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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2018 US Passat. I can set any car features via the infotainment system. There is no "Car" button. I can only change a few things via the steering wheel controls and the gauge cluster center screen. I want to change my car so the doors don't automatically lock and that feature is not...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to replace weeping water pump on vehicle. There is about 70k on 2nd T-Belt, so I'm going to do the whole group of timing components. I see that there is an 'updated' kit with simple spring tensioner pulley with no hydraulic damper. I'm wondering if this is an improvement. I've seen...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure if this belongs in the Garage or here. First item is repair shops. I was taking my 2005 V6 GLX manual tranny to a garage that I have been using for over 20 years. Last time I took it there, 5 years ago, my friend said he no longer has mechanics that are versed enough with the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello All, I'm the new owner of the above mentioned Passat. I'm looking to update the Navigation System and I find the $120 plus $30 Shipping for the new Maps CD, a little steep. Any options? Is the disc(CD) a 1-time use CD or would they be available 2nd-Hand? Thanks, VINNY
  5. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2016 Passat S that I thought would come with CarPlay but apparently this trim level does not have it. Does anyone know if its possible to update the system or does it require a whole new head unit?
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    Just bought a used Passat S with only 4K miles on it. Good deal and I thought all trim levels had the new MIB II standard but I guess not. Is there any way to upgrade tot he system thats standard on the SE on up?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2012 Passat SEL which I really like. Zero problems (knock on wood) so far. I haven't update the RNS 510 since I bought it and have been looking around to do so. What's the latest firmware version that I can use? Currently I am on 3690 and it can be pretty sluggish at times. The HW...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Who knows which models are affected for this recall? Volkswagen recalls 766,000 VW cars worldwide for brake system update | Reuters Well I found this link that may help someone is they are affected for any recall, just enter your VIN number and scroll down to look up for your recall if any...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat Wagon 5.5 AWM 1.8T manual: I recently replaced my passenger side axle. I've previously used Raxles and Cardone (now out of business ?). Raxles great. Got the Cardone unit at AutoZone at the time; had problems with Cardone as first two units vibrated; third turned out okay. Now...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It took 1 year and 4 months to make its 10,000 miles since I bought it and the report is not one single thing has broke. I've kept up all the maintenance and service which isn't too much more expensive than any other 8 cylinder vehicle that I've owned in the past. I bought the car after everyone...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Took my car in to the local VW dealer here this AM as I logged another ticket with VWoA. They ran a diag (supposedly) and determined that the control board programming needed to be reset.. so they reset it and stated that it works fine now... I will be traveling to Miami this coming Thursday...
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