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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Exterior Rearview Mirror

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80 - 200-
  • Torque Wrench 1783 - 2-10Nm -VAG1783-

Overview - Exterior Rearview Mirror

Note

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

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Exterior Rearview Mirror

  1. Mirror Base
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Mirror Housing
    • Material - ABS
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Housing Frame
    • Removing and installing.
  4. Screw
    • 1 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  5. Assembly Part
    • With side turn signal
    • Removing and installing.
  6. Mirror Glass
    • Removing and installing.
  7. Insulation
    • Is a component of the mirror base plate

Mirror Glass, Removing and Installing

Note

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

WARNING

Wear protective eyewear and safety gloves when working.

Removing

  • Protect the paintwork on the edge of the housing -3- with fabric-reinforced adhesive tape.
  • Press the bottom of the mirror glass -1- into the mirror housing -3-.
  • Pry the mirror glass -1- using the Pry Lever - 80-200- out the bracket -4- and housing -3--arrow a-.
  • Swivel the mirror glass -1- to the side -arrow b- and disconnect the electrical connector -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Mirror Glass, Removing and Installing

Installing

  • Insert connector terminals to mirror glass.
  • Press mirror glass at center onto holder in housing.
  • The mirror glass will engage with a click.

Then perform a function test.

Housing Frame, Removing and Installing

Removing

  • Remove the bolts -2-.
  • Release all the catches -arrows-
  • Pull the housing frame -1- from the housing -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Housing Frame, Removing and Installing

Installing

  • Press the housing frame -1- into the housing latches -4-.

The catches audibly latch.

  • Tighten the bolts -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N66-10365

Mirror Housing, Removing and Installing

Note

  • The following describes removing and installing the right mirror housing. Removing and installing left mirror housing is identical.
  • The side turn signal is in the assembly part. Side Turn Signal, Removing and installing.

Removing

  • Remove the mirror glass.
  • Remove the housing frame.
  • Fold the exterior rearview mirror forward for easier installation.
  • Move the retaining hook to the side -arrow a-
  • Hold the assembly part -2- secure.
  • Pull the mirror housing -1- to the rear and then upward away from the mirror base -3--arrow b-.
  • Remove the assembly part -2- downward -arrow c-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N66-10366

Installing

  • Assemble the mirror housing -1- and the assembly part -2- on the mirror base -3-.
  • Press the mirror housing -1- and the assembly part -2- into the retainer -arrow a- on the mirror base.
  • Re-install the mirror glass.

Then perform a function test.

Volswagen Tiguan. N66-10366

Exterior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes the removal and installation of the left exterior rearview mirror. Removing and installing the right exterior rearview mirror is identical.

Removing

Volswagen Tiguan. Exterior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

  • Remove the front door trim panel on the driver side.
  • Disconnect the connector -4- for the exterior rearview mirror.
  • Remove the bolt -2-.
  • Raise lift the exterior rearview mirror -arrow a- slightly and pull it out of the window guide -5--arrow b-.
  • Remove the exterior rearview mirror -1- and guide the wire -3- through the opening in door.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Exterior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Tightening specifications of bolt -2- for exterior rearview mirror -1-: 8 Nm

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

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