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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual / Do it yourself / Fuses /  Introduction to the subject

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

⇒ Fuses in the vehicle 

⇒ Replacing blown fuses 

Due to ongoing development of the vehicle, configuration-dependent allocation of fuses and the combined fuse protection of multiple loads with one fuse, an up-to-date overview of the fuse location per load is not possible at the time of printing. Detailed information regarding fuse box layout is available from authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service Facilities.

In general, one fuse can protect several loads. One load can also be protected by several fuses.

Find out why the fuse blew and correct the problem before replacing a blown fuse. If a newly replaced fuse blows again after a short time, the electrical system should be checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

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  • Preparations for working in the engine compartment ⇒ Preparations for working in the engine compartment 


High voltage systems in the engine compartment can cause electrical shocks, severe burns, and even death!
  • Never touch ignition cables. Never touch other components of the high voltage electronic ignition system.
  • Avoid short circuits in the electrical system.


Using the wrong fuse, using a blown fuse that has been repaired, and using metal objects in place of fuses to complete the electrical connection in the circuit can cause fires and serious personal injury.
  • Never replace a fuse with one that has a higher amp rating. Replace a blown fuse only with a fuse of the same amperage (same color and same imprint) and same overall size.
  • Never repair fuses.
  • Never replace fuses with a metal strip, a paper clip, or a similar object.


  • To help prevent damage to the electrical system, switch off all lights and accessories, switch off the ignition, and remove the key from the ignition switch before replacing a fuse.
  • If a fuse is replaced with a fuse with higher amperage, this can also cause damage at different locations in the electrical system.
  • Open fuse boxes must be protected from dirt and moisture. Dirt and moisture in fuse boxes can cause damage to the electrical system.

A single load (a single electrical component) may be protected by several fuses.

One fuse may protect several loads (several electrical components).


    Fuses in the vehicle
    Fig. 197 On the driver side in the instrument panel: Fuse box cover. Fig. 198 In the engine compartment: Fuse box cover. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information fir ...

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