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  1. I lost one nut that holds the tail light on. Where to get?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The tail light is held on by three small brass nuts and I dropped one inside the fender, forever gone. It's probably ok with 2 but I wouldn't want water to start getting in. Is this a part that would be carried by the dealer?
  2. What is the worst that a bad coolant temp sensor cause?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think I have a bad CTS was replaced abotu 2 -3 years ago. I was scanning with a Scan tool (using a generic car) and the temp reading was jumping back and forth between 50 and 90*C (125 and 195*F). Does the coolant temp sensor affect the way the engine runs? I mean does the...
  3. LF an LCD screen that can plug into a video out and 12v power supply

    Mobile Electronics
    Anyone have any ideas?
  4. That time of year again: anyone switch from Turbo Tax to TaxAct?

    Off-Topic Forum
    I, for one, plan to pay all my taxes this year. ;) I've been using Turbo Tax Deluxe since TY2000 and have really enjoyed its ease of use and thoroughness. It's been getting more and more expensive every year though. TaxAct looks tempting, but I'm concerned I'd be backpedaling in functionality...
  5. can anyone confirm s4 uca's part# that fit b5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so ive read people using s4 upper control arms and tie rods, got the tie rods but anyone know the part # to the uppers that will fit the passat? tried searching but s4 is too small, and control arm brings 400 pages of not what im looking for. mods should allow s4 through the search filter.
  6. For those that replaced their N75 valves.....

    B5 Garage
    What is the best way to get those 1 time clamps off the surrounding hoses? For those that replaced them, did you reuse them or did you purchase new ones, if so, what kind/size in mm. i've searched and i couldn't get any hits. Any help or push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated...
  7. Is this the same Kuwait that we defended when Iraq invaded?

    The Black Hole If so... remind me again why we went into Iraq the first time... forget the second time.
  8. Name that part

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It is some sort of clear colored plastic valve near the ICM, has a crack in it and causing a vacuum leak. Car runs like crap. What is it called. (if you have one you want to part with, I would be grateful)
  9. BK Whopper: That Manly Smell

    Off-Topic Forum
    I'll try it if you will:
  10. What's in that box (item 4) in the spare tire compartment?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    When I look at the manual for my passat 2008 wage, there is 4 items in the spare tire compartment. the number (4) is not explained and I don't have it. Anybody knows what it is?
  11. Ice storm B5 for all you folks that don't see snow

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    happy holidays!!!!!
  12. that time of the year again!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, this morning i woke up and when i got out side car was full of ice, couldnt even open the doors... lol that made me sad, but not as much as the second thing that happened as i was driving... i hit 200 000kms :thumbdown so anyways, here are a couple pics... lots of ice on mirror...
  13. How to get that seat-down sound

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey PW! With my rear seat(s) folded down, my trunk-mounted sub is easily twice as loud as with the seats up. I have kids car seats in the back and can't keep the seats down to enjoy the extra b-b-b-bass. Besides, the kids don't like sitting on the floor. :P I was wondering if anyone had...
  14. Project Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News

    Off-Topic Forum Fascinating and scary stuff if you're bored with "The News" of what Britney did last night...
  15. WTB - Wood trim piece that surrounds the climatronic unit

    Classified Archive
    If you have one (or ideally two) please contact me via PM here or at [email protected] thanks John
  16. So THAT'S what's clicking...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few weeks ago I ran over a seemingly normal manhole cover, sunk an inch or two into a pavement, while accelerating through a left turn. The car overreacted pretty badly, and ever since the suspension has felt a little wonky. There's a couple of new noises, and it feels like the toe alignment...
  17. What do you think about the people that Obama is talking about surrounding himself...

    The Black Hole
    ...with? I really have to say -- I don't approve of many of them...
  18. What do you call those under-hood fasteners that hold the insulation on?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And where can I get them online? Dealer? I'm tired of looking at that droopy black under hood insulation mat in an otherwise detailed engine bay. I even waxed the underside of the hood. ;)
  19. Wow: that's all I can say

    The Black Hole
    I've usually stayed out of the BH because of the generally poor attitudes and childish name calling, but lately it's been absolutely pathetic. I cannot believe that so many people have expressed such latent hatred toward each other just because they voted a certain way (both party supporters...
  20. Now that Obama is going to be President...

    The Black Hole
    ....journalist have a new job (actually just the opposite of what they had been doing).