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    Thread: Passat Secrets SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.......!

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      11-06-2005 03:43 PM #1
      The passat has a lot of cool techie things that make me go OMG!
      Like the "both" mirror adjustments so diff size people only have to adjust the left mirror to adjust both.
      what cool secrets have you found?


      Modified by xinnek at 12:50 PM 11-6-2005
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      11-06-2005 03:46 PM #2
      Secret compartments - in the dash, 2, just push in to the sides of the hazard light's button. cd changer compartment in the glove compartment, drops down, great for smoke, camera, pint of your fav JD or a pistola.
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      11-06-2005 03:48 PM #3
      adjustable radio, no, I mean really adjustable radio, speed sound, etc.
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      11-06-2005 03:53 PM #4
      Blue, not green glass in all window.
      anyone know more?
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      11-06-2005 04:25 PM #5
      European Parking lights.
      turn on blinker with key off. lights the led's low enough to protect your car but not run down your battery
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      11-06-2005 05:10 PM #6
      sliding sun visors, when turned to side extend to block sun on you cheeks Cheers!
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      11-06-2005 05:12 PM #7
      3 blink turn markers on mirrors, touch once, blinks 3 times.

      Yea, I know some of these things many of you already know, but someone new to the Passat may not.
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      11-06-2005 05:16 PM #8
      fold down hooks in trunk, holds groceries, briefcase, bodies, etc.
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    9. 11-06-2005 05:23 PM #9
      air conditions that blow WARM air

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      11-06-2005 05:30 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by vwsully »
      air conditions that blow WARM air

      did I miss something, I searched for this, but no responses
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    11. 11-06-2005 06:44 PM #11
      I love the umbrella pocket. Not that it's a big secret since they always seem to mention it in all the ads and literature, BUT, it's SUCH a great idea since it's self-draining. Just today actually, I went and got myself a nice new umbrella from Brookstone that fits in it very nicely.

    12. 11-06-2005 09:54 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by xinnek »
      great for smoke, camera, pint of your fav JD or a pistola.
      pistola

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      11-06-2005 11:24 PM #13
      This could turn out to be a long thread ( due to the '120 not so standard features' )


      Modified by DeezUU at 11:32 PM 11-6-2005

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      11-07-2005 10:25 AM #14
      I was looking at the new Jetta and the new Passat in the dealer showroom while my B5.5 was being serviced and one thing I noticed which perhaps one of you who now owns one these cars could tell me. Where is the oil filter on the engine as I could not see it worth a damn? What kind of oil filters are they using and how do you get at it?
      When ever I look at a new car the first thing I look for is how can you service it and where everything is for repairs. The engine bay of both the new Jetta and Passat are very compact, so much so that you don't seem to be able to get at things very easily for maintenance. Another item on my list was the location of the battery, which has been moved back into the engine bay area from behind the firewall on the B5.5. From an engineering stand point this not good as the battery will have the hell cooked out of it in the engine bay of a turbo charged engine. I have not seen anyone mentione this am I the only one who has noticed this? If not, fellow new Passat owners please feel free to chime in and tell us what you have discovered?




      Modified by Dr. Bob at 7:27 AM 11-7-2005

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      11-07-2005 12:44 PM #15
      The battery in the V6 B6 is in the trunk.
      The oil filter, I believe, is a cartridge type. It's like the air filter. Again, so I've heard. I've stopped changing my own since I got my '98 GLX.

    16. 11-07-2005 01:08 PM #16
      The oil filter can be found where ever the vw mechanic finds it. Seriously tho I'll never know.

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      11-07-2005 01:53 PM #17
      Keep them coming...we all know there were a LOT of sectet features on the B5 & B5.5...there has to be more on the B6... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 11-07-2005 03:31 PM #18
      doors relock if not opened shortly after hitting the unlock button on the fob (perhaps a 30 second delay

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      11-07-2005 03:34 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by nu-to-vw »
      doors relock if not opened shortly after hitting the unlock button on the fob (perhaps a 30 second delay

      Like all VW's.

    20. 11-07-2005 03:37 PM #20
      didn't no never has a vw before

    21. 11-07-2005 03:55 PM #21
      Cruise control can be adjusted in +/- 5MPH _OR_ +/- 1 MPH increments. +/- 5 is done by pushing cruise stick up/down (like a turn signal motion). Cruise speed is increased +1 MPH by pulling the cruise stick toward the driver, decreased -1 MPH by pressing the Set button at the end of the cruise stick.

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      11-07-2005 03:56 PM #22
      Tiny white light near top of arm rest compartment lets you see what CD's or whatever you got stored at night when you lift lid.

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      11-07-2005 04:37 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by nu-to-vw »
      doors relock if not opened shortly after hitting the unlock button on the fob (perhaps a 30 second delay

      So does my Mazda P5 fwiw.

    24. 11-07-2005 04:48 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by USCVWFAN »
      Like all VW's.

      probably starting with 1998 models and higher?

    25. 11-07-2005 04:50 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Dr. Bob »
      When ever I look at a new car the first thing I look for is how can you service it and where everything is for repairs. The engine bay of both the new Jetta and Passat are very compact, so much so that you don't seem to be able to get at things very easily for maintenance.


      Modified by Dr. Bob at 7:27 AM 11-7-2005

      take off the engine cover, air filter box and battery and you've got a lot of space available. takes about 10-15mins for this.

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