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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to get my dead Passat a short distance from one place to another... and I'd like to do so without the expense of hiring a tow truck. My wife and I were going to tow it the other night with our pickup but couldn't find a place to hook on the Passat. I didn't take the time to crawl around...
  2. Parts For Sale
    I had this put away for few years and it won't fit my current model (4motion) so somebody come scoop this up, Not really trying to ship due to weight located in Brooklyn NY comes with hardware $60
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A question regarding the towing of a B5.5 with 4-Motion. A brothers son rear ended another vehicle with their 2005 1.8 4-motion. Insurance totaled the B5 but the can buy the B5 cheap. Everything from the radiator forward needs to be replaced, rest is good. The tow truck operator towed the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a new 2014 Passat SE TDI . I have not been able to get a straight answer from anyone. Does this car have a receptacle for a tow hook/eye? I have been told that it is behind the passenger side lower grill. I cannot figure out how to remove the lower grill without removing the bumper.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ladies and gents I would like to table the following question: What are the Pro's and Cons's of installing a tow hitch by the following methods: DIY::wrench: Hardware: Where to buy? Installation guides? Electrics: What Type? Bypass relay ? Retro Fit::whistle: Hardware? Where to get...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Given that we get a fair amount of snow here and winter travel is always an adventure, it occurred to me that our 2013 Passat should have some method of extracting us from the ditch should we ever have the misfortune of landing there. I checked the front end and did not notice any hooks or...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just a fine example of how the v6 passat wagon is the greatest all around car ever
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've recently purchased at a Curt 110541 tow hitch to mount on my Passat. It's the type that mounts in two places to the spare wheel well, and two places to the bumper crash bar. According to the instructions the bumper crash bar is aluminum, but this is where I am getting stuck, the crash bar...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat B5.5 that i want to fit a tow bar to but ive heard there can be issues with the reverse alarm going off all the time your reversing. Has anyone on here done it without issue? Or will i need to go with a swan neck or detachable type? Thanks Scott
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I was looking at buying a 2008 Passat with below average mileage for age but it has a tow bar on it. Is there anything I should look out for or just avoid ad go for one without? cheer
  11. Parts For Sale
    This is a european market Bosal made B5 passat trailer hitch. It's rated for 85kgs tonque weight (which is 187.392923 pounds for you imperial measurement users..). It also comes with that oh so Euro power connector too, which can be ignored or removed if you wanted to. Now, importantly, the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    CV went out 0.25 miles from home. Have the new axle ready to be installed but the special tools (triple square are supposed to arrive tomorrow). Can I tow the car home (3 blocks) without damaging the splines or the transmission? It is making horrible noises. Thanks a lot guys!
  13. WTB/WTT Section
    Monday or tuesday, after then Ill just go new.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if there is a guide for this?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there one on the front? I buried it at the end of the driveway yesterday, but couldn't find a tow hook for the life of me. There's a hole on the passenger side on the bottom of the bumper cover, but all I could feel were hoses... If not, where's the recommended spot to hook a tow rope on...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Suspect alternator or battery cables since battery was checked out this a.m. How would I know this? I am sitting in my car, on my laptop with a tethered mobile wi-fi connection surfing PW. Having to wait 45 minutes for tow to dealer ain't so bad these days. ;)
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I realize there are multable threads on this topic, but for some reason, some of the pictures do not open up on the older posts. Does anyone have a picture of an aftermarket tow hitch receiver on a wagon? Most threads mention that some of the rear bumper needs to be trimmed to make room for the...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a B5.5, V6, 5sp. Anyone ever tow anything with these cars? Experiences, thoughts? Jet skis, motorcycles, pop-up campers?:driving:
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