If you’re a bit of a handy person, you’re most certainly keen to look after almost all of the service to be completed on your Volkswagen Tiguan, but some are more challenging than others and necessitate the removal of body parts or parts to access the component you want to work on. We would really like to help you in this operation. That’s why in this article we are going to find out how to remove the bumper from a Volkswagen Tiguan. This operation is not very challenging and you should be able to do it with few equipment. To do so , first we will discover how to remove the front bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan, then how to remove the rear bumper of this one.
How to remove the front bumper from a Volkswagen Tiguan
So let’s start our document with the front bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan. To take it off, you will just need a set of ratchet wrenches, some screwdrivers and torx bits. Here are the steps you will have to stick to to be able to disassemble the bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan in good conditions:
- If you want to be more comfy, we recommend you to lift your Volkswagen Tiguan and to remove the front wheels to have a best access to the whole front bumper.
- Open the bonnet of your vehicle: Would seem obvious, but you will need to have access to the bumper attachment in your engine compartment.
- Remove the wheel arches: They’re also named fenders, but they’ll get in the way and prevent you from accessing all the screws on the front bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan. According to your vehicle features and the year of your model, you will also have the ability to find staples, to do this, you will just have to use a staple extractor or to do it carefully with a big flat screwdriver, and use a lever to open the staple.
- Then you will have to unscrew the screws that is at the rear of your mudguard and that fastens the front bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan on the sides.
- Unscrew the screws or remove the clips on the upper part of the bumper in the engine compartment.
- Now it’s time to go beneath your Volkswagen Tiguan to unscrew the bolts that are on the chassis of the vehicle, you will find some in the middle of the bumper and on the sides.
- Remember to disconnect the connection of the plate lighting and the distance control sensor if you have it.
- Carefully remove the front bumper by first unclipping the sides. If it doesn’t come off, you perhaps forgot a screw or a clip. Think of working with a carpet or other to avoid that it gets scratched by touching the ground.
That’s it, you’ve seen all the steps of how to remove the front bumper from your Volkswagen Tiguan, to put it back in place stick to the steps in the opposite direction.
How to remove the rear bumper from a Volkswagen Tiguan
And to conclude, regardless if the procedure is quite equivalent, we will take a look at the case of removing the rear bumper from your Volkswagen Tiguan. For each step to avoid repeating ourselves we will only give you the broad highlights, read the part 1 if you have any doubts or questions for more details.
- Start with executing the same first step, that is, lift your Volkswagen Tiguan and remove your rear wheels to be able to have an ideal working space to remove the bumper of your Volkswagen Tiguan without trouble
- Remove the rear wheel arches of your Volkswagen Tiguan to access the side bumper side brackets
- Open your trunk
- Remove the side brackets in your wheel arches to make it more convenient to remove the bumper from your Volkswagen Tiguan.
- Take away the lower bindings underneath your Volkswagen Tiguan.
- Simultaneously, be sure you disconnect the rear license plate light and the reverse radar sensors if you are equipped with them.
- Unscrew the top brackets from the top of the trunk.
- Now all you have to do is remove the rear bumper from your Volkswagen Tiguan, stick to the same method as for the front bumper
Here, you have learned through these two parts, how to remove the bumper from a Volkswagen Tiguan whether it is the front one or the rear one the ways are pretty much the same and it is enough to be meticulous to make everything go well.
If you wish more guides on the Volkswagen Tiguan, go to our Volkswagen Tiguan category.