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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Pillar Trim Panels

Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0016

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0427

Upper A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes the removing and installing on the left side of the vehicle. Removing and installing on the right side is identical.

Removing

  • Pull the trim panel -1- in the area of the "Airbag" labeling into the vehicle interior out of the catch in the A-pillar.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10327

  • Cut the clip -1- with a diagonal cutter.
  • Remove the trim panel from the remaining mounts.
  • Use suitable pliers to remove remaining part of the clip from the body.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10328

Installing

  • Replace the clip -1-"5N0.880.385.A".
  • Mount the trim between the instrument panel and body.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10328

  • Lock the trim -1- in the corresponding mounts into the body.
  • Mount the trim into the door seal molding.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10329

Driver Side Lower A-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

  • Remove left, side instrument panel cover.
  • Remove the hood release lever.
  • Remove the upper trim on the left B-pillar from the brackets.
  • Remove the lower trim on the left B-pillar.
  • Remove the clip -1-.
  • Remove the trim -2- from the body -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Driver Side Lower A-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Installing

Note

  • Before installation, the clip -1- must be checked for damage and replaced if necessary
  • Before installing, check the mounting elements -3- and replace if necessary

Volswagen Tiguan. Driver Side Lower A-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal.
  • Make sure, that the trim is placed in the in the door seal molding.

Front Passenger Side Lower A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

  • Remove right side instrument panel cover.
  • Remove the right B-pillar upper trim.
  • Remove the lower trim on the right B-pillar.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10331

  • Remove the trim panel -1- from the body -arrow-.

Installing

Note

Before the assembly, check the clamps and replace them if necessary.

  • Install in reverse order of removal.
  • Make sure, that the trim is placed in the in the door seal molding.

Upper B-Pillar Trim Panel, Loosening from Mounts and Securing

Note

The procedure describes loosening and securing on the right side of the vehicle. The loosening and securing procedure is the same for the left side.

Loosening

  • Remove the airbag emblem -1- using the Trim Removal Wedge -3409- and remove the bolt -2- (4 Nm).
  • Pull the trim panel at the bottom slightly apart sideways and remove the it downward out of the retainers in the B-pillar trim panel -arrow A-.
  • Remove the trim from the door seal molding.
  • Pull the trim panel out of top mounts -arrow B-.

Volswagen Tiguan. Upper B-Pillar Trim Panel, Loosening from Mounts and Securing

Securing

Note

When installing, the airbag emblem -1- must be replaced.

  • Move the seat belt height adjuster -3- into the highest position.
  • Move the slide -4- in the trim panel to the highest position.
  • Installation is performed in reverse order of the removal.

After installation, perform the following function test on the belt height adjuster:

  • Operate the belt height adjuster slider and position the belt height adjuster in highest position.
  • Pull the seat belt downward.
  • The belt height adjuster must engage in highest lock position when doing so.

Volswagen Tiguan. Upper B-Pillar Trim Panel, Loosening from Mounts and Securing

Upper B-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes removing and installing on the right side of the vehicle. Removing and installing on the left side is identical.

  • Remove the B-pillar upper trim panel.
  • Remove the B-pillar lower trim panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N69-10329

  • Remove the bolt -1- (40 Nm) and remove the belt end fitting -2- from body.
  • Guide the belt end fitting through the opening in the trim panel.

Installing

Note

Before the assembly, check the clamps and replace them if necessary.

  • Install in reverse order of removal.
  • Make sure, that the trim is placed in the in the door seal molding.

Lower B-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes the removing and installing on the left side of the vehicle. Removing and installing on the right side of the vehicle is identical.

Removing

Vehicles with Interior Monitoring (Driver Side)

  • Switch off the ignition.

All Vehicles

  • Remove the B-pillar upper trim panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10332

  • Remove the trim -1- at the top form the body -arrow A-.
  • Remove the trim upward out of the mounts in the sill-side -arrows B-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10333

  • Open the door -1- and guide the seat belt -2- through it.

Installing

Note

Before the assembly, check the clamps and replace them if necessary.

  • Install in reverse order of removal.
  • Make sure, that the trim is placed in the in the door seal molding.

C-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Note

The following describes the removing and installing on the left side of the vehicle. Removing and installing on the right side of the vehicle is identical.

Removing

  • Remove roof end strip.
  • Remove the rear wheel housing trim panel.
  • Vehicles without rear side airbag.
  • Vehicles with rear side airbag.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10353

  • Remove the screw -1- from the side luggage compartment trim panel (1.5 Nm).
  • Remove the bracket -2-, as an alternative a trim can be removed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10354

  • Remove the screw -1- (1.5 Nm) in the luggage compartment cover mount.
  • Remove the luggage compartment side trim panel at the top, from the mounts.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-10355

  • Remove the C-pillar trim -1-, in the upper area, from the retainers in the roof crossmember -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N70-11120

  • Carefully unclip the airbag emblem on vehicles with head curtain airbags.
  • Use a screwdriver to unlock the clips in the trim panel -1--arrow-.

  • Remove the trim panel -1-, in the upper area, from the mounts -arrow A-.
  • Remove the trim panel, in the lower area, from the mounts -arrow B-.

Installing

Note

Before the assembly, check the clips for damage and replace if necessary.

  • Install in reverse order of removal.
  • Make sure the trim panel molding is placed in the door and cover seal piping.
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