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  1. Blaupunkt Philadelphia 845 - Thinking of upgrading

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a '16 R-Line, and I'm thinking of ditching the stock radio for the Philadelphia 845 HU. Has anyone installed this? I know that part is easy, as it is custom built for the Passats/Jettas, etc, and matches the original HU. However, I'm more curious about how it interfaces w/ the cars built...
  2. upgrading my 2003 passat soundsystem has been a nightmare

    Mobile Electronics
    I also have the monsoon sound system !! . i replaced the factory head unit with a kenwood KMM - BT315U now i am not happy with how this sounds with the factory speakers . like a fool i went to best buy for speakers upgrade advice and the salesperson recommended some polk audio dxi 651 coaxil's...
  3. need help upgrading my power/ground wire (aka BIG 3)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 vw passat 1.8t GLS please help with pictures if possible.
  4. Wheel Fitment for upgrading a B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I understand correctly, the B5 has an et45 and the B5.5 a et37? I am about to purchase a used set of A8L 19" twelve spokes for my B5.5. To recap, they are OEM 19x8.5 et45 and will go with 235/35/19 on them. I have read where others with a B5 said that they didn't have any rubbing issues...
  5. Thinking about upgrading from my B5.5 to a B7

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Any B7 owners in here are former B5.5 owners? How do you like it? Hows the maintenance? Im curious to know what the main issues B7 owners come across when it comes to maintenance and recurring problems that may exist in that model. Ive never cared for the Body style but i like the fact that...
  6. upgrading from halogen to xenon

    B5 Garage
    So I've been kicking this around. I'm doing a whole slew of work to my '04 GLX found here, http://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/471601-my-2004-glx-clutch-suspension-conversion-thread-some-other-goodies.html In 2013 when I took my road trip to CA and back, I wasn't...
  7. Looking at upgrading my air filter but have some questions

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys. I'm looking at changing the air filter in my 04 1.8t to either a K&N or an AFE pro dry drop in panel filter. I have heard great things about K&N filters and the horrors it can do to your MAF. Between the two does one filter better or capture more dirt? Am I better off skipping both of...
  8. Need help with upgrading my steering wheel

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I own vw passat variant, 2.0 tdi, comfortline, that comes with basic steering wheel, im considering upgrading it to 3C8419091AJ or MFL 3C8419091AN. Now i need help with other parts that i need for everything to work in my car. I know i have to buy new airbag since my current wheel is mk5. Any...
  9. Finally upgrading wheels. Have some tread and fitment questions.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hello Passatworld, So I originally got my car with these Motegi lookalike rims wrapped with the cheapest Firestone tire. 205/60/R15 :icon_eek: While they have been getting me places, I have noticed that they are now getting worn. They are also super bouncy and the tire to rim ratio is...
  10. Upgrading OEM radio and navigation system

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2009 CC and am looking at upgrading the radio unit. I would like to upgrade the complete physical unit with a newer radio/satellite/nav system. Are there units available that basically are a swap out of the existing system? Any thoughts, recommendations or observations on this project...
  11. Upgrading 1999 Estate Headlamps/Taillights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All I have a 1999 Estate and the thing that I feel really lets them down is the headlight/taillight styling. I'd like to replace these with a modern alternative. I was looking at the facelift alternatives but not sure if they're compatible - could someone please confirm? Are there any other...
  12. Upgrading my 2010 interior

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi.. Finally found myself a nice leather interior sports set for sale from the salvage.. i have been looking for a while and i got a nice price so i decide to go with the due interior upgrade The leather set came full: 1- Two front sports seats fully powered, heated and driver's with memory 2-...
  13. Upgrading my 2010 interios

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi.. Finally found myself a nice leather interior sports set for sale from the salvage.. i have been looking for a while and i got a nice price so i decide to go with the due interior upgrade The leather set came full: 1- Two front sports seats fully powered, heated and driver's with memory 2-...
  14. Questions about Upgrading to Aftermarket HU from Monsoon

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2001.5 passat with monsoon sound system. I'm looking to upgrade to an aftermarket head unit (HU) and keep the rest of the monsoon system in place (speakers, tweeters, amp). I might eventually change the speakers if needbe, but I'm hoping once I install a good HU then I wouldn't need to...
  15. Upgrading suspension

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wanted to see what people though about upgrading suspensions. I am thinking about adding a fair amount of weight to my car in the next 6 months or so and I dont want to bottom it out. I would say, rough guess, it will be about 600 pounds. Now I dont really want to air ride my car if I dont...
  16. upgrading to the a8 brakes, what pads?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any work Beter then others? I want to make sure they don't squeak like my dodge brakes, red stuff, yellow stuff, green stuff?
  17. Upgrading my 1.8T Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys! I newly get a 1999 VW Passat partially wrecked. I am repairing/rebuilding it. but would like to do it with some modifications. You all know that the 1.8T inline-4 is 150hp stock. But with the same displacement Audi TT can achieve 225hp with a larger K04 turbocharger. My goal is to...
  18. Upgrading to B5.5 tails....help with rewiring harness

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the tile states....I bought some used tails and I'm tryin o put them in. Started with the passenger side. Pulled up the thread on here and attempted to rewire. Problem is that I can't get two of the wires out of the harness. The first one came out easy. Te others seemed like I was...
  19. Noob here looking to start upgrading

    New Member Introductions
    I recently bought a 2002 passat gls. Its an auto with a 1.8 turbo motor. I mainly wanted an auto since this will be my daily. I currently have a 91 toyota supra that i play with on the weekends. The problem is, is i get in alot of trouble with that thing. Its making over 400hp on pump gas with a...
  20. Upgrading to RNS501 Radio / Navigation

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone... I have a 2006 Passat V6 GLX with the original VW MFD2 Radio Navigation system; SERIUS Radio, 6 disk CD changer in the glove box and I recently had my dealer install the OEM "Volk-L" Blu Tooth Phone System. Works great. However, I would realy like to upgrade my car to the 2012 mdl...
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