Ran out of daylight by the time I read this, to do anything more on the cabrio today.
Will follow up at first opportunity.
When I said there was no continuity on pin2 of the coil wire, I could find no place in the ecu plug that made the dvom beep when probed. I had dvom + to pin2 and was using dvom - to probe the ecu harness connector...dvom sent on continuity testing...no probe made it beep.
For the fuel injector voltage test, I pulled ONE electrical plug off one injector to probe. All else was connected normally.
Can you describe what you call a ohm test. I know set dvom on ohm and it shows a value...thats about all I know.
On the other hand, I replaced the ignition control module on the Passat and now it runs so smooth its scary. Check engine light off at last. Motor starts at a touch of the key. Took it down the highway..no big noticable surge of power like i was expecting from a turbo...just goes in its own time. Also picked up spare turbo from junkyard from exact same model car.
Car is now street legal with plates and insurance. Still though, there are several things that will need some tlc.
Semi Final Passat repair list:
Cajun Engineered down pipe from cat to existing muffler system.
used mass airflow sensor from pullapart
used ignition control module from pullapart..new one in hand.
injector #3 wire unplugged.
replaced #3 spark coil..this was probably not necessary cuz icm was causing the spark issue.
cleaned out intake air screen in airbox...was plugged with debris. its a fine screen to keep out big chunks, but it was so full of debris, i don't see how this car breathed at all.
Replaced drivers front tire. Original tire was holed and in trunk. Spare was on car.
A/C lines cut in area of compressor. Got replacement lines from PAP, not yet installed.
Spare turbo from PAP..in garage.
Need to replace cut bumper cover. Another good cover sitting in PAP.
Probably spent $400 getting the car up and running, and lots of work.
Tolusina, much thanks for your time, patience, and direction.
Same goes to everybody else who tried to help.
One down....one to go.