The Volkswagen Passat Service Manual: 1998-2004 covers Passat models built on
the “B5” platform. With new 2003 and 2004 model year information and new
coverage of the 6-speed manual transmission (transmission code: 01E), this man-
ual supersedes Volkswagen Passat Service Manual: 1998-2002 (VP02).
The Volkswagen Passat Service Manual: 1998-2004 has been prepared using
selected factory service information with the added benefit of suggestions, tips
and clarification of various procedures. If you’re looking for better understanding
of your Volkswagen Passat look no further than Bentley Publishers.
•Covers Passat, Passat wagon and 4MOTION™ models built on the B5
•88 page step-by-step maintenance section.
•Engine and cylinder head service, including timing belt and camshaft
•Component testing, removal and installation for engine lubrication, cooling,
and exhaust systems.
•Fuel supply service, including fuel pump delivery and electrical checks,
EVAPsystem, and mechanical and electronic throttle control (E-gas).
•Fuel injection and ignition system component identification, electrical
testing, technical data, and throttle valve control module adaptation using
the factory scan tool.
•Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair, including
hydraulic clutch, gearshift linkage, and axles.
•Repair information for ABS/EDL/ASRbrake systems.
•Suspension component replacement, including struts, stabilizer bar, multi-
link elements, and wheel bearings.
•Body adjustment and repairs, including doors, fenders, trim panels,
bumpers, doors, hood, lids, lights, instrument panel/dashboard, sunroof,
seatbelts, and seats.
•Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C electrical component
replacement and vacuum hose layout.
•Factory wiring diagrams and component locations.
•Volkswagen OBD II diagnostic trouble codes section with SAE and
manufacturer defined P-codes, control module coding and readiness codes.
•Comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments,
and tightening torques.
•Wiring schematics and extensive electrical component section specifying
relay, control module and ground locations with detailed illustrations