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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Door Components

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Cylinder Head Bolt Socket -3410-
  • Roller -3356-
  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-

Overview - Subframe

Note

The illustration shows the right side. The left side is identical.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Subframe

  1. Door
  2. Release Cable
    • From the internal mechanism to the door lock
  3. Cover Caps for Assembly Opening
    • Quantity: 2
  4. Subframe
  5. Door Lock
  6. Bolt
    • 20 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  7. Bolt
    • 8 Nm
    • Quantity: 10
  8. Wiring Harness
    • To the door lock
  9. Window Regulator Motor
  10. Window Regulator
    • Is a component of the subframe
  11. Bolt
  12. Speaker
  13. Connector
    • For the A-pillar wiring harness.
  14. Wiring Harness
    • To the exterior mirror

Subframe, Removing and Installing

Note

  • Removing and installing is described only for the right subframe. Removing and installing the left subframe is derived accordingly from this.
  • Bolts -3- have a left-hand thread.

The window regulator, door lock and speaker are secured to the subframe.

The door lock can only be removed with the subframe.

The subframe can only be removed when the door window has been detached at the window regulator clamping screws. To do this, the window must be lowered to the level of the installation holes in the subframe and the clamping screws must be loosened.

If it is not possible to drive down the door window by the electrical window regulator, first the exact cause of malfunction must be determined.

The convenience system DTC memory must be checked with a Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

If electrical malfunction is present, repair this malfunction first.

If there is an electrical malfunction due to window regulator motor, it can be unscrewed from subframe and door window can be slid by hand into the necessary work position.

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the front door trim panel.
  • Door handle, removing.
  • Pry the caps -2- out.
  • Lower the door window until the screws -3- are accessible.
  • Loosen the bolts -3- (do not remove, left-hand thread, tightening specifications: 8 Nm) and the press clamping brackets apart.
  • Raise the door window and secure it, for example, with adhesive tape.
  • Disengage retainers of protective sleeve -arrow a- and pull off protective sleeve.
  • Open the locking mechanism of the A-pillar connector -1- by swiveling it downward -arrow b- and disconnect the connector.
  • Disconnect the exterior rearview mirror connector -5- on the window regulator motor -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the wiring harness for the exterior mirror -4-.
  • Guide wire for A-pillar into door and loosen the wire holder.
  • Remove bolt -5- for mounting bracket.
  • Remove bolts -3- for door lock.
  • Remove the bolts -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the subframe -1- in the lower door area -arrow b-.
  • Pull the subframe downward -arrow b- at an angle toward hinge pillar and out of the door. First, upper section of window regulator -5- must be guided out of door, then the door lock -2-.
  • When removing the subframe -1-, guide out the connector -3- and the wiring harness -4-.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, Removing and Installing

  • Insert subframe upward -arrow a- at an angle into door.
  • While doing so, guide the door lock -3-, the window regulator -2- and the connector -4- in the door onto the appropriate installation locations.
  • Push the subframe -1- at the lower area on the door -arrow b-.
  • Route the wires -5- on the subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, Removing and Installing

  • Center the subframe -1- in door cutout with the centering pins -5-.
  • Install all bolts -arrows-. First tighten the bolts -5-.
  • Tighten the remaining bolts -arrows- in any desired sequence.

Tightening specifications for bolts -arrows and 4-: 8 Nm.

  • Install the door window
  • Tighten the bolts for the door lock -3- (tightening specifications: 20 Nm)
  • Tighten the bolt -9- for the mounting bracket -8-.
  • Make sure the seal -10- fits correctly.
  • Connect the electrical connectors -6 and 7-.
  • Continue by performing the steps used in removal in reverse order.

A function test must be performed before door trim is installed.

Overview - Door Strap

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Door Strap

  1. Door Strap
  2. Cover
    • Dust protection
  3. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 9 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  4. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm

Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock

Note

The illustration shows the left side. The right side is identical.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock

  1. Door Lock
    • Door lock can only be removed in conjunction with subframe
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 20 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  3. Cable
    • From the door lock to the mounting bracket
  4. Backing Plate
  5. Lock Cylinder
    • Removing and installing.
    • Only the driver door has a lock cylinder
  6. Cap
    • Driver side with lock cylinder, removing and installing.
    • Front passenger side without lock cylinder, removing and installing.
  7. Door Handle
    • Removing and installing
  8. Cable
    • For unlocking the lock by the interior door mechanism
    • With grommet as pass-through on subframe
  9. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 4.5 Nm.
    • Loosening this bolt loosens the bracket from the door.
  10. Bracket
    • Slid into angled mounting bracket
    • Remove the lock cylinder housing
  11. Bolt
    • For the lock cylinder
  12. Bracket
    • Inserted on and engaged on the door lock

Lock Cylinder Cap, Removing and Installing

Removing

Note

  • When removing the lock cylinder cab, do not turn the key or use prying motions.
  • Only the driver door is equipped with a lock cylinder.

Volswagen Tiguan. Lock Cylinder Cap, Removing and Installing

  • Press the key -2- slightly -arrow a- into the opening on the lower side of the lock cylinder cap -1-.
  • Gently remove the door handle -3- from the outer door panel.
  • Pull off the lock cylinder cap -1-, together with key, lightly at underside from door -arrow b-.
  • Slide cover cap upward -arrow c- from lock cylinder.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Lock Cylinder Cap, Removing and Installing

  • Gently remove the door handle -2- from the outer door panel.
  • Place the lock cylinder cap -1- gently at an angle from above -arrow a- on the lock cylinder
  • Press the lock cylinder cap -21- on to door -arrow b- until cover cap engages with lock cylinder.

Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Note

A lock cylinder is only still installed at driver's door.

Removing

Lock cylinder cap is removed.

  • Pry the cover off the bolt -4-.
  • Remove the bolt -3- for the lock cylinder -1-.
  • Loosen the bolt -5- until it stops. Do not remove it completely.
  • Insert the bolt -5- until it stops. A securing clip/bracket from the lock cylinder is pushed when doing this.
  • Gently lift the door handle -2-.
  • Remove the lock cylinder -1-.

Note

The door handle touches the outer door panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Installing

  • Insert the lock cylinder -1- at a right angle into the mounting bracket.
  • Install the bolts -3 and 5- into the mounting bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Note

While installing, press the lock cylinder against the outer door panel.

Installation is performed in reverse order of the removal.

Then, always perform a function test with door opened.

Cap without Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Lock Cylinder Housing Assembly Tool -T10389-

Removing

  • Guide the Lock Cylinder Housing Assembly Tool - T10389- 40 mm -dimension A- into the door behind the locking bracket -1-.
  • Pull the Lock Cylinder Housing Assembly Tool - T10389- back about 5 mm -arrow a-.
  • Gently remove the door handle -3- from the outer door panel -arrow c-.
  • Remove the cap -2- out of bearing bracket of door handle at a right angle -arrow b-.

Note

The door handle touches the outer door panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. Cap without Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Installing

  • Gently remove the door handle -3- from the outer door panel -arrow c-.
  • Mount the cap -2- at a right angle onto the door handle mounting bracket.
  • Release the door handle -3-.
  • Guide the Lock Cylinder Housing Assembly Tool - T10389- 30 mm -dimension A- into the door to the locking bracket -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Cap without Lock Cylinder, Removing and Installing

Note

While installing, the cap is pressed into the outer door panel.

  • Push the locking bracket forward approximately 5 mm -arrow b-.

Door Handle, Removing and Installing

Note

  • The following describes the removal and installation of the right door handle. Removing and installing the left door handle is identical.
  • The door handle touches the outer door panel.
  • When removing the door handle, the mounting bracket mount fold to the inside. When installing, the chamfer on the door handle "automatically" attaches the handle to the bracket.

Removing

Remove the cap on the driver door and the lock cylinder

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Handle, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the cover on the front passenger side.
  • Pull door handle -2- slightly toward rear -arrow a- out of mount of mounting bracket.
  • Swivel door handle around in direction of -arrow b-.
  • Remove door handle at right angle -arrow c- from mounting bracket -1-.

Installing

Note

  • The door handle touches the outer door panel.
  • When removing the door handle, the mounting bracket mount folded to the inside. When installing, the chamfer on the door handle "automatically" attaches the handle to the bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Handle, Removing and Installing

  • Insert the door handle -1- at a right angle -arrow a- into the mounting bracket -2-.
  • Swing door handle -1- into door -arrow b-.
  • Slide door handle toward front -Arrow c- into mount in mounting bracket.

Lock cylinder housing, installing.

Then, always perform a function test with door opened.

Door Lock, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes removing and installing the right door lock. Removing and installing the left door lock is derived accordingly from this.

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Lock, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the subframe -5-.
  • Rotate the subframe -5- around and disconnect the connector -2- from the door lock -1-.
  • Drive the clips -3- out using a drift.
  • Using a screwdriver, pry off door lock -1- with angled mounting bracket -6- and mounting bracket -7- from subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Lock, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the mounting bracket.
  • Remove the bracket.
  • Turn the retainer -5- in the direction of -arrow a- to release.
  • Lift retainer -5- out of mount -arrow b-.
  • Swivel cable -4- 90º -arrow c- and remove nipple -3- from eyelet -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Lock, Removing and Installing

  • Rotate lock -1- around.
  • Engage retainer -2- by rotating in direction of -arrow a-.
  • Remove retainer -2- from mount.
  • Swivel cable -3- in direction of -arrow b- and remove nipple -4- from eyelet -5-.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Door Lock, Removing and Installing

Note

Make sure to install the cover before installing the door lock.

  • Push the cover -1- onto the guide -2--arrow a-.
  • Lock the cover -1- into the center of the door lock -2--arrow b-.

Installation is performed in reverse order of the removal.

  • Then a function test must be performed because the lock will not open if the release cable is not adjusted and secured correctly.

Bracket, Removing and Installing

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the subframe.
  • Press down locking mechanism -arrow a- on mounting bracket -1-.
  • Slide mounting bracket -1- in direction of -arrow b- until mounting points -6- in guide of angled mounting bracket -5- are completely visible.
  • Remove mounting bracket from angled mounting bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Remove cable -1- out of guide in mounting bracket -2-.
  • Swivel cable -1- in direction of -arrow- and remove nipple -3- from eyelet.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Secure nipple -3- of cable in eyelet and swivel cable -1- in opposite direction of -arrow- on to mounting bracket.
  • Secure cable -1- in guide in mounting bracket -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Guide mounting points -6- of mounting bracket -1- into guides of angled mounting bracket -5-.
  • Slide the bracket into the retainer until the it engages -arrow a-.

Bracket, Removing and Installing

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the subframe.
  • Disengage catches -arrows a-.
  • Pull off angled mounting bracket -1- from door lock -2--arrow c-.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Removing and Installing

  • Slide angled mounting bracket into mount of lock -arrow b-.
  • Engage angled mounting bracket -1- and door lock -2- with each other -arrows a-.

Inner Door Seal

The inner door seals are equipped at the factory with sealant, applied to the door flange and then rolled on.

Note

  • When the seal is removed, the sealant spreads on the inner side of the seal and the sides bend up slightly. If the seal is reinstalled, the sealing ability and secure fit cannot be guaranteed.
  • For this reason, every completely removed seal must be replaced with a so-called "hammer-stroke seal".
  • With partially removed seals, press the edges of the seal together before installing.

Inner Door Seal, Removing and Installing

Note

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

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Inner Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the pillar trim in order to remove the inner door seal.
  • Remove the sill panel strip.
  • Pull off inner door seal from body flange.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Inner Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • Align inner door seal with vulcanized point -arrow- at the height of the lower hinge.
  • Start installing the inner door seal in the upper curve of the door opening.

Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

Note

  • The following describes removing and installing the right outer door seal. Removing and installing the left outer door seal is identical.
  • Only remove the protective film right before assembly. Processing temperature approximately 20 ºC (68 ºF).

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • Pull off outer door seal from door.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • If there is adhesive residue, remove it with the Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-.
  • Thoroughly clean the adhesive surface with the adhesive remover D 002 000 10 right before installing the outer door seal.

The adhesive surface must be free of dust, grease and adhesive residue.

  • Vulcanized point -arrow- on the outer door seal is located in center area of door side sill.
  • Remove the protective film and apply the seal to the door. Do not stretch the outer door seal excessively so that the seal is not too long at the end.

Volswagen Tiguan. Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • Press the entire adhesive surface of the seal -3- firmly onto the door all around -1- using the Roller -3356-.
  • This way, the seal is pressed to the side -arrow a- so that the Roller -3356- comes into direct contact with the seal contact surface.

The force -arrow b- of the application roller only really reaches the adhesive surface -2- as described above

  • If the seal has become too long, cut it back to the correct length and press on the joint area.
  • If small areas of the seal -3- loosen again, press them back on with the Roller -3356-.

Note

To ensure that the outer door seal does not loosen or slide again, do not close the door for 2 hours.

Overview - Noise Insulation

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Noise Insulation

  1. Door
  2. Insulation
    • Self-adhesive
    • Installing:
      • Cut to fit as necessary and align between the door edges.
      • Warm using the Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A- and then press firmly onto the outer door panel.
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