VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
+ 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
   10.2. General information
   10.3. ABS/EBV/EDS/ASR/ESP systems
   10.4. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   + 10.5. Replacement of front brake shoes
   10.6. Replacement of back brake shoes
   10.7. Check of a brake disk
   10.8. Brake disk
   10.9. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   + 10:10. Brake pipelines and hoses
   10:11. Stoplight switch
   10:12. Lever of the emergency brake
   10:13. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   + 10:14. Cable of the emergency brake
   10:15. Main malfunctions of brakes
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

10:11. Stoplight switch


Stoplight switch arrangement

1 – stoplight switch,
2 – lock-nut of M12x1,5,
3 – brake pedal,

And = 0,1–0,5 mm


1. Remove a carpet in deepening for the driver's legs.
2. Disconnect the electric socket from the switch of stoplights (see rice. Stoplight switch arrangement).
3. Weaken a lock-nut and unscrew the stoplight switch from a brake pedal arm. Keep the spring ring located between a lock-nut and an arm of a pedal of a brake.


1. Screw in the stoplight switch in a brake pedal arm so that the distance between a pusher of the switch and a pedal of a brake made 0,1–0,5 mm. In this position of the switch tighten a lock-nut the moment of 5 Nanometers. At installation of the switch of a stoplight the pedal of a brake has to be in a starting position.
2. Connect the electric socket to the stoplight switch.
3. Check operation of the switch of stoplights. Even by insignificant pressing a brake pedal stoplights have to light up.
4. Establish into place a carpet in deepening for the driver's legs.