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VW Tiguan DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 1st generation 2009 to 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) VW Tiguan SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing a dead battery in the key fob by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) VW Tiguan SUV, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your VW Tiguan, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
A/C Cabin Air Filter

4. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) VW Tiguan SUV hasn't been working as well recently or the vents smell musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulbs Change

5. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in the headliner above the rear passenger seats in your Tiguan (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

6. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you would like to upgrade the OEM door speaker, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panel.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Side Marker Light

7. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The 1st generation Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with a side marker light housing attached to the front quarter panel near the wheel well.

Check out my DIY instructions for the process, with the compatible replacement part number, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

8. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield of your Volkswagen Tiguan during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear window wiper blade.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a 1st generation Volkswagen Tiguan contain the brake, rear turn signal, rear side marker and parking light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out tail light bulb (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Reverse Light Bulb Change

10. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The reverse (back up) lights are located at the bottom of the rear bumper cover on a Volkswagen Tiguan.

Take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

11. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb on the left side of the cargo area in your Volkswagen Tiguan, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Fuse Replacement Guide

12. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Volkswagen Tiguan is to check for a blown fuse in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Volkswagen Tiguan with the 2.0 liter TSI turbocharged motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every few years or after 20,000 miles.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

14. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate cargo area door of your VW Tiguan SUV, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

15. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan 2.0L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The platinum tipped OEM spark plugs in a Volkswagen Tiguan with the 2.0 liter TSI turbocharged inline four cylinder engine should be changed every 60,000 miles.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

16. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) VW Tiguan SUV contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and DRL (daytime running lamp) / parking light bulb.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

17. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a chirping or squealing sound coming from the engine bay of your VW Tiguan and the OEM serpentine accessory belt has never been changed, you may need to change it.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change

18. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Volkswagen Tiguan running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil every 10,000 miles with VW approved high quality synthetic oil and replace the oil filter on the 2.0 liter TSI turbocharged inline four cylinder engine.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

19. 2009-2017 VW Tiguan 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the 2.0L TSI Turbo I4 engine in your Volkswagen Tiguan on a cold morning and the original (OEM) 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to change it.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement group size and part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

20. 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a screeching, grinding or squealing sound coming from the front end of your Tiguan when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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