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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Wiper blades

Jack maintenance In  
WARNING  
general, the jack does not need any type of  
periodic maintenance.  
To prevent damage to the front hood, windshield and  
wiper arms: · Only raise the wiper arms once they  
1. If necessary, lubricate with universal grease.  
salt.  
are in the service position.  
· Before setting off, always place the wiper arms on  
the windscreen.  
wiper blades  
service position  
Cleaning and changing the wiper blades  
In the service position, the wiper arms can be lifted  
out of the windshield.  
Factory-fitted wiper blades are coated with  
graphite. This layer is responsible for the sweep on  
the glass taking place silently. If the layer is damaged,  
among other things, the noise will increase when  
scanning on the glass.  
Regularly check the condition of the wiper blades.  
If the brushes slide with difficulty, change them  
if they are damaged or clean them if they are dirty  
ÿ .  
If the wiper blades are damaged, replace them  
immediately. Wiper blades can be purchased in  
duly qualified specialized workshops. Volkswagen  
recommends a Volkswagen dealer.  
Fig. 212 Wiper in service position.  
Cleaning the wiper blades In the  
case of the windscreen wipers: Before raising the  
wiper arms, place them in the service position ÿ p.  
313.  
Activate the service position with the wiper  
lever  
1. Close the front hood ÿ p. 334 and the driver and  
passenger doors.  
1. Raise the wiper arm, holding it only in the area  
where the wiper blade is attached.  
2. Switch the ignition on and off again.  
3. Briefly press the wiper lever in the direction of  
short wipe ÿ p. 125.  
2. Clean the brushes carefully with a  
wet sponge ÿ .  
3. Rest the arms of the squeegee carefully on  
the glass.  
Raise the arms of the wiper from the windshield  
1. Before raising the wiper arms, move them to the  
service position ÿ .  
2. Raise the wiper arm, holding it only in the area  
where the wiper blade is attached.  
3. Before setting off, place the wiper arms carefully  
on the windscreen, grasping them only in the  
area where the wiper blade is attached.  
4. With the ignition on, short press  
Move the wiper lever in the direction of the short  
sweep so that the wiper arms return to their  
starting position.  
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313  
wiper blades  
Change windshield wiper blades  
time in the direction of arrow B . You will  
probably have to use quite a bit of force.  
5. Insert a new blade of the same length and type  
into the wiper arm in the opposite direction of  
the arrow ÿ fig. 214 B until it clicks. To do this,  
the wiper blade must be bent ÿ fig. 214 A  
.
6. Rest the wiper arm carefully on the rear window.  
WARNING  
When worn or dirty wiper blades are used,  
visibility is reduced and the risk of accidents and  
serious injuries is increased.  
Fig. 213 Change the windshield wiper blades.  
1. Before raising the wiper arms, place them in the  
service position ÿ p. 313.  
· Replace the brushes whenever they are in  
poor condition or worn and no longer clean  
the windows sufficiently.  
2. Raise the wiper arm, holding it only in the area  
where the wiper blade is attached.  
WARNING  
3. Press and hold the unlock key  
and at the same time remove the brush in the  
If the wiper blades are damaged or dirty, they can  
scratch the windows.  
.
direction of the arrow ÿ fig. 213 1  
· Do not use products containing solvents, rough  
sponges or sharp objects to clean the brushes,  
4. Insert a new blade of the same length and  
type into the wiper arm until it engages.  
as they can damage the graphite layer of the  
brushes.  
5. Rest the wiper arms carefully on the windshield.  
· Do not clean windows with fuel, malt remover,  
paint thinner, or similar fluids.  
Change the rear window wiper blade  
If traces of wax from the automatic car wash  
system or other care products remain on the  
windscreen or rear window, the wipers may have  
difficulty sliding.  
Remove wax residue with a special product or  
cleaning cloths.  
Exterior lighting  
Introduction to the topic  
Fig. 214 Change the rear window wiper blade.  
Before changing a lamp, check whether it is faulty.  
Conventional lamps can usually be changed by the  
user himself. If, depending on the model and  
1. To lift an arm of the wiper, grasp it only in the  
area where the wiper blade is attached.  
equipment, the exterior lighting uses LED technology,  
you cannot change the lighting units or the light-  
emitting diodes yourself. The failure of any light  
2. Raise the wiper arm and pull it back.  
diode may be an indication that others will fail. In this  
case, go to a specialized workshop qualified for this,  
have the LED lighting units checked and, if necessary,  
replaced.  
3. Hold down the unlock button ÿ fig. 214 1  
.
4. Bend the brush toward the wiper arm.  
Volkswagen recommends a Volkswagen dealer.  
piacrystals ÿ fig. 214 A and remove it at the same  
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