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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The heated mirrors on my 2000 Passat have never worked since I got the car in 2015. When I pull back on the mirror switch nothing happens, no heat, nothing lights up. Is this as simple as checking a dedicated fuse?
  2. B5 Garage
    On my 2000 GLS the heated mirrors have never worked in the four years I've owned it. Is it as simple as replacing a fuse? Should a light come on when the heater is activated by centering the mirror adjuster knob and pushing it aft? Beyond feeling the mirror, how do you know it's on?
  3. B5 Garage
    Hi all, It continually frustrates me that we have such a wealth on knowledge in this forum...and folks leverage the data to solve their problems but fail to close the thread by posting the solution that works. They will spend hours...days...posting pictures and long descriptions of their...
  4. B5 Garage
    Replaced the alternator in my B5 V6 last week, oh what a fun job that was. All was perfect until yesterday. Let the husband drive the car as I had to go get the tabs for his. Got the dreaded "alternator workshop, beep beep beep, flashing battery light" phone call. Rushed home. Have been...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 4motion, Power steering was always great on the car, then one morning the pump started making noise. Within a few hours all PS was gone and the reservoir was puking fluid out the cap. Unfortunately I had to keep driving the car for another week before I could address the issue...I replaced...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The air conditioning on my B6 Passat never worked as expected ever since I bought it new in 2006. It has a climate control where I set the temperature to LO (lowest setting) and depending on the outside/inside temperature, it can take up to about 30 minutes before I start noticing somewhat...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this morning the ABS module worked all the way to work. 1/2 hour commute time, stop and go traffic. the dash read -12 degrees Fahrenheit, and so did the bank. i also had a thick layer of frost on the inside of the windows. looks like its time to lift the carpet and check wires and water level...
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    this is getting really tiresome.
  9. B5 Garage
    Worked on TB and PCV Hoses, got lost on vacuum hoses. I'm new to this Passat forum, and hope to get helpful reply from you guys. I worked on the cleaning the throttle body, and got lost on the vacuum line connections. The Pictures below are the throttle body with two (A & B) vacuum ports, and...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    last year and nothing came out. plenty of cold air in the summer. the cel is on but I scanned the codes and nothing about the coolant temp sensor. am i 'just throwing parts at it' if I replace it? only o2 sensors and fuel trim came up. would I get a cts code if it was bad? just had the timing...
  11. B5 Garage
    Not sure what happened. My wipers have worked since Day 1 - strong, quiet, no problems. This AM I used the windshield washer spray and the wipers worked fine to clean the windshield. On the evening drive home I did the same. Spray worked fine, wipers did not move. They stay in the rest...
  12. B5 Garage
    Got CEL last night, was pretty sure it was a vac line bc i knew one was frayed badly. check this morning and sure enough it was the line going into the manifold. autozone/advanced had no replacement lines so i ended up thinking of this, cleared the code and it hasnt came back...yet... so this...
  13. B5 Garage
    I decided to go for it and not build the offset rig for the front most front window clip. You can tell it's pushing with the front clip more, but the system slack seems to adjust once it's topped out. I did, however offset the holes I drilled in the tabs to mount the clips. I went as high as...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I recently had a new key cut for my car but it was not programmed. I decided to test it and it opened the car and started it no problems. I assumed this is because I had my original key with me so dropped off at home - like 30 feet apart .... and the new key worked. It was cut based on...
  15. B5 Garage
    I bought some angel eye headlights a week after I bought my car almost a year ago, and the halos have never worked. I just recently bought a Euro switch and installed that, but still nothing (and even without the Euro switch they still should have worked, they would have just always been on...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just thought I would pass this along. I just bought a 1999 passat. The previous owner did something to the instrument cluster. He says it was Armor-All, we think it might have been abrasive cleanser. Anyhow, this scratch remover fixed the problem. http://www.novuspolish.com/ Click the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to replace both of my catalytic converters, and decided to go with direct fit replacement cats. I got frightened, however, when I read the procedure in Bentley's for removing the front exhaust pipe section with the converter. With a manual transmission, the procedure is very...
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