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  1. 2003 1.8 sat for over a year, wont start, not the battery.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8 american automatic that sat for over a year outside that wont start. The interior lights and headlights work and I tested the battery and its fully charged.It wont turn over and is just silent, no clicking or anything. What should I look at next, please help, thanks.
  2. Crazy to get first year of a major suv redesign?

    Anything Auto
    I've been thinking about replacing my 01.5 passat with something a little newer for a few years now - yes years :crazy:. Specifically I've been seriously thinking about getting another 2 door wrangler and surprisingly I'm very impressed with the information I've read about the brand new jl...
  3. Happy new year

    New Member Introductions
    Passats rule and happy new year
  4. Happy New Year

    New Member Introductions
    Is it too far into the year to still say it? :confused:
  5. That time of year again, Part 2! Fender Liner Debris!

    B5 Garage
    This is an addendum to JayTheSnork's B5 sticky about cowl area leaves and debris. LINK I posted a Mk3 GTI pic there but thought I'd update with a pic from my B5. Referring to that post it is important to also clean the leaves from your front inner fenders. I would do this AFTER you clean the...
  6. Would you buy a 2 year old car sitting in show room?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Looking at maybe selling our minivan for a 2015 Passat V6 SEL. Supposedly brand new in a dealer showroom. So I have a few questions: 1) How much should I pay for it? 2) What should I look for in terms of issues for a car sitting in a showroom or lot for 2 years? 3) Would you do it? 4) Should I...
  7. Replacing cloth seat covers with leatherette ones from same year & model?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I need some guidance. I have a 2013 VW Passat S and I have found seats from a salvage yard from a 2012 Passat that has leatherette seats. BTW, they are very cheap and look great. I was thinking about buying them and having a shop take my cloth covers off and putting on the leatherette...
  8. Noob for the last year! lol

    New Member Introductions
    I have been reading about Passats here fro awhile. Guess I will be posting shortly for some help.
  9. DSG same across all VW's of similar Year?

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    Hey guys. New to VW and the board. Dumb question, but is the DSG the same unit on all VW's of similar years? Golf, CC, Passat, 4 cyl, V6, etc?
  10. Add oil for the last year...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's a pic of my oil usage for the last year. April 10, 2016 through March 28, 2017.(Picture is of the side of a 5L can of Fuchs Titan SuperSyn 5w-40.)
  11. First project of the year - 1966 Ford F250 4x4 pick-up

    Anything Auto
    Quick Links to Pertinent Posts: Master parts purchase list. Well, the time has finally come for me to get my lazy butt out of the house and start working on my '66 Ford...
  12. Last year of regular Passat with 4 motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So does anyone know the last year they offered a Passat with AWD/4-motion? I have it on my 2003, and notice on the VW website it is only offered on the CC. Just wondering when it went away.
  13. Passat Troubles By Model Year Chart

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  14. it's always something with a 12 year old car :o(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saturday morning I take the old B5.5 to get a new flex joint welded in the exhaust. Seems fine, cost $156 CAD. Sunday evening my son tells me that the hatch doesn't open anymore.:mad: Tried the key, don't work. The electric solenoid is trying, you can feel it struggle when you press the...
  15. New year, new look...kind of :D

    The Showroom
    Changed a car a little bit for this year... Few euro goodies and small odd ends...
  16. What year did the Passat get CANBUS?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What year did the Passat get CANBUS?
  17. Newly registered, been reading for over a year

    New Member Introductions
    About a year ago, I picked up an 02 Passat that ran and drove, but had a long list of issues. Almost all of the useful info that I got off the web to fix it, came from here. I replaced the radiator, engine mount, brake pads, oil changes, ABS module, and a few other things. Awesome forum, but all...
  18. Can you still call a 19 year old Passat a "new" car??

    New Member Introductions
    Good evening one and all! I pulled the trigger on a '97 Passat GLX VR6 today. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Always been a fan of the Jetta's and Golf's but have never actually owned one before. Doubt I'm allowed to post pics yet, seeing as this is post #3 for me? Anyway, the...
  19. New year

    New Member Introductions
    Hope everyone had a safe and happy new year!!!
  20. Hi (had one VW over a year)

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 2007 VW Passat 2.0T manual over a year. Love it so far!