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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My EV conversion after 10 years and 90k miles
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. 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?)...
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