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  1. Window Trim Adhesive, 3M industrial double stick tape?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this issue has been discussed several times on PW. I'm trying to find a RELIABLE adhesive to re-attach the thin upholstery trim strip that rides above the door. Many suggestions on previous threads. The one that sounds the best is what the user described as "3M industrial grey (thin)...
  2. Finally found a use for my tape deck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  3. Exhaust manifold tape

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was on amazon for parts and I was told that others also looked at titanium exhaust header wrap/tape useful in reducing engine bay temps apparently. Has anyone done this on a 1.8t? Results? If don't think it's a good idea can you explain what could happen? In a similar product (graphite tape)...
  4. Found a Passat video tape from our purchase nearly 13 years ago

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking through a box of items from when we bought our 2001.5 Passat new from the dealer. I found a few interesting things like the original window sticker, the SKC key tag, a VW pen, a VW keychain, the original purchase docs, and a few delivery pictures from the dealer. What was most...
  5. Side rubstrips are they clipped or just fixed with 2ed tape?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I might Plasti Dip my side rubstrips as well as the bumper ones but just wanted to know if the side ones are fixed with double sided tape or if they are clipped and fixed? Thnaks a lot!
  6. Exhaust tape, working quick fix?

    B5 Garage
    Would exhaust tape be an acceptable temporary fix before a road trip? My flex pipe finally wore through and its fairly loud. I fully plan on fixing it when I get back into town, but dont have the time to fix it before I head to Nerdfest. Im not worried about performance so much as I just dont...
  7. Tape deck won't stay on Deck B

    Mobile Electronics
    Until I get my HU installed (waiting on insurance to pay for my sub), I got a cassette adapter to play my Zune. Well it will randomly switch decks from A back to B, and sometimes go A B A B then start playing again. It's weird, it will play a whole song then switch during the next, and other...
  8. The lesser of two evils: tape vs. drill?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have decided I am going to put my Euro plate on the front of my car. I bought a frame and did some searching here to see peoples' opinions on mounting options. Double sided tape seems to be a clear favorite. I have no holes drilled in the chrome grill now (no front plate required in PA), so...
  9. Duct Tape, anyone?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Though you all might enjoy this. Wonder if this is a PW member? :thumbup:
  10. Passat Chirping Caught on Tape!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally had a chance to record the chirping of the car. Passat is about 175,xxx B5.5. As far as I know, it could be the tensioner that's making the noise. When it first happened I just sprayed with W40 which I got yelled at by one of you guys. So...
  11. FS: OEM Tape deck and CD Changer

    Classified Archive
    Upgraded so i do not need this anymore. Tape is MINT and comes with code, Changer comes with a magazine and also is in good condition (needs mounting kit). Asking $28 shipped for the deck and $35 shipped for the changer
  12. FS: B5-5.5 Stock Tape Player and 6 CD Changer

    Classified Archive
    I've got a Tape deck with 6 Disc Changer for sale looking for 125 shipped/paypaled to lower 48 states. This came out of my passat because I'm using my old cd player. Don't have the code for the deck. but saw a website that can get the code for about $30 Or you can call the dealer and ask... Mine...
  13. Where Can I Find the Cloth Tape for Wiring Harness?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I’m working on the wiring harness from CCM to kick panel and trying to find the bad splices since my MFA keeps resetting by itself. My question is where can I find the new cloth tape used on the wiring harness after I removed the original one? I don’t like the vinyl tape since it is not flexible...
  14. Radio Cassette Tape Error 2003 GLS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The radio in my 03 GLS recently stopped playing any cassette tape. Whenever I put one in it just makes a little bit of noise like it is trying to play, but then after about 10 seconds the radio beeps and says "Tape Error". Probably would not be a big deal to most people, but everyday I use the...
  15. Tape > Bugs and rocks

    The Showroom
    Leavin tomorrow from college to go back home for break. Going from CO to MN, 1000 miles, 13 straight hours :)
  16. What is this wire and why did some mechanic tape it off?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Poking around in the engine bay this weekend on my first (so far unsuccessful) attempt to replace my electric fan. Found this wire disconnected and taped off with electrical tape. You can see the white connector with purple trim that the wire is attached to. *I* didn't do it! What's it for and...
  17. My newly murdered B5, except for blue painters tape (56k, go grab a beer).

    The Showroom
    I got a set of 18x8 MasItaly Rogers off a local PW member that use to be the owner of a black magic pearl '99 1.8T manual. A few years ago, his car was stolen and these wheels weren't on it at the time, so he had them left over. He kept them for a while, hoping he could use them sometime in the...
  18. Duct Tape : MAF Testing - anyone tried it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was just reading up and spotted this on an A3 forum somewhere. The person covers 2/3 of the MAF to test if it's faulty then goes for a drive. Only way I could think this is testing is there is a smaller surface area so less air to intake so it would match the air the "faulty" maf is looking...
  19. Exhaust heat shield tape?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This might be a really stupid question...but has anyone ever taped their headers/exhaust with high temp heat shielding tape? Just wondering if it might help keep engine bay temps down, especially in a 1.8T. I've seen it on some super high HP cars, obviously they are putting out more heat than my...