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      11-18-2019 04:38 PM #1
      Gonna have to do the wifes Tiguans rear brakes sooner than later

      I have all the tools to do it, except for the computer side of it.

      I have:
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      Whats the cheapest/best bang for your buck way to deal with the EPB?
      I dont do much wrenching anymore, and dont need to be able to tune every single thing on the car

      I wanna get through a brake job without breaking the bank!
      Last edited by golf>jetta; 11-18-2019 at 05:31 PM.

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      11-18-2019 05:19 PM #2
      The EPB(electronic parking brake) not EBC, has to be computer controlled to wind back the electronic motors.

      You can feed power to the calipers manually to wind them back to get the job done but this method usually comes with other fault issues. This also the method I would not recommend.

      To answer the question, you can go with OBDeleven which would be the cheapest route.
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      11-18-2019 05:34 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by nycdub2 View Post
      The EPB(electronic parking brake) not EBC, has to be computer controlled to wind back the electronic motors.

      You can feed power to the calipers manually to wind them back to get the job done but this method usually comes with other fault issues. This also the method I would not recommend.

      To answer the question, you can go with OBDeleven which would be the cheapest route.
      Just installed a EBC on my truck lol

      Looking into OBDEleven now!

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      11-18-2019 05:38 PM #4
      EPB.... not EBC
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      11-19-2019 07:38 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by nycdub2 View Post
      EPB.... not EBC
      You never know, he may have also installed an Electronic Boost Controller on there, too.

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      11-19-2019 10:45 AM #6
      When I replaced the rear brakes on our Tiguan, I retracted the parking brake manually. Just unbolt the motors and then turn the parking brake out and reinstall the motors and then you're good to go. No errors and malfunctions at all. They share the same brakes as the CC, so YouTube has quite a bit of videos on how to manually retract VW EPB's.

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      11-19-2019 10:53 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by RABBIT170 View Post
      When I replaced the rear brakes on our Tiguan, I retracted the parking brake manually. Just unbolt the motors and then turn the parking brake out and reinstall the motors and then you're good to go. No errors and malfunctions at all. They share the same brakes as the CC, so YouTube has quite a bit of videos on how to manually retract VW EPB's.
      And how are you going to adjust the motor’s tension as that’s when the computers come into play. This tension is adjusted when using the adaptions settings and the tension is needed for ABS, auto hold, hill hold, ACC, and RTA.

      Also the EPB is shared with Tiguan, CC, Passat B6, Euro B7 & B8, MK7 & 7.5, Q3, Q5, and other models/brands.

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      11-20-2019 01:33 PM #8
      The EPB will relearn the right "tension" when the parking brake is cycled a few times, after the new pads are in....it isn't Rocket Science.

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      11-20-2019 01:44 PM #9
      Now that OBD-eleven supports apple iOS, that's the cheapest route. You also need a battery charger also.

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      11-21-2019 10:44 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      The EPB will relearn the right "tension" when the parking brake is cycled a few times, after the new pads are in....it isn't Rocket Science.
      ^This. everything worked out just fine. It's actually a pretty simple set up. Use common sense when taking the EPB off and you'll be fine.

    13. 12-06-2019 11:14 AM #11
      personally, I would not just "hope for the best" when the caliper should be moved via ECU.

      I recommend the RossTech VCDS

      while I know it was a freudian slip, I recommend staying away from EBC rotors (slotted/drilled). I put them on my Tiguan -- and van -- and both warped. lame.

      I have the following ProStop Z23 on front/rear of my Tiguan. I would recommend in a heartbeat.

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