a week in I figured out why it was so cheap. So, here I am. I have ordered the Blaus enhanced+ timing belt kit, the enhanced valve...
  4. P1678 Drive By Wire MIL Circuit Short To Ground

    B5 Garage
    I had to R and R my instrument cluster and now I am trying to clear the EPC lamp. The code is P1678. ( I also have a P1690 with no CEL) When I go to clear it while car is running it will disappear for a moment, then right back on. Iv'e tried most everything I could do. Any suggestions...
  5. Neuspeed Short Shifter - Early B5

    Parts For Sale
    Selling my old Neuspeed short shifter that I had on my 98 Passat. It's for the early year Passat or A4 with the push down reverse. This will eliminate the push down and make reverse like the newer style. I've been holding out hope of picking up a B5 A4 or another AEB wagon but doesn't look like...
  6. Monsoon Radio Powered but no Sound - Fault 00823 Line-Output 44-00 Short Circut

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got an intermittent problem with the radio I've noticed a couple of days ago. Sometimes when starting off traveling somewhere it would turn on but there would be no sound. I'll turn it off and then try again later and somtimes it would work for the rest of the day. Any suggestions to start...
  7. Passat turbo 1.8 smoking when starts after short parking, then smoke goes away?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat 2002 Turbo 1.8 smokes with white blueish burn oil smelling smoke from exhaust after relatively short parking and then after few minutes of driving smoke disappears. Very thick smoke when starts, stays on for a while and then slowly disappears. What could it be?? Engine light is on with...
  8. short shifter wanted for a unicorn...

    WTB/WTT Section
    I'm looking for a short shifter for a 6 speed manual trans W8.
  9. JHM Short Shift Fitment Issue on B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone out there have the JHM short shifter on a B5.5? They very particularly do NOT have the B5.5 listed on the fitment for the shifter on their site and I think I may have learned why. They only advertise an "early" (pushdown reverse) and "late" (no pushdown reverse) style up to 2001...
  10. Electric short now P0685

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so 2005 passat gls, 1.8t auto fwd. I was putting led bulbs in and accidentally left one light on while changing it, passenger sun visor light. Heard a small noise behind the dash and now I don't have any interior lights, or sunroof. door locks aren't working either. if you try to lock the...
  11. Please Help. Short and Car Won't Start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was installing led lights from deauto key and I was putting in the visor light and accidentally touched metal to it and it was sparking and it shorted all the interior lights out. My dash lights work and so do my headlights but my puddle and all the ones inside don't work. I try to start my...
  12. Yakima,wa ccm fuse 14 short

    USA - West
    about a week ago i started blowing fuse spot 14 10 amp then, it happened again a few days later my car stayed running but i noticed i couldn't roll up or down my windows, my inside lights dont work, half of the car electronics stuff, I have a aftermarket alarm and remote start and stereo, I am...
  13. Help fuse 14 CCM short

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help please about a week ago i started blowing fuse spot 14 10 amp then, it happened again a few days later my car stayed running but i noticed i couldn't roll up or down my windows, my inside lights dont work, half of the car electronics stuff, I have a aftermarket alarm and remote start and...
  14. FS:B5.5 Badgeless grille, short shifter, glove box etc...

    Parts For Sale
    Some of you might know me some have seen car around the forum here or on shows that I have been attending over the years. This is what car used to look like in its prime days. Air ride and wheels have been removed and i daily drove the car for last year or so. I do have some extra parts that are...
  15. FS: B5 B&M Short Shifter

    Parts For Sale
    Not sure of the brand, but it's already assembled with all the parts to just swap it in. $25 + Shipping Please PM me
  16. FS: Dieselgeek short shifter for B5/5.5: $100 + shipping

    Parts For Sale
    Hey all, This is the first of several parts from my '98 GLX I'm posting for sale. I bought this for $200 around 2003 or so -- this was arguably the best shortshifter on the market and I still consider it the best mod I ever did. It completely changes the character of the car, and with no...
  17. Transmission code P0735 cleared, now P0734. Short and twisted story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I almost had one. :) I was driving back from NYC on Thursday afternoon. I came off the light (not hard acceleration) and when it tried getting into the next highest gear (4th or 5th), it flared and never engaged. PRND432 was lit up and I...
  18. 1st start after timing belt noise [short video]

    B5 Garage
    Hi Please watch the video of the first start after TB job. The Car has been sitting for 2 weeks apart for 1 week. AT 1:33 the SAIP turns off. It seems to be coming from the overhead/valvetrain. I reinstalled the belt exactly how it came off. It's about 1/2 tooth to the right (advanced?) just...
  19. ABS and BRAKE lights stay on after turning off key switch

    New Member Introductions
    2002 Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T, 85K miles Owned and driven for about 10 years. The car performs normally when running and driving. But... When I turn off the key switch, the ABS and BRAKE lights on dashboard turn on, the engine remains running for a couple of seconds before shutting off, and...
  20. Running/Driving - but 20 faults: ECT short+, and All 6 Cyl's ignition open circuit

    B5 Garage
    ’00 Passat 4-motion w/ new 2.7TT out of ’00 A6, tip – running and driving, but working out some bugs (hoping it’s not a plague) I have no CEL, but I’m thinking its burnt out. I do have EPC light on.. Is this issue maybe FROM the EPC light? Is there a controller/limiter cutting my ignition for a...