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Why are 2018 VW Tiguan installation guides showing images from 2012-2017 Tiguan

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I'm considering buying the EVO-ALL with a THAR-VW2 harness for my 2018 VW Tiguan (AUT. transmission + standard key).

All installation guides for the 2018 VW Tiguan are showing exterior and interior images of the 2012-2017 tiguan (PQ35 platform). So are these installation guides really made for the 2018 Tiguan (MQB platform) ?.



French or English answers are welcome
posté Nov 25, 2019 dans la catégorie Volkswagen par Alain Raymond (150 points)

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Guide is for reference to locate the connectors. 


RLink programming tool required on all MQB platforms where key bypass is covered.


If vehicule is equipped with the Virtual Cluster, module cannot bypass key so a key wrap is required.

répondu Nov 25, 2019 par Robb (240,250 points)

Thank you very much for answering. 

If I understand correctly, images of the PQ35 platform are for reference only since connectors locations are similar on the MQB?

The wiring diagram at page 4 of guide #82331 is correct for the 2018 Tig MQB and the VW2 harness can be used on the 2018?

I just want to make sure because I also checked the wiring diagrams for the 2019 Tig MQB and was surprised to see diffirences in the wiring diagram, firmware version and also lack of VW2 harness options. I wasn't sure to follow guides for the 2018 tig showing images of the PQ35 platform or follow guide for the 2019 showing correct picutre of the MQB but with different wiring and firmware. 

If your VIN is 2018, follow 2018 guide. (10th letter from the left = J)

Thanks a lot, your help is really appreciated. yes

Hi Robb, I installed the EVO-ALL in my 2018 Tiguan today. The car is an automatic transmission, without virtual cluster and using a standard key (not a push to start).

I used the EVO-ALL hardware version 7 with the THAR-VW2 harness with the keywrap method for a standalone installtion (Guide # 72011). The EVO-ALL firware is updated to version 7.64.06 from 2019-11-23 as recommened by FlashLink Manager (Guide 72011 is recommending at least hardware version 6 with firmware 6.75.35) I did not changed any settings except for the run time which is now set to maximum and kept all the recommended settings turned on.

The EVO-ALL programmed sucessfully (solid blue led when connecting the data-link, connected remaining connectors, turned the key to ON, blue led flashed rapidly, turned key off).

Now the car will start normally when using the key, but when trying to remote start using 3X lock with the OEM remote, the car wont start and there is no activity on the EVO-ALL (no LED).

I double checked my connections at least 5 times. I'm pretty sure they are all good, I soldered the wires as per aviation standards (I'm an avionic tech so making good solder is an everyday task for me).

The troubleshooting section of Fortin's website is telling me ''If the red led does not turn on verify the options needed for the evo''. So I'm a little lost, any idea what I am missing?

Thanks for your time

Guide shouldn't be saying 75.XX (that's for other VW platforms, correction is sent).

The MQB platforms use 61.XX for Key wrap installs and 64.XX is for the install with TB-VW.


Use 61.09.

Thanks for your help,

I'll try 61.09 asap and report back.


I flashed 61.11 and it's now working, guides for the 2018 TIguan are being updated (I see one is now showing version 61.11 and dated 2019-12-31). Thank you so much for your help, you're a wizard ;)  

My last question for you: 3x lock will not stop the vehicule, I guess I'm missing an option, I remember reading a post about it on this website but can't find it again. Any idea? Thanks


Btw any way I can send you a paypal donation so you can get a good beer for helping me?

nvm the problem with 3x lock for stop, it works good. I was pressing the lock button to rapidly for the car to register it 3 times. Thanks.


Happy new year smiley



Happy new year!


thanks for the paypal offer :D   It's not needed though. Donate it to a good cause.