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  1. Any way to tell if my B6 has upgraded ECM?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Thanks to anyone looking at this. Last week I bought a 2010 Passat Wagon. It came with DRL disabled, H&R Springs, and Koni Shocks. It runs pretty well and I was speculating that it might have had the ECM flashed/modified. Is there any way to tell? Maybe using a VAGCOM cable?
  2. Is there any way to tell if the timing belt has been replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to tell if a timing belt for a 2002 Passat V6 (ATQ engine) has been replaced at some point? Any clues or things to look for that might indicate that the timing belt has been replaced? Is it possible to get started on the replacement job and determine whether or not the timing...
  3. Can anyone tell me if VW provide the data for these standard OBD2 CAN IDs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me if VW provide the data for these standard OBD2 CAN PIDs? Hi, Now I am currently trying to retrieve some data from the CAN bus, and I've determined from the OBD2 standard, the variables and PIDs that I am interested in. My question is, as I can't test this on my car just...
  4. Why cant anyone tell me whats wrong with my 2003 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In July 2003 Passat with 1.8V engine, suddenly started smoking under the hood and all radiator fluid poured out. Backyard mechanic said a hose had come off and we needed a new one, the one on the bottom from the radiator. Also claimed a thermostat would be needed. Said he would come back the...
  5. Can anyone tell me where this wire goes.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me where this wire goes. This is a picture of the coil pack wires of a 2001 Passat with 1.8L Turbo. I have been working on a crank but no start condition and I noticed that this wire is unattached. It is brown and on the wires going to the 1st coil pack I believe on the number...
  6. Please tell me this paint color code.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am 100% positive that I am correct in saying this color has a paint code of LA1W (mojave beige metallic). Either that or I am 100% crazy. The picture isnt my car, but it is the color of my car. The idiot who owned the car before me removed the sticker in the spare tire well, so I cant...
  7. Heater Core? Please tell me different...

    B5 Garage
    So I'm going through coolant like crazy. I'm refilling it ever three days it feels. Symptoms: Heat takes a while fogging on the windshield carpet wet, drivers side it's making me depressed... Help! !
  8. How to tell which alternator I need

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, My alternator finally died on me today, but I am having a hard time figuring out which model is in my car. I have a 2004 v6 2.8L FWD. I searched the forums but could not find any info on this. Thank you to anyone who can help.
  9. look at these pix and tell me if it would still work :)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998 passat 1.8T auto. hey guys, so a few months ago i had a huge electrical problem first my windows went out the window :) with some smoke coming out of the fuse box area, my dash lights remained on with out me knowing killing my battery, i had to jump start it every time i needed to drive it...
  10. Tell your SO to stop on a red warning light!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I drive (drove) a 2006 2.0 TDI 4Motion with 127.000km. My wife drove the car to the local bakery. When she returned she told me to put more oil on the engine. I went outside checking the car and it still had the normal amount of oil. Started the engine and no problem. Drove 5 meters and the...
  11. Passat B5 V6 leak in top end, tell me which part this is

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, So I'm driving a v6 B5 and after changing my coilpack I noticed a small leak next to the injector. I can't find the part in ETKA, so if someone could tell me what this is, I could probably know where to look. this is the passenger side of the engine Thanks for any help
  12. oem axle vs aftermarket. How to tell the difference.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My cv joint started clicking while visiting family this week so I went and bought a $60 aftermarket axle from napa since that was all that was available to me on short notice. I am not the original owner of the car so I don't know if the axle has been replaced before. If it was an oem axle I...
  13. Can some one tell me what hose this is??

    B5 Garage
    Hello Passat World. I'm new to Passats, and posting this to help my G/F with her 2002 Passat GLX (6 cylinder). While backing into our parking spot, we notices A LOT of coolant puddled up from where we stopped to back in. Once we stopped there was white smoke coming from the back part of the...
  14. Can someone tell me where this goes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 B5.5 ATQ :banghead: :mad: ... I found this, not connected to anything... can someone tell me where it goes?
  15. can someone tell me what those wheels are??

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    really love those wheels, but can't find out what they are, and if they are available in America
  16. Valeo or Bosch? No one can tell me.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've called every VW stealership in the area with my VIN and no one can tell me which brand of alternator I have. My Fiancé's 02 V6 Passat just went all loopy and is broken down on the side of the road. It's been saying alternator workshop for about 6 months now but always tested...
  17. Can anyone tell me whats going on here?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed this doesn't look right. It looks like the rubber is ripped. Like something was there and came off somehow. I would think something is supposed to attach to it. Anybody know whats going on there? :crazy: Thanks in advance! :salute:
  18. No AC :( Please tell me its not the compressor :)

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys here are the symptoms, AC was not blowing that cold a few weeks ago but was working. It seemed it was taking longer than normal to cool the car down ( I live in Georgia) On a journey yesterday AC just stopped while on a 2 hour highway trip. Upon investigation here is what I got...
  19. Tell me not to do it... 2002 Allroad 6 Speed

    Anything Auto
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  20. Is there a way to tell if the engine mount is bad?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a way visually tell that the engine mount needs replacement? I have a 2002 passat that vibrates when stoped when still in gear, and I can feel it a bit on neutral too, very consistent vibration. I had the same problem with Ford Focus - changing of on front mount solved everything, and...
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