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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Tires, Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Removing and Installing

Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual / Suspension, Wheels, Steering / Wheels, Tires, Wheel Alignment / Tires, Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Removing and Installing

Safety Precautions and Conditions for Removing and Installing Tires, Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitoring System

  • Always note the instructions and danger warnings identified in the following description!
  • Check whether Tire Pressure Sensor should be replaced Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Note

  • During removal and mounting work, make sure that no contact is made between tires and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
  • When cleaning disc wheel (rim), the tire pressure monitoring sensor must not come into contact with water or be blown with pressurized air.

Wheel, Changing

If wheels are changed (for example, change from summer to winter tires), wheel electronics send data as soon as speed of new wheels exceeds 25 km/h. The control module automatically recognizes the identification numbers of the new wheel electronics.

An acceleration data check also occurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about 7 minutes.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Control Module -J502- must first be in learning mode before it can automatically learn wheel electronics.

Vehicle must stand for 20 minutes for this. This takes 5 minutes after a recognized tire puncture.

If the standing time is not followed, control module is not in learning mode so system recognizes a malfunction and can only automatically learn wheel electronics after standing 20 minutes.

Note

  • When changing wheels, be sure to install only Volkswagen approved wheel/tires combinations with tire pressures listed on the tank flap.
  • If unapproved wheel/tire combinations are installed, they must have a German Technical Inspection Agency certificate for the respective vehicle and a second wheel set must be adapted via the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.
  • An adaptation is also needed if tire pressure deviates from pressures given on fuel filler flap.

Wheel Sets with other Specified Tire Pressures

If a vehicle is equipped with tires which have specified pressures different from those listed on fuel filler flap, these tires (second wheel set) can also be monitored by the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Specified values for a second

Wheel electronics on wheels from second set are not automatically recognized and learned by the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (as wheel electronics on Volkswagen approved wheel/tire combination set are).

To change to a second wheel set, the following steps must be carried out:

  • Read the wheel electronic (tire pressure sensors) identification numbers (IDs) before installing.
  • Switch the TPMS to wheel set 2.
  • Enter needed specified tire pressures and wheel electronic IDs in system.

Tires, Dismounting

Caution

Pay attention to the safety precautions and conditions.

  • Release air from tires, unscrew the nickel-coated valve insert to do so.
  • When pressing off tire on a tire dismounting/mounting machine with press-off blade, always make sure that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow- is located opposite the press-off blade -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10243

Press-off blade must be applied at maximum 2 cm removed from rim flange.

  • Remove balancing weights and coarse dirt from disc wheel.
  • Press off both tire beads all the way around while thoroughly applying tire mounting paste between the tire and rim flange -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10244

Tires, Dismounting with TPMS

Note

  • The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) specified within this section refers to the optional TPMS, which employs individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures.
  • The base TPMS does not employ individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures, but instead is an integral part of the Antilock Brake System (ABS). For more information on the ABS.

Caution

  • Pay attention to the safety precautions and conditions.
  • Mounting head must not be located in area -a- of tire valve/tire pressure monitoring sensor, otherwise the mounting head will damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.

Removing Tires

  • Turn the wheel on tire mounting device so that valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor is in front of mounting head.
  • Position mounting head in vicinity of tire valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor so that tire iron can be put on approximately 30º next to tire valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
  • Now pry the tire bead over the mounting finger on the mounting head using a tire iron and remove tire iron.
  • Let the tire dismounting/mounting machine run clockwise until upper bead lies completely above the rim flange.
  • Turn the wheel on tire mounting device so that valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor is in front of mounting head.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10325

Note

  • Check the Tire Pressure Sensor for loose or damaged parts. If threaded connections are loose, the union nut, valve insert, seal, sealing washer and valve cap must be replaced by new parts from the repair set. Refer to Parts Catalog.
  • If Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor is damaged, then it must be replaced completely.

Tires, Mounting with TPMS

Note

  • The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) specified within this section refers to the optional TPMS, which employs individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures.
  • The base TPMS does not employ individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures, but instead is an integral part of the Antilock Brake System (ABS). For more information on the ABS.

Caution

  • Pay attention to the instructions for warming-up cold tires to the minimum mounting temperature.
  • Pay attention to the safety precautions and conditions.

Note

When changing a tire, it is recommended to change the tire pressure sensor seals at the same time.

  • Coat rim flanges, tire beads and inside of upper tire beads thoroughly with tire mounting paste.
  • Install the inner side of the tire first
  • Turn the disc wheel on tire mounting device so that valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor-arrow- is opposite to the mounting head.
  • Push the tires between the tire valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor and the mounting head into the bed in direction of -arrow-.
  • Let the tire dismounting/mounting machine run clockwise.
  • Mounting of the lower bead ends before the tire valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor to prevent damage to Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.

Tire bead now slips over the rim flange. Wheel may be turned only as far until mounting head is located just in front of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor.

  • Make sure the tire bead is seated correctly on the mounting head and run the mounting machine clockwise.
  • Mounting of the upper bead ends before the tire valve/Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor to prevent damage to Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.

Tire bead now slips over the rim flange. Wheel may be turned only as far until mounting head is located just in front of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor.

  • Inflate the tire to a inflation pressure of maximum 3.3 bar (bounce pressure).

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10326

Caution

If tire beads do not make contact completely on disc wheel edge, pressure must not be increased under any circumstances.

Pre-damage to tire or disc wheel would result.

  • If tire beads do not make contact completely on disc wheel edge, then release air, press off tire bead once more and coat rim flange thoroughly again with tire mounting paste.
  • Inflate the tire to a inflation pressure of maximum 3.3 bar (47.8 psi) (bounce pressure).
  • If tire beads make contact on bead seat without problems, then increase inflation pressure to 4 bar (58 psi) to "settle" tire.
  • Install a new nickel-plated valve insert and fill the tire to the specified pressure.
  • Then balance wheel.
  • Install wheel and tighten it to tightening specification.
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