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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

It's set in the ECU in the "Park/Steer Assist" module and controlled by an adaption channel called "Switch-off speed for parking assist" IIRC and you can change the value there (...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

I want to offer more on the frame challenge, that you just shouldn't. What you are doing is bypassing a convenience feature that refuses to support you being more unsafe. Start by considering what a ...
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Coolant Flange - What is it really called?

tl;dr: it's really called a coolant flange. I had also never heard of a coolant flange but it turns out that it's a real part and, based on the video, it's a part that fails around 120K miles (which ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

If the boot is leaking, then it is the grease coming out and a lack of lubrication will cause the cv joint to fail. Depending on the design then it may be possible to fit a new outer cv joint or it ...
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Is it normal that a cold engine takes longer to start?

I don't know about longer (this is relative to the exact engine being served and the ignition type), but it is harder to start a cold engine. There are a couple of things going on with the engine ...
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Can i Use The Same Old Bolts On The Same Cylinder Head?

Your Passat uses torque to yield bolts, so they must be replaced. The torque to yield bolts are considered "one and done". This is because during the torquing process, they are stretched beyond ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

At the risk of getting downvotes for answering a slightly different question from what is asked, (putting aside the other not-quite-answers of "don't drive so fast" and "don't drive in ...
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What exactly is an outer CV joint and how can I replace one?

The answer to the first bullet. The roll of the CV or constant velocity joint is to enable movement with independent suspension. As the geometry changes (when you hit a bump), the wheel moves up. If ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

Your root problem is a cognitive bias. It's really difficult to understand "safety" when accidents happen rarely. All minds are hardwired to learn about things by direct experience. So when ...
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2004 VW Passat B5.5 - Is one of my heated wing mirrors actually broken?

The heated mirrors have a restive heat strip spiraled around the back of the mirror. It works much like the defrost "wires" on a rear car window but since its a mirror, you can't see them. The MkIII ...
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Trying to figure out if my rotors are bad?

3 ways: Drive the vehicle and do both light braking from 25mph then hard braking from 55mph, if the brake pedal pulses up and down or the steering wheel shakes or vibrates, then you have at least one ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

It "sounds" as though from your explanation your thermostat is staying open partially when the engine is cooled to normal levels. When you're travelling down the road, there is a greater flow of air ...
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Do you need to replace a timing chain?

If your mechanic says 'Timing chains are for life and require no maintenance' then please find a new mechanic. There are loads of examples of timing chains that are designed for life but suffer from ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

I'm sure it's tied in with the speedo signal from the transmission. Being a relatively recent model I think you'll find that the display is controlled by the ECU which determines that the car is in ...
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Why won't my 2002 VW Passat start?

So after a week of research and troubleshooting, it turns out that Fuse# 14 (10amp) was the culprit!! The sure symptom that Fuse# 14 is the problem whenever a no-start with no audible "click" at ...
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1990 Passat won't start second time

This sounds like temperature sensor problem. The ECU thinks the engine is always cold, and is trying to start a warm engine like it would start a cold engine. When you wait 30 minutes, the engine has ...
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Can i Use The Same Old Bolts On The Same Cylinder Head?

Replace the bolts, this has been covered in detail on this site : here is one such post with lots of detail : "Always Replace" (torque-to-yield) Bolts
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Volkswagen A/C Intermittent

If the system is either working fine or not at all then the likely failure is in the control gear for the system, the AC clutch would be my first port of call, you'll need an assistant: Open the ...
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Driver side door does not lock all doors

Having looked at the fuse wiring diagram for your vehicle there are no fuses specifically for driver versus passenger side door locks. They are all tied to one fuse, so likely it is not a fuse since ...
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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

The metal fender needs re-shaping; a good body shop can repair the existing fender piece. The fender will then need to be painted to match the other panels on the car. The bumper cover (the plastic ...
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How do you change the headlights of a 2001 VW Passat?

From the Passat World Forum: Open hood Carefully pull back and remove round weather seals from over the bulb area. These are not attached with anything more than friction and protect the ...
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RCD 310 : are steering wheel controls resistant?

Not sure what references you have regarding the "rheostat" device.. On these cars the steering wheel is connected to the Infotainment databus (a CANbus) and the stereo is also connected to the ...
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Passat B6 2009 Fog lights as normal lights

First off, the qualities that make a good fog light make for a bad driving light. The purpose of the fog light is to help you find the edge of the road in heavy fog. That means a light mounted low ...
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How to Fix Check Engine Light (OBDII code: P0172)

I see that this was asked a month ago and got no answers, but on the off chance the poster still needs help or somebody else comes across this, I'll do my best to answer. If you have a bank that is ...
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Volkswagen passat won't start (with video)

Yes, that's precisely the same behaviour as I see from my 2012 Golf (same VW CAN-BUS architecture) when it has a flat battery. Your best option is to find someone in the car park with jump leads and ...
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Is it normal that a cold engine takes longer to start?

I would say that your main problem is the age of your battery. Your battery itself is failing less than a cold vehicle being harder to start. Over time batteries lose the ability to charge and hold a ...
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2012 VW Passat dual AC zones partially working

Please refer to a similar question I asked here: Air distribution map of a 2012 VW Passat? The answer for both questions is as follows: This 2012 VW Passat has two zone AC. The driver and ...
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2003 VW Passat 2.8L motor mount removal

It appears this is a split piece which holds the wire (?) in place. You need to open it up so you can move the wire. To do this, take a look at what I've done with your image: The red arrows are tabs....
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

A bent stiff wire with a sticky end...
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

My thoughts were: Use a vacuum suction to try and grab it Get a double-sided tape on a wire and try to tape it out and grab it. Use magnets. What I ended up using was a $9 19" flexible magnetic ...
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