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  1. Is there a trick to removing Climatronic head unit ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the trim piece and the 4 t-20 screws, but the unit will not come out. The bottom of the unit is loose, but the top is caught on something. Any hidden screws that I missed ? Thanks.
  2. 03-05 Passat Repair Manual (No Haynes or Chilton, but it does the trick) Check it out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Download here and let me know if it works:
  3. Big Turbo ECU & Euro Wagon Tail Lights

    Parts For Sale
    Unitronic Big Turbo tune -630cc injectors (got those for sale as well) -SAIP deleted -N75 Deleted, MBC required. -Second 02 Sensor deleted -MAF is required(I ran 3.5" MAF) -Tuned for 38MM wastegate(i ran big spring) This ran flawlessly for 4 years on my T3/T4. Never an issue with it. This tune...
  4. Trick to Removing Radiator Hoses

    B5 Garage
    While flushing out my heater core and radiator yesterday, I noticed a new bunch of small black particles floating around in the coolant. It's not the typical brown flaky material that comes out of the heater core. I traced it to the inner lining of the upper radiator hose that's slowly...
  5. b5 thermostat trick

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey, im in the process of replacing my thermostat and i cant seem to get the thermostat an O rings to line up. when i try to put the two O rings on with the thermostat everything just kind of falls all over and it ends up leaking. i bought the ECS thermostat kit they had and the stretch bolts...
  6. My trick to unbolt top nut on passenger side motor mount.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As many of you know first hand or have read on here, the top nut holding the passenger side motor mount on V6 is very difficult to get to. If your car is like mine, not only is it difficult to get to but once you do it's nearly impossible to break loose due to 10 years of rust. Also, this was...
  7. Window trick! Im amazed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Who knew my TEN year old passat that ive had for 2 years would still be surprising me. haha. Decided to look up some secrets about the car that a lot of owners dont know about, and i can honestly say there was still alot i didnt know. lol. Its funny how our b5's and b5.5's do things and have...
  8. what is the trick to putting on a radiator hose

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am replacing the upper radiator hose on a 99 passat 1.8L and I can not get the hose on far enough for the spring clip to lock in place. any tricks I got the hose from fcp groten. I am wodering if the neck on the radiator is slightly to long.
  9. O2 sensor trick

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After removing the cat on my B5 and putting straight up pipe all the way back, the CEL came on. Im thinking its the O2 sensors is there a way to trick them that there is still a Cat? :confused:
  10. Non-Fouler trick for Cat Codes, why isn't it working?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And I don't mean why the ECU code isn't going off, I mean why don't the non-foulers fit on the O2 Sensor?! For those of you who don't know about the 'trick': and...
  11. Turtle Wax Headlight Restorer Kit Did the Trick

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Second owner of an 01.5 V6. After $8 and about an hour of sanding, buffing and polishing with the Turtle Wax Headlight Restorer Kit, my headlights now look better than the day I brought her home from the used lot. My...
  12. window reg cabinet door knob trick

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for those out there who do know what i'm talking about, after fully dis-assembling my door to replace the Fing latch assembly that went bad, i can now say without a doubt in my mind, this trick is worthless and stupid. here's the premise, the window glass is one big piece, no holes, no...
  13. Headlight alignment question...Is VW trying to trick me?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is my question, I had to take my B5.5 in for a recall awhile back and I figured while it was in there I asked them to adjust the headlights as I had noticed they were low. The guy came back and said that they were broken and I had to replace both on them...:confused: I have never been...
  14. Trick to attaching rad hoses?

    B5 Garage
    Is there some kind of trick to attaching the rad hoses back on a 03 V6 Passat? I know they had to be tapped off but try as I might I cannot get them back on. Tabs are lined up but they just will not go on and I don;t want to bang on them too hard lest I break the rad. Please, any tips or...
  15. Class or Crass: Premier4509 Bentley Continental GT, I wish it was a trick.

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  16. DIY: The Permanent Rear Window Regulator Clip Fix (aka: the Cabinet Knob Trick)

    B5 Information-Base
    This thread will show you how to use a regular kitchen cabinet knob ($1.50)and some washers ($0.22) to replace the worst designed part on the Passat. History: This is my second time using this fix for my rear door. The first fix was completed over a year ago and to this date I have had no...
  17. Any trick to replacing a fender liner?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You may recall the pictures of the large hole in my right front fender liner. I just ordered a replacement, and was wondering if there was any difficulty in putting it in. Looks like I can just take off the wheel, remove a bunch of Torx fasteners, and go to town. Yes?
  18. Dye gray to black ? Maybe diesel fumes will do the trick for me :)

    Anything Auto
    I'm about to pick up an 83 300SD from someone I know. It has 232K on it, Euro headlights, OE 14 inch wheels with snows and chrome OE 16's for the summer. (Those will go) It runs & drives beautifully.. He bought it from his neighbor 2 years ago at 210K. The only rust is in the small inserts under...
  19. XM Radio trick

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had this unit in my B5 so i thought i people would want to hear it. I went to cancel my Xm plan after a year of use and it is up on the 27th. and if u go to cancel it they offer a year at half the price. so just to let u kno if u want a half price XM service. cancel it then take advantage, I...
  20. is there some sort of trick i dont know about?

    B5 Garage
    in trying to take my alternator off and replace it. i pulled the front bumper off and removed a fan in front of the alternator, got all the bolts and wires disconnected, but for some reason that damn thing just doesnt want to come out. is there a trick to it? ive turned it 7 ways from sunday and...