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  1. B5.5 Passat 4Mo 2.8L - Help ABS Light on, Cruise WORKS, no other lights, no OBD codes

    B5 Garage
    B5.5 Passat 4Mo 2.8L - Help ABS Light - UPDATED So I have done a lot to this adopted car in the last three weeks and she is running very well. Done so far: VCGs Plugs Purge Valve PVC Check Valve Fixed broken vacuum hoses Camshaft position sensor ECT sensor 2x1 O2 sensor Cleaned PCV hoses...
  2. F1 transmission - how it works

    Anything Auto
    Stumbled across this today poking around on the internet. A rare glimpse into the inner workings of an F1 car. Transmission gearbox. It's like fine jewelry.
  3. U281 Scanner WORKS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to post a clear YES to the question of whether or not the inexpensive (cheap) U281 scanner reads/clears engine/AT/SRS/ABS DTCs. Please make sure you actually fix a problem before clearing codes. This scanner cleared the SRS light on my 2001 B5.5 Passat!
  4. How does AFS works?

    B6 Garage
    Hi there. I recently bought an Volkswagen Passat 2006, Highline with the BiXenon options from factory, and when I bought the car, it had a defect xenon bulb on the passenger side, which turned out to be a bad ballast, but both D1S bulbs where replaced and one ballast. When one bulb was out, a...
  5. Driver's door works for a while, then stops

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driver's door window works for a while, then stops My son's 2000 Passat Wagon has an odd problem (well, it seems odd to me). He got the car with a broken window regulator on the driver's door. He bought a new metal panel that has the regulator, motor, etc already in it and just swapped the...
  6. Cheap diagnois hardware that works to use with Android client

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I've seen very cheap devices that connect to mobile via WIFI or Bluetooth I was looking for opinions and experiences befory try one. I have a VW Passat CC, and just need something cheap, able to do diagnosis and to reset the fault diagnosis using my mobile...
  7. AC works only on highway and fuse for fan and AC do not look right

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    The air condition on my 2008 Passat 2.0T is working well (temperature is in 60s or 70s )when I drive on local road with low speed. When idling at parking lot or waiting signals, it could jump to 70s or 80s. But if I drove on highway at high speed, the temperature could drop to lower 40s or even...
  8. B5: A/C works intermitten after installing aftermarket Kenwood

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX V6 sedan. Just replaced the Monsoon unit with a Kenwood DPX501BT double din unit, using a PAC RP4-VW11 so that I can use the SWC. Since I have done so, I've noticed that occasionally, the Climatronic unit will not display an outside temperature, and blows hot air, when...
  9. Front turn signal works with hazard switch but not turn signal

    B5 Garage
    Driver side turn signal not working replaced bulb 4 ways work fine
  10. Meguire's water spot remover works!

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I have tried everything over the past two years to remove the water spots on my windows. Finally I picked up a meguire's water spot remover and tried it. I had to go over the same areas 3-4 times but it took them off. I won.
  11. Five speed auto works in all speeds but drive

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 2.8 4motion with 134,000 miles. The coldest night -10f the car had to be towed home with no or very limited movement in any gear. To me it seemed like it was very low on fluid. I drained and pulled the pan. The fluid level was not low and not burned. I dought it was ever changed...
  12. Climate Control Fan Switch and AC only works on 3rd and 4th position? 06 Sedan

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The 4 position cabin fan switch does not work in in the first two positions. Neither the fan or AC is actuated. When you advance the switch to the 3rd and 4th position, the fan and the AC function normally. Any idea of what this is and how to fix it? I don't see how it could be a fuse issue...
  13. The 2.5 and how it works....

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Does having the 2.5 sit sideways in the engine bay reduce or eliminate torque steer??
  14. Seeing how the OENM warranty works...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Took the 2013 SEL in to fix an engine-light-on issue, they hooked it up to their computer, and read all the codes...and ordered the parts needed. Also, they put a recall "fix" in it (for the washers-under-the-lid recall --#97A0--and he also performed the multi function check out of all...
  15. Is this how a manual boost controler works?

    B5 Garage
    with a manual boost controll does it restrict the amount of air going to the waste gate actuator? what I mean by this it by using a manual boost controler "trick" the waste gate actuator by letting less air go to it allowing the turbo to produce more boost?
  16. I hope this works

    New Member Introductions
    I am starting to get bored jumping through hoops.
  17. My Remote is Bi-Polar; it Works with Two Vehicles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I gave my old factory alarm remote to a friend with a Jetta and it works flawlessly....other than the fact that it still has itself paired to my Passat. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help will be appreciated. 2001 B5 Passat 2001 Mk4 Jetta
  18. Hopefully this works!

    New Member Introductions
    How does this work now? Lol hey everyone! I don't know much about cars except how to change tires. I fly around for a living and just bought this car used with many problems and I wanna learn how to fix them myself if possible.
  19. HID Problem, not ballasts I know everything works

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just received a replacement ballast from DDM and put it on and my passenger light will try to fire and will not stay on. I swapped ballasts and they both work on the driver side. The weird thing is I had them both working for a minute then I went to put everything back together and then the...
  20. Help! No power steering at idle, but works fine at 1800rpm and above.

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 Passat 4motion V6 and there was a good snow storm here in knoxville,TN the other night. Well, of course I had to take the passat AWD out since it hardly ever snows as much as it did here. I had fun on a bunch of backroads and saw many cars in ditches and the only other vehicles on...