VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
- Maintenance instruction
   Doors, central blocking of locks
   Trunk lid (back door of the Station wagon car)
   Remote radio control by locks
   Electrowindow regulators
   Rear-view mirrors
   Seat belts
   System of inflatable safety cushions
   Head restraints
   - Front seats
      Front seats (manual adjustment)
      Front seats (adjustment by means of the electric drive)
   Memory for a driver's seat
   Storing of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for advance
   Call of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for the movement by the forward course
   Back many-placed seat (Sedan)
   Back many-placed seat (Station wagon)
   Cover for lengthy baggage
   Luggage compartment
   Shelf of the luggage compartment (station wagon)
   Parking brake
   Mechanical transmission
   + 4-staged automatic transmission
   + 5-staged sekventalny automatic transmission
   Adjustable steering column
   Ignition lock
   Launch of the engine
   Engine stop
   Control devices
   Control lamps
   System of automatic control with the multipurpose index
   Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)
   Violations of minor importance (yellow pictograms)
   Navigation system
   Switches and switches
   Understeering switch of indexes of turns and light of headlights
   Cruise control
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heating and ventilation
   Air supply nozzles
   Climatic installation
   Air supply nozzles
   + Climatic Klimatronik installation
   Lifting and movable panel of the hatch of a roof
   Internal lighting
   Box for things
   Plug sockets in the luggage compartment
   How economically to drive the car
   Anti-blocking system of brakes
   Protivobuksovochny system (the reduced torque of the engine, ASR)
   Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of a wheel (EDS)
   Electronic system of stabilization (ESP)
   Amplifier of steering
   Fuel (petrol engines)
   Fuel (diesel engines)
   + Motor compartment
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Bases of safe operation of the car
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
+ 9. Steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

Front seats


The correct installation of seats is necessary for:

 – bystry and sure access to governing bodies,
 – not tense and not tiresome tense situation of a body,
 – maximum efficiency of action of seat belts and inflatable pillows.

Driver's seat

We recommend to establish the driver's seat as follows:

 – to adjust the provision of a seat in the longitudinal plane so that pedals could be squeezed out completely the legs which are slightly bent in knees,
 – to adjust the provision of a seatback so that the back completely adjoined to your back and you could get the top point of a steering wheel the hands which are slightly bent in elbows.


On a floor before a seat of the driver there should be no objects as in case of emergency brake application or even small blow they can appear under pedal knot. You then will not be able neither to slow down, nor to squeeze out coupling, nor to increase fuel supply!

Seat of the forward passenger

We recommend to establish a seat of the forward passenger as follows:

 – a seatback in the situation close to vertical,
 – legs stand conveniently on a floor,
 – at this seat as far as it is possible, shifted back.