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  1. Revert back to VW stereo - which one?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    When I bought my Passat (B6/2008 model) it had a Xtrons system in it that I really don't like. I was going to revert back to a standard VW stereo but are unsure which one to go with. It needs to take a USB stick and ideally I would like DAB if possible. My first thought was the RCN210 because...
  2. Which tool can assist in removing the headliner for an antenna base replacement?

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone -- stared the task of partially removing the headliner from the rear and sides of the car to replace the antenna base on my B5 1.8T sedan. I've removed the bolts that hold the headliner in place on the left side of the car, both front and rear, and also removed the trim pieces on...
  3. Can't get cat out of B5 2.8 which is necessary to get rack and pinion out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I educated myself with the steps for removing the rack and pinion. Unfortunately, the b5 isn't always the same. When it came to removing the lower bolt (from below) on the rack and pinion. The cat and a heat shield were in the way. So to get access I need to remove the cat. I replaced the...
  4. Which spark plugs should I get?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    08 passat 2.0t fsi Should I get the iridium spark plugs or oem?
  5. stethoscope to determine which control arm is creaking?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Is it possible to use a mechanics stethoscope to determine which control arm is creaking? If I try to push down on my car, I don't get the creaking noise but when use a long 4x4 wood post to raise and lower the right front corner of my car (a few inches), I can hear the control arm(s) creaking...
  6. which downstream O2 sensor -- 2001 1.8T AUG?

    B5 Garage
    Various vendors show two different Bosch part number series: 16132 (eqiv: 16257 / 16305 / 16109) and 16978 (equiv: 16121 / 16307 / 16161) Which is correct -- or preferable -- for the downstream oxygen sensor on an AUG (probably AWM, as well) 1.8T? Does anyone know the difference? Lead...
  7. Please help identify which hose is this (cracked)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Recently I had engine light on a few times a week depending how much I drove. The code could be P0171 or B2aaa or B2aaa Pd. I had replaced Crankcase vent valve and its short breathe hose, cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor. But I still got the engine light on and the code. Upon reviewing photos I took...
  8. Conundrum. Which one of my cars do I sell?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to unload one my cars. I have way to many cars in my driveway. I'm caught between selling my '04 GLX and my '98 GLS. There are pros and cons to keeping either one of the cars for a daily driver, but the more I think about it, the harder the decision is becoming. Obviously the GLX has way...
  9. climatronic hidden menu 19-2 : which temp ?

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi, My car ( TDI 170 2.0L PD ) have too many DPF regen even if I drive a lot on highway ... engine less powerfull , higher IDLE and diesel consumption and sometime if I push the engine over 2500 the turbo goes off and I have an engine light warning ( the one with the spiral ) And each time...
  10. Car catches then cuts out? Error code is P0016? which are camshaft sensor 1 bank A?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a VW Passat 2Lite TDi Volkswagen AG Type 3c Turning on my car it catches then immediately cuts out. At first I thought it was the fuel cut off switch or the injectors, cracked the nut on the injectors fuel was coming through, re-tightened and just tapped the cut off switch and it...
  11. 1998 passat b5 1.6 Which Maf to buy from ebay?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys i need new maf sensor , the original that sits on the car is hitachi 058 133 471 i don't wan't to buy hitachi ,hella or other expensive companies cause they cost around 250 euros new i see many sensors on ebay that are cheap no name maf's ofcourse ,cheap chinese mafs aren't good but...
  12. How do I determine which alternator (90amp or 120 amp) is in my car?

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2001 V6 Passat, stick, base model. Does anyone know which alternator I would have, or how to find out? Could I just take the part out and take it to a parts store? Or maybe I could check the battery? The alternator recently went out, so I need to figure out which part to buy. Thanks!
  13. Which tie rod Assembly??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, my car was in the shop last week for the last couple things after I was hit by a 16 year old kid driving to fast in the rain... My mechanic recommended I change my tie rods soon, I was looking on ECS tunning, and their are a few all ranging in prices, I'm not framiliar with any of the...
  14. Wheel Speed sensor - which to buy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I see them online at prices from $20 to $172...? Any brands to avoid? Or stick with? I figured I'd avoid cheapest... Car is a 2003 V6 4Mo wagon fwiw. Thanks Brandon
  15. which model is best

    New Member Introductions
    Im thinking of getting a new passat. Which model is the one to get thanks anybody
  16. This is my 2nd Noob Tube post which is required.

    New Member Introductions
    What should I do next?
  17. New to" me" b5, has a few problems, which ones should I handle myself?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, girlfriend got a new-to-her 2000 Passat recently and so far its been a good car, but will be even better once I get some of these problems, some more important than others sorted out and fixed. I'm also looking for input as to which of these problems are fairly easy to fix on my own...
  18. Which cartridge (chra) and where for my k03

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I got the part number for my turbo 058145703n. I'm trying to get my internals rebuilt and having trouble figuring get a reliable chra. Any assistance would be awesome
  19. Which Spark Plugs and Wires?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Which brand plugs and wires are recommended for 2.8L V6? I have always mainly used NGK plugs and wires for all of my cars but I was told to use Bosch for my Passat. Ive never really had good luck with Bosch stuff, so I want to see what everyone else is running in terms of plugs and wires.
  20. Which master cylinder do I need?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for a little help on selecting the correct master cylinder for my car, 2002 ATQ. I keep finding masters that are listed as either ATE or Lucas, how do I determine which I have? Another site I came across listed either new or old style, again, not sure which would be appropriate for my...