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  1. 2000 VW Passat V6 5 spd. - Is it possible to disable the audible alarm using VagCom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My haunted Passat , at 225,580 miles, it has been a great car. However , for no apparent reason (that I can see), the car will lock itself, roll up the windows and sunroof. When I open up the now locked car, the alarm goes off and it's driving me nuts. I then have to pop the hood, disconnect my...
  2. Can you replace the evaporator using the "shortcut" method

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    of pulling the cockpit vs disassembling the instrument panel? Or is there only good access to the heater core that way?
  3. Discussion on using pirated software will not be tolerated

    Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    Warning. Discussion in the forums on pirating software or methods to wrongly appropriate a company's intellectual property will NOT be tolerated.
  4. Can the radio code be retrieved using VAG K+CAN Commander?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've recently purchased a VW MFD-D sat nav radio from eBay. Upon installation it is asking me for the radio code and so I have messaged the seller to ask for it. Assuming they cannot find it, I understand I can also ask the dealer by providing them with the serial number of the radio, VIN...
  5. How can I edit the VIN in an EEPROM dump of a immo3 cluster using a hex editor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So I have finally got my immo3 B5.5 FIS cluster :D I have done the key matching, soft coding, distance to empty, welcome message and illuminated needles/dials. The cluster works perfectly :) . However, as it is an immo3 cluster, it contains the VIN of the previous vehicle in the EEPROM...
  6. Using a 5MT from a 1.8T in a 2.8 - FWD

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm facing having to change the transmission in my '04 Passat with the 2.8L V6. There are a lot of 5 speeds available from the 1.8T equipped cars, but not so many from V-6 donors. So, my question - other than gear ratios - are there any other issues I may encounter when trying to use a 1.8T...
  7. Advice on using a diesel cluster in petrol car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've been struggling to find a full FIS petrol cluster for my B5 Passat. So I am contemplating using a full FIS diesel cluster instead as I have read it is possible with some modifications. So I wanted to ask if anyone can provide me with any guidance on performing this? I believe it may...
  8. using Motive pressure tank for coolant leak detection?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to trace a coolant leak in my 1996 A4 and was thinking how handy it would be to have an adapter which allowed me to connect my Motive brake bleeding hand pump/reservoir to my coolant recovery tank. Does anyone make such a beast, which would screw onto the coolant reservoir and accept...
  9. Serious overheating after using Prestone radiator sealer even after 3 full flush

    B5 Garage
    Hello everyone, especially members well versed in the mechanical and troubleshooting aspect of the B5.5. About a week ago took one of the most stupid decision of my life, used a sealer in my B5.5 in order to prevent any small radiator/cooling system leaks in the future. (advice seen in a video...
  10. Serious overheating issue after using Prestone radiator sealer (3 flush+clean done)mm

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, am desperate enough to post this thread in the nooby tube...I will repost it in the main section when i can. About a week ago took one of the most stupid decision of my life, used a sealer in my B5.5 in order to prevent any small radiator/cooling system leaks in the future...
  11. Noob here!! Finally, after ten years of using this forum.

    New Member Introductions
    New to posting but I've been using this forum since about 2006, as soon as my 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T got old in a hurry. So now with a new discovery, its time for me to post and help out the community. -Rob
  12. Using the XSVI-9004-NAV...

    Mobile Electronics
    Just installing a "Chinese eBay" OUKU Double DIN Nav System in the car. I have experience installing stereos, but do have a couple of questions regarding this particular installation. UPDATE: Stereo is installed - The reverse wire has no signal, I assume the age of my vehicle, NAV was never an...
  13. Using electronic boost controller with N75 valve

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can it be done? Not looking to increase the boost at this time, just looking to do some curve tweaking. Thanks.
  14. 2005 B5.5 - No communication with CCM after using front passanger door

    B5 Garage
    My Passat recently developed a strange issue. I noticed that a few weeks ago I lost interior lights, keyfob functionality, etc. after I used the passanger door. After a little bit of time I noticed that it began working again. It continued to work until a week later when I used the passanger...
  15. No Heater/Cooling Controls & Success using the Forum Search

    B5 Garage
    My 2000 Passat has two problems that brought me here. I clipped the bottom of the oil pan and wanted to know if I could easily replace it. Using search I found threads that showed that this is an easy job, all I need is a new pan and gasket, which I now have courtesy of eBay. But I could not...
  16. Need help installing oil pressure gauge using a 42DD relocation kit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Which port do I use on the oil filter housing?
  17. left side of my rear car caliper not holding enough pressure when using hand break

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear Friends, i have a problem with my hand break. when i pull hand break it works fine right side with my rear tire. but on left side it is weak to hold it tight. One of my mechanic told that i have a bad left brake caliper. need to change both brake caliper if i buy new one and it is a...
  18. Can't connect to my 2001 Passat B5.5 ECU using a vagcom 405

    B5 Garage
    Earlier this year, I was ripped off by a shop that charged me $140 to "reconnect my radio" correctly in order for them to connect to my ECU. They apparently fixed it and were able to connect to it. Just yesterday I received a vagcom 405 scan tool in the mail and I hooked it up. No matter what I...
  19. Using Chevrolet Cruze's LED DRL for my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone. My father works in a replacement company for cars and he managed to get DRL strips from a Chevrolet Cruze. I was wondering if it could fit my B6 Passat, if so, how would I install them? Can anyone help? Here how they look like:
  20. B6 A4 brakes, and using VAG-Com to bleed the ABS?

    Anything Auto
    like the title says, anyone done this? my car sat for a couple of days while I got new calipers, then when I went to install them, I discovered I had been sent two right rear calipers (twice!). I started bleeding the rear brakes tonight, and no matter what, I had a soft pedal. I was using a...
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