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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched quite a while and couldn't get a definitive answer. Sorry if I missed it. 2001 B5 1.8 GLS wagon I want to remove and replace the a/c compressor clutch bearing, which is screeching. Do I have to put 'er in service position, or can I unbolt the compressor, leaving the lines on, and...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On the drivers side, I rounded out one of the heat shield 6mm Allen head bolts. Rather than waste the rest of my Saturday battling with that hard to reach item, I bolted all back together to attack later. Question: If I remove the pinch bolt and upper control arms, do I even need to remove the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Volkswagen v5 - 2002 - Serpentine belt replace without AC. Hello. Since my ac compressor is broken, i would like a picture how to replace the belt to bypass the aircondition pump. I have bought a new belt for engine without AC. Please reply with some info or some pictures, i dont find over...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I see a lot of sites with the picture being all black but indeed when ordered they have chrome on them. Does anybody know where to get an actual all black one?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For cars that have a cluster with Immobilizer, is it possible to move the car, drive it a short distance, very slow, without the instrument cluster?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I can't find one anywhere, hoping 2016 brings one. Has anyone seen one or have pictures? BADGELESS*
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 v6. The saip keeps cycling on and off. On for 10 seconds off for a minute or two. It's the little hairdrier noise under the hood and you can feel it running if you put your hand on it. It does it whether the key is in the ignition or not. Does the same with the engine running onlythe pump...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok here the situation, I had to replace the high pressure hose on the steering and since I don;t have my tools with me I thought: "it is only two screws, what can go wrong?" and took the car to a local mechanic. Of course, the stupid mechanic ripped the thread from the steering rack and the...
  9. Parts For Sale
    As the title says - I got the typical error message and need a new changer. Anyone have a working one in the Cincinnati/Dayton area? If not ECS will be it. Thanks
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    man it was great! That turbo kicked in and I really have not had as much fun since I was a young unmarried adult. Basically I had an idiot try and get ahead of me by cutting me up in the corner of a left turn onto a freeway, from two lanes into one - him on the outside. Well I responded like...
  11. B5 Garage
    I lost the only key I had for my donor car. I cannot for the life of me remember what I did with the key. :banghead: I'm wanting to remove the steering wheel so I can scavenge the cruise and radio controls. Can the steering wheel be removed without key?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had my ABS module repaired - all my warning lights went away. So, that's good. When I told my buddy about it, he mentioned that during several incidents, he feels like the ABS system (on his 2001 Passat) should have probably engaged, but didn't. These were not serious incidents...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm in a bit of a pickle here. My turbocharger went out and I'm about 2 weeks out from being able to get repaired. I need to be able to drive to work but I'm concerned the damage I might do. Does anyone know what happens if you drive without a turbo?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 passat 1.8 5 speed I replaced both upper and lower control arms and all shocks and struts. I didnt replace tie rods do i still need an alignment?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 B5.5 1.8t I was doing some work today on my air box to try and remove some troublesome codes. While hooking the secondary air pump breather hose back in to the airbox it snapped off. But this is a good thing, I noticed that where it snapped was brown and cracked and very well may have...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did a search and nothing came up... Does anyone know how to remove the roof rack bars (not the rack - I like the look of them on my car) that are already installed on the car when one doesn't have a key? My B5 didn't come with a key for them. I'd like to save them (if possible) and possibly...
  17. B5 Garage
    My 2003 Passat 1.8T AWM has a hole worn in the valve cover due to a failed chain tensioner. I was going to also replace the chain along with the tensioner. Is there a way to replace the chain without removing the exhaust cam and timing belt/pully? I've seen plenty of guides on how to do the...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to dress up daughters 98 AEB. I've got the correct cover (according to parts base.org) but it shows the front & rear mounts as being the same. Either I'm missing something or the rear mount is incorrect. Here are pics of what I have. Can someone take a pic of their rear mount for the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm confused. I need to replace the cruise control switch on 2003 1.8t. All the write ups I see for this job require removing neg. battery cable to prevent airbag deployment when removing the steering wheel. How do you keep the computer powered so you don't clear all engine data. Or is it...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it possible to run my B5 without the rear O2 sensor? I would like to monitor the A/F with a wideband O2 sensor hooked up to a gauge in place of the rear narrowband sensor. As I understand, the rear sensor is only used to check the functionality of the cat. and does not have influence on fuel...
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