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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8T wagon with 115k miles and I'm hearing an intermittent popcorn type sound from the front passenger side. If I drive for a while then I'll sometimes hear it at low speeds like 20mph. It is a very low muffled sound but if I put my foot on the brake pedal I can feel it. The...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I noticed a while ago a small pop when I would hit my brakes. No noise and could barely feel it and didint happen often. Few months down the road I can feel it a lot more and it’s only when I slam my brakes or accelerate and occasionally turning left. I can feel it as slow as...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, am o correct in thinking this is likely a flap motor fault? 2006 3c. If I crank the heat it blows hot on both, but turning down to low gets kind of room temp from the left, icy cold from the right
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 14 passat tdi highline, recently in February I received a problem where the passenger side was blowing cold air while the heat was on and driver was blowing hot air. After diagnosis, it turned out to be the common heater core problems that these cars receive and it was covered under the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So long story short I jump in the car and left the epb on last time accidentally. Well this time my 06 Passat 3.6 BLV FWD gives the flashing button, flashing brake word, red warning symbol, & loud chime when I went to take off the brake. I disconnected battery and tried clearing the code in the...
  6. WTB/WTT Section
    ETKA No. 3A0853688BXF
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There isn't enough room to slide the cat. pipe backwards to extract the assembly. The Bentley makes no mention of removing transmission support or maybe dropping the sub frame to get enough clearance. Is there a write up some where's on this ? Thanks for any help.
  8. 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...
  9. B5 Garage
    2002 Passat 1.8L Turbo 212,000 Miles FWD Automatic with Tiptronic I was having trouble finding an existing thread on my combination of issues so I'm starting a new one. Driver's Side Door Issues: 1. Intermittent Issue: When I have my headlights on, turn off my car, open my driver's side door...
  10. WTB/WTT Section
    Looking for one in truly excellent condition. Shipping would be to central Ohio 43081 Please send me a PM with price. Photos much appreciated.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Tried searching up and down through the forums, info-base, and rest of the web to no avail. I'm trying to determine if I can replace just the motor for the mirror that is in the housing, without replacing the entire housing (removing the door panel etc.). I replaced the glass on the driver's...
  12. 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...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will post a picture when I get home from work. Getting a pretty big water puddle/drip above the door on the roof of the rear passenger side. Perhaps leaky sunroof? lmk if anyone has fixed this issue.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a cracked tail light and purchased a used replacement. For the love of German engineering do I need to remove the shelf and Monsoon amplifier to get to one of the nuts? If so, how do I get to all the screws as they appear to be in hard to reach places without removing the interior trim? I...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 GLX 4Motion, 155,000 miles. Both side marker lights are out - the ones in the fenders. Both fuses look good, bulbs didn't make any difference. (My mechanic tried two sets; I didn't see what kind of condition the housing was in but I think that's something he would have noticed.) Had the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    A few days ago in raising the right rear window I heard what I would describe as a muffed snapping sound. The window stopped lifting, yet the motor was still turning. I tried the switch both ways, but no movement. I was able to close the window by hand. I have not removed anything yet, but I...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need some help finding where the side light in the bumper cover wiring harness ends. There is no slack in that harness and, with all the work I've done lately on the front end, that harness stopped working. Now I know it runs between the windshield washer reservoir and the bumper cover but...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a door key lock hidden under a cover by the handle on the passenger side for an emergency? Or did VW only put in one key lock on the driver's side door? Sorry for this odd question it's because my car was hit on the drivers side and the door was replaced but they didn't take out the...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hey all I was curious if there are vortex reproduction Jack covers for the side skirts available anywhere
  20. B5 Garage
    Hello Garage Forum - need some advice/help on my wife's 2004 B5.5 Passat. This is the last item I need to fix before I start working on my car. The driver side window will not go down. I can hear the motor spinning but it sounds like it is moving a lot of gravel. I can push the window down...
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