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

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13:14. Traction relay of a starter


Place of putting sealant

F – junction of the traction relay and starter


1. Remove a starter.
2. Using additional wires of big section, connect the starter case to the negative plug of the accumulator, and connect the positive plug of the accumulator to the plug 50. If at the same time the driving gear wheel of a starter moves forward, but the engine of a starter does not rotate, so is faulty or the electric motor of a starter or burned contacts of the traction relay.
3. If the gear wheel of a starter does not move forward, so the traction relay failed and it needs to be replaced.
4. Unscrew a nut and disconnect the wire going from the starter electric motor to the lower contact of the traction relay.
5. Unscrew screws and remove the traction relay from a starter.


1. Apply a thin film of sealant on the surface of the traction relay interfaced to a starter see rice. Place of putting sealant.
2. Hook on an anchor of the traction relay for the operating lever, then screw in screws of fastening of the traction relay to a starter.
3. Connect a starter electric motor wire to the lower contact of the traction relay and fix it.
4. Check operation of the traction relay.
5. Establish a starter.