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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been wanting to post for the last couple of days. 98 DD V6 5sp (manual) FWD Four times now this week as I'm driving the ABS, OIL, and some other light which I've never seen before starts flashing (I'll update when I find out what it is). Along with this the RPM Tach stops working and drops to...
  2. B5 Garage
    So I hop in my car today for that joyous Friday afternoon drive home, and my front passengers side door window was going up and down at will the whole way home. Possessed? Maybe, but not likely. :hmmm: This has never happened to me before. How can this happen all of a sudden? And conveniently...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so after 10 years of owning my '98 Passat I have never heard the chirp sound it should make after locking the doors. I would have been nice to have that audible conformation but I just figured it would never make noise again so I kind of forgot about it. Until this morning... I opened the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I'm getting very close to having this '97 VR6 on the road. Been slowly chipping away at fixing all the minor/major issues that it had when I bought the car in February. I am now basically working on cosmetic stuff and making the car (hopefully) enjoyable to drive. However, I've recently...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, So after a great Christmas I went to take my 2003 GLX 4-motion Wagon to work, in the snow, got off the driveway and while turning and accelerating (from like 2 mph) onto the dirt road, there was a medium-loud bang from under the car, and suddenly there was no power to the tires in...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2012 Passat SE 2.5L NWS with less the 20K miles. It is my first Volkswagen. I have been generally happy with it. It's pretty hilly where I live. I have some long standing observations about the transmission and want to see if the behavior I observe is "normal". 1. The transmission...
  7. B5 Garage
    Vehicle I'm working on: '98 Passat GLS V6 5sp manual trans FWD Yesterday I swapped out the original ABS module because it suddenly decided to spring a leak out of the 2 blocks mounted on top where the 2 supply lines from the master cylinder feed the ABS module. I used a ABS module from a 2001...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted a thread a week or 2 ago about how I had a brake squeak that wouldn't go away unless the brake pedal is pressed. Well I finally bit the bullet and decided to just replace the calipers (did the front 2 and the rear right, I know the sound is coming from the right but the new front...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I tried searching, but didn't find something that resembled the issue with my a/c. One night it's working great, the next morning ... the fan will only work on position 4, but the a/c light won't turn on. a/c light will only turn on when fan position is 1 - 3, but not blowing. when i turn the...
  10. B5 Garage
    Hello Passatworld, I have an '01 equipped with a ECS RA4 clutch kit with the steel flywheel. I love the clutch, and have no real issues with it, but I do occasionally get a strange slip sensation when I'm first driving my car for the day, and sometimes within the first couple of miles. What...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My tach is way off showing too low rpm (idle is 0rpms), my speedo is jerky and sticks at 20 an 40is mist times...... But my odometer seems accurate????? V6 4motion.... Any ideas on this one??
  12. B5 Garage
    Hi guys, I bought a 98 passat for my daughter and made the fatal mistake of not taking it for a test drive. (it had a flat tire when I went to purchase) The seller told me that the overdrive didn't work for him. Anyways, long storey short, I purchased it without the test drive, but when I had...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had the following weird behavior: When you raise or lower the front passenger's window using the driver's controls, the rear passenger's window will sometimes move also - sometimes in the same direction, sometimes in the opposite direction. Likewise if you raise or lower the rear...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hate tracking down electrical gremlins :banghead: (car: 2002 V6 4Motion Wagon 107K) The first thing I've noticed in the last week was the power door locks. I got out of the car the other day at the gas station and I heard the beep of the alarm setting. Figured I'd bumped the lock button on...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fixed my broken rear passenger window by putting the dowel back in but now when I roll it up it rolls itself halfway back down after it hits the top. Then I have to roll it back up and it stays. What gives??
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, I'm getting my just desserts for gloating over reaching 200,000 miles - I've got drivers side door lock weirdness. - Driver's door lock intermittantly does not remote lock; have to unlock and relock. Other doors fine. - Driver's door lock intermittantly does not auto-lock once moving; will...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It rained at lunchtime today and I was a bit soggy when I got in the car. The windshield fogged up and this is what I can still see, after 4 years of ownership, on the passenger side, despite numerous cleanings with a variety of products: Not a complaint, mind you, just sharin' some of...
  18. B5 Garage
    Maybe posting here will help... Anyone can help me with this??!?! I have a 1.8T 00' Passat My car is parked about 10-20Degree on a slope. I start my car, no problem so far. Shift to "R" and my rev JERKS. The way it JERKS is like when your about to stall in a manual vehicle. And i read the rev...
  19. B5 Garage
    One of my switchblades makes the car seem possessed. 1. It won't unlock the doors, but will unlock tailgate. 2. It won't arm the car, but does lock up. 3. The armrest switches don't work if you remove the key. 4. The radio volume increases and decreases on it's own. 5. MPG (only) indicator...
  20. B5 Garage
    I have not gotten a CEL for a long time, but I just happened to scan today. I got these message for all modules except for 1 (engine) & 56 (radio) which also happens to be the first & last in the scan. I have been using this OEM VAG-COM for a few years without any connection problems with a...
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