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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Steering Column and Steering Wheel

Overview - Steering Column

Note

  • Welding and straightening work on supporting or wheel carrying components of suspension is not permitted.
  • Always replace self-locking nuts.
  • Always replace corroded bolts/nuts.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Steering Column

  1. Steering Column Crossmember
    • With mounting bracket
  2. Steering Column
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Bolt
    • 20 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
  4. Brake Pedal Crash Brace
  5. Clutch Pedal Crash Brace
  6. Bolt
    • 30 Nm
    • Always replace if removed

Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Remove driver side airbag unit.
  • Disconnect the connector -1- for the spiral spring.

Volswagen Tiguan. Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing

  • Turn steering wheel into center position (wheels in straight ahead position).
  • Remove bolt -2- and pull steering wheel off steering column.

Installing

  • Place the steering wheel on the steering column.
  • Center markings for steering wheel and steering column -arrows- must align.

Volswagen Tiguan. Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing

  • Guide the connector terminal for the Steering Angle Sensor -G85- into the designated opening in the steering wheel base.
  • Connect the connector -1- for the Steering Angle Sensor -G85-.
  • Secure the steering wheel with the new bolt -2-.

Tightening Specification

Component Tightening Specification
Steering wheel to steering column
  • Always replace screw.
30 Nm + 90º

Steering Column, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

The steering column is delivered only as a complete replacement part. Servicing is not possible.

The steering lock housing can be replaced.

WARNING

Before starting work on electrical equipment and removing steering wheel, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

The technician must discharge themselves of static electricity. This is done by touching grounded metal parts, for example, water lines, heater pipes, metal supports or a workshop hoist.

If this not done, the Electronic Steering Column Lock Control Module -J764- could fail later.

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • The wheels must be in the straight position.

If these notes are not observed, the airbag system may not function properly during vehicle operation!

  • Bring wheels in the straight position.
  • Pull lever downward beneath steering column.
  • Swing steering column downward as far as possible and pull out.
  • Push lever under steering column upward again.
  • Remove the steering wheel airbag.
  • Steering wheel, removing.
  • Remove the steering column switch trim.
  • Remove steering column switches.
  • Remove footwell vent outlets beneath steering column.

Vehicles with Ignition Switch

  • Disconnect the connector -1-.

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Vehicles with "Keyless Access" Keyless Locking and Starting System

  • Disconnect the connector -1-.
  • Unclip the wire from the retainer on the Electronic Steering Column Lock Control Module -J764--arrow-.

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Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Remove the cable channel -1- underneath the steering column. To do this, lift the tab -arrow- slightly and remove the cable channel from the guide on the steering column.

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  • Remove the nuts -arrows- and remove foot well trim -1-.

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  • Remove the bolt -1- and pull off universal joint -2- from steering gear.

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Caution

If the universal joint is separated from the steering gear, the following work cannot be performed:

  • Connect the battery.
  • Switching on the ignition
  • Turning the steering gear
  • Turning the steering column.

These points must be observed since performing these actions could cause irreparable damage.

  • Remove the ground cable -arrow- and cable -1- from steering column.
  • Remove the bolts -2-.

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  • Remove the bolt -1- and remove the clutch pedal crash brace -2-.
  • Remove the bolt -3- and remove the brake pedal crash brace -4-.
  • Lower steering column slightly and carefully pull out upward.

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Caution

Always follow the instructions for handling and transporting the steering column.

Installing

  • Hook steering column into assembly aid on mounting bracket -arrows A-.
  • Align steering column to mounting bracket and install.

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While doing so, pins -1- of mounting bracket and holes -arrows B- of steering column must be positioned together and inserted into one another.

Only in this way is the correct installation position of steering column to mounting bracket guaranteed.

  • Tighten the bolts -2- on the steering column.
  • Install the clutch pedal crash brace -2- and tighten the bolt -1-.
  • Install the brake pedal crash brace -4- and tighten the bolt -3-.

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  • Install the ground cable -arrow- and cable -1- on the steering column.

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Connect universal joint -2- onto steering gear pinion and tighten the bolt -1-.

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  • Install foot well trim -1- and secure with nuts -arrows-.

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  • Install cable channel -1- beneath steering column.

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The tab -arrow- must fit into the guide.

Vehicles with Ignition Switch

  • Connect the connector -1-.

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Vehicles with "Keyless Access" Keyless Locking and Starting System

  • Vehicles with "Keyless Access" Keyless Locking and Starting System
  • Clip the wire into the retainer on the Electronic Steering Column Lock Control Module -J764--arrow-.

Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Install footwell vent outlets beneath steering column.
  • Install the steering column switch.
  • Install the steering column switch trim.
  • Install the steering wheel.
  • Install the airbag in the steering wheel.

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  • Perform basic setting for Steering Angle Sensor -G85- with the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Universal joint to steering gear
  • Use a new bolt
30 Nm
Steering column to mounting bracket 20 Nm

Steering Angle Sensor Basic Setting Must Be Checked After the Following Assembly Work

  • If the Steering Angle Sensor -G85- was removed or replaced,
  • After removing or replacing steering column;
  • After removing or replacing steering gear;
  • If the steering wheel was offset.

Steering Column, Handling and Transporting

WARNING

  • The correct handling of the steering column must always be observed.
  • Incorrect handling of steering column may cause damage to steering column and therefore lead to a safety risk.

Correct Handling and Transport of Steering Column

  • Transport steering column
  • Hold steering column at upper steering rod tube and in area of upper universal joint
  • Clamping lever -1- must always point upward during transportation so drive axle does not come into contact with steering column lock -2-.

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Incorrect Handling of Steering Column

Transporting at the following components leads to pre-damage to steering column:

  1. Clamping Lever
  2. Weight Compensation Springs
  3. Deformation Element

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Incorrect Handling of Steering Column with Safety Risk

The following methods of handling lead to damage of universal joint bushings of lower steering column bushing of steering column:

  • Transporting steering column with one hand on joint shaft.
  • Bending joints more than 90º.

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Steering Column, Checking for Damage

Visual Check

  • Check whether parts of steering column indicate damage.

Function Test

  • Check whether steering column can be turned without catching or difficulty of movement.
  • Check if the steering column can be adjusted with respect to length and height.
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