Welcome to the Passat (B5) Do-It-Yourself, How-To and Frequently Asked Question Thread.
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01) Typical Problems & Questions
02) Oil & Servicing
03) Body & Exterior
05) Wheels & Tires
08) Radio & Navigation System
10) Suspension & Handling
11) Motor & Transmission
13) Racks & Carriers