Volkswagen Passat B5: fuses and relays diagram (1997-2005)

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Volkswagen Passat B5 — This is the fifth generation of the Passat family. The car was produced 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. VW Passat B5 was presented in a 4-door sedan and a 5-door station wagon, with 1.6 L, 1.8 L, 2.0 L, 2.3 L, 2.8 L, 4.0 L petrol engines and 1.9 L TDI, 2.0 L TDI, 2.5 L TDI diesel engines. During production, this model has undergone several technical upgrades and an update in the end of 2000.

Interesting to know: All Volkswagen Passat B5s built after the end of 2000 became known as B5.5 models

In this article you will find information about location of the fuse boxes and relays with their diagrams and assignment, especially the fuses responsible for the fuel pump and cigarette lighter.

Please note that depending on the year of manufacture, configuration and modification of the vehicle, the fuse and relay boxes may be different.

Interior fuse box

Fuse box

The main interior fuse box is located on the left side of the dashboard right in its end.

The location of the fuses in the passenger compartment: Volkswagen Passat B5

To access the fuses, you must remove the protective cover by prying it open with a screwdriver or other hard, flat tool.

interior fuse box Volkswagen Passat B5
Interior fuse box Volkswagen Passat B5 – Variant 1
Fuse box card Volkswagen Passat B5
Interior fuse box card Volkswagen Passat B5 – Variant 2

On the back of the cover there may be information with the location of the fuses particular of your car model.

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Volkswagen Passat B5 (1997-2005)
Volkswagen Passat B5 (1997-2005) – interior fuse box diagram

Fuses assignment in the Instrument Panel (1997 – May 2002)

AmpsDescription / Protected circuit
15 AFront heated washer jets / nozzles
210 A Turn signals (direction indicators, blinker)
35 ALight for glove box, air conditioning, cruise control, seat heating control modules, day / night light mirror, control module and multifunction steering wheel control unit, transmission selector lever
45 ANumber (license) plate light
510 A Instrument panel light, heated seats, cruise control test plug, air conditioning (A/C), automatic transmission display, mirror switch, pump Airbag outside temperature gauge, navigation system, parking lights
65 AComfort module system: door mirror heaters, сentral locking
710 A ABS (brake system)
85 AAutomatic headlamp beam adjustment, telematics/telephone
95 АHeated side mirrors, front seats adjustment
105 АCD changer (audio) unit, telematics / telephone,switches on steering wheel
115 АBy car with automatic transmission: Cruise control
1210 A Data link connector (DLC / OBD) (diagnostic connector)
1310 A Brake lights (stop lamps)
1410 A Comfort module system: central locking, passenger visor mirror, adjustment of rear-view mirrors, anti-theft system
1510 A Instrument cluster, automatic transmission AT
165 AABS (brake system)
1710 A Navigation system
1810 A High beam - Right headlight
1910 A High beam - Left headlight
2010 A Low beam - Right headlight, headlight adjustment
2110 A Low beam - Left headlight, headlight adjustment
225 APark / tail-lights - right side
235 APark / tail-lights - left side
2425 A Windscreen Wiper and Washer
2530 A AC / heater blower motor, air conditioning (A/C), AC / heater recirculation
2630 A Rear window defogger (heated rear window)
2715 A Rear window washer and wiper
2815 A Fuel pump
2920 A Engine management system (ECU)
3020 A Sunroof electric drive
3115 A Back-up lights, cruise control system, automatic transmission (AT), cruise control (with MT), cruise control, diagnostic engine management system (ECU)
3220 A Engine management system (ECU)
3315 A Cigarette lighter
3415 A Injectors, engine control sys.
3530 A Trailer socket, trailer electrical equipment
3615 A Front and rear fog lamps / lights
3720 A Radio, telephone
3815 A Central lock (doors, fuel filler flap, door function control modules); Power Windows, comfort block
3915 A Emergency lights (hazard warning lamps)
4025 A Horn (signal)
4125 A ABS (brake system) hydro pump
42 -Empty (reserve)
43 -Empty (reserve)
4430 АFront heated seats
4530 АReserve
4610 АReserve

The Cigarette lighter fuse is at number 33 with an amperage of 15 Amps. The Fuel pump (gas pump) fuse is at number 28 with 15 Amps.

Addendum: to solve the problem with the Power Windows we recommend also to check  the fuses №38, 14 (interior fuse box), the A fuse for 30 amps on the sixfold relay panel (some models) and the 30 Amps fuse on the eightfold relay panel (see below).

Fuses assignment in the Instrument Panel (May 2002 – 2005)

AmpsDescription / Protected circuit
15 AFront heated washer jets
210 A Turn signals (direction indicators, blinker)
35 AEmpty (reserve)
45 ANumber (licens) plate light
510 A Instrument panel light, heated seats, cruise control test plug, air conditioning (A/C), automatic transmission display, mirror switch, navigation system, Multi-Function Steering Wheel
65 AComfort module system, door mirror heaters
710 A ABS (brake system), cruise control, engine control unit (ECU), speedometer
85 AAutomatic headlamp beam adjustment, telematics/telephone
95 АParking assistance system
105 АCD changer (audio) unit, telematics / telephone, switches on steering wheel RADIO
115 АPower Seats adjustment
1210 A Data link connector (DLC / OBD) (diagnostic connector)
1310 A Brake lights (stop lamps)
1410 A Comfort module system (passenger visor mirror, adjustment of rear-view mirrors, anti-theft system, interior lights / lamps)
1510 A Instrument cluster, automatic transmission AT, A/C
165 AABS (brake system), Steering wheel Angle Sensor
1710 A /15 ATelematics, Power outlet
1810 A High beam - Right headlight
1910 A High beam - Left headlight
2010 A Low beam - Right headlight
2110 A Low beam - Left headlight
225 APark / tail-lights - right side
235 APark / tail-lights - left side
2425 A Windscreen Wiper and Washer (also headlight washer)
2530 A AC / heater blower fan, air conditioning (A/C), AC / heater recirculation
2630 A Rear window defogger (heated rear window), heated side mirrors
2715 A Rear window washer and wiper
2815 A Fuel pump
2920 A Engine management system, Cooling fan
3020 A Sunroof electric drive
3115 A Reversing (back up) lights, automatic transmission (AT), cruise control (with MT), cruise control
3220 A Engine management system (ECU)
3315 A Cigarette lighter
3415 A Injectors, engine control sys.
3530 A Trailer socket, trailer electrical equipment
3615 A Front and rear fog lamps / lights
3720 A Radio, navigation system
3815 A Central lock (doors, door lights, fuel filler flap, door function control modules), Power Windows, comfort block
3915 A Emergency lights (hazard warning lights)
4025 A Horn (signal)
4125 A Telematics
4215 A ABS system, ESP system
4315 A Engine Control Unit (ECU), EGR, Coolant temperature gauge
4430 АFront heated seats
4530 АReserve
4610 АReserve

Main relay panel

Location and arrangement of relay-panels under the dashboard
Location and arrangement of relay-panels under the dashboard VW B5

The main relay box of the Volkswagen Passat B5 is located under the dash on the driver’s side and consist of 13-fold and 6-fold panels. To access this unit, remove the lower dashboard cover (located above the driver’s footwell)

VW Passat B5 (1997-2005) - main interior relay diagram
VW Passat B5 – main interior relay diagram
Description / Protected circuit
1A/C fan relay (373)
2Clutch relay
3Air Conditioner magnetic clutch relay (A/C Clutch 267, 384)
4Air conditioning system control module
5On diesel cars: Fuel pump relay
6Exterior lights, gearbox selector handle lights
7Headlight relay
8Glow plug relay; Empty
9Empty (reserve)
10Fog lights relay
11Communication relay (phone, radio)
12Starter relay
13Starter interlock/disable relay
Fuses at thirteenfold relay-panel
ATaxi car fuse (25A)
BTaxi car fuse (20A)
CBrake system vacuum pump fuse (15A)
DRear power outlet (12 V) fuse (20A)
EReserve (empty)
Sixfold relay-panel
IDual Horn Relay (53)
IIX contact relay (370)
IIIWiper and washer relay
IVFuel pump relay (372, 409), Glow plug relay
VWiper and Washer Intermittent Relay (377)
VIWiper and Washer Intermittent Relay (377)
Fuses at sixfold relay-panel
ALuggage compartment 12v socket 1 fuse (20A); Power Windows fuse (some models) (30A/20A)
BLuggage compartment 12v socket 2 fuse (20A)
CEmpty or Taxi car fuse (10A)

The Cigarette lighter fuse is at number 33 with an amperage of 15 Amps. The Fuel pump (gas pump) fuse is at number 28 with 15 Amps.

Additional relay panel

Depending on the configuration of the vehicle, behind the main relay panel there may be an auxiliary (eightfold) relay panel unit consisting of 8 relays.

Auxiliary relay panel behind main relay panel: Volkswagen Passat B5 (1997-2005)
Auxiliary eightfold relay panel behind main relay panel: VW Passat B5 (1997-2005)
Description / Protected circuit
1Empty (reserve)
2ABS / EDS / ESC systems relay
3ABS / EDS / ESC systems relay
4Cooling fan relay 80 W, Fan relay 300 W, 1 stage
5First Speed Coolant Fan Control (FC) Relay
(214)
6Fan relay 300 W, stage 2
7Empty (reserve) or ABS relay with ESP
8Second Speed Coolant Fan Control (FC)
Relay (213)
Fuses
ACoolant Fan (5A)
BFan fuse, (40A)
CSteering wheel hydraulic pump (50 A)
Power Window Fuse (30А)
Passenger's seat: power seat circuit breaker (30A)
Driver's seat: power seat circuit breaker (30A)
Anti-Theft warning system (alarm lights, lock/unlock) (15A)
Coolant Fan (30A)

Fuse box and relays under the hood

Fuse box and relays location under the hood
Fuse box and relays location under the hood VW B5

In the engine compartment mounting block located on the left side, next to the electronic engine control unit (ECU).

Fuse box and relays under the hood VW B5
Fuse box and relays photo under the hood VW B5 – Variant 1
Fuse box and relays photo in engine compartment VW B5
Fuse box and relays photo under the hood VW B5 – Variant 2
Under the hood fuse box diagram: Volkswagen Passat B5 (1997-2005)
Volkswagen Passat B5 engine compartment fuse box diagram
AmpsDescription / Protected circuit
B10 AFuse for injectors (S116)
B5 AAuxiliary engine coolant pump
D40/50 AFuse for Secondary air Injection pump (S130)
E40 AFuse for ignition coil terminal (S115)
F5 AFuse for engine control module (ECM) (S102)
G10 AFuse for engine electronics (S282)
Relay
1 -Motronic Engine Control Module Power relay (ECM) (167), engine code BDP
2 -Secondary air Injection pump relay (AIR) (373), (100)
3 -Motronic Engine Control Module power supply (429), (219); Auxiliary еngine сoolant pump relay (EC) (53), (411)

We hope our article with the pinout, purpose of fuses and a description of where they are will help you in troubleshooting and repair the car. Leave your comments below!

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