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  1. Stupid me, bought the wrong tire size, would they still fit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I made a mistake yesterday and bought 4 225-55-17 tires to replace the ones I have on my B5. I do realize I should have bought 225-45 instead but I screwed it up. Should I still try to mount them and try them on the car or is it a waste of time or even dangerous? My car currently has 3...
  2. Bad hoses and where they go

    New Member Introductions
    So I have a passat I purchased used from some kid and some of the work or fixes they or he has done looks hacked up at best. Anyway I guess it works but it needs to be corrected. The engine cover that makes the motor look fancy is gone as well as the cover for the back part under the hood that...
  3. Pass & Driver Seat Leathers - Are they interchangable?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title states - looking for some info on whether the driver and passenger seat LEATHER is interchangable. I know the foam and heated seat elements are the same side to side, but I wasnt sure if the back position controls or anything else might make the leather covers one-side only. Thanks!
  4. Electrical issues: Are they connected?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So recently I'm having a no-start issue with my 02 Passat V6 GLX. The key turns and nothing, no turning over. Of late I've been having more eletrical problems too 1. No heating 2. Passengers side tail light fuse( no 22 i think) keeps blowing again and again. It used to do so every 2 weeks...
  5. Under carriage bent pipes. What do they do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what the two bent/squished pipes under the car do? Long story short. Guy in front abruptly changed lanes. There was a tire on the highway. There was a semi on my left and a car on my rear right. Slammed on the brakes, but went over it. Bumper grills fell out. Overall not bad...
  6. Couple of codes aret they related?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Scanned for codes 3 times over the past couple of months and these keep coming up after I clear faults. They come up randomly at different speeds (Highway speeds/idling, etc.). 16519 16730 17930 I've read up on each individually but I'm wondering if one of these codes are causing the other two...
  7. Chips on rim; would they cause vibration on highway?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I got new tires and got the balancing done twice in two different shops but there still is a slight vibration at high speed. Would the chipped rim cause vibration? The chips were the result of rim being clamped during the tire change. I got Raxles 2 years ago, still driving OK and the...
  8. 3 throttle body hoses, where do they go??

    B5 Garage
    So I am almost done with the head replacement on my 2005 4 motion wagon 1.8t. got all the vacuum hoses (German over engineering is a bit annoying) hooked up, but I'm putting the throttle body back on and the plate that attaches to the under side of the intake manifold that has the electrical...
  9. Anyone know if they make HID Kits for 2014 Passat's?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Does anyone know if anyone makes or sells the HID kit for a 2014 Passat? I have been to numerous shops and they were unable to find a kit that would be compatible. I do not want to splice into any wires or anything. If there is no kits, are there any very bright bulbs that would give that HID...
  10. Radio/Nav Unit in 2015 tdi - have they improved it?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    hello all. this is my first post, so thank you in advance. i bought my first VW, a 2013 Passat tdi SEL, new, in october 2012. i was a Saab driver for many years but they went under, and the VW seemed a nice alternative. I've been very happy with the car in general. I drive about 100 miles...
  11. Moving to Maryland how hard are they going to be on my b5 Waggy

    Anything Auto
    Ok, So the SO wanted to move to the east coast, she landed a job in MD. Ill be moving there in a week.. is there anything I should worry about vehicle wise? I heard the inspection is a scam. SO paid 800. to get new wipers and a broken dummy light replaced to pass inspection. Her brother paid...
  12. Where are they?

    Anything Auto
    Here in Columbus, Ohio, I see lots and lots of Audis and VWs on the city streets. On West 5th Ave, for instance, about 1/3 of the cars are German, mostly Audis and VWs, with a few BMWs and Mercedes Benz models. There is a plum-colored Phaeton that I see once in a while, and a black W8 Passat...
  13. Roof rack mounting points - where are they?

    B5 Garage
    (Add edit: Sorry, I meant Roof, not Rood) Searched roof rack mounting points, didn't find any relevant threads. Hi all. Trial fitting a Votex roof rack for my '99 B5 sedan, (possibly the last relatively intact one in VW dealer network). The instructions say to locate the racks at points...
  14. All my speakers stopped working! And they all went at once! :(

    Mobile Electronics
    So one morning my B6 1.9tdi didn't start, Then after half hour it finally started but all my speakers seem to have blown! They still produce sound but if you turn the volume up / have any bass what so ever makes them go crackly. Has this ever happened to anyone? And does anyone know if I'm...
  15. Color marks on spring coils? What do they mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I noticed some color marks on spring coils. I have seen other coils with different color and number marks. Some have only two, some have 4 marks. What do they mean?
  16. Electrical System / Key Positions - How do they even work, yo?

    Anything Auto
    Pre-thread edit: This thread is my bad guessing at how the electrical system in a car works, there is no need to read it unless you want a good laugh. I am happy with just an explanation rather than a direct reply. ------ This isn’t necessarily Passat-specific, but we can use the Passat as an...
  17. Do they make black door handles? (see pic inside)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 8 years of 15's... and before that 7 years of 19" hell in NYC... I'm back to black. 17's that is. And I want to find matte black door handle covers (instead of my chrome. Already have black projector headlights that I'm installing this weekend. My baby is bringing sexy back on it's...
  18. FK Streetline coilovers are they junk??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just installed a set of FK Streetline coilovers on my 2003 Passat 1.8T.. Having problems already. I've got a rattle noise like a loose shock on drivers side and also here a thump thump noise until about 45mps most in drivers side strut....when I go slow over a rough road or turn into driveway I...
  19. b5.5 foglights - why are they there?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i took a look at the info thread on fog lights here my 2002 passat wagon's headlight switch doesn't turn to the left to put on the foglights. is this common that the car has foglights installed...
  20. 1.8T Transmissions & Gearing - have they changed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have someone buying a transmission from me and i'm having trouble getting information from the dealer to meet the buys request. Overall, I am not exactly sure what the buyer of the transmission is really trying to do, because he is either a really smart engineer or going to learn in a...