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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Roof Railing

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Overview - Roof Railing

Volswagen Tiguan. Roof Railing

  1. Roof Railing
    • Removing.
    • Installing.
  2. Bolt
  3. Upper Conical Washer
  4. Upper Conical Washer
  5. Bracket
    • Removing and installing
    • New Bracket, Installing
  6. Hex Nut
    • Tightening specification: 10 Nm.
    • Roof railing threaded connection
    • Quantity: 4 on each side
  7. Bolt
    • Tightening specification: 10 Nm.
    • Bracket threaded connection
    • quantity: 2 per bracket

Roof Railing, Removing and Installing

Removing

Note

  • If the roof railing is only removed on one side, it is sufficient to lower the headliner on this side.
  • If the roof railing is removed on both sides, the headliner must be completely removed.

Volswagen Tiguan. Roof Railing

  • Loosen the headliner on one side until it can be lowered.

The headliner must not be damaged when lowering it and performing the following steps.

  • Remove the nuts -3- from the roof railing threaded bolts -2-.
  • Guide the roof railing -1- with threaded pins upward out of the brackets -3- and evenly lift -arrows- the roof railing from the roof.

When removing the roof railing, the brackets -4- remain in the vehicle.

Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Roof Railing

All brackets -4- are installed.

  • Evenly place the roof railing -1- on the roof. Do this beginning with front threaded pins -2-.
  • Mount the nuts -3- (tightening specification: 10 Nm).

Roof Rail Bracket, Removing and Installing

Bracket, Removing

Note

  • If the bracket is to be re-installed, make sure the conical washers remain in tolerance compensations in their places.
  • Always use a lower and upper conical washer.
  • The conical washers must not be interchanged.

Volswagen Tiguan. Roof Railing

  • Remove the headliner.
  • Remove the roof rail.
  • Remove the nuts -4-.
  • Remove the bracket -1- together with tolerance compensations -2 and 3-.

If the bracket is to be reinstalled, secure the tolerance compensations with commercially available adhesive tape.

Bracket, Installing

Note

Do not interchange the conical washers -3 and 4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Installing

If you have secure the conical washers with adhesive tape, remove tape before installation.

  • Make sure the conical washers -3 and 4- fit properly.
  • Place the roof railing -1- on the roof, then guide the bracket -5- over the threaded pins until the conical washers -3 and 4- are centered.
  • Tighten the nuts -6- until the bracket comes in contact with the roof.
  • Tighten the nuts -7- (tightening specification: 10 Nm).
  • Now tighten the nuts -6- (tightening specification: 10 Nm).
  • If dents appear around the base of the roof railing, readjust the bracket.

New Bracket, Installing

Volswagen Tiguan. Bracket, Installing

  • Install the new bracket -1- until the securing pins -5- in the roof engage -arrow a-.
  • Tighten the nuts -6- (tightening specification: 10 Nm).
  • Remove the securing pin -5- upward -arrow b- and remove the securing cap -2- downward -arrow c-.
  • If dents appear around the base of the roof railing, readjust the bracket.
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