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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My other post started going in this direction, so started a new thread in case. I got this engine, my mechanic thinks its good, i am worried cause many people said it looked so horrible, and it has the low pressure thing happening. No i didnt install the pressure gauge yet, but would if i...
  2. Mobile Electronics
    So i didnt realise that B6's use a CAN BUS system for the head unit and here i am. Ive been searching the internet high and low for the last 3 hours for a solution to no avail, I just want to know what people have done to overcome the task of turning the radio on and off manually haha. The main...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have noticed my car has been dying when i switch it in neutral. The RPMs will drop very low and it will go back and forth between two numbers and then drop and die. I was going out of town down a big hill so i put it in neutral and it turned off, so the power steering went out and the engine...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Passat world! My friend has a 2003 Passat 1.8t. I was in the the car with him when we were on our way to the mall and he was coasting in the neutral gear at about 25mph and he accidently switched to reverse instead of drive and pushed lightly on the gas pedal (I think he noticed the engine...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi Passat forums! I had a minor incident today I have been driving this Passat for 2 years but it was not mine until a week ago when it was gifted to me. Here is what happened: I was at a stop light which is know to stay red for a looooong time. I switch to neutral when I get to this light to...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please help me to find a place to connect the power to my AEM Boost Gauge. I need switched +12V to stay ON during cranking as well. If power is iterrupted during cranking, the gauge resets itself to a false zero. So far terminal stud 75X under the dash does not comply. Also, what is the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm installing a wireless controller for my airbags and need a low amp switched power source for the controller. The main power feed will be fused to the positive side of the battery. I'm wondering if there's a source in the engine compartment or do I need to go through the firewall? If I...
  8. B6 Garage
    Time to install my ham radio in my 2008 Passat. In my old 2005 B5 there was both a switched and unswitched heavy amp lug by the steering wheel column. Is it in roughly the same place in the B6? I don't want to start tearing the whole interior apart to find it if it can be avoided :lol:
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, This forum has provided me with some valuable advice before so I thought it time to register and try to get this problem sorted. I have a 2005 Passat 2.0 TDI (B6) and I hope someone can help me as it's driving me crazy. After hours of searching I can't find any suitable solutions that...
  10. Mobile Electronics
    Does anyone know if there is a switched 12V power source in trunk wiring harnesses of B5.5? There is a pair of constant 12V supplies to the defunct TeleMatiks modules in OnStar equipped Passats, but I need an accessory/switched lead to power a Bluetooth module replacement for the aforementioned...
  11. B6 Garage
    Hi all I'm trying to fit some DRL's but need some help trying to locate an ignition switched live in the engine bay and wondered if anyone could help? It's a 2.0 TDI sport 2008. Thanks Scott:)
  12. Mobile Electronics
    ok I tried searches (here and public) and posted a thread for direct and switched power with no luck...how about just a switched source? somebody has got to know where I can find one of those
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm adding a few things to my 2006 B6 3.6, that would benefit from a 12v switched line (namely a Car PC, some footwell lighting and a direct in-line charger for some 5v/12v devices). My items will draw, at maximum 5a - more like 2-3a at any time. My question is, what's the best...
  14. B5 Garage
    I have a 1997 VW Passat 2.8 V6 Sedan. I had a DIY guy replace the alternator last month, but have had some issues since then. The A/C is not working and the fan will stay on long (about 10-15 minutes) after my engine has been turned off. Speaking (on the phone) with my brother, he seems to think...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I've got a 98 1.8t wagon and I'm wondering you guys can help, basically the brake lights all go on as soon as the headlight switch is turned on without stepping on the brakes. But just brake lights including the third brake light in the trunbutane not the regular rear lights that should...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car is 03 1.8T manual 83k miles, changed the Timing belt and the other belts and thermostat and waterpump couple months ago. Two weeks ago I started going to new gas station those that ad methanol to the fuel, 10% or more. I always put 91 octane but just today got the nice check engine light on...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's the original post: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294422 I just changed the oil yesterday and continue to be surprised and pleased by my lessened oil consumption. In a little over 5000 miles I used just 24 ounces of oil. This is compared to 28 ounces in 1000 miles...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to buy WigWag headlight flashers (for EMS) and I keep running into this issue. I have a B5.5 and I'm trying to figure out if my car has positive or ground side switched headlights... I'm not even sure what the difference is or how to tell. Can anyone help me out? The product in...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I got my '05 V6 last March the first thing I noticed was how much more oil it consumed than my '99. I started tracking it and found it was using about 28 ozs. per 1000 miles. VW may consider this acceptable but it sure didn't thrill me. At the first oil change I used Mobil 5000...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I switch from headlights off (DRL's) to headlights on, they're "on" both times but they seem to get brighter when switched on. Is this correct? And if so does anybody know what the voltage or wattage difference is? I'm curious to know if the lower voltage during DRL would be enough to...
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