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  1. Have you Changed the Heater Core the "Fast" Way?

    B5 Garage
    Have a 2003 1.8t with an AT. Wanting to change the heater core by pulling the dash out as a complete unit (the fast way). I have done this before and it worked great. But this time I am stuck. I have done everything on the youtube video except removing the nut from the wiper mechanism (I...
  2. 2004 Passat 4 Motion wagon, any way to turn off auto door lock at 10MPH ?

    B5 Garage
    Greetings- I inherited this car from my wife and I'm finding a bunch of little "safety" things that I find to be a real pain in the ass!I went into VagCom and chose Cent.Locks to see if I could turn them off there. All I got a was a "no communication....." message. The other thing that I'd like...
  3. Power Folding Mirrors on '17 SEL - Any way to disable auto feature?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have not been able to find the VCDS hack to disable the feature in which the folding mirrors fold each time the car is locked and unfold each time it is unlocked. I have no need to fold my mirrors except during rare situations so would like to avoid the inevitable premature failure of...
  4. Any way to tell if my B6 has upgraded ECM?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Thanks to anyone looking at this. Last week I bought a 2010 Passat Wagon. It came with DRL disabled, H&R Springs, and Koni Shocks. It runs pretty well and I was speculating that it might have had the ECM flashed/modified. Is there any way to tell? Maybe using a VAGCOM cable?
  5. Possible way of fixing codes P0135, P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It is simple for those, who know. It may be helpful for everybody else. Video's link below. My car gave very good example of what I was talking in my videos about money. I would say it is MANDATORY to watch them in order to save hundreds and thousands of dollars(Euros, Rubles, Dinars, Pounds...
  6. Is there any way to tell if the timing belt has been replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to tell if a timing belt for a 2002 Passat V6 (ATQ engine) has been replaced at some point? Any clues or things to look for that might indicate that the timing belt has been replaced? Is it possible to get started on the replacement job and determine whether or not the timing...
  7. Try out this one easy way to get spam on your message boards!

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    Just require people to make two random posts before troubleshooting their issues, Volkswagen hates them!
  8. Hood latch busted - any way to remove the fixed pin?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The station that did my State Inspection failed to mention they busted my hood latch in the process. The T handle has one of the fork ends missing (that typically hugs the pin), and the latch was so mangled, that I decided to just break it off. I've read some threads on PW discussing the...
  9. Is there any way to clean stains from inside of a headlight?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For some unknown reason, one of my headlights has got a coating of stain inside it that blurs the light. Just curious as there is any trick to remove the stain layer. I hate to replace the headlight itself. Thanks.
  10. Upper control arms - pinch bolt - the hard way or the easy way

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wasted most of my day trying to use brute force to remove the pinch bolt for the upper control arms. For the drivers side, I used an air impact hammer and after a few hours the bolt loosened but on the passenger side, the bolt would not loosen with the impact hammer and also heating with an...
  11. Why can't I fill my brake reservoir all the way?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had an ongoing issue with my brake reservoir ever since the first brake job I did. Simply put, it will only fill about halfway (to the seam where the top and bottom halves meet) and after that fluid just sits in the neck. This is only about halfway full and I like to keep my fluids more...
  12. Lowered my car the cheap way!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dropped the car down over 2" in the back and 1" in the front :P Not quite level: All for less than $200, just over 2000lbs of stone: Why I can't get a nice car: The car stayed nice a flat on the 2 mile ride home. Not much suspension travel left. :whistle: It should be fun cleaning...
  13. Any way to upgrade the exterior mirrors to heated exterior mirrors on 2014 Wolfsburg

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2014 Wolfsburg Passat which has heated front seats but the exterior mirrors are not heated.
  14. Fan's packed up. Is there a quick-fix or a logical, easy way to swap out a new unit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Morning. Could not drive the 2002 Passat this morning as the screen would not defrost, neither inside nor outside (still -2 degrees). I need a new / re conditioned fan unit I suspect. Is this difficult to fix? Is there a tutorial anywhere on line anyone knows of (YouTube?)? Should I be...
  15. My arm rest does not go all the way down...

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, I am starting to fix the little things around the 2002 Passat Wagon FWD V6 I picked up... one of them is the centre arm rest. I have looked on this site and there seems to be a lot of DIY surrounding the arm rest that has its own little cubby inside the rest itself. Mine is...
  16. New to the B6 forum. wanted to say hi and get some help along the way.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm new to the forums. I own a 2006 passat 2.0t FSI turbo. I have owned my car for 2 1/2 years now. I plan on trying to go to the TDI soon as VW lefts the stop sell. but right now i'm here to get help with the passat i have now. If any can help or give me some type of answer to my...
  17. coming your way II

    Anything Auto
    AndreasPassat is in West Palm Beach, FL. According to Google Maps, it should've taking me 21 hours. 27 in reality UGH Spent part of the day crawling through Atlanta. :thumbdown So while I'm down here, about a week. Any Passater's know of a 'good' shop in the area off the top of their head? I...
  18. 1.8T 5 spd, 2nd gear on its way out. Replacement options?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2nd gear is getting worse by the day it seems. What are my replacement options? Would love to hear from anyone who's had to source a new/used 5spd and how much you spent.
  19. Best way to wire up center console Cig lighter ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installed awhile ago a 5.5 center console. Decided it was finally time to make it functional since I now need that as an fm transmitter slot. Any experience from anyone doing this mod themselves ? I'm thinking of going to the u pull and cutting a connector from a 5.5 since my center console...
  20. A good way to replace motor mounts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this DIY a good way to replace motor mounts? - DIY: motor mounts and transmission mount replacement for B5 FWD V6 30V It seems to have some advantages in that you don't have to raise the engine and risk possibly break hoses, connectors and pipes. And removing the mounts from...