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  1. 2005 TDI Passat Limp mode, turbo underboost, fixed multiple things already

    B5 Garage
    Hi all! I have a 2005 Passat wagon I bought last spring (90k on the clock). Since then, I have been battling with an endless limp mode struggle. I have made some ground on the limp mode and my car is somewhat driveable but the limp mode still rears it's ugly head about half the time I drive...
  2. New to Site And am having strange things happening to my passat

    New Member Introductions
    Ok I bought a 2005 Passat 1.5t. Everything was fine for a few weeks then weird things started happening. The lights on the inside will come on only sometimes when I open the door. I have a stop brake service manual that comes on intermittently but brakes are fine. Then one day the buttons and...
  3. First Things First...

    New Member Introductions
    Good Morning Everyone! My name is Landon, and I have recently purchased a 2006 Passat 2.0t FSI. I have quite a few plans to mod this car, which include an A-pillar gauge cluster(although I don't see too many of these, only those silly steering column ones) and maybe a turbo replacement. I'm a...
  4. Odd Electrical things happening

    New Member Introductions
    When I go to open the rear door to the trunk (boot) all the windows open. Any clues ?
  5. 2003 passat. 1.8T. New member post with things that need repair.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I just bought a Passat from my neighbor. It has issues and I am trying to repair it to drive. They drove it until they were having transmission problems and after that they put it in the garage and left it. All the signs point to it having a TCM issue. So I bought one and put it in. The...
  6. Advice on Preventative Maintenance - Problem Areas - things that wouldnt cause Code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will apologize in advance for the lengthy post :bowdown: I have some questions about any areas that might need preventative maintenance attention on my 03 GLX 4Motion Variant (Wagon). I am particularly interested in any engine related items that would not initiate a fault or trouble code for...
  7. Hi im Portuguy .Just bought a 2001 and got a few little things to sort out .

    New Member Introductions
    Hi from Portugal Ive just bought my first Passat 1.6 petrol Sportline 2001,after selling my Sharan 1.8 T .1998 . I shall need some clues to sort out a few problems with door locks and air con and a smell of oil inside . Theres time before the summer sun comes along .Second hand cars are...
  8. After the passenger side axle replacement, two new things I have noticed.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I have replaced recently my axle assembly on my front passenger side. The job was easy, dirty but easy. All nuts and bolts went back exactly the same, I have the Bentley manual so I double checked everything twice before test driving. The good, the car drives very smooth with the rebuilt...
  9. EPC Light and weird things! Please help :)

    B5 Garage
    Hello! Thanks for taking the time for looking at this! My 2003 Passat's radio went out about 2 months ago. I didn't think too much about it. Yesterday, after not driving it for 3 days (which is very long for me), my Passat wouldn't turnover. It wouldn't make any "lock" "unlock" sounds and it...
  10. Small Things I Love About The B5

    B5 Garage
    1. Full-size spare - Gotta love any car[I]that makes room for a full-size spare tire. Just used mine last week. 2. The radio turns on without the key - Perfect when waxing, or waiting for the wife at the store. The fact that it automatically shuts itself off to save the battery too...
  11. How can post things outside of this page

    New Member Introductions
    Why cant we post things outside of this page yet, i have posted 2 things, i need help with an issue with my car
  12. What is left to break?; How many things can break in one car? (a venting session)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the 5 years I've had with atia (B5 v6 5spd) I feel like if it is possible for it to break, it has, twice. I'm wondering if there are other common failures someone has had that this car hasn't. I feel like I should get a prize for having a passat that ALL common failures were shown. This...
  13. Need a vag-com to diagnose a few things please

    USA - Central
    I'm in Brooklyn Park looking to diagnose my 2003 VW Passat 4Motion 2.8L V6. I can come to you or meet you half way. David @ 612-309-3010 call/text
  14. B5.5 steering wheel (w/ buttons) and a couple other things

    Parts For Sale
    Alright, I don't have room in my small apartment for this stuff and we are looking to get a couple of useful accessories for the Passat, so the spare bits have to go. All parts came off the bf's 2005 GLS wagon. Shoot me a PM if you're interested or if you got any questions. Steering Wheel...
  15. Just bought an '06 Passat, need help with a couple things.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey All, I recently bought another '06 Passat 2.0t after my last one was totaled about a year ago... Same car, different price! There are a couple of issues that I am having with the car right now after driving it for a week, and I'm hoping you guys could offer me some advice... hopefully...
  16. 2002 Passat 1.8t AC not working, tried a few things...

    B5 Garage
    My AC has been solid for the past 11 years except for a relay that I fixed myself. It is the manual variety. Well this year it stopped working and I've since replaced the 384 relay with a new one, the hi/lo pressure switch, and even had the system refilled. Now when I press the ac button in the...
  17. No Heat and other things

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to the page I ain't got no heat blues, but I'm not sure if that's my problem...let me explain. When I'm using my heater, my engine only heats up a quarter of the way and I have basically no heat. I thought perhaps I have a thermostat problem, simple enough. However, I used my A/C the...
  18. Need Advice.... LOTS of things to do, strange sounds (VIDEO)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK...... I do pretty good Maintenance on my B5, sometimes I even use Mann's instead of Mobil 1 filters!! I am now at a crossroads because of trouble. I had some strange sounds occur in the EC last week, Friday. Went to take Mom out for dinner Sunday, and the next day, dead battery...
  19. New VW Owener, and have a laundry list of things, where to Start?

    B5 Garage
    Hey All, I bought a 2003 VW, 1.8T and drove it home, the car drove like a beast and then on my way the alternator gave out and the car died. SO a uhaul truck later i have it home. The car has 237,600 on the odometer, and the car has seen regular dealer maintenance up until the P/O bought it at...
  20. Should I get these things fixed? College Kid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 Passat with 288k miles on it is in the shop because the battery keeps dying. I just called and got an informal list of problems: Battery barely passes load test Secondary Air Injection Pump Failure Front-left tie rod has play in it Front right CV boot is torn Front tires are worn down...
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