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  1. Split steering rack boot on 1.8t FWD MT.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this last weekend I discovered that the driver's side boot over the steering rack has split in two. I'm assuming it would be a good idea to replace it. Looking for input on what it would take to replace both steering rack boots. Details on the car: 2003 GLS wagon, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, FWD...
  2. New member! 2016 Passat Lost steering wheel controls and airbag warning light on

    New Member Introductions
    New member! 2016 Passat Lost steering wheel controls and airbag warning light on. Hi all! What made me search for this forum is the fact that all of a sudden my 2016 Passat steering wheel controls are not working and the Airbag warnig light came on. Besides that, today I found that someone tried...
  3. Power steering pump & fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Starting to hear a whining noise from the PS pump when I turn the wheels end to end. Gonna check the fluid first to see if it is at the proper level. What type of fluid should I buy just in case I need to top it off? Just regular PS fluid or does VW have some special grade that I need t use?
  4. How to Replace Rubber Power Steering Return Hose Cooler to Rack

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent more time trying to get the right tools to get that darned banjo bolt off the rack than it would take to do this whole procedure with an actual list of what I'd need. So I'm writing this up, with all the things I wish I'd known ahead of time. (I actually did this on my Audi A6 2.8L, but...
  5. Steering wheel multi function switch issue

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi All, One of the multi function button on the right side of my steering does not work anymore. Works if I really press very hard. How to change the right side module or the button? Airbag removal required? How? Finding 2 types of modules on ebay. Not sure which will fit. Need to take out...
  6. Steering wheel for b5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, so today i came up with the idea of changing my steering wheel and i was wondering what steering wheels fit passat b5? i was thinking about newer golf wheel (7th or 6th if it actually fits). Thank you for your answers have a nice day! :)
  7. WTB: Looking for a recent V6 Passat steering wheel with paddles

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  8. Power Steering whine after new rack and hose

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T with a whiny power steering pump. The question is if I should just replace the pump, or if there is something else that could be wrong that I'm not thinking of. The background is this. It all started about 4 months ago with a leak of power steering...
  9. Steering Column Collapse

    B5 Garage
    Just replaced my heater core ('01 GLX 4mo wagon) and when I disconnected the steering column at the firewall I noticed it would telescope shorter to get out of the way. So I did and it shortened up a few inches giving me extra clearance. But now it won't re-extend. WTF? How do I get it...
  10. Steering wheel in B5.5 Passat suddenly loose?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed a slight looseness in my steering wheel of late and the steering response is still perfect so I don't think its play in the steering rack. Any ideas?
  11. Passat CC, Power Steering Issue. Help required in error codes

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Dear all, After wheel alignment I am facing a hard steering issue. After scanning I found the following codes. Could you please help me out to understand the exact problem with my car. I have Passat CC 2012 Model. ABS: 00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85) 01325 - Control Module for Tire...
  12. Passat CC hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have Passat CC R-line 2012 and having a problem of hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard. Description is as below. Everything was fine couple of weeks back. However, I changed lower arm bushes and all 4 tyres and thought to go for alignment which makes everything worst. 1...
  13. Retain Steering wheel function

    Mobile Electronics
    My Ride is a 02 Passat I have an aftermarket radio amp etc in my car. Atm, I'm using an Axxess interface. works alright. kept most my factory functions. Power on after key is off for x minutes or door is opened. I had the steering wheel addon for my Axxess and it just needed to be plugged in...
  14. Passat CC R-line 2.0 2012 Hard Steering and couple of lights on Dashboard

    New Member Introductions
    I have Passat CC R-line 2012 and having a problem of hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard. Description is as below. Everything was fine couple of weeks back. However, I changed lower arm bushes and all 4 tyres and thought to go for alignment which makes everything worst. 1...
  15. Steering angel sensor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am getting a code for my ABS that says Steering Angel sensor is bad, Call VW garage and said the it has been upgraded which now includes wiring, collar, Etc, at a cost of $600. Has anyone found a less expensive way to fix this issue?
  16. Power steering line

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, i have a 99 passst 1.8 aeb I've searched searched and searched some more but can't seem to find any info on how to replace my power steering line that Connects the power steering rack to the cooling line, is there information or video or anyone who have done this job that can...
  17. steering column/imobilizer

    B6 Garage
    Hello. I got a problem with my Passat lately, and it seems this is/was a rather common problem? It happend usually when the engine/car is warm. when try start the car it dies after like a sec and there is a beep and a message "steering column defective" so need to try a few times and it will...
  18. Epc light and loss of power after power steering supply line replaced

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi I'm in desperate need of guidance. I bought a 2012 vw Passat about 5 months ago with 60k miles and since put on 10,000 miles as I drive a lot. Love the car but a week ago it started spewing power steering fluid everywhere around the reservoir and we concluded that until we could see where it...
  19. F/S Vw CC MK6 Passat Steering wheel retro fit controls $200

    Parts For Sale
    Selling my retrofit steering wheel L/R controls circuit board with harness *ONLY* already wired. Plug nd play for this steering wheel Fits B5/B5.5 MFSW with this retrofit steering wheel installed Everything works and Fully functional from radio to cruise control no lights. Again only selling...
  20. Power Steering Pump Replaced, Still Very Hard to Turn

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLS Sedan, V6 ATQ, 5-speed manual - I replaced my power steering pump yesterday. The bearings in the pump for the pulley had been failing for a while (clicking sound and a slight rattle) and, ironically, the new pump was already on its way when failure occurred. I installed a...
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