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  1. Water coming in when it rains or I go thru car wash !

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all I'm a Newbe with a 2001 B5.5 Passat , so I hope all is correct in this one out of two post ! I believe I've read before about some drains that get clogged and then rain/car wash water will come in ! Thought wherever I read this said that there are 3 spots that clog , one was suppose to...
  2. optimim no rinse car wash and wax

    Wax On, Wax Off
    if you want an easy way to wash the car you need to check out this product. i ordered a bottle and used it for the first time today, took only 15 minutes and im very impressed.
  3. RainX windshield wash fluid and fluid level sensor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone here have any trouble with long term use of the orange Rain-X windshield wash causing your washer fluid light to come on? I did some searching and it seems that this orange Rain-X liquid can leave a residue that coats the sensor. It sounds like hot water flushed through the reservoir is...
  4. DuPont N0. 7 car wash and wax

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I cannot seem to find these. I remember these were good. What are good comparable washing and waxing products?
  5. Need a new wash mitt, and/or suggestions on how to make a sheepskin mitt last longer

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I usually use a sheepskin mitt but I find they start to fall apart after a few washes. I washed my car yesterday,a and had a difficult time drying because all my other towels were covered with the hairs from the sheepskin mitt, after I last washed them (I tend to wash them all together in cold...
  6. Car Wash Messed Up My Sideview Mirrors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went through a car wash, and my mirrors came out pushed in the wrong direction (toward the front of the car) I manually pushed them back into normal position, but now they don't fold back with via the switch/controls It does nothing, whether they are out and I'm trying to close them, or closed...
  7. Car Wash Syndrome - Any solutions?

    B5 Garage
    Anyone ever find a solution to the car wash syndrome. Happens to me at least once a year since I bought my 99 1.8t. I recall people suspecting the coolant temperature sensor, but I replaced mine last year. Just wondering...
  8. :: CC Wash Bay Picture Thread ::

    The Showroom
    Feel free to add your own photos of you cleaning up your CC! :thumbup:
  9. :: Wash Bay Picture Thread ::

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Feel free to add your own photos of you cleaning up your B6 :thumbup:
  10. diverter valve hose came loose, water came in during car wash, now CEL/emissions work

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car was running great. Went to car wash, drive through, water came in ON DRIVERS side, from up under the pedals in seems....about a minute later, the check Engine light came on, solid, and emissions workshop flashed, i vaccumed water out, about 2 hours later the CEL went out . Within that 2...
  11. Morning wash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Giving the wagon a good morning wash. Still stock IPHONE
  12. after engine wash, plz help :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    please help me..i washed my b5 engine then i found out the a/c reads temperature in -ve so it won't cool, also the speed meter is stationary..can anyone please help me? P.S: my engine is a 1.6 litres gasoline
  13. ESP light on after car wash...

    B5 Garage
    After each of my last two stops at a local drive through touch less wash, my ESP light came on, and then stayed on for a day or so, and then turned off. Not the ESP switch (when the light is on, it stays on, regardless of switch operation, and when the light is off, the switch functions as...
  14. Car Wash Syndrome!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, After searching the forums for a while, I've determined that I'm suffering from "Car Wash Syndrome" (CWS) in which my 2004 Passat v6 GLX won't start the after I move the car from the garage in to the driveway, work on it a while and move it back in to the garage. I then have to give in...
  15. First wash since Jan. 11th

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Don't get me wrong, I love my car and like to keep it clean but I washed it and put it in the garage the beginning of January and went on a long vacation to visit my son. When I returned, the weather here in New England sucked and I had the use of only one arm due to an injury so I put off...
  16. 1998 1.8 liter 4 cyl. turbo sedan B5 wont start after car wash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After a auto car wash, got home ok turned car off, opened trunk and the trunk lock was locking and unlocking (the lock-power locks- was 'flickering "on,then off"). Also the small led in the door locks was flickering very fast ( they normally blink on a slow cycle when car is closed and locked)...
  17. Windows, electric mirrors, cabin lights not working after motor wash

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have a VW Jetta 1999 B5, and after a motor wash that my mechanic did, my power windows, mirrors and inside lights stop working, any ideas of where to start? Thanks, V.
  18. Need wash mitt suggestion, tired of "hologramming" my paint

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    I currently have what I believe is a sheep skin mitt (long fibers, yellow/tan in color, though not as soft as the Sonus mitt I had before), unfortunately something about it seems to be marring the paint. It is maybe 3-4 years old, and is used to wash the whole car, paint, lowers and wheels...
  19. Stereo doesn't turn off after opening door, possibly related to car wash and cold?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If it matters I have an aftermarket HU that has until yesterday been working fine, however it will not turn off now when the drivers door is opened after the key has been removed as it did previously. It will turn off as expected when the passenger door is opened. I go the car washed Saturday...
  20. Semi Clean Engine bay and Winter Wash

    The Showroom
    Found a neighbor with a heated garage :bowdown: This car also has 270,000km on it as of yesterday. Interior... You're next.