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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Headlamp Washer System

General Information

Note

Additional information:

  • Refer to Self Study Program; No 404; The Tiguan.
  • Refer to Owner's Manual.
For every fifth activation of windshield washer system, headlamps are also washed if windshield wiper lever is pulled toward steering wheel for at least 1.5 seconds - as long as low beam or high beam headlamps are switched on.

The headlamp washer system "active time" can be adjusted.

After assembly work or when first operating the headlamp washer system, it must be ventilated to ensure the lift cylinders and spray nozzles are functioning correctly.

Malfunction Recognition and Malfunction Indicator:

The Vehicle Electrical System Control Module -J519- is equipped with On Board Diagnostics (OBD) which assists troubleshooting.

Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester in "Guided Fault Finding".

Overview - Headlamp Washer System

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Headlamp Washer System

  1. Right Spray Nozzle Holder with Spray Nozzles
    • Spray nozzle holder, removing and installing
    • Lift cylinder for spray nozzles, removing and installing.
    • Spray nozzles, adjusting.
  2. Angle Coupling
    • Connection to the lift cylinder for the right spray nozzle
    • Overview - washer fluid hose couplings.
  3. T-Connection
    • Connection to lift cylinder for the left spray nozzle
    • Divides washer fluid line to spray nozzles of headlamp cleaning system
    • Overview - washer fluid hose couplings.
  4. Left Spray Nozzle Holder with Spray Nozzles
    • Spray nozzle holder, removing and installing.
    • Lift cylinder for spray nozzles, removing and installing.
    • Spray nozzles, adjusting.
  5. Tank for Window Washer System
    • Removing and installing.
  6. Headlamp Washer Pump -V11-
    • Removing and installing.
  7. Angle Coupling
    • Connection to Headlamp Washer Pump -V11-
    • Overview - washer fluid hose couplings.
  8. Hose

Headlamp Washer Pump -V11-

Headlamp Washer Pump -V11-, Removing and Installing

The Headlamp Washer Pump -V11- is installed inside the washer fluid reservoir in the left wheel housing.

Removing

  • Switch off the ignition and all electrical consumers and remove the ignition key.
  • Remove the left front wheel housing liner.
  • Turn the clip on the hose connection -3- to release it and then remove the hose connection -3- from the Headlamp Washer Pump -V11--2-.
  • Catch any draining washer fluid in a suitable container.
  • Unclip the wiring harness -4- off both retainers on the reservoir.
  • Pull the Headlamp Washer Pump -V11--2- out of the reservoir.
  • Disconnect the connector -1- and remove the Headlamp Washer Pump -V11-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N92-10382

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  • Tighten all threaded connections to the tightening specifications given in the assembly overview.
  • Bleed the headlamp washer system after completing the assembly work.

Lifting Cylinder for Spray Nozzles

Spray Nozzle Holder, Removing and Installing

Caution

Do not remove the spray nozzle lift cylinders by hand.

Depending on the design, a lift cylinder, which was manually removed, can jam up during the return stroke.

Do not manually push the lift cylinder back down; this will damage the lift cylinder.

A jammed lift cylinder will become functional again once it activated by the system.

The telescopic cylinders come out only with water or air pressure.

Removing

  • Switch off the ignition and all electrical consumers and remove the ignition key.
  • Extend the telescopic cylinder by operating the headlamp washer system.
  • Remove the cap -1- from the mountings -arrows- on the spray nozzle holder.
  • Lift the retaining hook -arrow- slightly and remove the spray nozzle holder.

Volswagen Tiguan. N92-10384

Installing

Note

  • Use the catches on the spray nozzle holder to adjust how far the cap of the spray nozzle is pulled onto the bumper cover.
  • The cap will not close if the spray nozzle bracket does not retract far enough.
  • If the spray nozzle bracket moves with too much force, the cap and the bumper cover will get deformed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N92-10014

  • Push the spray nozzle holder into the lift cylinder until it locks in place.
  • Install the cap on the spray nozzle holder and let the telescopic cylinder retract.
  • Check the cap for proper seating on the bumper cover.
  • Adjust the cap if necessary by shifting the spray nozzle holder into a higher or lower catch on the lift cylinder.
  • Bleed the headlamp washer system after completing the assembly work.
  • Check the spray nozzles for the headlamp cleaning system and adjust if necessary.

Lift Cylinder for Spray Nozzles, Removing and Installing

Caution

Do not remove the spray nozzle lift cylinders by hand.

Depending on the design, a lift cylinder, which was manually removed, can jam up during the return stroke.

Do not manually push the lift cylinder back down; this will damage the lift cylinder.

A jammed lift cylinder will become functional again once it activated by the system.

The telescopic cylinders come out only with water or air pressure.

Removing

  • Switch off the ignition and all electrical consumers and remove the ignition key.
  • Remove the spray nozzle holder.
  • Remove the front bumper cover.
  • Press the button -arrow- and the pull the telescopic cylinder -1- to the rear and out of the bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. N92-10385

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  • Bleed the headlamp washer system after completing the assembly work.

Headlamp Washer System Spray Nozzles, Adjusting

  • Adjust the spray nozzles for headlamp washer system.

Headlamp Washer System, Bleeding

After assembly work or when first operating, headlamp cleaning system must be ventilated to ensure proper function of lift cylinders and spray nozzles.

  • Fill the washer fluid reservoir.
  • Start the engine.
  • Switch the headlamps on.
  • Operate headlamp cleaning system several times (3-5 impulses for every 3 second period).
  • If necessary, repeat this ventilation procedure until proper functioning of the lift cylinders and spray nozzles is obtained.

After assembly work or when first operating, the headlamp washer system must be bled to ensure the lift cylinders and spray nozzles will function correctly.

As an alternative to manually ventilating, the head lamp washer system can be ventilated using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Washer Fluid Line Hose Connections

All instructions and information on this chapter can be found in the "Electrical Equipment General Information" repair manual in ELSA.

Hoses, Repairing

All instructions and information on this chapter can be found in the "Electrical Equipment General Information" repair manual in ELSA.

Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Puller - Wiper Arm Kit - Puller 1 -T10369/1-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-10632

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0427

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0353

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