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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Instrument Panel

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0016

  • Torque Wrench 1783 - 2-10Nm -VAG1783-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0990

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0427

Instrument Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

  • Disconnect the vehicle battery.
  • Remove the steering column trim gap cover.

Note

It is not necessary to remove any more parts from the steering column trim panel.

  • Remove the instrument cluster.
  • Remove the instrument panel side covers.
  • Remove the upper trim panels of the A-pillars.
  • Remove the glove compartment.
  • Remove the center console cover.
  • Remove the trim on both sides of the footwell.

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  • Carefully guide a feeler gauge with 0.6 mm thickness -1- in the gap between the center console -2- and button module -3-.
  • Straighten the feeler gauge vertically and push it 10 mm deep in between the button module and the center console.

Note

The vertical inserting of the feeler gauge makes sure that the lock button reaches the outside. After 10 mm insertion depth the point of the feeler gauge contacts the lock button offset noticeably.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10686

  • Tip the feeler gauge -1- in the direction of the -arrow- to push the lock button -3-. Pry out the button module -2- at the same time upward from the rear of the center console -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10665

  • Remove the button module -1- while paying attention to the wires that are still connected, upward from the center console.
  • Remove the primary connector -1- push the lock button -2- and release and remove the connector -3-.
  • Remove the primary connector -1- push the lock button -2- and release and remove the connector -3-.

Vehicles with a Center Console without a Center Armrest

  • Remove the center console, without center armrest.

Vehicles with a Center Console with a Center Armrest

  • Remove the DVD player if equipped.
  • Remove the CD changer if equipped.
  • If equipped remove the "Apple""IPod player" baseplate.
  • Remove the storage compartment with USB connection, if present.
  • Remove the multimedia system control module, if present.

Vehicles with Multimedia System

  • Remove the multimedia system control head.

Vehicles with Converter with Socket, 12 V-230 V -U13-

  • Remove the Converter with Socket, 12 V-230 V - U13-.
  • Remove the center console trim.
  • Remove the center console, with center armrest.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10664

All Vehicles

  • Remove the Light Switch -E1-.
  • Remove right trim panel on driver side.
  • Remove the telephone holder.
  • Remove the center instrument panel trim.
  • Remove the heat and A/C controls trim.

Vehicles Equipped with a Radio System or a Radio Navigation System

  • Remove the radio.

"Climatic" A/C System with Manual Control

  • Remove the "Climatic" heater and A/C controls.

"Climatronic" A/C System with Automatic Control

  • Remove the Front A/C Display Control Head -E87- and Climatronic Control Module -J255-.

Vehicles without A/C

  • Remove the heating and ventilation controls.

All Vehicles

  • Remove the lower trim on the instrument panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10338

  • Remove the bolt under the left vent -1- (2.5 +- 0.5 Nm).
  • Remove the instrument cluster bolt -2- (2.5 +- 0.5 Nm).

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10339

  • Remove the bolt under the right vent -1- (2.5 +- 0.5 Nm).

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10340

  • Remove two bolts -1- (2.5 +- 0.5 Nm) above the tunnel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10341

  • Remove two bolts -1- (9 Nm) from the front passenger airbag.

 

  • Disconnect the connector -1- from the Headlamp Range Control Module -J431-.
  • Disconnect the connector -2- from the front passenger airbag.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel, Removing and Installing

  • Disconnect the connector -1- from the Left Vent Temperature Sensor -G150-, if equipped.
  • Lift the instrument panel slightly until the side centering tabs -2- are above the mounting plate -3-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel, Removing and Installing

  • Pull instrument panel out of mounts -1- in windshield transition area.
  • Depending on vehicle equipment, disconnect the corresponding wiring harnesses and remove the instrument panel from the vehicle with a second technician.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel, Removing and Installing

Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal.

Note

When installing the instrument panel, make sure that instrument panel is placed with exact fit into mounts -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel, Removing and Installing

Assembly Carrier, Removing and Installing

Draw sketches or take pictures when loosening or removing and installing wires. This ensures installation is the same as the original.

Removing

  • Disconnect the vehicle battery.
  • Remove driver side airbag unit:
    • Through 05/2011.
    • From 06/2011.
  • Remove the driver side airbag unit
  • Remove the steering wheel.
  • Remove the steering column trim panel.
  • Remove the Steering Column Electronics Control Module - J527-.
  • Remove the Airbag Spiral Spring/Return Spring with Slip Ring -F138-.
  • Remove the Steering Angle Sensor -G85-.
  • Remove the Turn Signal Switch -E2-.
  • Remove the Windshield Wiper Switch -E-.
  • Remove the instrument cluster.
  • Remove the instrument panel side covers.
  • Remove the upper trim panels of the A-pillars.
  • Remove the hood release lever.
  • Remove the lower trim on the A-pillar on the driver side.
  • Remove the glove compartment.
  • Remove the center console cover.
  • Remove the trim on both sides of the footwell.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10685

  • Carefully guide a feeler gauge with 0.6 mm thickness -1- in the gap between the center console -2- and button module -3-.
  • Straighten the feeler gauge vertically and push it 10 mm deep in between the button module and the center console.

Note

The vertical inserting of the feeler gauge makes sure that the lock button reaches the outside. After 10 mm insertion depth the point of the feeler gauge contacts the lock button offset noticeably.

  • Tip the feeler gauge -1- in the direction of the -arrow- to push the lock button -3-. Pry out the button module -2- at the same time upward from the rear of the center console -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10686

  • Remove the button module -1- while paying attention to the wires that are still connected, upward from the center console.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10665

  • Remove the primary connector -1- push the lock button -2- and release and remove the connector -3-.
  • Remove the button module from the vehicle.

Vehicles with a Center Console Without a Center Armrest

  • Remove the center console, without center armrest

Vehicles with a Center Console with a Center Armrest

  • Remove the DVD player if equipped.
  • Remove the CD changer if equipped.
  • If equipped remove the "Apple""IPod player" baseplate.
  • Remove the storage compartment with USB connection, if present.
  • Remove the multimedia system control module, if present.

Vehicles with Multimedia System

  • Remove the multimedia system control head.

Vehicles with Converter with Socket, 12 V-230 V -U13-

  • Remove the Converter with Socket, 12 V-230 V - U13-.
  • Remove the center console trim.
  • Remove the center console, with center armrest.

Volswagen Tiguan. N96-10664

All Vehicles

  • Remove the Light Switch -E1-.
  • Remove right trim panel on driver side.
  • Remove the telephone holder.
  • Remove the center instrument panel trim.
  • Remove the heat and A/C controls trim.

Vehicles Equipped with a Radio System or a Radio Navigation System

  • Remove the radio.

"Climatic" A/C System with Manual Control

  • Remove the "Climatic" heater and A/C controls.

"Climatronic" A/C System with Automatic Control

  • Remove the Front A/C Display Control Head -E87- and Climatronic Control Module -J255-.

Vehicles without A/C

  • Remove the heating and ventilation controls.

All Vehicles

  • Remove the lower trim on the instrument panel.
  • Remove the instrument panel.
  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Remove the left plenum chamber cover.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10225

  • Remove the plenum chamber bolt -1- (20 Nm).
  • Remove the two locking pins -3- and then remove the two expanding rivets -2-.
  • Remove the intermediate pieces -1- and -4- from the A/C unit.

Volswagen Tiguan. All Vehicles

  • In the direction of travel, remove the nuts -1- and -2- from the assembly carrier (8 Nm).
  • Slightly lift the two straps -3- and push the instrument panel connector -4- to the left -arrow-.
  • Pull the connector out of the opening in the assembly carrier.

Note

When removing the assembly carrier, pay close attention to the position of the electrical wires and their mountings; if necessary make a sketch or take photographs.

  • Remove the nut -5- (4.5 Nm).
  • Press the side retaining tabs on the Parallel Parking Assistance Control Module -J791--6- outward and remove the control module from the relay carrier.
  • Remove the nut -7- (4.5 Nm).
  • Disconnect the harness connector -8- from the Front Parking Aid Warning Buzzer -H22--9-.
  • Remove the relay carrier from the assembly carrier.

Volswagen Tiguan. All Vehicles

  • Remove the left footwell vent.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10146

  • Disconnect the wiring harness -1- from the Anti-Theft Immobilizer Reader Coil -D2-.
  • Disconnect the steering column from the assembly carrier.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10379

  • Remove the right and left bolts -1- and -2- (20 Nm).

 

  • In the direction of travel, remove the nuts -1- and -2- from the assembly carrier (8 Nm).
  • In the direction of travel, remove the nuts -3- and -4- from the assembly carrier (8 Nm).

Volswagen Tiguan. All Vehicles

Note

Using a scriber, mark the height and side position of the assembly carrier in the vehicle around the nuts -1- and -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10381

  • Remove the two nuts -1- and -2- (20 Nm) on the driver side.

Note

Using a scriber, mark the height and side position of the assembly carrier in the vehicle around the nut -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10382

  • Remove the nut -2- (20 Nm) on the front passenger side.
  • Remove the harness connector retainers from the assembly carrier, depending on vehicle equipment.

Note

When removing the assembly carrier, pay close attention to the position of the electrical wires and their mountings; if necessary make a sketch or take photographs.

  • With a second technician, carefully remove the assembly carrier -1- from the vehicle.

Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal.

Note

Before installing the assembly carrier, line it up with the markings made before it was removed.

Instrument Panel, Aligning in Vehicle

It is not necessary to change instrument panel position to increase horizontal gap between door trim and instrument panel.

  • Hold an appropriately thick cloth at left edge of instrument panel and close the door.

In this way, the door trim panel engages closer to door and the gap between door trim and instrument panel increases appropriately. Thus, it is not necessary to align the instrument panel.

Note

Do the same on the front passenger side.

Instrument Panel, Aligning

Instrument panel can be aligned in height and diagonally to the direction of travel.

  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Remove the left plenum chamber cover.
  • Remove the instrument panel side covers.
  • Remove the heat and A/C controls trim.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10229

  • Loosen the bolts -1- and -2- under the heater and air conditioning controls 2 to 3 turns (2.5 +- 0.5 Nm).
  • Remove the trim on both sides of the footwell.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10225

  • Loosen the bolt -1- in the plenum chamber 2 to 3 turns (20 Nm).

Note

The Golf Plus is shown in the illustration; this does not affect the work being performed.

  • Loosen the two bolts -1- and -2- in the tunnel area 2 to 3 turns (20 Nm).

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel, Aligning in Vehicle

Note

The Golf Plus is shown in the illustration; this does not affect the work being performed.

  • Loosen the nut -1- on right side 2 or 3 turns (20 Nm).
  • Loosen the two nuts -2- on the left side 2 to 3 turns (20 Nm).

Instrument Panel Height, Aligning

Note

  • Instrument panel height is set using eccentric screws -3- and -4-.
  • In the zero position, the longer eccentric surface faces toward outside of vehicle.
  • The eccentric must not be turned more than +-90º out of zero position.

Adjust the desired instrument panel height using eccentric screws -4- and -3-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel Height, Aligning

Align the instrument panel diagonally to the direction of travel.

Caution

When adjusting, only the marked surfaces on the instrument panel can be loaded to prevent damage to the vehicle.

  • Push the instrument panel, inside the marked surfaces -A- and -B-, into the desired position.

Volswagen Tiguan. Instrument Panel Height, Aligning

After aligning in vehicle, tighten the instrument panel to the specified torques.

Installation of removed components is reverse of removal.

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