Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: brake pads – Passat Variant B6. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake pads – Passat Variant B6. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
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Brake Pad Set, disc brake
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Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Brake Pad Set, disc brake on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat 3C5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Passat B6 3C Variant.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
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    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Passat Variant B6
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    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 7
    Put the parking brake system into service mode.
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    Step 8
    Clean the parking brake connector.Use a wire brush.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
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    Step 9
    Unplug the parking brake connector.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Replacing Brake Pads on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Passat 3C5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
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    Step 12
    Remove the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  13. How to change Brake Pads on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Passat 3C5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 14
    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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    Step 15
    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat Variant B6. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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    Step 16
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – Passat B6 3C Variant. AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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    Step 18
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
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    Step 19
    Plug in the parking brake connector.
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    Step 20
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 21
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Passat 3C 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. VW Passat 3C5
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    Step 23
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 24
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  25. VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Replacement: brake pads – Passat Variant B6. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and top up if necessary.
  26. Replacing Brake Pads on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 26
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Professionals recommend:
    Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
  27. Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion 2010 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Close the hood.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat 3C5. Tip:
    Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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