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VW Tiguan Heating & Air Conditioner ➜ Removing and installing air distribution flap control motor

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4.10  
Removing and installing air distribution  
flap control motor - V428- with potenti‐  
ometer - G645-  
⇒ “4.10.2 Removing and installing air distribution flap control mo‐  
tor V428 , right-hand drive vehicles”, page 102  
4.10.1  
Removing and installing air distribution  
flap control motor - V428- , left-hand  
drive vehicles  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Vehicle diagnostic tester  
Removing  
– Remove dash panel ⇒ General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.  
70 ; Dash panel; Removing and installing dash panel .  
– If fitted, remove entry and start authorisation control unit -  
J518- ⇒ Electrical system; Rep. gr. 94 ; Entry and start  
authorisation system; Overview of fitting locations - entry and  
start authorisation system .  
– Remove footwell vent on driver side ⇒ page 171 .  
– Unscrew bolts -arrows-.  
Note  
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The bolts are accessible from underneath behind the central  
tube.  
Use a magnetic screwdriver to unscrew the bolts or have a  
second mechanic hold a magnet over the bolt. If the bolt drops  
out it will fall out of reach into the duct trough.  
– Pull off air distribution flap control motor - V428- -4- and re‐  
move it.  
– Separate electrical connector -1-.  
Installing  
Install in reverse order of removal. Observe the following:  
Note  
Check operation of flaps and hinge mechanism before fitting.  
Make sure levers and shafts are properly fitted in the mounts.  
4. Control motors  
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– Receptacle of control motor -1- can be fitted on actuating arm  
-2- in only one position.  
The receptacle of the control motor must align with the actuat‐  
ing arm as shown in illustration.  
Note  
Rotate the receptacle in the control motor if the mount and ac‐  
tuating arm do not align.  
– Switch on ignition.  
– Connect respective control motor to vehicle wiring harness  
and select a setting on operating and display unit to set control  
motor to desired position (e.g. middle position). Wait until con‐  
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trol motor has moved to desired position and switch off ignition.  
– Fit control motor on air intake box. The actuating arm -2- must  
engage in mounting -1- while doing so.  
There must not be any play in the connection between control  
motor and actuating lever.  
Note  
If the bolts cannot be fitted, the control motor is not completely  
seated on the housing.  
– Route wiring harness so that it cannot come into contact with  
any moving parts (e.g. actuating arm on control motor).  
Note  
Rotate control motor until it reaches a convenient position for in‐  
stallation. The direction of rotation can be changed by changing  
polarities.  
– Read event memory and erase any entries displayed. Then  
perform “basic setting” ⇒ Vehicle diagnostic tester in “Guided  
Fault Finding” mode.  
– Check operation of heater and air conditioning system.  
Specified torques  
⇒ “5.1 Assembly overview - heater and air conditioning unit”,  
page 111  
♦ Dash panel; Assembly overview - dash panel ⇒ General body  
repairs, interior; Rep. gr. 70 ; Dash panel; Assembly overview  
- dash panel .  
4.10.2  
Removing and installing air distribution  
flap control motor - V428- , right-hand  
drive vehicles  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Vehicle diagnostic tester  
Removing  
– Switch all electrical consumers off.  
– Switch off ignition.  
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– Withdraw ignition key.  
– Remove glove compartment ⇒ General body repairs, interior;  
Rep. gr. 68 ; Compartments/covers; Removing and installing  
glove compartment .  
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– Unscrew bolts -2-.  
– Pull off front air distribution flap control motor - V426- -1- and  
remove.  
– Separate connector -3-.  
Installing  
Install in reverse order of removal. Observe the following:  
Note  
Check operation of flaps and hinge mechanism before fitting.  
Make sure levers and shafts are properly fitted in the mounts.  
4. Control motors  
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– Receptacle of control motor -1- can be fitted on actuating arm  
-2- in only one position.  
The receptacle of the control motor must align with the actuat‐  
ing arm as shown in illustration.  
lk  
Note  
Rotate the receptacle in the control motor if the mount and ac‐  
tuating arm do not align.  
– Switch on ignition.  
– Connect respective control motor to vehicle wiring harness  
and select a setting on operating and display unit to set control  
motor to desired position (e.g. middle position). Wait until con‐  
trol motor has moved to desired position and switch off ignition.  
– Fit control motor on air intake box. The actuating arm must  
engage in receptacle -1- -arrow- while doing so.  
There must not be any play in the connection between control  
motor and actuating lever.  
Note  
If the bolts cannot be fitted, the control motor is not completely  
seated on the housing.  
– Route wiring harness so that it cannot come into contact with  
any moving parts (e.g. actuating arm on control motor).  
Note  
Rotate control motor until it reaches a convenient position for in‐  
stallation. The direction of rotation can be changed by changing  
polarities.  
– Read event memory and erase any entries displayed. Then  
perform “basic setting” ⇒ Vehicle diagnostic tester in “Guided  
Fault Finding” mode.  
– Check operation of heater and air conditioning system.  
Specified torques  
⇒ “5.1 Assembly overview - heater and air conditioning unit”,  
page 111  
♦ Compartments/covers; Assembly overview - glove compart‐  
ment ⇒ General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr. 68 ; Com‐  
partments/covers; Assembly overview - glove compartment .  
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