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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Front Bumper Cover, Street Version from 07/2011

Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual / Body exterior / Bumpers / Front Bumper Cover, Street Version from 07/2011

Note

Before replacing the bumper cover, see if it is possible to repair the damage.

Parking Aid Bracket, Installing

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • PDC Holder Tool Set -VAS6614B-
  • Hand Cartridge Gun -VAS5155-

Materials

Note

Correct material part numbers. Refer to the "Electronic Parts Catalog (ETKA)".

  • Two-Part Plastic Adhesive
  • Adhesive for Plastic
  • Cleaning Solution
  • Primer Applicator

Bracket, Installing

Note

After the bumper cover is painted, install the brackets.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Installing

The four markings for the bracket -1- are found on the inside of the bumper cover.

  • Determine the central point -2-, if not already present.
  • Drill the holes from the inside outward with the drill -3- supplied in the tool kit.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Installing

  • Position the hole stamper with the bolt head -1-, washer -2- and counterholder -3- on the inside of the bumper cover -5-.
  • Position the iron punch -4- almost up to the bumper cover.
  • Push the iron punch -4- onto the bumper cover
  • Tighten the hole stamper -1-.

Note

The iron punch -4- must not rotate on the bumper cover paint.

  • By turning at the bolt head -1-, the iron punch -4- is pulled through the bumper cover material -5--arrows-.
  • Remove the hole stamper and stamp the next holes.
  • Thoroughly clean the bumper cover and bracket with cleaning solution.

Note

Approximately 1 cm of adhesive from the tip should not be applied.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Installing

  • Lightly sand the inside of the bumper cover -6- and thoroughly clean it.
  • Very thinly apply the adhesive for plastic to the bumper cover and bracket and let it set for 10 minutes.
  • Slide the bracket -8- onto the centering drift -1- and push it through the bumper cover -6-.
  • Slide on the counterholder -4- and lightly tighten the knurled nut -5-.
  • Slide on the clamping clip -3- and position the knurled nut -2-, but do not tighten.
  • All brackets are prepared up to this step.

Note

The adhesive cannot run up to the bend.

  • Apply the adhesive as shown in the illustration and tighten the knurled nut -2-.
  • Remove all of the centering drifts after the minimum curing time

Minimum Curing Time

Wait 30 minutes for the minimum curing time before performing any further work on the bumper cover and the brackets.

The bumper cover must stay in place and may not be moved during this time.

Overview - Front Bumper Cover

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Front Bumper Cover

  1. Front Bumper Cover
    • PP/EPDM material
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Screw
    • Tightening specification: 2 Nm
    • Quantity: 4
  3. Screw
    • Tightening specification: 2 Nm
    • Quantity: 3
  4. Wheel Cover
    • "R Line", Removing and installing.
    • Removing and installing.
  5. Bracket
  6. Screw
    • Tightening specification: 2 Nm
    • Quantity: 2

Front Bumper Cover, Removing and Installing

Note

Slight changes may have to be made to removal and installation procedures of front bumper cover, depending upon equipment installed in vehicle.

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Front Bumper Cover, Removing and Installing

  • Loosen the left and right front wheel housing liners in the bumper cover area.
  • In vehicles with Volkswagen R GmbH "R-Line" optional equipment, remove the wheel covers -4-.
  • Loosen the wheel covers -4- from the retainers in the bumper cover area.
  • Remove the bolts behind the wheel cover.
  • Remove the bolts -2- from below.
  • Remove the bolts -3-.

A second technician is required for the rest of the removal procedure.

  • Remove the bumper on the corners -arrows a- outward from the mount retainers-5-.
  • With a second technician, pull the bumper cover -1- parallel -arrows b- out of mounts on the headlamps.
  • Disconnect the connectors from any electrical components and the hoses.

Information and procedures regarding the parking aid.

For information and procedures regarding parallel parking assistance.

  • If equipped, disconnect the hose couplings for the washer fluid hoses.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Note

When installing the front bumper cover, make sure it is guided onto the headlamp so that it is parallel.

  • Press the bumper on the corners into the mount retainers.
  • Check the parallel alignment and the gap dimensions.

Front Bumper Cover Attachments

Note

Different versions depending on the model. Allocation. Refer to Parts Catalog

Volswagen Tiguan. Front Bumper Cover Attachments

  1. Front Bumper Cover
    • PP/EPDM material
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Headlamp Washer System Cover
    • Left and right
  3. Air Grille
    • Left and right
    • Locked to bumper cover
    • Remove only when bumper cover -1- has been removed
  4. Spoiler
    • PC/ABS material
    • Locked to bumper cover
    • Remove only when bumper cover -1- has been removed
  5. Center Air Grille
    • Locked to bumper cover
    • Remove only when bumper cover -1- has been removed
  6. Towing Eye Cover
  7. License Plate Holder

Front Bumper Cover Substructure

Volswagen Tiguan. Front Bumper Cover Substructure

  1. Guide
    • Left and right
  2. Headlamps
    • With mounting brackets for the bumper cover
  3. Crossmember
    • For mounting the bumper cover
    • Pedestrian protection, not applicable in all countries

Overview - Front Bumper Carrier

Note

The bumper carriers cannot be interchanged between the street version and off-road version.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Front Bumper Carrier

  1. Front Bumper Carrier
  2. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 8 Nm
    • Left and right
    • Quantity: 2 on each side
  3. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 60 Nm
    • Quantity: 8
  4. Bracket
  5. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 8 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  6. Crossmember
    • Pedestrian protection, not applicable in all countries
    • Is bolted to bumper carrier
  7. Bracket
  8.  Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 8 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  9. Foam Piece
    • Self-adhesive
  10. Lock Support
  11. Lock Carrier
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