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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Rear 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-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Cylinder Head Bolt Socket -3410-
  • Gauge - Gap Adjustment -3371-
  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Overview - Rear Door

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Rear Door

  1. Door
    • Removing and installing
    • Door, adjusting.
  2. Door Handle with Backing Plate
    • Door Handle with Backing Plate
  3. Cap
    • Removing and installing.
  4. Subframe with Door Lock
    • The door lock can only be removed with the subframe.
    • Remove the subframe.
    • Door Lock, Removing and installing.
  5. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
  6. Door Hinge
    • The hinge has two sections.
  7. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after removing them.
  8. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
  9. Door Strap
  10. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 9 Nm
  11. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • Always replace bolts after removing them.
  12. Door Hinge
    • The hinge has two sections
  13. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm

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 removing them.
  4. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
    • This bolt must be removed in order 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 the vehicle interior
    • Lower B-Pillar trim panel, removing.
    • After replacing the B-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after removing them.
  7. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the B-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after removing them.
  8. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
  9. Door Strap
  10. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 9 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  11. Bolt
    • Installed from the vehicle interior
    • Lower B-Pillar trim panel, removing.
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the B-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after removing 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
    • Tightening specification: 30 Nm
    • This bolt must be removed in order to remove the door from the hinge
  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 removing them.
  16. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 32 Nm
    • After replacing the B-pillar, other tightening specifications are to be observed.
    • Always replace bolts after removing 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

  • Release bellows -2- by pressing on locking mechanism -arrow a- and remove boot from B-pillar.
  • Swing 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 B-pillar was replaced, then proceed as described under "Installing after Replacing the B-Pillar".
    • If the B-pillar was not replaced, then proceed as described under "Installing".

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Door, Removing and Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Tightening specifications for bolt -5-: 32 Nm
  • Tightening specification for bolts -7-: 30 Nm
  • Note the gap dimensions of the rear door.

Installing after Replacing B-Pillar

WARNING

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

Volswagen Tiguan. Installing after Replacing B-Pillar

The B-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, Adjusting

Volswagen Tiguan. Door, Adjusting

Note

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

For correct gap dimension adjustment, the bolts -2, 3, 5 and 6- on the B-pillar must be loosened. The B-pillar trim panel must be removed for the bolts -2 and 5-and the Cylinder Head Bolt Socket -3410- can be used.

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

The bolts -4 and 7- 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 rear door. Adjusting the left rear door is identical.
  • When closing, the rear door must latch completely without having to press it and it must not have any play.
  • The rear door must not be pushed up or down when adjusting the catch.

The catch can be used to adjust:

  • If the rear door setting is not aligned with the rear side panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. Catch, Adjusting

  • Loosen the catch -1- by loosening the bolts -2- on the C-pillar.
  • Adjust the rear door with the catch -1- so the rear door aligns with the rear side panel when it is closed (wind noise).
  • Tighten the bolts -2- for the catch -1-.

Tightening specifications for bolts -2-: 20 Nm.

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