That is correct. To get the fuse diagram, you will have to pay $35 for access to everything. Look on the bright side, take advantage of the situation, and download everything for future reference - it will come in handy.
VW stopped providing fuse diagrams with the 2012 Passat, probably because they don't want people dicking around in there hastily adding shoddy connections for whatever gizmos and gadgets they want to add. With all of the on-board electronics these days, it's pretty easy for someone who doesn't know what he's doing to screw the car up, requiring extensive troubleshooting and repairs. I don't necessarily agree with that approach - I'm just explaining it.
I know this is an old thread, but hopefully someone can help.
I tried the erwin.vw.com site and while they quickly charged my account, I was never given access to the information. After several attempts to reach them through their contact form with no response, I’m moving on.
I’d just like a simple listing of which fuse is which in the panel on the left side of my dash and in the E-box under the hood. Thank you for any and all assistance.