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Thread: Tiguan Rear Brake Pad and Disc Replacement

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    Hi All,

    This is my first post so apologies if these questions should be elsewhere.

    I am informed by my local independent garage that I will need rear discs and pads replacing in the next few months, as their costs for the recent service they carried out were quite high, and as I am now retired, I am contemplating carrying out this work myself as I have extensive mechanical experience but this was many years ago, on vehicles without EPB.

    Having done some research online, the mechanics seem straightforward, however there appears to be some contradictions regarding releasing or winding back the EPB, there are a couple of suggestions that this can be done manually by removing the actuator/motor and simply winding the motor actuator fully clockwise with a T40 and then compressing the piston back, others suggest a 'Scan' tool is required.

    As i have no experience of using a Scan tool and certainly don't own one, I am wondering if the purchase of one would be cost effective, and whether you could recommend a reasonably priced one, and indeed throw some light on how they are used? Or should I simply have the work carried out at a garage.

    Best Regards
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    I have only done it with VCDS, as the motors on Passat's have been known to spike their controllers when messed with, I would not recommend it.
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