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
11:58. 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
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Check of a condition of a body has to be made regularly. Otherwise corrosion of certain sites of a body can lead to its strong damage and further expensive repair. It is also important to pay attention to parts of the car inaccessible to an external look, for example, to the bottom, arches of wheels and the lower part of a motor compartment, and also parts of a body, hidden under an upholstery.
Basic element at care of a body is its sink. Before a wash of the car soak insects and remove from a body surface. Plentifully use water. Use a soft sponge or a soft brush. The varnish covering cannot be washed with a stream with a strong pressure. Pour over the car from a hose and wash away dirt from top to down. Often rinse a sponge. Wipe the car with pure rags. Apply only the good degreasing washing substances. For the purpose of protection for a sink add the washing preservatives to water. It is forbidden to wash and dry the car in the sun, otherwise on a varnish surface there will be spots. Salt with which roads strew makes harmful effects on a car body.
Purely washed up and dried up varnish covering needs to be processed every 3 month the preserving means to protect the surface of the car from atmospheric influences by creation of a pore-free water-repellent wax layer.
At once to remove the flowed-out fuel, oil or lubricant, and also brake fluid, otherwise color of a varnish covering will change.
Processing of a surface needs to be repeated if water does not gather in drops, and spreads on a surface. Regular processing by the preserving means promotes long preservation of gloss of a varnish covering.
There is also other possibility of protection of varnish coverings – by means of the washing preservatives. However the washing preservatives provide reliable protection of varnish coverings only in case are used at each wash of the car and at least, than in 2–3 weeks.
After use of the washing (foam-forming) means additional processing of a surface by preservatives especially is recommended.
Polishing of a varnish surface is necessary only in case it faded owing to insufficient leaving, influence of dust, harmful gases, weather conditions, and the preserving means cannot restore its gloss.
It is not necessary to apply rough polishing pastes and chemically active polishing means, despite a predvaritel but good results.
Before polishing the car needs to be washed up and to dry up carefully. To further adhere to the instruction for use of the polishing means.
To make polishing small sites in avoidance it is premature го polish drying. After processing of a surface some polishing means it is necessary to make additional preservation. It is forbidden to polish in the open sun. Opaque varnish surfaces cannot be processed the preserving and polishing means.
Care of rubber consolidations
Periodically to strew the condensing or sliding surfaces with talc or to spray silicone аэрозолью. It will keep their elasticity and will exclude a scratch when closing doors. It is possible to eliminate unpleasant sounds, having wiped the adjoining surfaces with liquid soap.
Disks of wheels
Disks of wheels from light metals demand leaving, especially in cold season. For this purpose it is possible to use special means for cleaning of disks. Not to apply active, acidiferous, silnoshchelochny and rough cleaners or water with a temperature over + 60 °C.
Seat belts should be washed with weak alkaline solution, without removing them. Not to subject them to dry cleaning which can cause destruction of fibers. To twist belts with automatic winding in the dried-up state, if necessary to use special an aerosol for the best sliding. It is not recommended to dry belts at a temperature over 80 °C and in the open sun.