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Author Topic: VW Tiguan - 5N MIB2 Lowline rear view reversing camera installation / retrofit  (Read 7949 times)

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VW Tiguan - 5N MIB2 Lowline rear view reversing camera installation / retrofit
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:36:58 AM »
« Last Rated on: June 11, 2019, 01:27:56 AM »
There are a few guides on the net showing the installation of a Tiguan 5N reverse camera with cars using the older RNS head units.
This guide is specific to the Tiguan 5N fitted with the MIB2 unit from 2015-2016.
The latest camera has the washer jet which is very handy.
The following parts will be required to enable the washer function-                                 

Parts required for the washer addition

Tubing 1J0955751D
Y piece 1J0955873D
Connectors 5J0955871A

First step is to remove all the boot lid trim panels. Remove the 2 screws located at the lower edge, outboard of the number plate lamps, which have 2 small plastic covers on them.
The trim panels can then be pulled away from the boot lid. Here is a good little video on YouTube showing how to remove trims-


This now gains access to the rear boot latch handle which is secured using 2 x 10mm nuts.

Remove the nuts and pull out the handle / disconnect. This part is no longer required.
It is easiest to install the washer feed tube at this point, before refitting.
Assemble a connector on to the end of the tube and click in to place on the camera.
Feed this tube and the camera wiring through the boot handle aperture and insert the new camera/handle.
The new camera/handle no longer uses nuts to secure it and instead has plastic locking tabs. I had to trim these slightly to hold in place securely using a blade to remove a thin sliver of plastic from the lower edge of the locking tab.

Washer connection

Using the wash pipe connectors and Y piece, locate a suitable position and insert the new feed pipe. I opted to install the Y piece along the lower edge of the rear windscreen.


Cable routing

Run the RVC loom from the boot lid and through the rubber convoluted tubes in to the car.
The tubes can be released using a flat bladed screwdriver to push on 2 of the tabs and then just rotate out of position to access both ends of the tube.


Using an old coat hanger or fish tape, pull the loom through the tube and into the car.

Run the loom down past the rear quarter light and out along the rear seat following the existing wiring.
The reverse sense wire will need to split off here and head towards the rear of the car.
The rest of the loom can follow the existing cable run as far as possible to the front of the car.
I removed the sill trims to access the existing wiring loom.These simply pull away, although they are fitted with the same type of metal clips as the boot trim so do require some effort.
I opted to run the loom behind the B pillar trim and lower seat belt securing point as access is tight due to the front seat.

The loom runs along the sill and up behind the fuse box by the drivers knee.

I opted to remove the instrument cluster, which is a simple process and run the loom to the head unit behind there for unobstructed access.
The cluster comes out by simply lowering and pulling the steering wheel as far down and rearwards as possible.
Pull out the small trim piece at the bottom of the cluster which will give you access to the 2 x securing screws.
Remove these and pull the whole cluster towards you and out.
It is connected by a single plug and I had plenty of length to rest it on top of the dash.


Remove the head unit. First step is to pry out the airbag light and opposite bank. I used a thin plastic trim tool to avoid marks.
Behind these are two screws which must be removed. The hard unit fascia then simply pulls out.
The head unit is held in place with 4 screws. Remove these and disconnect the head unit.
Run the loom behind the cluster and through to the rear of the head unit.
The quad lock consists of multiple connectors. For the purpose of the camera fit, remove the blue block by simply using a thin blade to lift the tab at the from and pull it rearwards.


The blue block has 2 locking tabs that secure the pins swell as the metal tab on the pin itself. Pry the tabs up and insert the clear wire in to pin 6 and the black in to pin 12. Re-secure the flaps and re-insert the blue block in to the quad lock connector.


Reconnect the head unit ensuring all the antenna connections are fully seated.

Next step is the power supply. Plenty of options here although I opted to add a new terminal to the fuse box for a switched 12v and soldered the wiring with a heat shrink cover.
For the ground I used the earth point along the drivers door opening just under the carpet. This is easily accesible due to the sill trim being removed.
Final connection is for the reverse signal. In my case the wire in the supplied loom was yellow, although I have heard they can vary.
I stripped the insulation back from the reverse light connector located in the off side boot side panel.
The connector has 3 wires, the brown is the ground and it does not matter which of the other coloured wires you use.
I also wrapped all my wiring in looming tape to blend in with the OEM wiring.

Coding for the lowline camera is strait forward using VCDS and accessing module 10 and 5F.
Prior to coding i suggest you make an adaptation back up of module 10 and 5F in case of any issues or as a minimum, take a picture or screen shot of the original coding displayed when you open Long Coding Helper.

Select module 10 Park/Steer Assist


Go to coding 07, long coding helper and select Byte 2. Then change Bit 4-5 to rear view camera installed, Exit and select Do It to change the coding.


Follow the same method for module 5F Information Electronics.

Select Byte 19 and check Bit 4, Exit and select Do It to change the coding.


Exit VCDS.

Once coding is carried out using VCDS then carry out a reset of the head unit by pushing and holding the power button until the VW logo is displayed.
Select reverse and hopefully you should see the camera view shown below! -

The final step is putting all the trim back together. If fitting a new type RVC with the washer then this is the time to give the pipe work a leak test!
I had zero leaks and the washer works very well indeed so no need to wipe it when dirty.



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