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  1. If you have to slam your door handle to open your door, read this simple fix

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Many moons ago, two mostly used doors, driver door and rear right passenger door, on my 2001.5 Passat won't open from outside after unlocking. I had to slightly slam the outside door handle after unlocking each time to open them. I thought the locks were worn out so I replaced them with locks I...
  2. Passat B6 front seat removel - is it that simple?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Everybody, I have a basic Passat from 2008, I want to do a nice interior cleanup, hoovering and all that. For this I want to remove the seats. The question is about the front seats. I checked them, and I think all I have to do is ... 1. detach the battery 2. push seat back 3. unscrew front...
  3. Simple hardware I.D. Question

    B5 Garage
    So I'm changing out my outer belts and I stripped the first bolt I tried in the a/c tensioner. So I'll have to vice-grip/heat/curse it out. :banghead: But before I do that, I'll need a replacement bolt, but I can't I.D. it. It's the first allen head bolt coming up from the bottom. The easiest...
  4. Noob... Maybe a simple question about the radio and/or wipers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everybody! Brand new to the forums... And to owning a VW. I've got a bit of fixing up to do, so I'll probably be posting regularly on the forums. Both asking questions, and offering what help I might be able to give.. For now, I've got a question about the radio, and another about the...
  5. What's this hose and where does it go.. and simple boost gauge Q..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I put my Passat back together, I had a hose that came off the diverter valve. It was falling apart, so I pulled it off the DV, and bought new line. Now I don't remember where in the hell it plugged in at. Right now, I have it plugged into a nipple on the intake manifold. As for a boost...
  6. Woes of being chipped... simple question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a few questions after doing a TON of reading. My intention for opening this thread is to get some right to the point answers for those who have more experience with this type stuff. Mods and info first: Unitronic Stage 1+ 1998 AEB 1.8t Manual Forge 007 DV with green spring and two shims...
  7. New-be with simple questions.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Thank you forum managers, I am happy to find you and hope I can make the wifes 2008 2.0T @ 38k everything it can be. I have a couple of questions that should seem simple I hope. 1). How do I get the air box (the box that covers the motor) off? I am guessing that it pulls up. Is...
  8. Simple Question...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wanting/needing to install a MECHANICAL oil pressure gauge. Is it possible to install it on this car?? If so, where to connect? (2001.5 1.8t) I would really like some help here, this is somewhat urgent! (I ordered a mechanical gauge, looks like I should have done electric)
  9. 10 codes, no CEL, bad battery, could this be simple?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Test drove a 2001 v6 GLX 4-motion wagon last night. 150K. Original owners have nice new giant Audis and let this sit for 8 months. Battery died, but with little charger it starts the car no problem. Brake pad message/light on, but no other lights/messages and NO CEL. Still learning my way around...
  10. Simple amateur pictures of my car

    The Showroom
    So I did an amateur photoshop on the car. I think it looks pretty good but can be better Sent from Free App
  11. Trouble disconnecting electrical connectors???? Try this simple tool!

    B5 Garage
    I'm so pleased with this little tool that I made, that I just had to share. With it, I can easily disconnect electrical connectors which had previously given me fits.:banghead: Here it is: It's just a strip of metal about 3/16" wide by a little over an inch long, with one end bent over to...
  12. Simple Ques: Will 3 spoke steering wheel out of '02 Jetta fit '98 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a simple yes or no! I'd like to get rid of the large steering wheel with maybe smaller 3 spoke. Also want to go from the vinyl wheel to the leather one. Is it as simple as take off old wheel, slide on 3 spoke (spline the same on steering shaft?) Am I going to run into problems with the airbag?
  13. map update,,,is it simple

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    will receive my dvd map update disk in next few day for rns510,,,is a simple case of just putting the disk in to let it do its thing,,or do i kneed to do something first,,, cheers
  14. passat 2.0l 20v engine cut out luckily a simple fix

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi to you all this is my first thread on this forum .Ive owned my 2002 passat 2.0l 20 valve with 82 thousand miles on the clock for a few months now and apart from having to replace the rocker cover gasket and a coil pack it has been a good runner until this morning i started the car up but...
  15. FS: Simple BBK inexpensive, works great TT Hangers & A8 Rotors, B5.5

    Parts For Sale
    Fellow Passat World friends. If you dream of Porsche Boxter calipers on your Passat but can't afford it yet I have a solution. Upgrade to the same brakes used on the sensational Audi A8 When adding more horsepower, you have a way to slow that power down and bring it your vehicle to a stop...
  16. cant find simple hid question

    B5 Garage
    bulb placement... does the white filament on the bulb go up or down.. i didnt pay attention on extraction. thanks guys..
  17. Simple Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK so going through the 1st winter in my passat. I noticed now that when the temp drops below 40 degrees it will show the temp on the display on my 99. I was wondering how do you get it to stop and start showing the time again. Turning the knob back and forth does nothing, I know when the time...
  18. Simple way to identify bent wheel?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I got the car, I was told that one of the wheels may have a wobble in it. I can feel a wobble only between 30-35 mostly when I'm decelerating (V6 5MT). Also, when cruising below highway speeds, you can hear the wub wub wub. So, any good secret ways to identify which wheel it is while...
  19. Simple Brake Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to change my pads and i need to know the size of my rotors. I own a 2004 passat v6 b5.5 FWD, and theyre either 321 or 288 mm. I think theyre 288 mm can anyone just confirm that for me? Thanks
  20. Brake question - Sort of simple

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I bought one of those brake fluid testers, and I want to check my daughters brake fluid (1999 Passat - V6 @ 135k miles). I was told this car was well maintained, but I want to see if the DOT 4 brake fluid is still good or needs to be bled. So, I unscrewed the cap and I see this...