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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Outdoor lighting

— Rest the arms of the window cleaner on the glass.  
such carefully.  
· Do not clean windows with fuel, malt remover,  
paint thinner, or similar fluids.  
If traces of wax from the automatic car wash  
system or other care products remain on the  
windscreen or rear window, the wipers may have  
difficulty sliding.  
Change windshield wiper blades  
— Before raising the wiper arms, place them in the  
service position ÿ p. 300.  
— To lift an arm of the wiper, only hold it in the area  
where the wiper blade is attached.  
Remove wax residue with a special product or  
cleaning cloths.  
— Keep the release button pressed and at the same  
time remove the wiper blade in the direction of  
the arrow ÿ fig. 210 1  
outdoor lighting  
— Insert a new blade of the same length and type  
into the wiper arm until it snaps.  
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— Rest the wiper arms on the windshield carefully.  
Before changing a lamp, check whether it is faulty.  
Usually, if the lamps are conventional, you can  
change them yourself. If, depending on the model  
and equipment, the exterior lighting uses LED  
Change the rear window wiper blade  
— To lift an arm of the wiper, only hold it in the area  
where the wiper blade is attached.  
technology, you cannot change the lighting units or  
the light-emitting diodes yourself. The failure of any  
light diode may be an indication that others will fail.  
In this case, go to a specialized workshop and have  
the lighting units checked and replaced if necessary.  
— Raise the wiper arm and remove it  
— Keep the unlock button pressed ÿ fig. 211  
— Bend the blade towards the wiper arm ÿ fig. 211  
(arrow A ) and remove it at the same time in the  
direction of arrow B . You may have taobuisteofqfuoirtcee.  
Driving with damaged exterior lighting devices may  
be prohibited.  
Additional Lamp Specifications  
The specifications of some of the factory-fitted  
headlight or taillight bulbs may differ from those of  
conventional bulbs. The corresponding designation  
— Insert a new blade of the same length and type  
into the wiper arm in the opposite direction of the  
arrow until it clicks ÿ fig. 211 (arrow B ). To do  
appears on the socket or on the bulb of the lamp.  
this, the wiper blade must be bent ÿ fig. 211 (arrow  
A ).  
— Rest the wiper arm carefully on the rear window.  
If the road is not well lit and other road users do  
not see the vehicle or only see it with difficulty,  
accidents can occur.  
When worn or dirty wiper blades are used,  
visibility is reduced and the risk of accidents and  
serious injuries is increased.  
If the lamps are changed incorrectly, it may cause  
accidents and serious injuries.  
· Replace the brushes whenever they are in  
poor condition or worn and no longer clean  
the windows sufficiently.  
· Before working in the engine compartment,  
always read and observe the warnings on ÿ p.  
315. The engine compartment of any vehicle is a  
dangerous area where serious injury can occur.  
If the wiper blades are damaged or dirty, they can  
scratch the windows.  
· Halogen lamps are under pressure and can  
explode when changed.  
· Do not use products containing solvents, rough  
sponges or sharp objects to clean the brushes,  
as they can damage the graphite layer of the  
· Replace the lamp in question only when it  
has cooled down completely.  
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· Never change a lamp if you are not familiar with  
the necessary operations. If you are not sure  
what to do, have the necessary work done by a  
specialized workshop.  
by new ones of the same type. The corresponding  
designation can be found on the lamp base or on  
the glass bulb.  
12. As a general rule, do not touch the vial blister  
dry with fingers. The tracks left by the two of  
them evaporate with the heat of the burning  
· Do not touch the bulb of the lamp with both  
hands. The traces left by the fingers evaporate  
with the heat given off by the lamp on and  
“blind” the reflector.  
lamp, are deposited on the reflector and reduce  
the luminous intensity of the headlight.  
· There are sharp parts in the housings of the  
headlights (in the engine compartment) and of  
the rear light groups. Therefore, when changing  
lamps, protect your hands.  
13. After changing the lamp, check that it works. If it  
doesn't work, it may be because it is not mounted  
correctly, the connector is not attached correctly,  
or again a lamp failure.  
14. Whenever you change a bulb on the front side of  
the vehicle, have a specialized workshop check  
If, after changing a bulb, the rubber or plastic caps  
are not fitted correctly into the headlight housing, this  
could cause damage to the electrical system  
(particularly if water gets inside).  
the adjustment of the headlights.  
For your own safety, do not ignore this important  
checklist, otherwise accidents and serious injuries  
could result.  
“Information regarding the change  
· Always follow the instructions in the checklist  
and always observe the generally valid safety  
of lamps”  
Note and , at the beginning of this ca  
chapter, on page 301.  
To avoid damaging the paint or any part of the  
vehicle, always remove and replace the lighting units  
with care.  
To change lamps, always carry out the following  
operations in the order indicated ÿ :  
1. As far as possible, place the vehicle on flat and  
firm ground at a reasonable distance from road  
Change turn signal bulbs  
traffic, taking the necessary security measures.  
2. Engage the electronic parking brake.  
Note and , at the beginning of this ca  
chapter, on page 301.  
co ÿ p. 185.  
3. Turn off the lights ÿ p. 106.  
4. Move the turn signal lever to the position  
basic information ÿ p. 105.  
5. If the transmission is automatic, position the lever  
reader in position P.  
6. Switch off the ignition ÿ p. 142.  
7. If the transmission is manual, engage a gear ÿ  
p. 146.  
8. Wait for the exterior orientation lighting to switch  
off ÿ p. 111.  
9. Wait for the lamp in question to cool down.  
10. Visually check for a blown fuse ÿ p. 303.  
11. Replace the lamp in question by following the  
instructions ÿ . Replace lamps only  
Fig. 212 On the right side of the engine compartment: rear  
of the headlight.  
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Perform the following operations only in the order listed:  
Using improper or repaired fuses and bridging an electrical  
circuit without fuses can cause fire and serious injury.  
1. Observe the checklist and carry out the operations described  
in it ÿ p. 302.  
· Never mount fuses with superior protection. Replace fuses  
only with ones of the same amperage rating (same color  
and engraving) and size.  
2. Open the engine hood ÿ p. 315.  
3. Remove the rubber cap ÿ fig. 212 1 4. Extract  
the bulb holder ÿ fig. 212 2 for the  
· Never repair a fuse.  
handle in the direction of the arrow. To facilitate the  
operation, press the handle slightly up and down at the  
same time, alternating.  
· Never replace a fuse with a metal strip.  
lica, paper clip, or other similar object.  
5. Replace the faulty lamp with a new one of the same type.  
6. Carefully fit the bulb holder into the headlight and push it  
forwards until you feel it engage ÿ fig. 212.  
To prevent damage to the vehicle's electrical system  
Finally, before changing a fuse, always turn off the lights and  
always disconnect the ignition and all electrical consumers.  
7. Fully fit the rubber cap.  
· If a fuse is replaced by one with a higher amperage, it could  
cause damage to some other point in the electrical system.  
8. Close the engine hood ÿ p. 315.  
The figures show the right headlight from behind. The  
left headlight is symmetrical.  
· When open, protect the fuse boxes from dirt and moisture.  
The presence of dirt and moisture in the fuse boxes can  
cause damage to the electrical system.  
change fuses  
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· To avoid damage to the vehicle, carefully remove any caps or  
covers of the fuse boxes and reinstall them correctly.  
Due to the fact that the vehicle is constantly being developed,  
that the fuses are assigned depending on the equipment and  
that one fuse can correspond to several electrical consumers, at  
press time it had not been possible to compile a complete  
· When open, protect the fuse boxes from dirt and moisture.  
The presence of dirt and moisture in the fuse boxes can  
overview with the positions of the fuses.  
cause damage to the electrical system.  
More detailed information on the assignment of the fuses can be  
There are more fuses in the vehicle than those listed  
in this chapter. These should only  
obtained from Volkswagen dealers.  
change a specialized workshop.  
A fuse can generally correspond to several electrical consumers.  
In the same way, a consumer can correspond to several fuses.  
Do not replace the fuses without first eliminating the cause of the  
failure. If a fuse blows again shortly after replacing it, have the  
electrical system checked by a specialized workshop.  
The electrical system is under high voltage and can cause  
electric shock, severe burns and death!  
· Never touch the electrical wires of the ignition system.  
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· Avoid short circuits in the electrical system.  
change fuses  

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