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  1. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a pre-owned 2013 Passat SE 2.5. I have my phone connected to Bluetooth. The problem I'm having is that when I try to listen to the radio (FM or SAT) it keeps switching back to BT-Audio all by itself and I have to keep pressing the FM or SAT button. Sometimes it happens by...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat 4-Motion GLX Wagon, 2.8 ; 1BA (no “sports suspension” package) I’d like to replace the struts/dampers. The rear ones are okay, but the front ones bounce too much (old age and/or by-design). I don’t want to change the springs. From the many posts on this forum, including those...
  3. New Member Introductions
    New member here. As well as new passat owner. I was wondering if anyone has tried making the fog lights the dress instead of the low beam headlights. Could it be as easy as switching the connectors on the back of the headlight switch? Thanks P.S working on a 02 5.5
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there Passat world. I have experienced this for a while now. Sometimes when I switch from park to drive it makes a noise some times it doesn't. It sounds like maybe a knock? The parking gear functions properly so do all others. Is this normal? It is a 2003 Automatic V6 30V GLX Passat.
  5. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hello. I have two B5.5's - one model year 2001 and one 2002. The 2001 has alloy wheels and the other has regulars. Is it possible to switch and have the 2002 have the allow wheels, or is it somehow dangerous? Thanks.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ( repost - I put it is the wrong place last time ! :) My Passat: 1.9 tdi No aircon Car reaches operating temp of aroun 90 deg. After a normal drive or sitting in traffic the fan cuts in after the car has been at 90 deg for a few mins give or take. However, once the fan cuts in - it never...
  7. B5 Garage
    I'm changing to (VW) aluminum wheels on my '99 Passat 1.8t. Looked at some posts here and it seems 89 ft/lbs is recommended but not sure if that is for steel or aluminum. I do know from previous experience that aluminum seems to loosen up and needs to be rechecked after 50 miles or so. And...
  8. Mobile Electronics
    Hello, I have an 02 Passat, and I want to switch over to a single din, probably some cheap radio I can find on Amazon that has DVD or whatever. I was looking for kits but only found one for an 06 Passat. Is there a kit, so I can switch over to Single Din, and then the bottom part of it be like...
  9. B5 Garage
    i'm lowered about 2.5 at all 4 corners on a spring setup. i was wondering if there was anyway to get any lower in the front with my existing setup without having to switch to coils... i know i should just go ahead and buy the coilvers, but all i really want is for the front to match the rear...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been running APR Stage 3 (the full kit) for a few years now, and I have not been satisfied with the software. My local shop is a Unitronic dealer and he is pushing me to get the 440cc tune. Being it is already a STG 3 with APR front mount, the only things I would need to upgrade are the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi, Today I parked my CC in the garage and when i got out I heard a loud vacum-like noise. I thought that it's some neighbour vacuming the car, but it turned out to be coming from under my hood. What's more I could also smell a bit like burning/hot plastics, my exhaust pipe was also emitting...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    when ever i switch out of park, either to reverse or to drive, i get this loud ugly clanking sound. doesnt sound normal to me. what you think??
  13. B5 Garage
    Hi guys, One of the previous owners of my 1999 Passat 1.8T seemed to have mixed G12 and another type of coolant, so the system's a mess. The heater doesn't work and everything is full of red gunk. What are the steps I would need to take to go back to using G12? Right now, the car has...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    My 2008 Passat came with a "1K0 035 161 B" double DIN unit, which looks like this one: Now I have access to a brand-new "CQ-EV1467G" that looks like this: Is this an easy swap? Do I need to change any preferences with a VAGCOM? Anything to watch out for? THANKS! :thumbup: .:R
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My girlfriend has a '98 v6. She has a bank 2 catalyst efficiency code that keeps coming back and she is up for inspection (in fact, she already failed it). The catalyst efficiency code is the only code in the computer. She did have a coolant temp code which was thrown by a stuck thermostat...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me where the lever is located to switch FK Angel eyes from RHD to LHD? Thanks
  17. B5 Garage
    My 03 V6 2.8 has 63k on it, and believe its had standard oil changes (Non Synthetic). Is it ever too late to switch to synthetic? or should I just continue with the standard?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I switch off the ignition, sometimes it goes off and sometimes it doesn't. When I step on the brakes a couple of times it goes off. Is there anyone that can help me out with this problem. 2000 Passat 1.8T a/t
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i have a '98 and my banjo has never worked. ive always just used the single key to lock my doors. yesterday i went to get into my car and couldnt bc the door locks were frozen. so now im ready to get a switchblade but want to make sure that i can do it with my '98. ive read a lot of threads...
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey Guys Just wondering if changing from 225/45 R17 tyres to 225/50 R17s is a problem? I've seen some dirt cheap wheels with virtually new tyres but they are 50 profile instead of 45... I know this will throw the speedo out just a little bit, but does it pose any other problems for my Passat...