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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Outside mirrors

Fig. 94 In the driver door: Adjusting knob for outside mirrors.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Turn the knob ⇒ Fig. 94  to adjust the outside mirrors.

Turn the rotary knob to the desired position:
Fold the outside mirror in toward the vehicle body ⇒ .
Switch on outside mirror heating. Heats only at outside air temperatures below +68 °F (+20 °C).
Adjust the left outside mirror by pressing the knob to left/right and up/down.
Adjust the right outside mirror by pressing the knob to left/right and up/down.
Neutral position. Outside mirror folded out, no heating or adjustment possible.

Synchronous mirror adjustment

  • In the Settings - Convenience menu select Mirror adjust: Both mirrors for synchronous outside mirror adjustment ⇒  .
  • Turn the adjusting knob to the L position.
  • Adjust the left outside mirror. The right (passenger) outside mirror will automatically adjust at the same time.
  • If needed, correct the position of the right mirror by turning the adjusting knob to the R position.

Memory for front passenger side mirror (when backing up)

  • Choose the remote control vehicle key that will be used with the settings about to be made.
  • Unlock the vehicle with that remote control vehicle key.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Shift the transmission into Neutral N.
  • Switch on the ignition.
  • Activate the function Mirror down in the Settings - Convenience menu.
  • Shift the transmission into reverse.
  • Adjust the passenger outside mirror for a clear view of the curb, for example.
  • The adjusted mirror position is automatically stored and assigned to the vehicle key used to unlock the vehicle. The preselected position will be recalled when the key assigned to that mirror adjustment position is used again.

Recalling passenger side mirror settings

  • Turn the adjusting knob for the side mirrors to the R position.
  • Shift the transmission into reverse gear with the ignition switched on.
  • The mirror moves back to the regular position when the vehicle moves forwards faster than about 10 mph (15 km/h) or the adjusting knob is turned to the O or L position.


Improper use of the folding outside mirrors can cause personal injury.
  • Always make sure that nobody is in the way when folding the mirrors in or out.
  • Make sure that you do not get your finger caught between the mirror and the mirror base when moving the mirrors.


Incorrectly estimating distances with the right outside mirror can cause collisions and serious injury.
  • The right outside mirror has a convex (curved) surface. This widens your field of vision. But vehicles or other objects seen in a convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are.
  • If you use the right outside mirror to judge distances from vehicles behind you when changing lanes, you could estimate incorrectly and cause a crash and serious injuries.
  • Whenever possible, use the inside mirror to more accurately judge distance and size of vehicles or other objects seen in the convex mirror.
  • Always make sure you have a clear view to the rear of the vehicle.


  • Always fold in the outside mirrors when taking the vehicle through an automatic car wash.
  • Never fold power mirrors in manually because doing so could damage the electrical drive.

To reduce fuel consumption, use outside mirror heating only when needed.

When first switched on, outside mirror heating works with maximum heat for about 2 minutes.

If power mirror adjustment does not work, the outside mirrors can be adjusted by hand by pressing on the edges of the mirror surface.

    Inside mirror
    Fig. 92 Manually adjustable inside mirror. Fig. 93 Auto-dimming inside mirror (if applicable): Version A and Version B. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first ...


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