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  1. Weird code= no information

    Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    Using an Obdeleven unit on my 2003 V6 30v B5.5 variant. Every scan I perform on my wagon comes up with 2 faults on control unit 33/ Obd-II. First one is C3101-Active and P3500-Active. Cannot seem to find anything on either one. Any help is greatly appreciated and needed. This is driving me...
  2. Weird Timing Belt Job Mishap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I saw this on YouTube. This could happen to anyone of us. So, I m posting it for information sake. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Weird Tail Light Issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ‘98, 1.8t, SW The left tail light doesn’t work. But, the brake and the blinker do. Checked the fuses, fine. Moved the left socket to the right. The tail light worked. But, when I installed the right socket on the left, the tail light didn’t work. What could be the problem?
  4. Front sunroof drains - weird leaks near sun visors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On both sides of the car water is somehow getting between the roof and the headliner, mainly around the sun visors. Heavy rain is certainly enough to make this happen, but over a long enough period of time, light rain is also sufficient. The two front sunroof drains work well enough that water...
  5. Weird stumbling issue while accelerating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so quick overview of the car- 2004 Passat V6 with 180,000 miles All maintenance is up to date. The issue that I am having is that in the scenario where I am in traffic and coasting along at 20-30mph and I hit the gas to accelerate up to highway speeds the car occasionally stumbles and...
  6. Weird trans issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm having interesting issues with my trans and the center display/indicator. I've noticed my gear indicator will often just light up the whole block. Doing some reading this often points to TCM issues i guess? Thing is it drives perfectly fine when it does this. Then other times it shows...
  7. Weird Droning Noise on my 2.5L

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all. I'm at my wits end with a strange droning/resonance sound that's happening between 2000-2200 RPM on my Passat. It's most frequent on the highway after the car has warmed up and starts quietly then gets and stays loud. The first time I heard it, I thought a Civic with a coffee can...
  8. AC Issue/Question? Weird or normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am new here, I am hoping that someone can help me. I have a 17 TSI Passat, and over this past winter I have noticed 2 strange things going on with me AC. Not sure if it's normal, but this is the first car I have had with a digital climate control. First thing I notice is that if I have the...
  9. W8 need weird help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 02 w8 automatic sedan sputters/surges around left turns while accelerating. Any suggestions? Not noticeable on right turns. Super frustrating!
  10. Weird piece of soft rubber

    B5 Garage
    What is the function of this piece of a soft rubber with a groove? Visible below on the front wheel hub with removed brake rotor: Pszemol -- 2004 Passat GLX, V6 2.8l
  11. Passat Estate with weird boot lock problem

    New Member Introductions
    I've had my B7 estate for 3 years, 53,000 miles and I love it. However earlier this week while driving the open boot alert appeared on the dash and the interior light came on. I pulled over, opened and shut the boot. After a few minutes it happened again. Then it started doing it repeatedly...
  12. Weird vibration on the highway.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey fellas, 2000 Passat wagon. On the highway only I get a vibration. It's the front left corner, and vibrates farily badly. It only vibrates on the highway. If I steer left or right, no change. Acceleration changes nothing but deceleration relieves it a little. Touching the brake even lightly...
  13. Weird Noise Under Load

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I finally got around to replacing the oil pump in my AWM. Pressure is looking great! (although there's a slow drip where one of the bolts felt stripped:() I noticed while test driving that it's making a noise like a chainsaw off in the distance (for lack of better explanation lol). Like a...
  14. Climatronic weird noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am having this problem for the past 3-4 months that when the car has been sitting for a while (all night for example) and it's been properly cooled down, the moment I turn it back on and the Climatronic is set on whatever setting except "ECON" or "OFF" it will start making a weird noise from...
  15. 2009 Passat with TSI engine and weird overheating issue

    B6 Garage
    - Car starts well, temp steadily rises till it reaches 90 C and holds there, AC works fine, blows cold air and when activated both fans (rad + AC) are working - As long I am driving steady 60 to 80 KM/hour, no issues, temp stays at 90 C - If I get stuck in traffic, I notice two things, temp...
  16. Weird Soft Clunk Noise When Shifting Through Gears 1-3

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: I know describing a noise is tough. I have a 2000 V6 ATQ manual. New Upper and Lower Control Arms within last 1000 miles. Changed Transmission Oil within the last year with VW's Transmission Oil. Replaced all Motor mounts (but not transmission mounts) within the last 2 years. Clutch is...
  17. Help! Weird noise.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 Passat wagon. 1.8t 120xxx miles. I've noticed a intermitted rattling noise coming from the front of the engine. All the timing belt components were changed recently. Drove approx 1500 miles since I noticed it. Comes and goes, doesn't seem to affect the way the car runs. Here is a...
  18. Weird noise when accelerating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi guys i have a passat 2005 1.8T 4motion 5spd. when i accelerate after stating the car with the a/c on the car makes a weird noise. i have check several places but couldn't find the right info. is the belt or the a/c compressor that's doing that ? could you guys guide me please?
  19. something weird happened...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so this morning i came out to my car, drivers door just ajar. this is the point my heart is racing. i peer in and EVERYTHING is open.:mad: center council, ash tray, glove box, even the doors in the cargo area. oh expletive deleted! so i calm down and go into damage control to see what they...
  20. Weird grinding sound. Help please!

    New Member Introductions
    I'm open to any and all suggestions here. I had a bad automatic transmission in my 05 model Passat, 1.8t. I changed the transmission and when pulling it out, bent the spacer between the motor and transmission. I straightened it out as best I could and put it back in when I installed the new...