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  1. Has anyone ever tried to use Crayola crayons to mask scratches and chips?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Remember the colored wax that used to be available? Many included what was called a "Chip-stick." I once had a Catalina Blue MK III Golf and the blue version of that stuff worked great. Well, at least until I washed the car, but you can't get chip-sticks anymore. Fast-forward 2 decades later...
  2. Ca smog tried to fail me

    B5 Garage
    I had to get my Passat smogged! And when I put a used turbo in I broke my heat shield. So I bought heat insulating tape to protected the coolant oil feed lines and the pcv. The tech said I have to fail you cause you tampered with the pcv line... I'm like seriously ill take it off, trying to...
  3. Wagon Leaking Water... Tried Everything I Know!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, before anyone chimes in... I've read tons of articles, blogs, and threads till my eyeballs have fallen out. And I've tested and tried to fix my water leak 3 times now. So now I'm resorting to this thread. I have an 02 Wagon with water infiltration in to the rear passenger floorboard...
  4. p0321, p0322, p0203, p0303 Tried and cant figured it out

    B5 Garage
    Ive been going through the archives trying to find a solution to my problem, but I can't seem to find one yet. p0321, p0322, p0203, p0303 are the codes that come up from the scanner, as well as a blinking CEL, rough idle, even rougher in gear, and loss of power. Also, if I put it into gear...
  5. I'm hoping that this will work as a post... I tried to reply a couple of times.

    New Member Introductions
    Here's hoping....
  6. 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...
  7. tried used ecu now problems help please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a used 557p ecu off . Just installed it along with my origonal working stock injectors and stock fpr. Car started up perfect and idled fine for a minute . Then got a cel ( car was still idleing perfect.) tried giving a tiny bit of throttle and when I let off the cars idle became irratic...
  8. Anyone tried shortening wagon roof rack for sedan?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone tried shortening wagon roof rack for sedan? My father once put a neon roof rack on a stealth rt and it looked awesome... jut not sure about our roof angles - maybe it would need a bend too?
  9. Anyone tried this to get the aux input?

    Mobile Electronics Works through an unused disc changer. Sounds like this might be another good option...
  10. I've tried everything so im trying this.

    New Member Introductions
    i have a 94 passat vr6 i have replaced the cooling fans, and the relay module i have read everything and looked everywhere for advice and nothing seems to help me with the problem the cooling fans were not working when i bought the car so i replaced them they worked for two days then stopped...
  11. P0171 Code, tried almost everything I can think of, thought?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been getting a P0171 intermittent Bank 1 lean code on my 1.8T,(AWM) looking it up on here I replaced the L shaped vacuum tube, code came back, replaced the other 4 common vacuum hoses, code came back, cleaned the MAF, code came back. I am left with thinking that the MAF is bad since that...
  12. This isn't the normal plee for P0303 & P0203 help! I've tried everything!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I have searched religiously and have tried just about everything everyone has suggested on here for my problem. I have a 2002 1.8 and it keeps throwing codes P0203 & P0303! The worst is in the morning, it starts pretty rough, will sometimes smooth out and when I drive off the CEL...
  13. Everything I tried. No heat!

    B5 Garage
    Hello, B5, 98, I.8T, SW After some coolant hose replacement, I filled the system with G12 by carefully and appropriately bleeding.= NO HEAT. I drained the system and did it again.= NO HEAT. With engine running, I partially pulled the left hose off the heater core so I get air out of the...
  14. Anyone tried the hidden subwoofer?

    Mobile Electronics
    Crutchfield sells a subwoofer made by JBL audio that is a "stealth" box for the Passat. I was wondering if anyone tried it, how hard it was to install and how it sounds? Thanks. :salute:
  15. P1340 code and have tried everything I could find-NO LUCK

    B5 Garage
    Hi-I am looking for siome sever help. Picked up a 2003 Passat that with CEL light on and throwing P1340 code or P0340 on a generic scanner. Car has 145,000 miles. Timing belt and chain tennsioner were done at 130,000 at a VW dealership. Owner said it took about 3 months for CEL to come on...
  16. What type Passat? - tried to post in info base but couldn't access

    B5 Garage
    I have 2005 VW passat 1.8t and I always thought it was a B5 or 5.5 but now i'm wondering if it's a B6. I looking for part numbers on the OEM VW Part Numbers (ETKA)! post (SAIP specifically) and the diagrams don't seem to match my configuration for B5 or B5.5...
  17. Anyone tried the IE manual timing tensioner?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Integrated Engineering 06A 1.8T Manual Timing Belt Tensioner Kit W/Pump - Billet Accessories I did try searching, but came up with nothing on here. Other forums had plenty of info, but I thought I'd look for a "longitudinal" response. I'm nearly due for my TB, and I'm considering this as an...
  18. Anyone tried A6/S6 Avant rear seats in a B5.5 FWD sedan?

    B5 Garage
    Are they too wide? FWD sedan seats fold like the Avant, is it possible they would fit? Found a 2002 S6 Avant interior in black/alcantara. I have a hold on front seats, need to figure if I want rears too, or maybe just covers with heating elements and harnesses. Jack, if you are reading this...
  19. what length a/c belt to use? i tried the 850mm no go there

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering what belt on the a/c is anyone running. i got an 850mm with my timing belt kit and i can get it on. i loosened the tensioner all the way too. Oh yeah its an 03 passat AWM 1.8 T
  20. Tried programming a new key, now my car won't start

    B5 Garage
    I might have messed up on this one. I had a key from a newer passat that has been laying around the house, and my original keys which are falling apart. I thought I would try to program the newer one today, and if that worked I would move the lazer cut key over to the new fob. So I followed...