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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

In this chapter you will find information on the following subjects:

⇒ Socket covers 

⇒ Sockets in the vehicle 

⇒ Sockets in the vehicle 

Electrical devices can be connected to the vehicle sockets.

The connected devices must be in good working order.

More information:

  • Storage areas ⇒ Storage areas 
  • Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications ⇒ Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications 
  • Consumer information ⇒ Consumer information 


Improper use of electrical sockets and electrical devices may start a fire and cause severe personal injury.
  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle. Sockets and connected devices can be used when the ignition is switched on.
  • If the connected device gets warm, immediately switch it off and disconnect the power supply.


  • To help prevent damage to the electrical system, never connect any accessories such as a solar panel or vehicle battery charger to a 12 Volt socket.
  • Only use accessories which have been tested for electromagnetic compatibility with a motor vehicle.
  • To help prevent damage from voltage fluctuations, switch off all electrical consumers connected to the 12 Volt socket before switching the ignition on or off or starting the engine.
  • Never connect devices to a 12 Volt socket that draw more than the maximum wattage the socket can supply. Drawing too much power can damage the vehicle electrical system.

Please turn off the engine when you stop for any length of time.

The vehicle battery will drain if you use electrical equipment when the engine is not running.

Unshielded devices may interfere with radio reception or the vehicle's electrical system.

Operating electrical devices near the windshield-integrated antenna may interfere with AM radio reception.


    Socket covers
    Fig. 123 Rear center console: Opening the cover. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first⇒Introduction to the subject Opening the socket cover Fold down ...

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