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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Trailer Hitch

Overview - Trailer Hitch

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Trailer Hitch

  1. Trailer Hitch
    • Trailer hitch with manual swiveling ball head -2- is depicted.
  2. Ball Head
    • Swiveling
  3. Socket
  4. Swiveling Mechanism
  5. Release Cable
    • From the release lever to the swiveling mechanism
    • Removing.
  6. Wiring Harness
  7. Gear Mechanism
  8. Release Button Bracket
    • With LED for the lock display
    • Overview.
  9. Release Knob
  10. Wiring Harness
    • To the vehicle

Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing

Removing

Note

  • The tightening specifications only apply to factory-installed trailer hitches.
  • Obtain tightening specifications of other tow hitches from corresponding manufacturer.
  • For electrical information. Refer to Repair Manual Wiring Diagram Trailer Operation.
  • The bolts -2- are not loosened.

Volswagen Tiguan. Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the bumper cover.
  • Disconnect the connector from the vehicle.
  • Remove the bolts -3-.
  • Remove the trailer hitch -1- evenly.

WARNING

Bolts -3- must always be replaced after loosening.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Tightening specification for bolts -2-: 20 Nm.

DANGER!

The bolts -2- are actually sealing threaded connections and seal off the passenger compartment from exhaust gas. They must always be installed

  • Check that the bolts -3- are securely seated.
  • Tightening specification for bolts -3-: 50 Nm + 90º additional turn.

Release Cable, Removing

WARNING

No other screws may loosened except for the ones specified

Volswagen Tiguan. Release Cable, Removing

  • Remove the bumper cover.
  • Remove the trailer hitch.
  • Counterhold the threaded pin -10- and turn the nut -9- downward.
  • Remove the bolt -8-.
  • Remove the gear mechanism -2- from the bracket.
  • Remove the bolts -7-.
  • Remove the cover -6-.
  • Slightly turn the turn plate -5--arrow a-.
  • Remove the release cable -4- from the turn plate.

Release Cable, Installing

Note

  • Clean the area where the seal is before positioning the cover.
  • Water must not leak into the swiveling mechanism.

Volswagen Tiguan. Release Cable, Installing

  • Slightly turn the turn plate -5- and insert the release cable -4-.
  • Position the cover -6-.
  • Tighten the bolts -7-.
  • Position the gear mechanism -2- on the bracket.
  • Tighten the bolt -8-.
  • Counterhold the threaded pin -10- and tighten the nut -9-.

Overview - Release Button Bracket

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Release Button Bracket

  1. Release Button Bracket
    • Cannot be changed individually
  2. Securing Strap
    • Removing:
      • Remove the bumper cover together with the trailer hitch.
      • Remove the retaining strap from the side cap.
      • Pull the retaining strap through the bracket.
  3. Cap
    • Do not remove the bumper cover
    • Removing:
      • Remove the retaining strap from the side cap.

Overview - Trailer Hitch, USA

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Trailer Hitch, USA

  1. Trailer Hitch
  2. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 5 Nm + 90º additional turn
    • Quantity: 2 on each side

WARNING

Always replace the bolts -2- after loosening

  1. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 20 Nm
    • Sealing threaded connections
    • Quantity: 3

DANGER!

Bolts -3- are sealing threaded connections and seal the interior from exhaust gases and must be installed in any case.

  1. Bracket
    • Mount the bracket only after the bumper cover is installed
  2. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 80 Nm
    • Quantity: 4
  3. Foam Piece

Secured to bumper carrier with double-sided adhesive tape.

Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing, USA

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing, USA

  • Remove the bolts -5-.
  • Remove the bracket -4-.
  • Remove the bumper cover.
  • Disconnect the connector to the vehicle.
  • Remove the bolts -2-.
  • Pull the trailer hitch -1- evenly.

WARNING

Always replace the bolts -2- after loosening

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Trailer Hitch, Removing and Installing, USA

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the trailer hitch -1-.
  • Tightening specification for bolts -2-: 50 Nm + 90º additional turn.
  • Install the bumper cover.
  • Install the bracket -4-.
  • Tightening specification for bolts -5-: 80 Nm

DANGER!

Bolts -3- are sealing threaded connections and seal the interior from exhaust gases and must be installed in any case.

  • Make sure the bolts -3- fit securely.
  • Tightening specification for bolts -3-: 20 Nm.

Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

Torque Wrench 1783 - 2-10Nm -VAG1783-

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