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






Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following messages on violations of normal work or the prevention of paramount importance can be specified:

oil pressure too low;

violation in the brake system;

level of cooling liquid too low or temperature of cooling liquid too high;

violations in the brake system and in anti-blocking system.

These pictograms of paramount importance warn about danger. Therefore it is necessary to stop and kill the engine!

Eliminate violation. If necessary it is necessary to ask for the qualified technical assistance.

If several violations of paramount importance are noted, pictograms appear one by one approximately for 2 seconds everyone. Pictograms blink until violation is not eliminated.

Oil pressure in the engine

Text message: "STOP! OLSTAND PRUFEN" ("STOP! CHECK OIL LEVEL").

If at the movement it appears, it is necessary to stop and switch off the engine. Check oil level in the engine and if necessary add oil.

If the pictogram blinks in spite of the fact that oil level in the engine is normal, it is impossible to continue the movement. The engine should not work even at single turns – the qualified help is necessary.

Brake system
Text message: STOP! BREMSFLUSSiGKEIT PRUFEN "(" STOP! CHECK BRAKE LIQUID").

The pictogram appears at too small level of brake fluid.

It is necessary to stop the car and to check the level of brake fluid.

If the level of brake fluid in a tank fell below the mark "MIN", still it is possible to proceed with the increased care to the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen.

At malfunction in ABS regulation of brake effort of back brake mechanisms stops. Therefore there is a tendency of brake mechanisms to earlier blocking of back wheels.


Prevention

If the level of brake fluid is normal, violation of normal work of ABS is possible. At the same time it is possible when braking early blocking of back wheels. At is more certain circumstances it can lead to failures of back brake mechanisms.
It is necessary to proceed urgently with the increased care in the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen for malfunction elimination.



Temperature of the cooling liquid/level of cooling liquid

Text message: "STOP! KUHLMITTEL PRUFEN" ("STOP! CHECK COOLING LIQUID").

If during the movement the pictogram lights up or blinks, either excessive temperature increase of cooling liquid, or too low level of cooling liquid is possible.

It is necessary to stop, switch off the engine and to check the level of cooling liquid. If necessary to add cooling liquid.

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 text message on the display disappeared, 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.

Anti-blocking system (ABS)
Text message: "STOP! ABS STORUNG" ("STOP! VIOLATION IN WORK of ABS").

The pictogram signals about violations in work of anti-blocking system and protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel.

With malfunction in ABS perhaps following:

 – if the control lamp of anti-blocking system burns only one, 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.

Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of the revolving wheel (EDS)

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