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VW Tiguan Electrical System ➜ Removing and installing headlight, LED, light bulb

Tiguan 2016 ➤ , Tiguan RUS 2017 ➤  
Electrical system - Edition 11.2018  
1.8.2  
Converting headlights from driving on  
left to driving on right, LED headlights  
If a right-hand drive vehicle is driven in a left-hand drive country,  
or vice versa, the headlights must be converted. This is necessary  
in order to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic with the asymmetric  
low beam headlights.  
Note  
The conversion from driving on left to driving on right, or vice  
versa, is performed by means of the infotainment system.  
It is only permissible to make use of the headlight converter  
for a short period of time. When permanently driving in the  
respective country during a longer period of time, suitable  
headlights need to be installed according to valid specifica‐  
tions.  
– On the display unit for front information display and operating  
unit control unit - J685- , press button CAR .  
– Press function buttons Setup and Light .  
– Perform adjustment in menu “Light Settings”.  
1.9  
Removing and installing headlight range  
control motor -V48- / -V49-  
⇒ “1.9.2 Removing and installing headlight range control motor  
V48 / V49 , LED headlights without variable light distribution”,  
page 119  
⇒ “1.9.3 Removing and installing headlight range control motor  
V48 / V49 , LED headlights with variable light distribution”,  
page 120  
1.9.1  
Removing and installing headlight range  
control motor -V48- / -V49- (dual halo‐  
gen headlights)  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Torque screwdriver - V.A.G 1624-  
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Note  
Removal and installation are described for the left side. Removal  
and installation on the right side are analogous.  
Removing  
– Remove headlight ⇒ page 111 .  
Caution  
Risk of damage to the headlight.  
♦ When removing the housing cover, make sure not to dam‐  
age the sealing edge on the headlight housing. The in‐  
gress of water will cause permanent damage to the  
headlight.  
– First, use a utility knife to carefully cut into back of headlight  
housing cover -1- along predetermined break line -2-.  
– Then, use a hammer to carefully release housing cover -1-  
along predetermined break line -2-.  
– Remove housing cover -1- from headlight.  
– Turn adjuster screw -2- to stop in -direction of arrow-.  
– Unscrew bolts -3-.  
– Carefully pull left headlight range control motor - V48- -1- to‐  
wards rear out of headlight until connector is accessible.  
– Release and disconnect connector on left headlight range  
control motor - V48- -1-.  
– Remove left headlight range control motor - V48- -1-.  
Installing  
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:  
– Pull reflector on ball head mounting towards rear.  
– Attach ball head on left headlight range control motor - V48-  
in ball head mounting in headlight.  
Caution  
Risk of damage to the headlight.  
♦ Make sure the housing cover is correctly seated when in‐  
stalling. The ingress of water will cause permanent dam‐  
age to the headlight.  
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– Position new housing cover -1- onto headlight.  
– Screw in and tighten bolts -arrows-.  
– Perform functional check.  
– Check headlight setting and adjust headlight if necessary  
⇒ Maintenance ; Booklet 40.1 ; Descriptions of work  
Specified torques  
⇒ “1.1.1 Assembly overview - dual halogen headlight”,  
page 103  
1.9.2  
Removing and installing headlight range  
control motor -V48- / -V49- , LED head‐  
lights without variable light distribution  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Torque screwdriver - V.A.G 1624-  
Note  
Removal and installation are described for the left side. Removal  
and installation on the right side are analogous.  
Removing  
– Remove headlight ⇒ page 111 .  
Caution  
Risk of damage to the headlight.  
♦ When removing the housing cover, make sure not to dam‐  
age the sealing edge on the headlight housing. The in‐  
gress of water will cause permanent damage to the  
headlight.  
– First, use a utility knife to carefully cut into bottom of headlight  
housing cover -1- along predetermined break line -2-.  
– Then, use a hammer to carefully release housing cover -1-  
along predetermined break line -2-.  
– Remove housing cover -1- from headlight.  
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