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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Fiber-Optic Cables, Repairing

Fiber-Optic Cable, Assembling

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Fiber-Optic Conductor Repair Set -VAS6223A-
  • Hose Cutting Pliers -VAS6228-
  • Vehicle Diagnostic Tester

It is very difficult to find the exact location of the problem. Replace the damaged fiber-optic cable and lay a new wire parallel to the defective fiber-optic cable.

Note

  • Select the damaged fiber-optic cable components with the "Guided Fault Finding" or "Guided Functions" from the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester menu options.
  • A fiber-optic cable that needs repair is represented by a "yellow" color.

Procedure

  • Choose "Guided Fault Finding" or "Guided Functions" in the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.
  • Assemble the fiber-optic cable.

Caution

Do not bend the fiber-optic cable too much. The bending radius must be no less than 25 mm.

Fiber optic cables must not be routed over sharp edges.

The fiber-optic cable must not be dirty or touched with bare fingers.

Fiber optic cables may not be heated.

It is not permitted to twist together 2 fiber optic cables or one fiber optic cable with a copper wire.

Protect the connector and the connection box from dust. Place the cap on the trunk.

Caution

Do not bend the fiber-optic cable too much. The bending radius must be no less than 25 mm.

Fiber optic cables must not be routed over sharp edges.

The fiber-optic cable must not be dirty or touched with bare fingers.

Fiber optic cables may not be heated.

It is not permitted to twist together 2 fiber optic cables or one fiber optic cable with a copper wire.

Protect the connector and the connection box from dust. Place the cap on the trunk.

  • Mount the Tool Head for the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1-.

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  • Remove the locking pin -arrows-.
  • Remove the tool set -arrow- and pull the locking pin back.

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Fiber Optic Cable, Cutting to Length

  • Establish length of fiber optic cable required.
  • Open the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- and lay the fiber-optic cable -1- in the mount.
  • Close the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- to cut the fiber-optic cable lengths.

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Stripping

  • Open the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1-.
  • Position the wire stripper in the lower position -arrow-.
  • Insert fiber-optic cable into the stripping station.

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The end of the fiber-optic cable must be flush with the rear side of the cutting pliers.

  • Close the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- until the stop and keep closed.
  • Bend the wire stripper upward -arrow- and remove the fiber-optic cable.

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Precision Cutting (Production of Optical End Face)

  • Push the fiber-optic cable -1- into the cutting station.

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Insulation must make contact with cutting point stop.

  • Close the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- and remove the wire.
  • Visually inspect the wire -1- to make sure that it was cut correctly and that there are no burrs on the front surface.

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Note

  • Fiber-optic cable is only to be placed on an absolutely clean surface or held in hand.
  • Use the cap if there is a risk of the fiber-optic cable surface becoming dirty.

Attaching Brass Pin Contact to Fiber-Optic Cable

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  • Change tool head -arrow-.
  • Slide the safeguard on the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- in direction of -arrow- so that the word "Stift" (pin) is legible.

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  • Insert a brass pin contact -1- in the mount.
  • Close the securing lever on the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1- in direction of -arrow-.

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  • Insert the fiber-optic cable into the brass pin contact -arrow- all the way up to the threaded stop and then close the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Pliers -VAS6223/1-.
  • Open the fiber-optic cable pliers and remove the fiber-optic cable along with the brass contact pin.

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Caution

Do not excessively bend or kink the fiber-optic cables (minimum bending radius 25 mm).

  • Make sure the brass pin contact -2- is secured properly on the fiber-optic cable -1-.
  • 4 crimped points must be visible on the brass connecting pin.
  • The brass pin contact must not be able to be removed by hand from fiber-optic cable.
  • The front surface of the fiber-optic cable is 0.01 to 0.1 mm behind the brass pin contact (visual check).

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Note

  • Connector couplings are available for connecting the fiber-optic cables. Refer to Parts Catalog.
  • To install the new fiber optic cable in wiring harness connector.

Corrugated Tube, Install on Fiber Optic Cable

  • Cut corrugated tube to appropriate length.

Volswagen Tiguan. A97-1121

  • Use the Hose Cutting Pliers -VAS6228- or a sharp knife for cutting.
  • The corrugated tube must not be cut through using a side cutter under any circumstances
  • The corrugated tube must be cut on the wave peak -arrow-, not in the wave trough.
  • The corrugated tube must audibly engage in the fiber-optic cable housing when installing.

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  • Guide the fiber-optic cable into the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Tube Tool -VAS6223/10- as shown.
  • Position corrugated tube assembly pliers on slot on the tube.
  • Position crimping pliers for fiber-optic cable at slot of corrugated tube. The fiber optic cable is then routed in the corrugated tube.

Fiber-Optic Cable, Disconnecting from Wiring Harness Connector

Removing

  • Unplug connector for fiber optic cable from appropriate control unit.
  • Release the locking mechanism in the fiber-optic cable connector -1- by pushing on it.
  • Release the secondary lock -2- with a small screwdriver.
  • Remove the fiber-optic cable.

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Caution

  • Install the cap on the trunk, in order to protect the fiber-optic cable from dust and dirt.
  • Use a new housing since it is likely that the secondary lock was damaged during the removal of the fiber-optic cable.
  • Note the arrows for allocation on the base module "IN" and "OUT".

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following

  • Install the fiber-optic cable according to the markings.

Note

  • Push the corrugated tube into the connector housing until it audibly engages.

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  • Cover the open connector -2- for the fiber-optic cable using the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Connector Protective Caps -VAS6223/9--item 1-.
  • The protective cap prevents contamination of or mechanical damage to end face of fiber optic cable which would impair signal transmission.
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