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  1. Advice on Preventative Maintenance - Problem Areas - things that wouldnt cause Code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will apologize in advance for the lengthy post :bowdown: I have some questions about any areas that might need preventative maintenance attention on my 03 GLX 4Motion Variant (Wagon). I am particularly interested in any engine related items that would not initiate a fault or trouble code for...
  2. Trunk wouldn't open

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not a question, but though I would share. I’ve seen several posts about trunks not opening with either the key fob or interior release. I had a same think recently happen. The actuator in the trunk will still making noise, but the latch would not release. In my case it turned out the black...
  3. 2003 1.8T wouldn't shift into drive (automatic transmission)

    B5 Garage
    I backed out of the driveway (R) and attempted unsuccessfully to move the shifter to drive (D). It got stuck right before D. So I moved the shifter forward (I don't remember where) and then back again, but again it got stuck right between N and D. So I switched it to R and reversed back a little...
  4. B5 wouldn't start after carwash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I went to a drive through carwash (mikes) today while the car was running, pulled out of the wash, and turned off the engine to wipe the car down. Anyway I went to start the car after I was done and nothing happened. No turnover or anything. After about 20 minutes the car started and ran...
  5. 2002 Passat 1.8T AWM: Car stopped on road, wouldn't start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today while heading home from a friend's house my car stopped while braking at a red light. The car kept cranking but wouldn't start. A good Samaritan helped me push it to a safer place. After waiting 30min it started up fine. What could be the problem? Could it be fuel filter? Fuel pump? I did...
  6. Tranny wouldnt shift out of 3rd or 4th!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i stay out here in louisiana, and it got pretty cold out here tonight, it was about 20 degrees or so when i got in my car and when i turned it on, all of the gears including P and R were highlighted..i was like wtf...then as i started driving it felt like it was stuck in 3rd or 4th gear..i...
  7. figured out why the cabrio wouldnt start

    The Showroom
    first the almost done cabrio Body panels are mocked into place i havent aligned them yet :lol: and the engine, now it runs great :whistle:
  8. Car would'nt start

    B6 Garage
    I came home from work today and the car ran fine. I tried leaving about a half an hour later and the car would'nt start. When I pushed the fob in the radio came on, but that was it. When I tried to remove the fob it would not come out. I made sure the car was in park and it was. After playing...
  9. Why wouldnt my door locks work?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The trunk pops with the remote, and the trunk also locks and unlocks when you hit the buttons on the fob. All four doorlocks are innoperable by power. Also the fuel door button is not working. Also the cruise is not working. Let me know if this makes any sense. Thanks a lot, Joe
  10. Help.. car wouldn't start, just fast clicking sound?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I am not sure what happened but it's been a couple a times now in the past days. When I turn the key, all the normal lights illuminate but nothing happens except the quick clicking sound under dash ? After a few attempts at turning the key and releasing it finally started :| Any...
  11. Car wouldn't start

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone, I had a weird experience with my 1999 Passat 1.8T tonight. I replaced the Heating - AC control unit and the driver side mirror switch. Everything was going great until I plugged in the mirror switch. After that the car wouldn't start, the power windows and sunroof were...
  12. If one of these were to show up in my driveway tomorrow, I wouldn't be mad.

    Anything Auto
    But Sal's 9-3 is probably better.
  13. Back door won't unlock with remote, but used to be the front one that wouldn't unlock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My right-rear door lock is stuck--it won't open with the remote. But up until 2 days ago, it was the front door lock that was stuck. Now the right-front works fine. The right-front had been stuck since May. I suspect the comfort module. Isn't it under the passenger seat? I have had no flooding...
  14. Blew glovebox light fuse and car wouldn't start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was doing some dash work and blew the glovebox light fuse. When I was done, I tried to start the car. Nothing but silence. Apparently the same fuse that handles the glove box also does the CCM. When that goes out, the car won't start. Who designed that in? :crazy:
  15. Tuned madness, or, a minivan I wouldn't mind owning

    Anything Auto
    AMG R63, not bad for a minivan.......
  16. CEL light-Now car wouldn't start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted about my CEL light being on about a month ago. The codes indicated a leak in a vacuum line. (P0455, P1136, P1138) I had checked the lines and really couldn't visually see anything wrong. Since the car seemed like it was running fine, I was going to hold off on having it looked at...
  17. No Bob, I wouldn't say I've been 'missing' work....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fired my current employer today and accepted a new jobby job. :D :lol: :biglaugh:
  18. Tried to use seafoam on V6, but this vacuum line wouldn't suck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I used this writeup here: I tried to suck it up using the line in the picture but It wouldn't suck at all. Should I try another line or is there something wrong with vacuum system in my car. :crazy:
  19. It wouldn't start some times at all! help!

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 passat 1.8t, and it wouldn't start some times, sounds like out gas,the spark plugs were soak n' wet, but once it's running feels strong, one of my oxygen sensor is bad and it also had a vacuum leak, I fixed it but it's still doing it and my gas milleage is getting really bad...