tailgate opener = tow bar ?

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Pear Tree
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tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Pear Tree » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:47 am

My new Tiguan (SEL) has just arrived and I am getting to grips with all the goodies. I can't seem to get the foot opener for the rear tailgate to work does anyone know if it should work when a (factory fitted) tow bar is fitted. If so suggestions for what I might be doing wrong? Thanks in anticipation of your replies


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Jeremy_SWE
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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Jeremy_SWE » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:21 am

Hi,
Yes it works with a factory tow bar fitted. At first it can be a bit of a knack getting it to open, but once you’ve sussed where to kick, it’ll open every time. Mine works if I kick slightly left of the middle of the bumper. I just kick straight in and out, no swipe.
Hope that helps.
1.4tsi 150ps DSG6 4M
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Ergo-active seats w.massage
Discover media NAVI
Sign assist
AID
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Pear Tree
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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Pear Tree » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks for your reply - I’ll give it a try !😃😃


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Tricky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:27 am

... And step back, this to many is the key.


Pear Tree
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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Pear Tree » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 am

will do


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by CNC » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:30 am

Like this

2018 MY SEL 150 TDI DSG 2Motion in Caribbean Blue with reversing camera & park assist plus fully debadged


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Wolfsburger » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:18 am

My tailgate opens fine with a foot swipe...and a non OEM towbar (Whitter).
SE Nav, DSG, 4 Motion, Diesel 150, keyless with electric tailgate, after market towbar (Whitter)


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Bogdanponline » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Can somebody help me here ?I have 2018 allspace tig and I don't know if it's working like this or not.hiw do I found this .it's not keyless. I tried rew times but nothing...


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Tubemonster » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:46 pm

Bogdanponline wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Can somebody help me here ?I have 2018 allspace tig and I don't know if it's working like this or not.hiw do I found this .it's not keyless. I tried rew times but nothing...
I believe you have to have keyless entry and start in order to have the full auto electric tailgate and by that I mean the wavy foot opening. At least you did when I ordered my MY2019 as I really wanted that feature but didn’t particularly want the keyless.
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Ordered 11/08/18 ///Build date 21/01/19///In Transit 19/01/19 (early)///Arrived in UK 24/01/19
Collected 16/2/19 🎉


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Re: tailgate opener = tow bar ?

Post by Pear Tree » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi all
Ive now sorted the knack for the foot waving! Thanks for all your help/


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