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by mrderv
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Replacement Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Replacement Battery

As far as i know, it's the part number from the battery that needs coding to the ecu. So if you are staying with the same brand and MFR part#, then it won't need coding.
by mrderv
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Handling issues
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Handling issues

Afternoon all I have some issues with the handling of my B7 Passat. Lately, I am having to apply corrective steering while travelling on Motorways/Dual Carriageways, in what feels like being buffeted by wind. Something that has gotten worse over the past few months. Not heavy wind either, i'm talkin...
by mrderv
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Alarm horn
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Alarm horn

Regarding the lock, i think you have to turn the key further to unlock than when you lock it.
by mrderv
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Wipers stop when stationary!!
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Wipers stop when stationary!!

Its normal behavior. My B7 does it.
by mrderv
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Re-mapping.
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Re-mapping.

Has anyone had any experience with re-mapping. I can get my All-track upped by 40bhp and 80Nm. With a claimed 15% improvement in mpg. Does this sound ok? Where abouts are you based? Mine is a 140bhp 2.0 tdi, and managed a 107.6Nm and 49.8Bhp increase. Transformed the drive-ability of the car, it fe...
by mrderv
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Heated side mirrors
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Heated side mirrors

From what i recall, the knob needs to be turned to the heated position. Once there, they are activated when the rear window demister button is pressed.
by mrderv
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: B7 Parking sensor volume
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: B7 Parking sensor volume

You should be able to adjust it from the stereo headunit? Unless it's an aftermarket parking sensor kit?

Do you have a PDC button next to the gear shifter?
by mrderv
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Need access to power
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Need access to power

Cigarette lighter socket?
by mrderv
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: not your average DRLs
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: not your average DRLs

gtijames wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Those drls do look good, can't see why they wouldn't fit a UK spec car? Might be due to them not being road legal/eu marked or something like that
UK/EU passats are different to the North America versions. Bumpers, headlights, the lot. Not interchangeable
by mrderv
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Tramlining
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Tramlining

It is annoying. I had a BMW that did it, replaced loads of parts to then find out it's just one of the poo characteristics of having runflat tyres. They have no flex whatsoever in the sidewall, so tramlining was pretty bad, especially if they were low profile. Speaking of which, if you are running w...
by mrderv
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Tramlining
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Tramlining

Wheel bearing?
by mrderv
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: remap time!
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: remap time!

Mine was 140 standard. Rolling Road test was 142 to start, and after remap 192. I'd get yourself to a rolling road to ensure the power output is what has been claimed. I'm curious though, did the remapper not have a rolling road? If he didn't, then if there was a "printout" it would be a generic one...
by mrderv
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Tuning boxes, or not!
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Tuning boxes, or not!

There's no substitute for a remap. Tuning boxes just fool the ECU into thinking there's less fuel pressure and turbo boost, so the ecu increases it to what it thinks it "should" be, which in turn increases these above their normal operating parameters, and that gives you the power increase. A remap ...
by mrderv
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: error code P012100 trottle /pedal pos.sensor a cir.range/per
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: error code P012100 trottle /pedal pos.sensor a cir.range/per

Yes, to clear it permanently, fix or repair the part the code relates to ;)
by mrderv
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: air intake duct & airbox queries
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: air intake duct & airbox queries

Hole, not sure. If it looks like it's been drilled, it's something someone else has done and not like that from factory. You'll notice plastic swarf on the inside or outside edge of the hole if it's been drilled, and the only reason someone will do this is for an increase of induction noise without ...
by mrderv
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: tpms - won't reset.
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: tpms - won't reset.

It's missing the pressure sensors in the wheels if normal valve stems are fitted
by mrderv
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: B8 Passat 2014 on
Topic: Cooling fans running
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Cooling fans running

The fans still run after the DPF regen is complete, so if you use the car again and it doesn’t do it the car will be fine - I think it’s something like 5 starts with the DPF being interrupted before it warns you to regen. This is my 4th car with a DPF but definitely the one that regens the most and...
by mrderv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Sat Nav v.9 update problem on RNS 315
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Sat Nav v.9 update problem on RNS 315

Advent wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 am
Mr Derv: Then I need to keep out of the farmers newly cropped fields until the update...
Just been on Google Earth the road in question is still a dual lane road on that section of A1(m)
On Google Nav, it's updated. Earth still shows an old sat view i think
by mrderv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: B8 Passat 2014 on
Topic: Cooling fans running
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Cooling fans running

For reference, the fans run on to keep the engine bay cool if a DPF regen has been interrupted (such as when you park up at home). The DPF reaches temperatures of around 650c when a regen takes place, so cooling the engine bay is a must when the car stops to protect nearby components from heat damag...
by mrderv
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: A/C Compressor Query - Again...
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: A/C Compressor Query - Again...

Hiya All Accessed the compressor on a ramp - the bolt/screw wont tighten or loosen............ So before I end up with a mess - surely if the bolt/screw is loose it should undo and come out, or if snapped off still come out? Or is it possible that the centre bolt/screw thread on the compressor shaf...
by mrderv
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Failed smoke acceleration test pre-MOT
Replies: 51
Views: 1895

Re: Failed smoke acceleration test pre-MOT

I got the connector off - needed gentle persuasion with some angled dental tools to relese the tab. Anyhow, I've got hold of a new CTS today and I have precisely the same fault - exactly the same characteristics as the old one, exactly the same pattern of behaviour, and confirmed with vagcom. I'm t...
by mrderv
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: A/C Compressor Query - Again...
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: A/C Compressor Query - Again...

The X8R plate will fix the issue. Common problem with this compressor. To remove the centre bolt if it won't come out, you'll need to grind off the head of the bolt to remove the plate. Once removed, you can bolt on the new plate with the 3 new outer bolts. This will hold the pump shaft in place whi...
by mrderv
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Sat Nav v.9 update problem on RNS 315
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Sat Nav v.9 update problem on RNS 315

I have a B7 2014 Reg.. How can I tell which version I am using. Part of the A1(M) motorway Up North Yorkshire has changed route recently and according to my Say Nav I am driving across fields.... I pass that new route quite frequently, Google Navigation has only just updated there is a new stretch ...
by mrderv
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Towbars wheels and Swapping non folding door mirrors for folding ones.
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Towbars wheels and Swapping non folding door mirrors for folding ones.

Mirrors, almost, but this requires memory seats, so if you can transfer the seats, module, switches, associated wiring and the mirrors, then yes you can have power folding mirrors. Bear in mind that it will all need coding afterwards. Tyre pressure sensors, i'm not sure. I did however swap one of my...
by mrderv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: B6 parking sensors rear......... a strange problem
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: B6 parking sensors rear......... a strange problem

Zrnojed wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:02 pm
No faults on VCDS?

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That to me suggests it's an aftermarket kit?