I noticed that when I turn my lighting system the fog lights don't come on with them. I thought perhaps if I put the high beams on they would turn on but they didn't.
How do you control the fog lights for the Tiguan?
Oh well, I guess if they did all read the damn instructions I wouldn't have anything to moan about or write about !!!!
For a start WHY would you expect the fog lights to come on with the headlights ???? they're not headlights they're for FOG duh !!!! not blinding every poor sucker coming the other way or frying the eyes of the poor guy behind if you have rear fogs.
Second thing is that the lighting system and switching varies all over the world and I have no idea where you are (I suspect NA !!!???).
All I can really tell you is what's done here and in europe and Ausi but I'm not CERTAIN yours will be the same. Basically when you have the headlights "ON" you pull the switch "out" one click for the front fogs and two clicks for front and rear (it may actually be the other way round, I'm not certain cos I installed my front fogs myself and I only have one "out" position that turns on both).
If you find that your switch doesn't pull out I guess you'll have to revert to plan A = if all else fails read the instructions.
Hey, no nastiness meant by any of this, just having some fun at your expense I'm afraid, I'm not known as the GOM (Grumpy Old Man) for nothing you know
Ahhh You beat me to it......... The owners book is your friend....
2009 Tiguan SEL
Acutally, the manual says to pull the headlight switch out when you have the headlights on. That turns on the fog lights with the headlights. And the fog light indicator turns from red to green. And it has to be done with the key in the ON position, or the ignition started, in order for the lights to come on. I tested it this morning because I was curous how they came on. ;-)
LOL, no worries NZ, I actually kind of deserve it seeing as though I am going the lazy route and asking questions instead of pulling out my booklet.
To my defense though I left the owners manual at my parents house and haven't gone by to pick it back up yet, hence all the questions here. I will probably get it next week, so in the meanwhile be prepared for a lot of questions that are in the manual, and I'll prepare myself for people to think 'good grief, what's wrong with this guy'.
I'm in Toronto Canada btw, I will change my avatar to make it obvious from now on.
I assume you guys just have front fogs ? as the USA Tigs don't have the rear fitted ? In NZ we get the rear fitted standard with one pull out on the switch to turn it on but mine came without front fogs, so I fitted them myself and powered them off a relay from the rear fog switch, so one pull on the switch turns on my front AND rear fogs and mine shows up with a warning lamp in the rev counter instead of on the switch.