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#47171 Good Experiences at VW Dealerships

Posted by Old Dog on 23 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

After reading some positive feedback on Corkills Wigan I thought it may be a good idea to devote a thread to these dealerships. I know there have been many mentioned in the past, so maybe members can add them as well. Now, I know there may be members that did not have good experiences with one or more of these dealers, but as a start let's just list the good ones here please starting with Corkills Wigan that was mentioned in this thread >>> http://www.mytiguan....gan/#entry47169 . If we get enough maybe we could ask good ol' shawng to pin the thread so we don't lose track of it.


We could always start a thread down the road for the bad experiences.





#48287 Cost of Replacement Service Parts

Posted by snedved on 31 May 2013 - 09:11 AM



One month in of enjoying driving a 2012 'Tiggy' and being surprised by the qwirky operations, others are enjoying it for the wrong reasons ie a wheelcap stolen and a rear wiper snapped off - I'm in the wrong neighbourhood me's thinking.


Buying replacement parts from VW has proved expensive and am thinking service parts are going to follow suit. Has anyone researched post warranty service parts with cost savings without denying quality.



#46963 Montreal Area Calendar of Events

Posted by Old Dog on 15 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

Although these are not Tiguan specific car events, they offer the chance for car enthusiasts to see some unique cars of all years, makes and models. From sports cars to hot rods and even antiques with many of them free to visit as well. So, if you are in the Montreal/Ottawa area there could be a show or two well worth visiting.


Here is the Calendar:


Carevents_zps31ad05d5.jpg .



#30672 Join the Tiggy Map of the World

Posted by Old Dog on 01 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Hello to all wherever you are on the globe. Our forum I know has members from all over the world and I'm hoping to show this in a more visual way. I have set up a map that allows you to put a marker showing your general location on a world map. Click on the first link in my signature. You can be more specific if you want without putting in an actual address for security reasons.


It is a good idea to keep the same myTiguan username for the map which will make it easier for other members to locate you.To add a marker just click on the "Additions" tab on the Tiggy Map and select either 'Add Marker - Simple' or 'Add Marker - Detailed'. Detailed allows for a pic and/or video. You can zoom in/out using the slide bar or the mouse wheel. Also, by clciking on View, then Show List you can see the complete list in alphabetical order of all the usernames. Alternatively, you can click on << at the top of the elevator column on the right to see the list. To close the list just click on >>.

Cheers to all drinks.gif .

Old Dog

#62914 Today's Top Poster's Section

Posted by Old Dog on 28 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

Admin, specifically Dwayn, has come through for us again after I asked if a previous section on the main page could be re-established showing the Username and Avatar.


Now you can have your name up in lights, hahaha!




Old Dog

#51273 Herman by Jim Unger

Posted by Old Dog on 24 July 2013 - 01:21 AM

A Bit about Jim Unger

Unger was born in London, England, to Lillian Maud and James Unger. Unger served in the British Army, as a London bobby, and worked as an insurance clerk and a repo man before emigrating to Canada in 1968 at the suggestion of one of his sisters In Mississauga, Ontario. He began his career as a cartoonist at the Mississauga Times newspaper. In 1974, as Herman became popular, Unger moved from Mississauga to Ottawa, Ontario, bringing his parents and brother from Britain. Jim passed away on 29 May 2012 at age 75.


If well received, I'll put a number of my fav cartoons over the next little while. I hope you enjoy most, if not all of them:


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#48722 Welcome!

Posted by mytiguan on 13 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

We would like to welcome Welcome! as our newest supporting vendor!
Please take a moment to visit their site:

#47303 235/55/17 AT?

Posted by jerbacher on 29 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

Hello everyone,


I have a 2009 Tiguan SE 4motion with the 17" wheels.  I just moved to Colorado and would like to explore some of the mountain roads we have here, but wouldn't mind having tires with just a bit more aggressive tread.  I'm not looking to do anything crazy and don't need crazy tires.  I would just like something a bit more than the stock passenger tires (although they are all-season).


My stock tire is 235/55/r17.  I have not managed to find much in this size in my online search.  Any suggestions?  Is there a slightly different size that will work on these wheels, not rub the wheel wells, and has more selection?


I know that the real solution is to change to 16" wheels, but I really don't want to buy new wheels!


#17509 Tiguans in Argentina

Posted by Kike_VW on 19 March 2011 - 01:27 AM

Hey there in the South Cone!! :twoup:

Lets start a count on how many Tiguans we have in Argentina:

1- KikeVW - Tiguan TSI 2.0 - Ciudad de Buenos Aires
2- ??

Also, visit the friend forum at Tiguan Club Argentina :razz:


#35139 How To Fit Front Door Puddle/Warning Lights

Posted by Enigma on 23 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

The Author Takes No Responsibility For Damage or Injury To Person/Persons or Vehicle As A Result Of Following This Guide. Before Connecting Any Electrical Connections Make Sure You Test It First.

To provide or read feedback on this DIY thread, please see the following: http://www.mytiguan....ights-feedback/


I will be using a different method to do my installation i.e., I will be using my own home made repair wire made from a small ISO pin that I soldered to a waterproof fuse holder and use the existing reflectors with an LED module, but I will be utilizing all the connections outlined in the Guide :cool:

Right, as you know, the Tiguan was never intended to have any door lights and just has the stupid reflectors on the door cards.

:starwars: Not sure if this is due to pocket pinching or VW being small minded :whistle: This guide is made to rectify that :twoup:

You will need a Soldering Iron, Solder, 1K0 947 411A is the door warning light X2 or X4 if you are doing all 4 doors @ £11.04, 1J0 971 972 is the connector for the door warning light X2 or X4 if you are doing all the doors ie one per door @ £1.13 Plus vat, Repair wire 000 979 009 E X4 in total for the front doors i.e., 2 per door, Electrical tape and A Ross Tech or similar VagCom device to access the Controllers.


Update as of the 1/10/2013 Bold Sport Red/Hyper White 3D LED & Housing. Note these Bold Sport Lights come with a wiring loom so no need to buy a repair wire.


You need to remove the door card. Please Follow the Door Card Removal Guide http://www.mytiguan....panel-removal/.

Then come back here when you have completed that.

Once you have removed the door card you will see the CanBus controller.

You will need to use your Ross Tech or VagCom device to access the front door controllers, 52 which is Door Elect Pass and 42 which is Door Elect Driver you will need to add a code of 0000064 to each of the front doors. So if started out with 0000958 after adding 0000064 you will get 0001022 Now Pin 18 for door Warning/Puddle lights is active.

You need to disconnect the 32 pin connector depress the locking clip and pull up the violet locking lever it goes from right to left in a 180 degree movement.



Cut the cable tie on the 32 pin plug and get a small screw driver or pick to gently pry the lock that stops the white inner block from sliding out.



Now the white inner block will slide out when you pull it with that locking tab gently pried. When done insert your repair wire into Pin 18 of that plug. This is a positive feed so it is advisable to install a fuse on this connection.





#31220 Hello from PA

Posted by TIGUANDL on 15 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

Just found this forum. I leased my wife a 2012 Tiguan LE in white with black leatherette 2 weeks ago. Front wheel drive. I work for a vw dealer so may be of some help on here if anyone has questions or concerns. Have been driving VW's since 2000. 3 previous Jettas. 2000 GLX VR6/2008 SE/ 2011 SE.

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Posted by Brian on 31 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

Green Tree Snakes  (Dendrolaphis punctulata) can be dangerous. 


Yes, tree snakes or grass snakes, not brown snakes or taipans. Here's why. 



A couple in  Townsville, had a lot of potted plants.  


During a recent cold winter (for Townsville that is!), 


the wife was bringing some of the valued tender ones 


indoors to protect them from the cold night. 



It turned out that a little green tree snake was hidden in one of the



When it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the


She let out a very loud scream.


The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to

see what the problem was. 


She told him there was a snake under the lounge.


He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. 


About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. 


He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the



His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him

to lie still and called an ambulance.


The paramedics rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on

the stretcher, and started carrying him out.


About that time, the snake came out from under the lounge and the paramedic

saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. 


That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.


The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a

neighbour who volunteered to capture the snake. 


He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the



Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the lounge

in relief.


But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt

the snake wriggling around 


She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the lounge.


The neighbour, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive



The neighbour's wife, who had just returned from shopping at Woolies, saw

her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth 


and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods,

knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches.


The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbour lying

on the floor with his wife bending over him, 


so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. 


She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring

it down the man's throat.


By now, the police had arrived.


They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a

drunken fight had occurred. 


They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it

all happened over a little garden snake!


The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbour and his

sobbing wife.


Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the lounge and one of the

policemen drew his gun and fired at it. 


He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. 


The table fell over, the lamp on it shattered and, as the bulb broke, it

started a fire in the curtains.


The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the

window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and

raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed

into the parked police car.


Meanwhile, neighbours saw the burning curtains and called in the fire



The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down

the street. 


The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and

disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did

get the house fire out).


Time passed! The snake was caught and both men were discharged from the

hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a

new car and all was right with their world.


A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap

for that night. 


The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants

for the night.


And that's when he shot her

#60546 Speed cameras in France

Posted by shagggy on 22 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

As we're heading over to France shortly, I was checking up on the ever-changing regulations for what your supposed to carry when driving there, and stumbled across this link which made me chuckle.  We'll be trying not to feature on this site in our forthcoming visit.



#57314 BMW drivers really are jerks, UK & US studies find

Posted by Old Dog on 14 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

DON'T shoot the messenger, lol.




PS: I'm also sending this to my daughter and her life-partner, hehehe. (BMW owners.)

#548258 Old Dog's New 2018 R-Line

Posted by Old Dog on 27 September 2018 - 03:08 AM

I'd just like to share a few pics of our third Tiguan, a 2018 R-Line. See my sig for details on the two option packages.


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Old Dog

#49273 This is really Close to "p o r n" (if you like old cars)

Posted by Kattefan on 28 June 2013 - 05:35 PM

This is really close to "p o r n" (if you like old cars)


Cheers :whistle:

#66074 Major accident today...fog!

Posted by forkbender on 05 September 2013 - 10:21 AM


Isle of Sheppy crossing to Kent this morning. Fog creates chaos.

#59945 Anniversary Confession

Posted by Sussex Pete on 21 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

A couple were lying in bed together on the morning of their tenth wedding anniversary when the wife says,

'Darling, as this is such a special occasion, I think that it is time I made a confession.


Before we were married I was a hooker for eight years .


The husband ponders for a moment and then looks into his wife's eyes and says,

'My love, you have been a perfect wife for ten years, I cannot hold your past against you,

in fact maybe you could show me a few tricks of the trade and spice up our sex life a bit?'


She said 'I don't think you understand, my name was Brian and I played for England. :oops: 



Posted by forkbender on 10 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Ensurance now FREE for 3 years for UK VW owners




Check this out. Previously available at a cost of £57 pa for Tiguan owners, this policy runs alongside your existing car insurance but means you can can now go for much cheaper alternative insurers as ENSURANCE provides genuine VW parts, legal cover and hire vehicle.(if a no fault accident) I have just joined to take advantage of the FREE 3 year period and YES it has come with an expiry date of 9th April 2016. https://www.insurewi...ucts/ensurance/ http://volkswagen-en...overBooklet.pdf Just trying to work out the catch but as it's free, can't see one. Goes against all my instincts of "if it's too good to be true, then it usually is"

#42123 Dashboard Cameras

Posted by Sussex Pete on 06 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

After seeing a program on BBC last night about cyclists (particularly in London) using helmet cams to record their struggles, or otherwise, with traffic; I was wondering whether to fit a dashboard camera for the same reason. Has anyone fitted or used one in the past and any thoughts or ideas, good or bad? is an independent Volkswagen enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Content on is generated by its users. is not in any way affiliated with Volkswagen AG.