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
- 11. Body
   11.2. Care of a body
   11.3. Care of an upholstery and rugs
   11.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   11.5. Repair of strong damages of a body
   + 11.6. Forward cross panel
   11.7. Front bumper
   11.8. Removal of the lever of blocking of a cowl
   11.9. Adjustment of the side directing bumper arm
   11:10. Rear bumper
   11:11. Forward wing
   11:12. Facing of a niche of a forward wheel
   11:13. Air inlet lattice
   + 11:14. Cowl
   11:15. Front grille
   + 11:16. Cable of opening of the lock of a cowl
   11:17. Cowl lock
   11:18. Internal finishing of a door
   11:19. Differences at removal of an upholstery of the right forward door
   11:20. Control unit of door mechanisms
   11:21. Consolidation of a door
   11:22. Side finishing of the luggage compartment of the Sedan models
   11:23. Side finishing of the luggage compartment of the Station wagon models
   11:24. Back finishing of the luggage compartment on the Sedan models
   11:25. Trunk lid upholstery
   11:26. Luggage carrier door upholstery
   11:27. A covering of half of the luggage compartment on the Station wagon models
   11:28. Trunk lid
   + 11:29. Luggage carrier lock
   11:30. Adjustment of provision of a cover of a luggage carrier / back door
   + 11:31. The lock of a back door on the Station wagon models
   11:32. Forward door
   11:33. Cylinder of the lock of a forward door
   11:34. External handle of opening of a door
   11:35. Door lock
   11:36. Manual lowering of glass of a door
   11:37. Door glass
   11:38. Door arm
   11:39. Internal rear-view mirror
   11:40. Central console
   11:41. Forward ashtray
   11:42. Back ashtray
   11:43. Decorative overlay of the lever (automatic transmission)
   11:44. Decorative slips under the radio receiver
   11:45. The lower finishing of the dashboard from the driver
   11:46. Ware box
   11:47. Internal decorative overlay of an external rear-view mirror
   11:48. Ceiling handle
   11:49. Antisolar peaks
   11:50. Overlays of thresholds
   11:51. Wind and back flew down
   11:52. Sitting lobbies
   11:53. Head restraint
   11:54. Side safety cushions
   11:55. Back sitting
   11:56. Left back of back sitting
   11:57. Carpet
   11:58. Elements of finishing of an interior
   11:59. External mirror of a back type / glass of a mirror
   11.60. Case of an external mirror
   11.61. Protection / бордюрная roof level
   11.62. Side overlay of a body
   11.63. Replacement of rubber tapes of brushes of screen wipers
   11.64. Nozzles of washers of a windshield
   11.65. Screen wiper levers
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

11. Body

11.1. General information


The Passat cars have the bearing body. The body represents a universal all-welded design and the smyatiya at collision includes zones in front and in a back part with a safety cell in the center of the car.

The cowl, trunk lid, doors and forward wings fasten on bolts and are easily replaced. At installation it is necessary to observe gaps, otherwise, for example, the door will knock or the increased noise from wind at the movement will be observed. The gap has to be, at least, parallel on the extent, i.e. the distance between parts of a body has to be maintained to constants on all length of a crack.

In the course of production the body of the car is zinced, and the bottom is processed by an anticorrosive covering. Bumpers and inserts of an arch of a wheel for durability and durability are made of plastic.

Almost all knots and details of the equipment of a body can be installed and be removed by means of usual set инструмен comrade. During the dismantling and assembly it is necessary to take special precautionary measures not to put serious damages to consolidations and the anticorrosive covering put with manufacturer.


If you have not enough experience, or there is no suitable place for performance of any works stated in this management, then it is recommended to carry out repair in service of car service of the dealer Volkswagen or in specialized auto repair shop.

Before works with the dashboard, doors or any devices of electric equipment remove a weight wire from the accumulator.

Security measures when carrying out welding works

When carrying out the welding and other works connected with a strong iskrovydeleniye near an accumulator location surely remove the accumulator.

It is forbidden to carry out welding and the firm and soft soldering of details is completed го the conditioner. It belongs also to those elements of the car which welding can cause a warming up of details of the conditioner. When carrying out repair окрасоч or in a zone of its warming up temperature should not exceed ny works in the drying camera +80 °.

The receiver with code protection against plunder


Before a weight wire detachment from the accumulator be convinced that you know the correct code of a raskodirovka of the receiver which restores its working capacity. If after connection of a wire of weight to enter the wrong code, then the receiver will be switched-off.

Connection of a body with weight

To keep reliability of connection with weight and to prevent damage owing to corrosion it is not necessary to disconnect wires from a body. Disconnect wires only from the accumulator, the engine or the transmission.

Before accession of wires or tires of connection with weight clear all places of connections to metal. Be convinced of reliability of an inhaling of bolt connections with a weight.