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
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
- 13. Electric equipment
   13.2. General information
   + 13.3. Electric chains
   13.4. Safety locks
   13.5. Rules of care of the accumulator
   13.6. Check of the accumulator
   13.7. Accumulator charging
   13.8. Accumulator
   13.9. System of charging
   13:10. Generator
   13:11. Replacement of brushes of the generator and regulator of tension
   13:12. System of start of the engine
   13:13. Starter
   13:14. Traction relay of a starter
   13:15. Replacement of bulbs of external lighting
   13:16. Replacement of bulbs of internal lighting
   13:17. Devices of external lighting
   13:18. Executive engine of the proofreader of light of headlights
   13:19. Adjustment of light of headlights
   13:20. Gas-discharge lamps of headlights of passing beam
   13:21. Combination of devices
   13:22. Multipurpose switches of a steering column
   13:23. Switches
   13:24. Radio receiver
   13:25. High-frequency loudspeakers
   13:26. Low-frequency loudspeakers
   13:27. Antenna
   13:28. Check of a heater of back glass
   13:29. Windshield screen wiper engine
   13:30. Engine of a screen wiper of back glass
   13:31. Windscreen washer pump
   13:32. System of the central blocking of locks
   13:33. Main malfunctions of the generator
   13:34. Main malfunctions of a starter
   + 13:35. Electric circuits

13:11. Replacement of brushes of the generator and regulator of tension


Tension regulator with brushes

Replacement of the regulator of tension and brushes of the generator can be made, without removing the generator from the engine, but at the same time it is necessary to remove the top part of an inlet collector.


1. Switch off ignition and remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
2. Weaken a tension and take off poliklinovy a generator drive belt.
3. Remove the generator.
4. Unscrew screws and remove the protection cover from a back part of the generator.
5. Unscrew two screws and, being careful, remove from the generator tension regulator together with brushes.
6. Measure length of graphite brushes which has to be not less than 5 mm.
7. For replacement of coal brushes unsolder tokopodvoda, take worn-out brushes and springs, establish new brushes with springs in a nest of the regulator and solder токоподвод so that length of brushes made 10,0 mm. At the soldering do not allow hit of gumboil and solder on токоподвод, except the place of the soldering. Check ease of movement of brushes in the holder.


Installation of graphite brushes

And – brushes,
In – springs of a clip of brushes,
With – the holder of brushes

1. Being careful, install tension regulator with brushes and fix it by screws.
2. Install the protection cover of the generator and fix it by screws.
3. Install the generator.
4. Establish poliklinovy a belt of the drive of the generator and adjust its tension.
5. Connect a weight wire to the accumulator.