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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Front Door

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wrench - Door Adjusting -3320-
  • Door Adjusting Wrench - Joint -3320/1-
  • Wrench - Door Adjusting - Box Wrench -3320/2-
  • Wrench - Door Adjusting - Box Wrench -3320/3-
  • Roller - 3356-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Gauge - Gap Adjustment -3371-
  • Cylinder Head Bolt Socket -3410-
  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Overview - Front Door

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Front Door

  1. Door
    • Removing and installing.
    • Adjusting.
  2. Door Handle
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Backing Plate
  4. Cap
    • Driver Side with Lock Cylinder, Removing and installing.
    • Passenger Side without Lock Cylinder, Removing and installing.
  5. Lock Cylinder
    • Removing and installing.
  6. Door Lock
    • Door lock can only be removed in conjunction with subframe
    • Removing and installing.
  7. Subframe
    • Removing and installing
  8. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  9. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
    • Loosen this bolt in order to remove the door from the hinge
  10. Lower Door Hinge
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • The bolt -9- attaches the upper section to the lower section.
  11. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  12. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 9 Nm
  13. Strap
  14. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
  15. Upper Door Hinge
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • The bolt -12- attaches the upper section to the lower section.

Overview - Door Hinges

Note

  • The illustration shows the right side. The left side is identical.
  • Always replace the door hinge bolts after loosening them.
  • Lubricate the new door hinge if the old one was replaced.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Door Hinges

  1. Door
    • Removing and installing.
    • Adjusting.
  2. Door Hinge
    • A bolt -4- attaches the upper section to the lower section.
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • Lubricate if the hinge is replaced.
  3. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  4. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
    • This screw must be unscrewed to remove the door from the hinge
  5. Door Hinge
    • A bolt -4- attaches the lower section to the upper section of the hinge.
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • Lubricate if the hinge is replaced.
  6. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Installed from vehicle interior
    • Remove the lower A-pillar trim panel.
    • After replacing the A-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  7. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the A-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  8. Bolt
  9. Tightening specification: 32 Nm
  10. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
  11. Bolt
    • Remove the bolt on the driver side
    • Remove the glove compartment.
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the A-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  12. Door Hinge
    • The lower portion is attached to the upper portion of the hinge by the bolt -13-.
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • Lubricate if the hinge is replaced.
  13. Bolt
    • This screw must be unscrewed to remove the door from the hinge
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
  14. Door Hinge
    • A bolt -13- attaches the upper section to the lower section.
    • The hinge has two sections.
    • Lubricate if the hinge is replaced.
  15. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them
  16. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the A-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after loosening them

New Door Hinges, Lubricating

Note

  • The description applies to the right side. The left side is identical.
  • Lubricate the new door hinge after the painting is completed.

Volswagen Tiguan. New Door Hinges, Lubricating

  • The upper door hinge -1- is lubricated all around -arrows- at the pins and hole with Lithium Grease - G 000 150-.
  • The lower hinge -1- is lubricated all around -arrows- at the pins and hole with Lithium Grease - G 000 150-.

Door, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes removing and installing the right door. Removing and installing the left door is identical.

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Door, Removing and Installing

  • Press on the catch -arrow a- and remove the boot -2- from the A-pillar.
  • Pivot the locking lever -3- downward -arrow b- and disconnect the connector -4- from the connector station.
  • Remove the bolt -5- and slide the door strap -6- toward the inside -arrow c-.
  • Loose the bolt -7- on both lower hinge parts -8-.
  • Lift the door upward -arrows d- together the upper sections of the hinge -9-.
  • When installing the door, observe the different tightening specifications.

If the A-pillar was replaced, then proceed as described under "Installing after Replacing the A-Pillar".

If the A-pillar was not replaced, then proceed as described under "Installing".

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Door, Removing and Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Tightening specification for bolt -5-: 32 Nm.
  • Tightening specification for bolt -7-: 30 Nm
  • Make sure the front door gap dimension is correct.

Installing after Replacing the A-Pillar

WARNING

If the A-pillar was replaced, the bolts in the A-pillar must be tightened as described.

Volswagen Tiguan. Installing after Replacing the A-Pillar

The A-pillar was replaced.

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the door and tighten the bolts -6, 7, 11 and 16- to 32 Nm.
  • Assemble the door completely.
  • After completing all the work, tighten the bolts -6, 7, 11 and 16- to 20 Nm.

Always replace the bolts.

  • Make sure the front door gap dimension is correct.

Door Hinge, Upper Bolt

Note

  • The upper bolt can be loosened without having to remove the instrument panel.
  • The driver side, left-hand drive, is described. For right-hand drive vehicle, the process is the same.

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Hinge, Upper Bolt

  • Remove the driver side trim -1-.
  • Loosen the lower instrument panel trim panel -3- and bend it to the side -arrow-.
  • Now remove the relay carrier bracket -4-.
  • It is not possible to get to the bolt -6- for the upper door hinge -5-.

Door, Adjusting

Volswagen Tiguan. Door, Adjusting

Note

  • The vehicle must standing on all four wheels when adjusting the front door.
  • The front door is adjusted properly when it has an even gap dimension overall when closed, it does not rest too far in or out and the contours align.
  • To check gap dimensions.
  • Perform corrosion protection measures on the hinge and bolts after assembly or adjusting work.

To adjust the gap dimensions correctly, remove the bolts -3, 4, 6 and 7- from the A-pillar. The lower A-pillar trim must be removed for the screw -5-.

Other measures, such as aligning the door upward, do not work. Pressure later will cause the door to sag again.

The bolts-2 and 5- must be loosened in order to correctly adjust the flush dimension.

The Wrench - Door Adjusting -3320- and Wrench - Door Adjusting - Box Wrench -3320/3- are used for this.

Catch, Adjusting

Note

  • The following describes adjusting the right front door. Adjusting the left front door is identical.
  • When closing, the front door must latch completely without additional force and it must not have any play.
  • The front door must not be pushed up or down when adjusting the catch.

The catch can be used to adjust:

If the front door adjustment does not align with the rear door.

Volswagen Tiguan. Catch, Adjusting

  • Loosen the striker pin -1- by loosening the screws -2- on the A-pillar.
  • Adjust front door with striker pin -1- so that front door aligns with rear door when closed (wind noise).
  • Tighten the bolts -2- for the catch -1-.

Tightening specifications for bolts -2-: 20 Nm.

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