Tiguan New 2018 Retrofitting Lane Assist and Side Assist
My old customer who had his 2008 CC retrofitted with Lane Assist and Side Assist years back, came knocking on my door. He got himself a brand new Rline 2.0 AWD Tiguan 2018. After 6 months of pure form original ownership, he got bored and decide to get back to his roots.
His R Line Tiguan is already very well spec at factory. It has Adaptive Cruise Control which is only available on this model not even found on the top of the line Arteon 2.0 AWD ! Surprising but it is true. It has also Head Up Display but I find it of little use since the Digital Cluster aka Advanced Info Display is right in front of him displaying all the details required in various form. Why do you need a HUD ? Nice to have I would guess but IMHO, it is not necessary.
As usual, retrofitting the Lane Assist requires his brand new flawless windscreen to be replaced. This is inevitable.
|Brand new windscreen for Lane Assist|
|The special holder for the camera, rain sensor and rear mirror|
|Out with the old and in with the new !|
|New screen with the Lane Assist camera peeping out|
|Lane Assist camera hides behind the new housing cover|
|Original rear mirror is reused. The new housing hides the camera.|
( the wires are for the event camera - only place for the wires )
Next, we installed the Side Assist aka Rear Assist aka Rear Traffic Assist aka Lane Change Assist aka Rear Traffic Alert. So many names but only one function.
Removal of the bumper is necessary to install the two radar sensors and run the wiring harness into the cabin.
|Factory prepared mounting position.|
|Securing the radar sensor with bolts and nuts.|
|Factory prepared sound deflective material on the bumper for the radar sensors on both sides. |
Insulate against unwanted disturbance from other sources.
|The wiring harness is run thru the door harness to the mirrors|
|The mirror is partially dismantled to install|
the LED warning indicator & housing cover
|Three new options are added : Lane, Side and Rear Traffic|