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  1. What is the Roof Rack weight limit for Passat B5 1.8T Sedan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the maximum weight the VW OEM Roof Rack can support on the Passat B5 1.8T sedan? I am planning to move soon, and trying to figure out the max weight I can safely transport cross country (weight including the racks, filled cargo box, and one bicycle on the side). I read the...
  2. 2005 wagon door wont open from outside, child safety lock set. What to do?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2005 tdi wagon. Like many people, my door handle stopped opening from the outside. I read online that the mechanism gets caught and by slamming the door and/or fiddling with the child safety lock, you can get the piece to pop back into place without taking the door apart. I tried this...
  3. What tools needed for AWM timing belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been meaning to do for a while. 2002 AWM GLS Wagon. And think I'll pick up Blauparts full kit as seems to be 15% off through tomorrow. https://www.blauparts.com/vw-passat-timing-belt-kit-18t-awm-enh.html (Feel from to tell me if you think there are better deals for good parts...) Now...
  4. What Transmission Do I have?

    B6 Garage
    I have a 2007 2.0T wagon with the 6 speed auto. What transmission do I have? 09G? I see tons of info out there but I am not confident I have the correct info. It shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd in addition to slipping from 5th into 6th. Thanks - Mike
  5. 2002 Passat - What did I break? Changing oil, not oil related though.

    B5 Garage
    OK, so I had a meeting last Sunday morning and I promised I would go grocery shopping after, so I took the SUV. I come home to find that my dad had wanted to help me out and change my oil which I mean, gotta love Dad. Only problem was, he ****** my oil filter with a wrench or pair of pliers and...
  6. What up peeps lol

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I am a new B6 owner. Having some issues with it already lol
  7. What happened now?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Tow months ago my 2010 2.0T wagon would start , but not stay running. The problem was the climate control which contains security for the back doors went bad.(as I was told by the dealership) This evening I get home and par the car at the front door to unload a pair of chairs I purchased. I...
  8. What's difference between Topdon ArtiPad and Autel MaxiSys Elite?

    Mobile Electronics
    The Topdon ArtiPad and Autel MaxiSys Elite both seems to be very capable tool with ECU diagnostic, ECU coding and programming functions. But the Autel costs a couple of hundred dollars more. Anyone know the difference between them?
  9. What is this (pos. battery cable ‘extra’ lead)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going after the drains under the battery, saw this.
  10. What do y'all think this is worth?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1335033186596796 I just heard from the seller and he is thinking about just scraping it as he doesn't have the funds to fix. Thanks
  11. Axle flange sizes and you....a discussion of what manual gearbox flanges fit and dont

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to get my family in pretty reliable and MPG friendly cars. The BHW powered passat can do all that once the BS is deleted and cam is checked and replaced if needed. I want all manual gearbox transmissions. The ZF left much to be desired and as these cars get older and so many second...
  12. What a Noob

    New Member Introductions
    Just wondering how I would add a picture to a forum post as it would help explain my question Thanks in advance
  13. Misfires on Cyls #1 & #2 What is my next troubleshooting step?

    B5 Garage
    2003 Passat 1.8T (AWM) 5spd. Manual 177,000 miles. I just bought the car, so I have no prior knowledge of its mechanical history. It starts up and will run "very rough and will only barely idle" if I hold accelerator down a bit but slowly dies when accelerator is released. It will rev up and...
  14. What temp is normal out of vents?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was getting NO HEAT out of my vents...5 or 10 degrees above ambient...Tops. Made the last two weeks here in NJ a real joy. I took advantage of the first above freezing day here to do a backflush. I backflushed my 2000 V6 ATQ today for two hours. 1/2 gallon of CLR and 3.5G of hot (when I...
  15. Coolant flange leaking - what parts do I need?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a slow leak on my 2002 Passat Wagon 1.8T GLS 5 speed. I've tracked it down to the coolant flange. I'm going to replace it. Here are the parts I've already purchased: 058121132C Coolant Flange 8D0819371H Heater core hose - supply My tech tells me that I also should have purchased the...
  16. What is in your (passat) trunk? (e.g. emergency supplies, tools, fluids, etc)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been in kind of emergency preparedness mode for the last few weeks, both in the apartment and cars. I've been evaluating what I carry with me in my Passat, and our other cars (HRV, Camry). I clearly need to add some things, but wanted to get some feedback. FLUIDS: - VW PS fluid (need to...
  17. Forum gripe thread - what doesn't work for you?

    Off-Topic Forum
    The only thing I can do now is post new threads and respond to a thread, other than that I can't do a damn thing, or the site just hangs. :mad: :banghead:
  18. What actions to take when Passat ATQ has been run with the wrong coolant?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm finally finishing up all the needed maintenance on the Passat (full timing belt job, valve cover gaskets, PCV system) and I'm wondering what I can do before filling with G12. The previous owner ran the car with green coolant for who knows how long. Is it enough just to fill the...
  19. What's behind the radio & climate control? 2007 Passat Wagon stereo project

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys! First actual post here on the forum. Spent a half hour or so searching for threads covering this and couldn't find anything relevant. If I searched poorly and someone has covered this, my sincere apologies. I'm looking to install one of these to my factory radio: It's got USB and...
  20. Wife's 2004 Passat GLS Wagon needs fuel pump, what's a decent low cost one? Started

    B5 Garage
    My original post won't open, so I'm trying again. We were selling the car anyways to make room for a new Passat or Audi A6 then the fuel pump craps out. Changed the fuel filter, which was filthy, which probably helped the pump die an early death. Started searching FCP Euro, ECS, Parts Geek, and...
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