Volkswagen Passat (B5) (1996-2005) Fuse Diagram

Fuse box diagram (fuse layout), location, and assignment of fuses and relays Volkswagen Passat (B5) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005).

Volkswagen Passat (B5) (1996-2005)

Checking and Replacing Fuses

The fuses are designed to blow before the entire wiring harness is damaged. If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may have blown. If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary.

  • Switch off the headlights, the ignition, and all electrical consumers.
  • Open the appropriate fuse box.
  • See diagrams below for details about which fuse to check.
  • Remove the fuse using the plastic tweezers located on the fuse box cover.
  • Check if the fuse is blown – if the thin metal strip inside is broken, the fuse has blown.
  • If the fuse is blown, replace the fuse with a new fuse of the same amperage (same color and same imprint) and the same overall size.
  • Replace the cover.


  • Never replace a fuse with one that has a higher amp rating. Replace a blown fuse only with a fuse of the same amperage (same color and same imprint) and the same overall size.
  • Never repair fuses.
  • Never replace fuses with a metal strip, a paper clip, or a similar object.
  • If a newly replaced fuse blows again after a short time, the electrical system should be checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Passenger Compartment Fuse Box

The fuse panel is located behind the cover on the driver’s side of the dashboard.

Passenger Compartment Fuse Box Location

Passenger Compartment Fuse Box Diagram

 № A Circuits protected
15Heated washer nozzle
210Turn signal system
3-Not used
45License plate light
510Power Seats, air conditioning, telematics, Multi‐Function Steering Wheel, Power sunroof, mirror adjustment, HomeLink
65Comfort module comfort system
710ABS, Cruise Control system, Engine Control Unit
85Automatic headlight beam adjusting
95Parking aid
105CD-Changer Unit, Telematics, Multi‐Function Steering Wheel, Navigation, Radio
115Power Seats with Memory
1210B+ (battery positive voltage) for Data Link Connector (DLC)
1310Brake lights
1410Comfort module system
1510Instr. cluster, air conditioning, automatic transmission
165ABS, Steering Angle Sensor
Power outlet, Telematics
1810Right headlight, high beam
1910Left headlight, high beam
2015Right headlight, low beam
2115Left headlight, low beam
225Parklight, right
235Parklight, left
2425Wiper system
2530Fresh air blower, recirculating control, air conditioning, Power sunroof
2630Rear window defogger
2715Rear window wiper system
2820Fuelpump (FP)
2920Engine Control Unit, Coolant Fan
3115Back‐up lights, cruise control system, automatic transmission, Mirror adjustments, diagnostic
3220Engine Control Module (ECM), cruise control system
3315Cigarette lighter
3415Engine Control Module (ECM), injectors
3530Trailer socket
3615Fog lights
3720Radio system, Navigation
3815Comfort module system
3915Emergency flasher system
4025Dual horn
4315Engine Control Module (ECM)
4430Heated seats


Relay Block

It is behind the trim panel on the driver’s side.

Relay Block Location

Unit 1

Relay Block 1

Relay arrangement on thirteenfold auxiliary relay panel above relay panel
1Coolant Fan Control (FC)‐A/C Relay (373)
2Sun-Roof Relay (79)
3A/C Clutch Relay (267)
A/C Clutch Relay (384)
4Daytime Running Lights Change‐Over Relay (173)
5Taxi Alarm Relay
High Beam Headlight Relay
Emergency Flasher Relay
6Selector Lever Light Relay
7Fog Light Relay (381)
8Control Module for Multi‐function steering wheel (451)
Control Module for Multi‐function steering wheel (452)
9Control Module for Multi‐function steering wheel (451)
Control Module for Multi‐function steering wheel (452)
10Brake Booster Relay (373)
11Taxi Alarm Relay
Emergency Flasher Relay (200)
12Dual Horn Relay (53)
Taxi Alarm Relay
13Park/Neutral Position (PNP) Relay (175)
Starting Interlock Relay‐Clutch Position (53)
Fuses at thirteenfold relay-panel
A25Fuse for Taxi
B20Fuse for Taxi
B10High Beam Headlight left,
C15Fuse for Brake System Vacuum Pump
D20Fuse for Power Outlet (12 V) Rear Console
E5Fuse for Taxi
E10High Beam Headlight right,
Relay locations on relay panel
1aDual Horn Relay (53)
2bLoad Reduction Relay (370)
3cNot used
4dFuel Pump (FP) Relay (372) (409)
VWiper/Washer Intermittent Relay (377) (389)
Wiper/Washer Intermittent Relay/Rainsensor (192)
VIWiper/Washer Intermittent Relay (377) (389)
Wiper/Washer Intermittent Relay/Rainsensor (192)
Fuses on relay panel
A20Fuse for 12v socket I in luggage compartment
B20Fuse for 12v socket II in luggage compartment
C10Fuse for Taxi
*Numbers in parentheses indicate production control number stamped on relay housing.
Unit 2

Relay Block 2

Relay locations on relay panel
1Not used
2Not used
3Coolant Fan Control (FC) Relay 80 W (373)
4Not used
5First Speed Coolant Fan Control (FC) Relay (373)
6Coolant Fan Control (FC) Relay (373)
7Relay for ABS with ESP (373)
8Coolant Fan Control (FC) Relay (370)
Fuses at eighthold auxiliary relay panel
30AABS Hydraulic Pump Fuse
30APower Window Fuse
30ACoolant Fan Fuse
5ACoolant Fan Fuse
30AABS Hydraulic Pump Fuse
30APower Seat Circuit Breaker ‐ Passenger's Seat
30APower Seat Circuit Breaker ‐ Driver's Seat
30AAlarm System with Anti‐Theft warning system ‐ Telematics
15AAlarm System with Anti‐Theft warning system
*Numbers in parentheses indicate production control number stamped on relay housing.

Relay panel near ECM

In the engine compartment.

Relay panel near ECM

Relay panel near ECM

 №ACircuits protected
B10Fuse for Injectors (S116)
B5Fuse for Auxiliary Engine Coolant (EC) Pump
D50Fuse for Secondary Air Pump (S130)
E40Fuse for Ignition coil termial (S115)
F5Engine control Module (ECM) Fuse (S102)
G10Engine Electronics Fuse (S282)
1Motronic Engine Control Module Power Supply Relay (167), engine code BDP
2Secondary Air Injection (AIR) Pump Relay (373), (100)
3Motronic Engine Control Module Power Supply Reay (429), (219)
Auxiliary Engine Coolant (EC) Pump Relay (53), (411)