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  1. Trouble pinning down an issue on my Passat b6 bpy

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    I recently bought this car with a broken timing belt, bent valves and so forth. I have done literally hundreds of broken belts in my life but after this one some weird issues started popping up. I have VCDS Hex Net so I ran a scan but no codes. It was pinging on load and it has the bpy oil...
  2. Trouble starting car

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    I have a 2002 passat GLS 1.8 that takes 2 or 3 cranks in the morning or when sitting for 6+ hours to start. It'll sputter for 3 seconds before idling. Runs normal and starts normal the rest of the time as long as it doesn't sit for longer than 6 hours. It seems to be fuel related but what do I...
  3. newbie Passat 2006 T2.0 side mirror control trouble

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    Hi, my name is Brian, and my side,heated mirrors don’t work. I am trying to confirm which fuse controls the mirrors, and if it is the fuse or the control module in the door itself. I really only want to be able to adjust my mirrors, heat/defrost is secondary. I pulled every fuse in the box on...
  4. Navigation System/Rear-view Camera Trouble

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    2014 Passat TSI SEL. All of a sudden I can't turn on the "entertainment" system, including the radio, navigation and the back-up camera won't come on while in reverse. When I push the button to power on, there is some very limited action on the screen, although just darkness. Also, the screen...
  5. Help trouble shooting an overheating issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 2004 Passat with the 2.8L motor. The car has religiously ran at 190 for as long as I have owned it. Recently on my drive home it got hot and pulled off the road. I confirmed coolant tank had fluid in it. I needed to get it to a better spot so I restarted it and turned heater on to see if...
  6. URGENT!!! I'm in big trouble

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was stupid. I went back into grease the pins on the tensioner and latch. Idiot. I can explain what I did in detail, but when I started the engine for 5 secs, I heard clicking!!! OMG, I'm totally panicking. I don't understand how I messed it up, but I did BIG TIME. Please HELP!
  7. CCT able to cause trouble starting?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Starting trouble; CCT or FPR? A week ago, I started getting a CEL with code 16396/P0012, Advance Setpoint Not Reached. This weekend, so far it only seems to be when the engine's warm, but I'm having trouble starting. It's acting like there's not enough fuel, but once the engine finally does...
  8. 2007 passat trouble

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    after market hid assembly not working
  9. Trouble shifting into reverse, '03 1.8T manual

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Last night, I pulled into a friend's very steep (25%) driveway, and when I tried to back out, I could not get the car to shift into reverse. Double clutching didn't help and I coasted down and shifted into the forward gears no problem. Today, I had a repeat of the problem, and...
  10. Trouble starting my 2006 Passat .

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    Only occurs after filling up at gas station. Feels like air in the system that eventually get works out . Car runs great otherwise. Only mod is APR STAGE I without bolt ons. Very embarrassing at gas stations as others assume my car is a POS. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  11. Trouble finding coolant leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've been browsing this site for a couple years now for mod how-tos and diagnosis issues but I can't seem to find information on the problem I'm having this time around. I own a 2003 1.8t Passat Wagon and lately I've been noticing that my coolant level drops enough for the warning on...
  12. Misfire on all Cylinders w/previous P0171 trouble code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, I've been having some issues with misfires! So I come here for help, I'm going to try to be as thorough as possible so excuse the lengthy post. I have an '04 1.8T Passat 4Motion, with 118k miles on the clock. I drove it back to Northern MN from Upstate, NY this past October. Shortly...
  13. Diagnostic Trouble Codes Present

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok Guys & Gals Yesterday I took my car for inspection & failed for the following codes P0432 P0411 P0441 P0455 P1818 Could these all be connected somehow? I replaced my breather hose (A) & still have to attach the crankcase breather tube (B) I do see smoke coming out of the engine compartment...
  14. trouble starting in cold weather/weird idle/engine cut out 02 2.8 glx

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, been searching for a long time but looks like i might have to make my own post... 02 passat 2.8 glx 212k mi happens every winter, when the temp gets below about 5 F and the car has sat at least overnight, car starts really slow if at all. cranks fine (new battery). sometimes it...
  15. Newb 1.8 trouble. Been ALH guy til now

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    So new here will do some research. I have an ALH diesel great car. Got this 200 Passat and all the sudden wham rough idle PO4011, and miss fire codes on cyl 1 n 3. I will go see what I can find. Nice site RSD
  16. Trouble with connecting to VCDS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I have been trouble with connecting to VCDS lite. I am still attempting to connect to the freeware for the first time but every time I attempt I keep getting the same error, Port ok interface not found. I obviousley have the interface plugged into my laptop and car with the key on...
  17. Trouble connecting Steering column to power steering gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed out my heater core on my 2003 Passat B5.5 this past week. Using the "Super Fast and easy" video everything was moving along fine. Part of the disassembly required pulling the dash away from the body, which included disconnecting the steering column from the steering rack. When I went...
  18. Brake trouble after control arm install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05' 1.8t AWM 4motion Just finished up replacing lower control arms (uppers remain due to the infamous seized pinch bolt). Had a scraping noise on first drive. Benign bent dust shield from jacking, fixed. Brakes are reacting as if ABS is triggering. Pulsing in pedal, groaning, etc randomly but...
  19. engine trouble please help

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    I have a 99vw passat 1.8 turbo and I'm having a problem there's a misfire in the motor somewhere when I shut the car off it doesn't want to restart for like 8 to 12 hours it's almost acting like it isn't getting fuel but I can hear the fuel pump turn on so I know the fuel pump work. I...
  20. Trouble Codes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What's up everyone My new/used car came with the following codes & I'd like some assistance to figure these out since Advance Auto wasn't so knowledgeable P0411-air injection flow? P0455-evaporate/fuel vapor leak Thanks all
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