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Volkswagen A/C Intermittent

I want to repair my Volkswagen Passat '07 A/C. I've taken it to two shops (dealer and independent) and they both say the entire a/c system needs to be replaced. The strange thing is, that sometimes it ...
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Coolant Flange - What is it really called?

My antifeeeze keeps leaking out and I was told that I had a hole in my coolant flange, so when I was calling to see how much it would be to get fixed no one knew what I was talking about. I am a woman ...
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'98 Passat Locked when FOB batteries changed, how do you unlock it?

My friend owns a '98 VW Passat 2.0 Turbo. He changed the batteries in the key FOB and now the vehicle is locked by the security system. Using the key will not unlock any of the doors or trunk. What ...
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How To Pump Up Car Tires (finding the optimal PSI for your tires)

I have noticed that all the tires on my VW Passat B5 have "44 PSI" written on them except the spare that has "51 PSI". This seems incredibly high to me so when I filled them up recently at the petrol ...
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VW Passat B5 Rear Door Central Locking Issue - Door Lock Actuator Replacement

My 2004 VW Passat has an issue where the nearside rear door will not always open when the corresponding button is pressed on the car key. When the other doors are unlocked, the faulty door makes an ...
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How to Fix Check Engine Light (OBDII code: P0172)

I just saw the check engine light come on on my 2004 VW Passat B5.5 and did a bit of research. Some people said that it would be a faulty oxygen sensor. I was about to order one, but then I read this (...
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What exactly is an outer CV joint and how can I replace one?

I recently got my 2004 VW Passat B5 a new MOT, but they said that an advisory item that would get worse over time were worn outer CV joints. The car creeks when turning on full left lock, though I ...
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VW Passat Estate B5 - Parking brake suddenly slack but cable not broken

The handbrake on my VW Passat Estate B5 has suddenly become slack. With the handbrake on, the faulty side wheel is free to turn by hand. Foot brake works as normal Lifting the center console, I can ...
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2004 VW Passat B5.5 - Is one of my heated wing mirrors actually broken?

I have been having an issue recently which may or may not be related to this other problem that I have been having regarding the heating element in the left wing mirror on my car. I have that with ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 What and Where is the Locking Wheel Nut?

I was asked recently where I keep the "locking wheel nut" on my car. What is this? What does it do? How can I find it on my car? Do I even have/need one?
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Blipping the Throttle [duplicate]

I have a 2004 VW Passat with a manual transmission. I have heard that "blipping" the throttle can be a good thing to do in order to achieve smoother downshifts whilst driving. What does this mean? How ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 Cigarette Lighter Broken - Common Problem

The problem I have been having with my VW Passat was that my cigarette lighter was not working in the car. It is the only one in the main part of the car (there is another one in the boot) and it ...
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Buzzing noise or whining noise from center of car while driving, not related to engine speed

My 2003 Passat B5 TDI with 6-speed gearbox is making a buzzing/whining(?) noise while driving and it appears as if it comes from under the gear shifter. The noise is: Dependent on road speed (more ...
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2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6 Vibration (Drivetrain?) Certain Speeds/Situations

Customer has 2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6, 97k miles, great shape. Rides really nice, well maintatined. Still, Brooklyn car with some heavy use lately. Customer complaint of vibration, especially ...
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Can you identify this part? [closed]

I have just had the cam belt and water pump changed at my local VW dealership on my 2004 VW Passat B5 and on the technical report they were kind enough to point out everything else they wanted to ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 Peculiar Engine Noise

Recently I have noticed that whilst driving there is a very high pitched whining coming from the front of the car. On closer visual inspection with the engine running I opened the bonnet to try to ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

Took a recently purchased used vehicle to a VW dealership for a checkup/ oil change One of the things they found is a leaking outer C/V boot (driver side front tire) They didn't seem to think repair ...
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RCD 310 : are steering wheel controls resistant?

I want to change my RCD 310 (VW Passat CC 2011) by Android Device. Everything is working except steering wheel controls. I know that in some number of cars steering wheel control is working with ...
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VW Passat diesel fails to start when the engine is warm [closed]

My car will start OK when cold, on the first or second attempt. It will start on the 1st attempt if the engine has been running, and the engine has only been shopped for a few minutes. However if ...
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Is it normal that a cold engine takes longer to start?

I have a 2014 Passat and recently my battery drained just enough to not start the car. I suspected that it was a combination of short trips + that feature that leaves the lights on when locking the ...
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Cam Belt vs Belt Drive vs Serpentine Belt vs Fan Belt vs V Belt vs Timing Belt

I have a 2004 VW Passat B5 and having started to learn a bit more about engine theory, I was wondering how many belts I have and what names each of the belts have. So, I have a two part question: ...
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No windscreen washer fluid coming through (VW Passat 1997)

When I pull back the stalk to squirt washer fluid onto the windscreen, 1997 Passat, the wipers move but no fluid comes out. There's not even the sound of anything trying to come out. Does this mean ...
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How do you change the headlights of a 2001 VW Passat?

After popping the hood, it is not immediately obvious how/where the headlights are. How do you get access to them?
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Is it reasonable to charge the customer $1000+ to assemble the top of the engine?

I recently have an engine overheat issue and see my previous post for details: How long does items in the engine last in general for standard size cars? This is an interesting follow up on that at ...
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How long does items in the engine last in general for standard size cars?

I have a volkswagon passat wagon. It just reach 70000M and it is 2007 model. I recently check the engine at the dealership. Now they asked me to replace all the following items to fix engine overheat ...
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One side of 2015 VW passat gets cold air and the other side hot

Good day, I have a 2015 VW Passat. TSI engine 1.8. In the defrost duct on the instrument panel flap adjust motor is down in the open position. This is causing frost on the outside of the windshield....
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Do you need to replace a timing chain?

I have a "2012 PASSAT SEL PREMIUM 2.5L Auto" with about 92k miles on it. Around 60k, I have asked my local car mechanic to do the Timing Belt, and he informed me that according to the search he ran ...
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Passat - Oil warning light on engine rev. Expensive fix?

looking to buy my first car, which is a daunting task for someone with little money and even less knowledge of motors. Seen this one on ebay, which ticks all my boxes but is cheap because: When ...
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2003 VW Passat 2.8L motor mount removal

I have a 2003 VW Passat 4motion that had a starter fail. I've confirmed that it's definitely the starter, but getting to it is challenging. I am currently being held up by some sort of electrical ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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Can i Use The Same Old Bolts On The Same Cylinder Head? [duplicate]

Car: 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI Would it be a really big problem if I use the old cylinder head bolts or not?
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Volkswagen Passat went out of control

It was raining, and I was on a Motor Way, driving at about 100 mph and approaching 110. It was an automatic Volkswagen Passat, 12K miles old. The car started behaving weirdly, and it started shaking ...
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Strange loud noise coming out of my VW passat 2008 fsi

I hear this whining noise coming out of my car. I don't know if it's the belt or the fan. It's reduces when I accelerate.the noise doesn't stop until I turn of the engine or accelerate.
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Why won't my 2002 VW Passat start?

I have a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T that just won't start after I stopped by a 711 for a snack. The key won't start the car anymore! A few odd things I noticed: There is not even a click when the key is ...
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VW Passat B5 EPC Light on Dashboard

There is a yellow light on my dash that says 'EPC'. I have no idea what this could mean on my car as I haven't noticed any difference in the way it drives, nor are there any unusual sounds other than ...
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VW Passat 2.8 4motion b5 - Lack of Acceleration

Driving home car is working normally, driving at a constant speed then out of the blue heard a small thud then a rumble, after that the car had a problem where the acceleration was weak. Approaching ...
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White smoke from Passat [closed]

My 2000 VW Passat has no power and faint white smoke. Once I turn off the vehicle, the smoke becomes greater for a minute or two.
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Trying to figure out if my rotors are bad? [closed]

2002 Volkswagen Passat I'm trying to figure out if my rotors needs to be changed out
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

Was replacing the front left marker light on a 2012 VW Passat when the bulb just bumped off and fallen off the holder inside in headlight fixture. Any tips on how to remove the bulb from the fixture ...
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1990 Passat won't start second time

I have 1990 VW passat B3 1.6 liter 53 kw gasoline, single point injection. I had some problems with starting ignition. Also Engine would stop working when I pressed on gas or spontaneously after few ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 How To Choose New Wheels

I am thinking about getting some new alloy wheels for my car. How do I find out what rim sizes or specifications are compatible with my car? Or any car for that matter? I found these stats on wheel-...
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safe to drive with coolant system error code

I have an 03 Passat with 1.8t engine I recently purchased. The indicator light went off and reads the error code P2181 which I've read might be the temp sensor, thermostat, or water pump. Is it safe ...
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Volkswagen passat won't start (with video)

Can someone guess what the problem is? Car is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TFSI Here is a link to the video: https://vimeo.com/231681553 Is the battery dead? What about the EPC light? Car is parked ...
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VW 1.9 TDI after total engine and turbo repair burns oil

I recently bought a used VW Passat diesel 1.9 TDI (1997) model. It used to burn oil so I send it for general maintenance in the motor (pistons springs, valves, turbo). It seems that after the first ...
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Passat B6 2009 Fog lights as normal lights

I have VW Passat B6 2009. I am driving lots when it is dark. I have upgraded my H7 bulbs for new ones which claim 130% brightness but for me it's still not enough. Sometimes I see cars with much more ...
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2000 Vw passat 1.8l oil is in radiator

I have a 2000 VW Passat GLS 1.8l and it has oil in the radiator reservoir. and my Oil light says oil compression low. i flushed the radiator and found oil in it again, (the radiator overflow) it ...
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VW Passat white smoke coming from exhaust

My VW Passat started giving out white smoke from the exhaust while in motion. One of the hoses of coolant system had swollen up on and was replaced. There is a smell of gas was coming from inside ...
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Why is my 2002 VW Passat battery going dead?

I recently replaced my alternator and battery. I also repaired a faulty cable between the two. Now I'm having the problem of my battery going dead after a few days of it sitting and a lot of my fuses ...
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2012 VW Passat dual AC zones partially working

My 2012 VW Passat SEL has dual AC Zones. The driver's side is working fine. Hot and cold air. However, the passenger side AC is blowing what seems to be the outside air (on the really hot days it ...
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volkswagen passat 2002

I have a passat and the previous owner fitted a DEFA alarm system which is pretty useless. It appears to interfere with the central locking and wing mirror electric control. I have removed it and ...