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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Adaptive Chassis DCC, Components

Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC, Components

Caution

The body acceleration sensors may not be interchanged with each other.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC, Components

  1. Damping Adjustment Button -E387-
    • Component location: in front of the gearshift lever in the center console
    • Explanations.
  2. Shock Absorber with Right Rear Damping Adjustment Valve -N339-
    • Removing and installing, front wheel drive.
    • Removing and installing, AWD.
  3. Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343-
    • Component location: On the rear left shock absorber mount
    • Removing and installing, front wheel drive.
    • Removing and installing, AWD.
  4. Electronic Damping Control Module -J250-
    • Component location: Behind the side luggage compartment trim on the left
    • Removing and installing.
    • If the Electronic Damping Control Module -J250- was replaced, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis DCC must be performed.
  5. Shock Absorber with Left Rear Damping Adjustment Valve -N338-
    • Removing and installing, front wheel drive.
    • Removing and installing, AWD.
  6. Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-
    • Removing and installing, front wheel drive.
    • Removing and installing, AWD.
    • If the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- was removed and then installed, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis must be performed.

Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.

  1. Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Shock Absorber with Left Front Damping Adjustment Valve -N336-
    • Removing and installing the suspension strut.
    • Suspension strut, servicing.
  3. Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- and Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289-
    • Removing and installing.
    • If the Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- and the Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289- were removed and installed, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis DCC must be performed.
  4. Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.
    • Shock Absorber with Right Front Damping Adjustment Valve -N337-
    • Removing and installing the suspension strut.
    • Suspension strut, servicing.
  5. Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-
    • Removing and installing.

Damping Adjustment Button -E387-

The Damping Adjustment Button -E387- is located on the right side in front of the gearshift lever in the center console.

The system can be adjusted to three different setting using the Damping Adjustment Button -E387-:

  • Normal
  • Sport
  • Comfort

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The sequence is -Normal- > -Sport- > -Comfort- > -Normal- > ...

When actively selecting -Sport- and -Comfort- a yellow LED light will light up in the Damping Adjustment Button -E387-.

When -normal- is selected, the Damping Adjustment Button -E387- does not light up.

Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench -VAG1410-

Removing

  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Remove the left plenum chamber cover.
  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the screws and the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Caution

The Front Body Acceleration Sensors must never be interchanged with the Rear Body Acceleration Sensors. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

  • Be sure to pay attention to the installation position of the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341- retainer.

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341--arrow-.

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Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "LA" is stamped on the retainer

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341- to the retainer 5 Nm

Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench -VAG1410-

Removing

  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Remove the left and right plenum chamber cover.
  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the nuts and remove the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Caution

The Front Body Acceleration Sensors must never be interchanged with the Rear Body Acceleration Sensors. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

  • Be sure to pay attention to the installation position of the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342- retainer.

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342--arrow-.

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Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "R" is stamped on the retainer.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342- to the retainer 5 Nm

Left and Right Front Body Acceleration Sensors -G341/G342-, Replacing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Pilot Drift -VW222A-
  • Spiral bore diameter: 11 mm

Removing

  • Remove the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-.
  • Remove the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-.
  • Remove the retainer bolts and remove the retainer from the shock absorber dome.

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Installing

Caution

The body acceleration sensors must not be interchanged. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

  • Clean the shock absorber dome.

Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-

  • Attach the Front Left Body Acceleration Sensor -G341- to the retainer.
  • Be sure to pay attention to the installation position of the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341- retainer.

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341--arrow-.

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Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "LA" is stamped on the retainer

Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-

  • Attach the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342- to the retainer.
  • Be sure to pay attention to the installation position of the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342- retainer.

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342--arrow-.

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Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "R" is stamped on the retainer.

Continuation for Both Sides

  • Remove the adhesive on the sealing surfaces of the retainer and apply two-sided adhesive tape.
  • Using an 11 mm drill, secure the retainer and the Pilot Drift -VW222A-.

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Note

The holes in the retainer must align with the holes in the shock absorber dome.

  • Install the screws on after the other by hand and then tighten to the tightening specification.
  • Connect the connector to the body acceleration sensor.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Suspension strut to body (suspension strut tower)
  • Use new bolts.
15 Nm + 90º

Overview - Left/Right Front Level Control System Sensor -G78/G289- for the Adaptive Chassis DDC

Note

  • A replacement Left and Right Front Level Control System Sensor -G78/G289- comes complete with the coupling rod and the upper and lower retaining plate.
  • Replacing with the subframe installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Left/Right Front Level Control System Sensor -G78/G289- for the Adaptive Chassis DDC

  1. Subframe
  2. Bolt
    • 9 Nm
    • M6 x 16
  3. Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- and Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289-
    • Complete with attachments
    • The lever -arrow- must point toward the vehicle exterior
    • Removing and installing.
    • If the Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- and the Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289- were removed and installed, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis DCC must be performed.
    • After replacing, perform basic setting of the headlamps

Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.

  1. Control Arm
  2. Nut
    • 9 Nm
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed

Left and Right Front Level Control System Sensors -G78/G289-, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

Note

  • In order to be able to remove the Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- the steering wheel must be turned all the way to the right; this assures that there is enough clearance between the control arm and the stabilizer bar.
  • In order to be able to remove the Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289- the steering wheel must be turned all the way to the right; this assures that there is enough clearance between the control arm and the stabilizer bar.
  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the bolt and the nut.
  • Remove the vehicle level sensor.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Note

  • The level control system sensor lever must point toward vehicle exterior.
  • The thread on the vehicle level sensor must be installed into the front hole in the control arm. The tab on the vehicle level sensor retainer must lock into the rear hole in order to assure a correct installation position.
  • Perform a basic setting on the adaptive chassis DCC.
  • Perform a basic setting on the headlamps Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Bolt to subframe 9 Nm
Nut
  • Use new nut
9 Nm

Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- Adaptive Chassis DCC, FWD

Note

  • Vehicle level sensor is available as replacement part only complete with coupling rod and upper and lower retaining plates
  • Replacing with subframe installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- Adaptive Chassis DCC, FWD

  1. Subframe
  2. Bolt
    • 5 Nm
    • M5 x 20
  3. Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-
    • Complete with attachments
    • The lever -arrow- must point toward the vehicle exterior
    • Removing and installing.
    • If the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- was removed and then installed, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis must be performed.
    • After replacing, perform basic setting of the headlamps

Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.

  1. Lower Transverse Link

Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- for Adaptive Chassis DCC, Removing and Installing, FWD

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the bolts.
  • Remove Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

The level control system sensor lever must point toward vehicle exterior.

  • Perform a basic setting on the adaptive chassis DCC.
  • Perform a basic setting on the headlamps Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Bolt to subframe/lower transverse link 5 Nm

Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Adaptive Chassis DCC, AWD

Note

  • Vehicle level sensor is available as replacement part only complete with coupling rod and upper and lower retaining plates.
  • Replacing with subframe installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Adaptive Chassis DCC, AWD

  1. Subframe
  2. Bolt
    • 5 Nm
    • M5 x 20
  3. Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-
    • Complete with attachments
    • The lever -arrow- must point toward the vehicle exterior
    • Removing and installing.
    • if the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- was removed and then installed, then a basic setting to the adaptive chassis must be performed.
    • After replacing, perform basic setting of the headlamps

Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.

  1. Lower Transverse Link

Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Removing and Installing, Adaptive Chassis DCC, AWD

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the bolts.
  • Remove Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

The level control system sensor lever must point toward vehicle exterior.

  • Perform a basic setting on the adaptive chassis DCC.
  • Perform a basic setting on the headlamps Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Bolt to subframe/lower transverse link 5 Nm

Electronic Damping Control Module -J250-, Removing and Installing

Removing

Component location: behind the side luggage compartment trim on the left

  • Turn off all electrical consumers.
  • Remove the ignition key.
  • Remove the left side trim in the luggage compartment.
  • Disconnect the connector
  • Remove the Electronic Damping Control Module -J250- from the side panel above the wheel housing.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal while noting the following:

  • Perform a basic setting on the adaptive chassis DCC.

Adaptive Chassis DCC, Basic Setting

  • Connect the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester and select "Guided Fault Finding".
Chassis

Wheel damping electronics

Functions

Basic setting

Follow the instructions on the screen to perform the basic setting.

Left Front Axle Wire Routing

Note

  • Always check the wire routing.
  • Always make sure that all the wires are attached in order and are not twisted in their retainer.

Volswagen Tiguan. Left Front Axle Wire Routing

  1. Left Front Dampening Adjustment Valve -N336- Wire
    • The wire must be mounted in the retainer on the shock absorber -arrow-
  2. Left Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor -G47- Wire
  3. Brake Pad Wear Indicator Wire

Right Front Axle Wire Routing

Note

  • Always check the wire routing.
  • Always make sure that all the wires are attached in order and are not twisted in their retainer.

Volswagen Tiguan. Right Front Axle Wire Routing

  1. Right Front Dampening Adjustment Valve -N337- Wire
    • The wire must be mounted in the retainer on the shock absorber -arrow-
  2. Right Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor -G45- Wire

Rear Axle Wire Routing

Note

  • Always check the wire routing.
  • Always make sure that all the wires are attached in order and are not twisted in their retainer.

Volswagen Tiguan. Rear Axle Wire Routing

  1. Left and Right Rear Dampening Adjustment Valve -N338/N339- Wire
    • The wire must be mounted in the retainer on the shock absorber -arrow-
  2. Right and Left Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor -G44/G46- Wire
    Self-Leveling Suspension
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