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  1. Speedo needle change

    New Member Introductions
    Anyone changed and made a diy of it, the speedo leds and needles at a passat b5.5 2004 diesel?
  2. Speedo / VSS head sctratcher

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello gang: For the past 3 + hrs. I have been reading all the posts on this tread relating to speedo issues. However not one seems to touch upon my particular issue. So once again I turn to the very knowledgeable folks on this forum for advice. As stated by many others here I have an...
  3. Metric/SAE speedo

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have an '07 Wagon 2.0T delivered to Canada, subsequently traded in the US with original metric only speedometer. A shoddy dealership replaced the kph speedometer dial with an mph dial without reprogramming the car, so I have a worthless gauge which predictably turns the needle at the kph rate...
  4. replaced enigne speedo and odometer not working

    New Member Introductions
    I recently had the engine replaced in my 2005 Passat 2.8L and the speedo and odometer are no longer working when they worked prior to the change. I checked to see if the speed sensor on the tranny was on properly and it was. What else could it be and does the engine change have any effect on it.
  5. speedo accuracy with new larger tires

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    OK, so I have these new 225.55.16 tires on my GLX. They are 3% larger than the B5 OEM 195.65.15s, and about 2% larger than the 215.55.16s they replaced. Curious about how much actual difference this would make I fired up Torque on my Android tablet and went for a drive. At a steady 75mph on the...
  6. Still no speedo reading...Code P0501

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello PW, I posted earlier about this problem... Didn't get much probably because I didn't list the code. lol Plugged in my motoza software and it is code: P0501- Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/ Performance 16885 Symptoms are: no speedo reading, gas gauge goes up when turning right, down when...
  7. Checking fuses killed stuff?? No Power steer, park brake, speedo, plus steering colum

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Has anyone heard of this happening I was checking all the fuses in the panel in the pic - I may have had the accessories on when I pulled some of the fuses. Then this happened EPC Light ABS Light Steering light Steering Column Locked Warning See pics No Power assist on steering No park...
  8. Speedo suddenly about 9 miles/hr. wrong - how?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. 1998 3B5 Passat 1.8T I've always been very satisfied with my precise speedo. But about two weeks ago it was suddenly about 9 mi/hr too slow. And it's been very stubborn about it. I wonder how it could happen and if there is anything I can do about it? As it's quite annoying. I've just...
  9. Gauges suddenly died - speedo, fuel, tach

    B5 Garage
    My daughter called and said her gauges had died suddenly. She has no speeometer, tach and fuel gauge, they are all dead. They died without any warning. Suggestions? She is about to get married and I will be glad when my future son in law will take this problem over. Thanks in advance
  10. Speedo Sensor Wire Severed Then Shorted and Now I Can't Get Started 2.8 4Motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 2.8 4Motion wagon that recently ended up with both the speedometer sensor cable and the crankshaft speed sensor cables getting cut. I am not sure how as I don't see what got at them. I had replaced the crankshaft speed sensor cable about 6 months ago and all work fine until a few...
  11. My new to me 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion Variant with 46K on the speedo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have had Audi's for the past few years and I was looking for a all wheel drive Wagon and found this Passat local and it's in Great shape with low miles.. Very happy with the Passat Reflex Silver with Flannel Gray interior V6 4Motion Here are a few Pic's The 1st Mod I want to do is...
  12. Noob with New to me 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion Variant with 46K on the speedo

    New Member Introductions
    Just wanted to say HI.. I just scored a 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion Variant with 46K on the speedo !! I have been driving Audi's for the past few years and can't wait to start making this my own.. 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion Variant Reflex Silver Metallic Flannel Gray interior 1st Mod I would like to...
  13. Speedo error?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I had the dealer take off the 18 inch wheels because the ride was too noisy... The 17 inch five spokes were markedly quieter. Here's the question. I am looking at tires for a full size spare so I went to tire rack. I found out there that the factory Hankook 17 inch does 790 revs per mile...
  14. Do ABS Speed Sensors Affect the Speedo?

    B5 Garage
    1.8T Manual Transmission I am working on trouble shooting the failure of my speedometer. I am trying to establish if the ABS sensors at the wheels affect this. I got an ABS light about a month before the Speedo failed. I knew they were worn but had bigger issues to fix so I let it go. My BMW...
  15. 2000 V6 speedo working intermittently

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 V6 with the tiptronic. The speedometer just decided to stop working about 75% of the time. Is there a common cause for this? I did a search and found that other models have a speed sensor that goes bad but it seems that this one has the speed sensor built in to the transmission?
  16. Speedo Stops In Wet Weather

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an '04 Passat V6 Auto FWD that has not had any speedometer issues until a recent 5" snowfall. It was fine until I had to run through a pile of snow and then it started to fluctuate and finally stopped working; so did the odometer and related functions e.g. mpg, miles to empty, etc. I...
  17. Speedo clock not working

    B5 Garage
    As stated parts of the console isnt working. Speedo Rev counter coolant temp fuel guage and trip conputer The lights all work and the warning lights all work especially the fuel light but the rest isnt. Ive looked up the back from underneath and all electrical connections are connected! Also...
  18. Speedo re-calibration and cruise mods wanted

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I'm looking for ways to re-calibrate the speedo on my '10 Passat which is reading the usual 5% low. I've checked the VSCS forums but without luck. I am also wanting to know if it is possible to mod the cruise control set-up so that the speed increments only 2km/h when you raise the stalk...
  19. VSS Speedo help, thanks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Speedometer is not working properly, seems like a weak signal, i replaced the VSS to try get rid of the codes, with no luck....anyone ever run into the same problems as me? 2 Faults Found: 16885 - Vehicle Speed Sensor: Implausible Signal P0501 - 004 - No Signal/Communication -...
  20. Larger tires to correct speedo error?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    2003 Passat: When I am going 70 my Speedometer reads 74. I need new tires soon. Is there any reason to NOT go up a size or two to partially correct the speedo error and get a little more ground clearance? Even a 215 to replace the 205 will correct about half of the error. A half inch of extra...
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