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VW Tiguan Body Repairs Interior ➜ Central tube for dash panel

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Central tube for dash panel  
⇒ “4.2 Removing and installing central tube for dash panel”, page  
193  
⇒ “4.3 Removing and installing crash bar”, page 198  
4.1  
Assembly overview - central tube for dash panel  
Note  
If electrical wires are disconnected or removed and installed, it is useful to make corresponding drawings or  
photos. This guarantees that everything is re-installed in its original position.  
1 - Securing bracket  
❑ Welded to body  
2 - Threaded pin  
❑ Qty. 2  
❑ 20 Nm  
3 - Bolt  
❑ 20 Nm  
4 - Cross member  
❑ For dash panel.  
❑ Removing and installing  
⇒ page 193  
Caution  
If the centre tube is re‐  
newed,  
malfunctions  
due to poor earthing may  
occur.  
The earth points must be  
free of paint, coatings  
and corrosion in order to  
ensure flawless earth  
connections.  
Threads and contact sur‐  
faces between the cen‐  
tral tube and the securing  
brackets must be free of  
paint, coatings and corro‐  
sion. Threaded connec‐  
tions are used as an  
earth connection for the  
knee airbag.  
The contact surfaces be‐  
tween the left and right  
tunnel supports and the  
tunnel must be paint-free  
on both sides. They  
serve as primary earthing  
paths.  
5 - Nut  
❑ Qty. 2  
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❑ 20 Nm  
Caution  
Risk of failure due to a  
faulty earth connection.  
The contact surface must  
be free of paint, coatings  
and corrosion. The bol‐  
ted connection is used as  
an earth connection for  
the knee airbag.  
6 - Bolt  
❑ Qty. 3  
❑ 4 Nm  
❑ If one of the bolts is over-tightened when installing the heater and air conditioning unit, use bolt “N.  
911.981.01” as a replacement part.  
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7 - Bolt  
❑ Qty. 2  
❑ 20 Nm  
8 - Bolt  
❑ 20 Nm  
9 - Crash bar  
❑ Removing and installing ⇒ page 198  
10 - Bolt  
❑ Driver side only  
❑ 20 Nm  
Caution  
Risk of failure due to a  
faulty earth connection.  
Thread and contact sur‐  
face must be free of  
paint, coatings and corro‐  
sion. The bolted connec‐  
tion is used as an earth  
connection for the knee  
airbag.  
4.2  
Removing and installing central tube for  
dash panel  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
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♦ Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-  
♦ Torque wrench - V.A.G 1783-  
♦ Release tool - T10236-  
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♦ Removal lever - 80 - 200-  
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Note  
If electrical wires are disconnected or removed and installed,  
lk  
it is useful to make corresponding drawings or photos. This  
guarantees that everything is re-installed in its original posi‐  
tion.  
When using release tool - T10236- or removal lever - 80 - 200-  
the wires can be removed more easily.  
Removing  
– Remove left plenum chamber cover ⇒ General body repairs,  
exterior; Rep. gr. 50 ; Plenum chamber bulkhead; Assembly  
overview - plenum chamber cover .  
– Unscrew bolt -1- for crash bar and central tube on plenum  
chamber bulkhead.  
– Remove dash panel ⇒ page 175 .  
– Remove knee airbag with igniter ⇒ page 129 .  
– Remove footwell vent on driver side ⇒ Heating, air condition‐  
ing system; Rep. gr. 87 ; Air duct system; Assembly overview  
- air duct system and air distribution in passenger compart‐  
ment .  
– Unscrew bolts -1- and -2-.  
– Unhook load distributor -3- on central tube for dash panel.  
– Unbolt steering column from central tube for dash panel, and  
place it on vehicle floor ⇒ Running gear, axles, steering; Rep.  
gr. 48 ; Steering column; Removing and installing steering  
column .  
– Remove crash bar ⇒ page 198 .  
– If fitted, remove interface for entry and start authorisation -  
J965- ⇒ Electrical system; Rep. gr. 97 ; Control units; Over‐  
view of fitting locations - control units .  
– Release expanding rivet -1- and remove upwards.  
– Detach intermediate piece for defroster vent -3- from central  
tube for dash panel.  
– Unclip intermediate piece for centre vent -2- from heater and  
air conditioning unit, and remove it.  
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