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  1. B5 Garage
    OK Friends, My ventures continue. While changing the o-rings on the coolant pipes (and thanks PZ, your instructions worked great) I quickly discovered the cracked supply pipe on the heater core, so off we went to the dash change and heater core replacement. The YouTube vid from AutoTech worked...
  2. B5 Garage
    OK - crazy idea time. Thermostat is stuck open in my 03 v6. 270K miles and not too long for the world...but still need it and the heat is only good at idle and I don't feel like tearing it open to replace the T-stat right now in the cold. Here's my idea....since the thermostat is stuck open -...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I recently bought a 03 Passat glx v6 and the hood release cable jus broke on me. Anybody know of a sure fire way to get it open. YouTube has a whole bunch of ways to do it from taking off the bumper to drilling holes in the grill.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was driving home from work as usual and the car seemed completely normal. But then I stopped at an intersection and the gear indicator turned solid red and the transmission seems to be stuck in 3rd. I pulled over and looked everything over no leaking dsg fluid or anything abnormal I turned it...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I was driving home from work as usual and the car seemed completely normal. But then I stopped at an intersection and the gear indicator turned solid red and the transmission seems to be stuck in 3rd. I pulled over and looked everything over no leaking dsg fluid or anything abnormal I turned it...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a problem...the plastic piece within the gear shifter of my 03 Passat has busted off, not allowing me to grab it and pull it up. My key is stuck in the ignition and I can't lock my doors. How do I get this problem because I cannot afford to take it in and get a whole new shift...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The ignition key in my 05 Passat was getting more and more difficult to turn. I took the key lock assembly out to troubleshoot the problem. Now I can't get the key tumbler assembly back in. The tumbler assembly has a slot that needs to align with a slot in the housing. The only way to get the...
  8. B5 Garage
    Besides soaking the offending parts in Kroil for a week, are there any "magic" ways of loosening the triple square headed adjusters (rear camber)?. If not, and I have to cut or grind them out, where can I get a new set (both sides) of the camber eccentrics, bolts and nuts other than the dealer...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 GLX Wagon - Rear seat arm rest will not fold down in to the open position. Arm rest moves about 30-degrees and then gets stuck and will not fold down into the open position. Is there a trick, or hidden release button that needs to be pushed?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I did this on my 2007 B6 Passat wagon I fixed the problem of the total armrest not coming down by putting 2 squares of Velcro at each upper corner. This allows the cup holder section to stay attached the the back section to allow both to fold down (why it's made that way is beyond me) and...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, here's the rundown. 2003 Passat 1.8t automatic. It started to accelerate extremely slow, and I mean slow. You can hear the engine rev higher when you press the gas, but you get nowhere fast. Engine light came on, went and got it read, came up with a p0441, EVAP system incorrect purge flow. I...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    During a 12hr road trip yesterday the Passat decided that rather than supplying a/c thru the dash vents, that heat would be a better idea. Wouldn't be bad, but it was 85+ degrees outside to begin with. With the system shut off it still made the closed dash vents almost too hot to touch. It...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys I have a 2001B5 1.8T (AUG) that has started to misfire pretty good all of the sudden. Had the car for like 7000 miles and it's ran amazing. Happened on my way home from work monday, off and on but I got it home (20+ miles). Did some research and decided to start with changing the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have run into a problem after almost a whole few months with out any :rolleyes:. My problem is that on the way from the beach I went to turn on my fog lights on my 2001.5 vw passat 1.8t fwd sedan, and my gauges (gas,speedo,temp.,and rmps) "froze" or got "stuck". Even with turning...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Pretty much what the title says. I do have the 2007 wagon style body. I followed the directions and pulled the loop in front of the seat and tried to lift the cushion. Both the loop and the cushion appear to be stuck. How can I go about getting it to work the way it should?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Yesterday the trunk on my Passat stopped opening, I can hear the mechanism work when you push the button to open the trunk but something is still locking it in place. I'm sorry for the vague description, I haven't properly looked into it and wanted some opinions Edit: After somehow...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The day before we left for vacation, I took the car to the dealer to have a new key programmed, and for an alignment. Several hundred miles into our drive, I started experiencing misfires, and getting catalyst performance below threshold, and O2 Sensor #2 out of spec. MIL codes. I have a...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Power seat back on passenger side would move forward but not backward at all to the recline side . Any ideas ?
  19. New Member Introductions
    hi. i am new here and i really need experts help. i have a passat v6 4motion 2005. the car is having a problem with the transmission its like stuck in a upper gear and on the dash it is highlighted in D only. no matter where i move the shifter and next to the shifter the light for the park...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This has happened 3 times so far in the last month or so. If I am stuck in bumper o bumper traffic (as in hardly moving at all .. just inching up over and over), after about 15 minutes I get the nice beep, warning light and "check brake pads" message. The light stays until the car is shut off...
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