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  1. Bumper cover trim strip metal looking thingy removal

    B5 Garage
    So the wife slid on the ice onto some PVC vents for house that are next to the driveway (she swears she wasn't going too fast; last year she totalled my beloved 2001 Accord after "driving slowly" through a puddle and into a guard rail; you be the judge). So she got stuck jammed it in reverse...
  2. Battery died, key doesn't work, RFID program thingy is gone

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! OK, so while working on the timing belt and the battery disconnected, the battery lost it's charge and the computer forgot the key's RFID programming stuff, is there any possible way to re-program and re-sync the key to the car without taking it to a dealer? They key doesn't work...
  3. alarm deactivation interior sensor button thingy ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The button at the bottom of the B-pillar to turn off the interior alarm sensors is not lighting up. The red ambient background light works, but pushing the button does not light up the led in the top left corner. Would this be caused by anothing other than a faulty switch? :confused:
  4. Fuel totaliser thingy in trunk went poof

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've tried using the search feature, but I don't know if I am looking for the wrong terms or what because I haven't found anything about this dumb electronics module. So we've had a bunch of rain lately and the little fuel module under my spare tire, in the black foam block, let out the...
  5. WTB: Homelink Cover for Garage Opener 'Thingy' from the Visor

    WTB/WTT Section
    So while driving down the road suddenly I get attacked by the visor bombarding me with the cover from the garage opener falling down. Pics below, anyone know the part number (for some reason it's not listed on the part) or where I can find it? Thank you :)
  6. Need a lower DIN storage cubby hole thingy

    Mobile Electronics
    Last year I replaced the OEM stereo with an off the shelf Kenwood unit, which fits nicely in the top DIN slot. Below, I still have the old CD player sitting there doing nothing. I'd like to take this unit out and replace it with a cubby hole / storage unit, which would be a great place to...
  7. Help! I can't replace my rear window plastic pin thingy

    B5 Garage
    my driver's side rear window fell a few months ago and i finally found some time to try to fix it. i essentially followed these instructions with new plastic dowels: an hour and a half later, i still get the new dowel in place! can't...
  8. Blue bubble thingy

    B5 Garage
    What is the blue bubble canister on the driver side engine compartment? It has a vacuum line on it thats not hooked up.
  9. Exhaust bumper thingy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i've been looking around for that piece you put on your bumper, after the cutout, after installing an aftermarket exhaust. At the moment i'm allowing my new exhaust to melt itself into my bumper, i've been unable to find the piece to put into the bumper, so before i cut out i need to find...
  10. WTB- either a driving light bulb rubber cover thingy or a front left headlight

    Classified Archive
    for b5.5. the bulb cover I need is for the low beam with the bulbous front on it. Thanks
  11. Blue plastic... Thingy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what the name is of the blue plastic thing that hangs next to the wiper fluid reservoir on the drivers side? I snapped the tube that leads to it and don't have any idea what the function is, or what to ask for when getting a new one. Thanks!
  12. dang trunk thingy.. any one got one of these?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this thing broke.. It's the lil Electronic Doohicky that pulls my trunk latch release when i hit my key fob.. I think i need a new one.. cuz it just makes a crappy noise and does not work. Thanks This next pic is just funny.. my trunk filled with all the motorcycle parts i'm throwing away...
  13. WTB- B5.5 front right fog light cover-grille thingy.

    Classified Archive
    I lost one in the last snow session the PNW hosted. Anybody have an extra one? :icon_eek: Mike
  14. Renault runabout thingy

    Anything Auto
    I do not usually post the stuff I know is euro-only, but this is pretty cool looking. Very Nissan. OH well, Citroen is still making French cars ;)
  15. one of my wagon 'gutter roof rail trim' thingy...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ... blew off in the wind today!!! :mad:
  16. FS: Right front tweeter/inside mirror cover thingy.

    Classified Archive
    $10 plus shipping ~$10. Good working condition out of a 2000 B5 wagon. It has some scratches/peeling on that rubber coating but it works fine.
  17. battery cover thingy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    does anybody know where i could find a cover for my cover that compartment where battery is located, becaus it snowed a lot today, and my battery was covered in snow........ did they come with that cover in US?? thanksthanks
  18. I cannot take the blower motor out. the airbag thingy is in the way

    B5 Garage
    Reading an earlier post about taking the blower motor out. Upto now its relatively straightforward. The blower motor is no longer connected up but i cant tak it out as the airbag thing is in the way. Any suggestions - i dont want to mess with the airbag
  19. Roof "gutter" thingy not holding..ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whatever it is....on either side of the roof...the "gutter" that the water follows to drain away from the roof.. IT'S A DAMN SEPARATE PIECE HELD IN BY FRICTION!!!! So mine have evidently lost friction and are peeling away. Tried automotive 3M tape and even Loctite Superglue Gel for the hell...
  20. Tried the Ice lquid clay bar thingy( 56K NO WAY!)

    The Showroom
    First off I had no clue how to take it off so i thought it is a pos. It said apply with the pad they give you ok did that then wash off with cold water and wipe with towel! Well i did that and then it turned into a haze but when i wiped it off i could not seem to get rip of it all..... any ways...