VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car



Foltsvagen Passat B5
- Maintenance instruction
   Keys
   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
   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
   Armrests
   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
   Braking
   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
   Specifications
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Specifications
+ 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






Control lamps

GENERAL INFORMATION

1 – protivobuksovochny system with reduction of torque of the engine or electronic system of stabilization,
2 – the index of turn at the movement with the trailer,
3 – back fog lamps,
4 – electronic anticreeping system,
5 – index of turns,
6 – driving beam,
7 – system of inflatable safety cushions,
8 – anti-blocking system of brakes,
9 – parking brake,
10 – category of the rechargeable battery,
11 – seat belts,
12 – temperature of the cooling liquid/level of cooling liquid,
13 – oil pressure in the engine,
14 – brake system,
15 – wear of overlays of brake shoes,
16 – liquid for washers,
17 reserve of fuel,
18 – prestarting heater

The arrangement of control lamps on a combination of devices depends on model of the car and execution of the engine. The pictograms presented in the present description, are available on the corresponding control lamps.

1 – Protivobuksovochny system with reduction of torque of the engine (ASR)

 

The control lamp lights up at inclusion of ignition and has to go out approximately in 2 seconds. The lamp blinks at the movement in the reaction time of protivobuksovochny system. At the switched-off protivobuksovochny system or at violation in its work the control lamp burns constantly. As this Protivobuksovochnaya system works together with anti-blocking system of brakes and protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of a probuksova of the howling wheel, at violations in work of anti-blocking system also control lamp of the protivobuksovochny ASR system burns.

1– Electronic system of stabilization (ESP)

 

The control lamp lights up at inclusion of ignition and has to go out approximately in 2 seconds. The electronic system of stabilization supplements protivobuksovochny system with reduction of torque of the engine. The lamp blinks at the movement in the reaction time of electronic system of stabilization or protivobuksovochny system with reduction of torque of the engine. At the switched-off system or at violation in its work the control lamp burns constantly.

As the electronic system of stabilization works together with anti-blocking system and also with protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel at failure of anti-blocking system also control lamp of electronic system of stabilization lights up.

2 – The index of turns at the movement with the trailer
 

The control lamp blinks together with indexes of turns on the car and the trailer. In case on the car or on the trailer one of lamps of indexes of turns failed, the control lamp does not blink.

3 – Back fog lamps

 

After inclusion of back fog lamps the control lamp lights up.

4 – Electronic anticreeping system

 

At inclusion of ignition automatically there is an inquiry of a code of the ignition key. Carrying out comparison of data is confirmed by short-term fire of a control lamp. In case not allowed key is used, burning of a control lamp passes into a blinking with short breaks. The car cannot use.

5 – Index of turns

 

Depending on from what party of the car indexes of turns blink, the left or right control lamp at the same time blinks. If one of lamps of indexes of turn failed, the control lamp blinks twice quicker, than usually. It does not occur at towage of the trailer.

6 – Driving beam

 

The control lamp burns at the turned-on driving beam and when giving a light signal.

7 – System of inflatable safety cushions

 

The control lamp burns after inclusion of ignition about 3 seconds. On cars with the disconnected inflatable pillow for the forward passenger the control lamp blinks within about 12 seconds.

If the lamp does not go out or during the movement will light up, the system of inflatable safety cushions is faulty. Such system has to be urgently checked in the service enterprise Volkswagen.

8 – Anti-blocking system (ABS)
 

The control lamp warns about malfunction in anti-blocking system and in protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel.

Anti-blocking system (ABS)

The control lamp lights up after inclusion of ignition or during start of the engine for several seconds. It dies away after the end of process of automatic check of operability of system.

If the control lamp at inclusion of ignition does not light up on the expiration of several seconds after inclusion of ignition does not die away or lights up during the movement, then anti-blocking system not as it should be.

With malfunction in ABS perhaps following:

 – if the control lamp of anti-blocking system burns only one during the movement, the car can be still slowed down by one normally functioning working brake system without anti-blocking system. It is necessary to address to the service enterprise Volkswagen as soon as possible.

 – if the control lamp of anti-blocking system burns together with a control lamp of the brake system, it means that not only there is a malfunction in ABS, but also it is necessary to expect changes in normal operation of the brake system.


Prevention

After fire of both control lamps perhaps when braking premature blocking of back wheels. It is necessary to address to the service enterprise Volkswagen urgently.


Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel (EDS)

The Protivobuksovochny system (system of blocking of differential with electronic control) works with snubbing of the revolving wheel together with ABS. In protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel points out fire of a control lamp of ABS malfunction. It is necessary to address to the service enterprise Volkswagen whenever possible rather.

9 – Parking brake

 

At the tightened parking brake and the included ignition the control lamp burns. It has to go out when the parking brake is released.

10 – Category of the rechargeable battery

 

The control lamp lights up at inclusion of ignition. It has to go out after start of the engine. The drive of the generator is carried out by means of a durable maple belt with ribs.

If during the movement the control lamp lights up, it is necessary to stop, switch off the engine and to check a condition of a maple belt with ribs.

In case the tension of a belt weakened or the belt is broken off it is impossible to continue the movement – the engine cooling system pump is not put in action any more. The condition of a belt has to be checked, and the belt if necessary has to be replaced.

If the control lamp burns, and the belt of the drive of the pump of the cooling system of the engine did not weaken and is not torn, it is possible to continue the movement to the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen.

As the rechargeable battery is continuously discharged, it is necessary to switch off all those consumers of the electric power whose inclusion is optional.

11 – Seat belts
 

The control lamp (only on cars for export to the certain countries) lights up after inclusion of ignition approximately for 6 seconds as a reminder on need to put on seat belts.

If seat belts are not put on after inclusion of ignition the sound signal sounds. It abates after putting on of seat belts or approximately in 6 seconds.

12 – Temperature of the cooling liquid/level of cooling liquid
 

The control lamp burns at inclusion of ignition several seconds – working capacity check.

In case the control lamp does not die away further or at the movement lights up or it begins to blink the witness stvut or about too high temperature of cooling liquid, or about too low level of cooling liquid in the cooling system. As the additional prevention 3 times sound a sound signal, at the same time it is necessary to stop the car, to switch off the engine and to check the level of cooling liquid. If necessary to add cooling liquid.


Prevention

Never open an engine cowl when you see that from a motor compartment there is steam or cooling liquid – danger of receiving a burn follows!

Watch that your hands did not get to a zone of rotation of the fan! The fan can suddenly begin to rotate – even at the switched-off ignition!

To avoid a burn at high temperature of cooling liquid, you should consider the following:

 – be attentive when opening a stopper of a broad tank of system cooling! At the hot engine in the cooling system elevated pressure. Therefore before an otvertyvaniye of a stopper of a broad tank it is necessary to allow to the engine to cool down;
 – for protection of the person and hands against steam more hotly than cooling liquid cover a radiator stopper with rather big piece of dense cleaning material.

You watch that cooling liquid did not get on hot details of system of release or other hot elements of a design. The low-temperature additive which is contained in cooling liquid can ignite.


If the level of cooling liquid is normal, violation in operation of the cooling system can be caused by malfunction of the fan. Check a safety lock of the fan and if necessary replace it.

If the control lamp does not die away though the level of cooling liquid normal and a safety lock of the fan serviceable, it is not necessary to continue the movement – the qualified help is necessary.

In case the reason is covered in malfunction of the fan and provided that the level of cooling liquid is normal, and the control lamp went out, it is possible to continue the movement to the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen. To use a stream of counter air for liquid cooling, it is necessary to avoid idling of the engine and the movement with very small speed.

13 – Oil pressure in the engine
 

The control lamp lights up for several seconds at inclusion of ignition for working capacity check.

If the control lamp does not die away, as the additional prevention 3 times a sound signal sound. The engine cannot be started! It is necessary to check oil level in the engine and if necessary to add oil.

If at the movement the control lamp lights up or blinks, with a frequency of rotation of the engine more than 1500 rpm as the additional prevention 3 times sound a sound signal. It is necessary to stop and switch off the engine! To check the level of oil and if necessary to add oil.

If the control lamp blinks in spite of the fact that oil level in the engine normal, it is impossible to continue the movement. The engine also should not idle.

The control lamp of pressure of oil is not the oil level control device in the engine! Therefore it is regularly necessary to check oil level, it is the best of all at each fuelling.

14 – Brake system
 

The control lamp burns at too small level of brake fluid.

Ignition has to be included at the same time.

On cars with anti-blocking system (ABS), the control lamp lights up for several seconds after inclusion of ignition or launch of the engine. At failure of ABS, the control lamp of the brake system burns together with a control lamp of ABS.


Prevention

If after starts of the engine the control lamp does not go out or during the movement will light up, then it testifies to too low level of brake fluid in a tank. Immediately it is necessary to look for the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen and to check the working brake system.
On the way it is necessary to be there ready to need to press stronger a brake pedal when braking, to increase in a brake way and to the increased free wheeling of a brake pedal.
If the control lamp of the brake system burns together with a control lamp of anti-blocking system, it is possible when braking premature blocking of back wheels.


15 – Index of wear of overlays of brake shoes

 

It is necessary to address to the service enterprise Volkswagen for check of a condition of overlays of brake shoes.

As the index of wear of brake slips signals about big wear of overlays only of forward brake mechanisms we recommend, along with replacement of overlays of forward brake mechanisms to check a condition of overlays of back brake mechanisms.

16 – Liquid level for windscreen washers
 

The control lamp lights up at too low level of liquid for washing of a windshield in a tank.

17 – Fuel reserve

 

The control lamp lights up when the reserve of fuel goes down approximately to 8 liters.

18 – A prestarting heater (only for cars with the diesel engine)

 

At the cold engine the control lamp lights up at inclusion of situation at the movement ("Ignition is included").

If the control lamp at the same time did not light up that, therefore, there is a malfunction in a prestarting heater.

After the control lamp went out, it is necessary to start the engine at once.

At the engine which is warmed up up to the working temperature, the control lamp does not light up – it is possible to start the engine immediately.


Prevention

If during the movement of the car equipped with the diesel engine there are violations in management of operation of the engine about what the blinking control lamp will let know, the engine should be checked urgently at the service enterprise Volkswagen.