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  1. 10 years later, my B5 Passat EV Conversion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My EV conversion after 10 years and 90k miles
  2. Other people wrenching on my vehicle - Rant with Parental Advisory

    Anything Auto
    It all started six weeks ago, just a few days before Halloween. I purchased a 1999 Chevy CT 1 ton dually with a 16foot cube on the back. 222k miles on the odometer. Pretty much the exact same as a U-Haul truck but in Chevy form. Paid $2k for the truck. Not bad. It's an AZ truck so ZERO rust on...
  3. Attachment points on Passat so another vehicle can tow it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to get my dead Passat a short distance from one place to another... and I'd like to do so without the expense of hiring a tow truck. My wife and I were going to tow it the other night with our pickup but couldn't find a place to hook on the Passat. I didn't take the time to crawl around...
  4. Vehicle Key replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now i have two engines..1>>1.8t apu with key and cloak... 2>>v6 30v 2.8L amx without key but with cloak. Now im doing a full swap from 1 to 2 but engine 2 key is misplaced.I remember reading somewhere that the immobilizer is in the cloak the part that reads the key for the car to start. Maybe...
  5. fixing 1999 ABS, salvage vehicle

    New Member Introductions
    Got doored, totaled:-( ABS light on almost all the time, plus beeps upon braking. How much should I pay to get ABS problem fixed?
  6. Camp Alltrack - Passault Vehicle

    The Showroom
    Well that's probably a bit adventurous for a title, but I'm planning to make our MY12 PASSAT Alltrack a bit more off-road friendly for camping trips and the like. Inspired by the original Camp Allroad Instagram account (I was going to buy an Allroad before deciding the Alltrack was more...
  7. vehicle speed sensor wire location behind dash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    evening all, i've just got a new headunit for the car (Pioneer AVIC-F9880DAB) which requires a feedfrom the VSS, where would i pick this up from??
  8. Accessing your vehicle PIN# with VAG K+CAN Commander 1.4 obd2 Diagnostic Scanner tool

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    On ebay they claim they can access vehicle PIN with this (VAG K+CAN Commander 1.4 obd2 Diagnostic Scanner tool COM cable For VW Audi Skoda)? I had a locksmith access my 2002 Jetta but he said he cant access my 2006 Passat. Anyone know if there is a tool to access the PIN and 2nd question once...
  9. Part Number for Vehicle Speed Sensor? 2002 V6 5spd.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am in need of the VSS for my 2002 V6 with 5spd manual transmission. When I check online, it is showing the 1.8, 2.8 and 4.0 all use the same sensor....even between the auto and manual it shows the same. Is this correct? Does anyone know what the part number is? My speedo, tach and gas...
  10. URGENT: Location of vehicle indentification details (2002 Passat)?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I'm about to buy a 2002 Passat with a possible typo on registration papers, according to VW the engine code is a BBG (it's a 2.8 V6) but the engine number on the papers starts with BGB (BGBxxxxxx). I'm worried this could turn into a big headache. Where would I find a plaque/sticker on...
  11. Vehicle History Report

    Anything Auto
    Hi, I just bought a 2003 Passat 177K and a AMW 1.8T and the owner said he bought it new and all the service was done at the dealer he bought it from. I know I can pay like $50.00 or something to Carfax for a report but does anybody have any other (free) way of getting one? Kaptrob.
  12. bought another vehicle, brodozer edition

    Anything Auto
    So i have been looking for a house work truck for a little bit and didnt find anything decent until a guy at work offered me his old truck for cheap, so i finally go take a look at it and its really clean like incredibly clean no rust or rot anywhere on the body, its got a 105k miles, but the...
  13. Free Vehicle History Reports for all Car Makes and Models from Service

    Free Car History Reports
    Hi, PassatWorld forum members! We are the company, and we suggest you to get VIN reports from our company absolutely free! You definitely need the reports from EpicVIN service if you don’t want to become the owner of such cars: Very often our reports are far more informative than...
  14. AEB Vehicle Speed Sensor - supposed to be in oil bath?

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys. I have another thread about my speedo, which suddenly started showing about 24 km/h less than usual. It started some time after I had the o-ring seal between the oil cooler and the flange fail. All oil was pumped out rather quickly. Well, I was quite lucky with the way it happened and...
  15. :: ECS Tuning :: The Dynamic Vehicle Selector - Making Life Easier !!!

    Vendor Marketplace
    A favorite feature of the ECS Tuning website is the Previous Vehicle Menu. Here, registered users can create a drop down list of favorite vehicles for fast access to parts and accessories for a given make and model. This lets them bypass the normal drill-down selection process and choose a car...
  16. Hi, I'm new and also a proud new owner of an all wheel drive German vehicle !!

    New Member Introductions
    So my first order of business, I need to tow the car home. What tools do I need to actually unhook the rear driveline for save tow dolly towing ??? Size of wrenches, or sockets…? a coat hanger to hang driveline? I'm a chevy person but I love all cars, so bear with me please. thanks all
  17. How to read Passat vehicle ID label

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat V6 automatic with the 5 speed tiptronic. I'm trying to make sense of the codes on the vehicle information sticker in my owners manual. I'm not talking about the VIN but the other codes related to Type/Engine/Transmission, Transmission code/Paint/Interior etc. This is what...
  18. Airbag code Control Module Does Not Match Vehicle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought the car with this error. Is that a 'phantom' code (with some other underlying issues), or 'real' (meaning that someone installed the wrong module)? How can I check what module the car SHOULD have (and then find one and install), assuming that the vagcom log shows the CURRENT (wrong?)...
  19. Vehicle improvements?

    New Member Introductions
    I purchased a 2001.5 VW Passat v6 GLX 4motion about 2 months ago. Finally saved money back up to start doing stuff to it. Now everyone knows the normal maintenance things they can do like: Fuel Filter. Plugs. Wires. Air Filter. Oil & Oil filter. But what other things can I do to make my...
  20. 2006 passat HELP: Noise coming from vehicle

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, Im going to do my best to explain this so bear with me: my 2006 passat has been giving off a noise recently and I was wondering would anyone have any insight into it. Basicly whats happening is i start up my car and it drives fine for a few minutes then the noise starts. when i change...