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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: 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 firstIntroduction to the subject 

Replace a blown fuse only with a fuse of the same amperage (same color and same imprint) and same overall size.

Fuse color coding

Color Current strength in amps
Purple 3
Light brown 5
Brown 7,5
Red 10
Blue 15
Yellow 20
White or clear 25
Green 30
Orange 40

Opening the fuse box in the instrument panel

  • Open storage compartment and pull back firmly in the direction of the arrow ⇒ Fig. 197 .

Opening the fuse box in the engine compartment

  • Open the engine hood  ⇒  .
  • Move the release tabs in the direction of the arrows to unlock the fuse box cover ⇒ Fig. 198 .
  • Remove the cover upward.
  • To install push the cover onto the fuse box. Move release buttons back opposite the direction of the arrows, until they audibly latch.


  • To help prevent vehicle damage, be careful when removing fuse box covers and be sure to reinstall them properly.
  • Open fuse boxes must be protected from dirt and moisture. Dirt and moisture in fuse boxes can cause damage to the electrical system.

The vehicle contains other fuses in addition to those mentioned in this section. Have these fuses replaced by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

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