Installation Instruction

Installation instructions, accessories
Volvo Car Corporation Gothenburg, Sweden
V70 2014
V70 (08-) 2014

Instruction NoVersionPart. No.Click to download PDF-version of this Installation Instruction
313389551.031359718, 31414266, 31359740
Tow hitch, fixed




 
Equipment
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INTRODUCTION

  • Read through all of the instructions before starting installation.

  • Notifications and warning texts are for your safety and to minimise the risk of something breaking during installation.

  • Ensure that all tools stated in the instructions are available before starting installation.

  • Certain steps in the instructions are only presented in the form of images. Explanatory text is also given for more complicated steps.

  • In the event of any problems with the instructions or the accessory, contact your local Volvo dealer.

  

Note!

Some steps in these installation instructions are presented with illustration only.


 
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Color symbols


Note!

This colour chart displays (in colour print and electronic version) the importance of the different colours used in the images of the method steps.


  1. Used for focused part, the part that you are to do something with.

  2. Used as extra colors when you need to show or differentiate additional parts.

  3. Used for attachments that are to be removed/installed. May be screws, clips, connectors, etc.

  4. Used when the component is not fully removed from the vehicle but only hung to the side.

  5. Used for standard tools and special tools.

  6. Used as background color for vehicle components.

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Removal

Applies to cars with twin rear silencers


Note!

To facilitate access when tightening the towbar member, the exhaust system must be cut off at the marking according to points 16 and 18.

It is important to use this method, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the exhaust system if the silencers are forced down for example.


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  • Establish the engine version of the car. Go to VIDA, under:

  • Engine with mountings

    Intake and exhaust system

    Silencers and exhaust lines

    Silencer rear.

  • Order the exhaust clamp for joining the exhaust system.

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Applies to all vehicles

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  • Remove the four screws on both sides.

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  • Place the fender liner to one side. Remove the screw at the upper edge of the cover on both sides.

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  • Repeat the operation on the other side.

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Caution!

Press the bumper casing down when removing, so as not to damage the rear lights.



Note!

This step is easier with two people.


  • Repeat the operation on the other side.

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Note!

This step is easier with two people.


  • Release the connector's catch.

  • Unplug the connector.

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Caution!

Place the bumper cover on a suitable surface.



Note!

This step is easier with two people.


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  • Carefully pull of the boot lid's sill panel, it is secured with six clips.

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  • Remove the screws in the collision member on both sides.

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  • Remove the panel.

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  • Slacken off the screw for the towing eyelet's mounting, on the inside of the rear member at the right-hand side. Unscrew it so that the collision member can be released.


Note!

Do not damage the cable harness.


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  • Remove the collision member.

 
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Applies to vehicles with twin rear silencers

Applies to vehicles with AWD

  • Cut the exhaust pipe using the pipe cutter as illustrated. The cutting point is also marked by a small indentation underneath the pipe.

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  • Remove the rear rubber mounting at the final drive.

 
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Applies to vehicles with 2WD

  • Cut the exhaust pipe using the pipe cutter as illustrated. The cutting point is also marked by a small indentation underneath the pipe.

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Applies to vehicles with twin rear silencers

  • Remove the screws in the rear mountings of the silencers.

  • Remove the silencers from the body.


Note!

Get help from a colleague for this procedure.


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  • Remove the six clips from the radiated heat shield.

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  • Fold the radiated heat shield down to access the inside of the side members.

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  • Remove the last part of the cover on the insides of the side members.

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  • Thoroughly clean away splashes of underseal, putty or dirt from the plate surfaces on the insides of the side members where the reinforcements shall be located.

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Accessory installation

  • Check that the contact surfaces inside the side members are clean, if not, clean them opposite where the towing member's side plates shall be tightened.

  • Take the towing member from the kit and insert the two side plates in the holes in the rear edge of the side members.

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  • Take the screws and reinforcement bar from the kit. Request the assistance of a colleague and adjust the position of the tow bar as the screws are installed in the welded nuts of the tow bar.


    Note!

    Ensure that the reinforcement bar is correctly positioned (see small image).


  • Tighten the screws alternately on both sides.

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  • Torque tighten the screws to 90 Nm (66.5 lbf.ft.) and angle tighten to 60°. When angle-tightening the joint in confined spaces, a protractor applied to a torque wrench cannot be used. Instead, use the Allen screw's head to determine the angle.

  • Make a mark on the screw head flange (1).

    Make a second mark (2) in the side member or reinforcement bar.

    Now tighten the screw so that the screw head marking (1) lines up with the marking (2) on the side member/reinforcement bar.

    Repeat for all screws.

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Installation

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  • File down the edges of the exhaust pipes.

  • Take a new exhaust clamp and thread it over the exhaust pipe on the car.

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  • Position the clamp so that the joint is in the middle. Make a mark at the lower edge using a pen.

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  • Request the assistance of a colleague, lift up and reinstall the silencers with exhaust pipe in the exhaust clamp.

  • Refit the mountings for the silencers. Torque tighten the screws to 50 Nm (37 lbf. ft.).

 
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  • Reinstall the rear rubber mounting at the final drive.

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  • Position the exhaust clamp as illustrated using the marking made previously.


    Note!

    Ensure that the exhaust clamp is positioned so that it does not hit against surrounding parts when the exhaust system is moved.


  • Tighten the nuts to 50 Nm (37 lbf.ft.).


    Note!

    Check that there is no exhaust gas leakage.


 
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Removal

Applies to vehicles with single rear silencer

Applies to vehicles with AWD

  • Remove the exhaust system's rubber mountings.

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  • Remove the screw in the silencer's rear mounting, and lower the silencer to stop.

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  • Remove the four clips for the radiated heat shield.

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  • Remove the nuts in the joint between the catalytic converter and separate the joint.


    Note!

    Always use a new gasket and nuts when installing.


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  • Tie up the catalytic converter to prevent damaging the boot.

  • Turn out the exhaust pipe.

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  • Secure a retaining strap between the silencer and the wheel. Secure so that the silencer turns to the side, but not so hard that the exhaust system becomes damaged.

  • Work out the radiated heat shield by rocking the silencer at the same time.

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  • Move the retaining strap to the optimum position to access the holes for the tow hitch mounting.

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  • Remove the last section of the cover on the insides of the side members. Measure from the middle of the embossing and backwards. Cut at that point.

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  • Thoroughly clean away splashes of underseal, putty or dirt from the plate surfaces on the insides of the side members where the reinforcements shall be located.

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Accessory installation

  • Check that the contact surfaces inside the side members are clean, if not, clean them opposite where the towing member's side plates shall be tightened.

  • Take the towing member from the kit and insert the two side plates in the holes in the rear edge of the side members.

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  • Take the screws and reinforcement bar from the kit. Request the assistance of a colleague and adjust the position of the tow bar as the screws enter the welded nuts of the tow bar.


    Note!

    Ensure that the reinforcement bar is correctly positioned (see small image).


  • Tighten the screws alternately on both sides.

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  • Torque tighten the screws to 90 Nm (66.5 lbf.ft.) and angle tighten to 60°. When angle-tightening the joint in confined spaces, a protractor applied to a torque wrench cannot be used. Instead, use the Allen screw's head to determine the angle.

  • Make a mark on the screw head flange (1).

    Make a second mark (2) in the side member or reinforcement bar.

    Now tighten the screw so that the screw head marking (1) lines up with the marking (2) on the side member/reinforcement bar. Use special tool 9997338.

    Repeat for all screws.

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Installation

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  • Install the four clips for the radiated heat shield.

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  • Check that the mating surfaces in the joint between the exhaust pipes are clean.

  • Take a new gasket and new nuts, tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).

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  • Reinstall the silencer in the rear mounting. Torque tighten the screw to 50 Nm (37 lbf.ft.).

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Removal

Applies to vehicles with 2WD

  • Remove the exhaust system's rubber mountings above the subframe and on the left-hand side of the fuel tank.

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  • Remove the screw in the silencer's rear mounting, and lower the silencer to stop.

 
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Applies to vehicles with 4-cylinder diesel engine

  • Remove the nuts in the joint behind/in front of the front silencer, and separate the joint.


Note!

Always use a new gasket and nuts when installing.


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Applies to vehicles with 4-cylinder petrol engine

  • Remove the nuts in the joint behind/in front of the front silencer, and separate the joint.


    Note!

    Always use a new gasket and nuts when installing.


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Applies to vehicles with 5-cylinder diesel engine

  • Remove the nuts in the joint behind/in front of the front silencer, and separate the joint.


    Note!

    Always use a new gasket and nuts when installing.


  • Secure the silencer to prevent damaging the boot at the catalytic converter.

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Applies to all vehicles with 2WD

  • Remove the four clips for the silencer's radiated heat shield.

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  • Work the silencer down as far away from the side member as possible. Do not press the exhaust system too hard.

  • Remove the radiated heat shield.

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  • Remove the last part of the cover on the insides of the side members.

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  • Thoroughly clean away splashes of underseal, putty or dirt from the plate surfaces on the insides of the side members where the reinforcements shall be located.

 
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Accessory installation

  • Check that the contact surfaces inside the side members are clean, if not, clean them opposite where the towing member's side plates shall be tightened.

  • Take the towing member from the kit and insert the two side plates in the holes in the rear edge of the side members.

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  • Take the screws and reinforcement bar from the kit. Request the assistance of a colleague and adjust the position of the tow bar as the screws enter the welded nuts of the tow bar.


    Note!

    Ensure that the reinforcement bar is correctly positioned (see small image).



    Hint

    The silencer must be moved downwards for the screws and reinforcement bar to be installed and tightened correctly.


  • Tighten the screws alternately on both sides.

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  • Torque tighten the screws to 90 Nm (66.5 lbf.ft.) and angle tighten to 60°. When angle-tightening the joint in confined spaces, a protractor applied to a torque wrench cannot be used. Instead, use the Allen screw's head to determine the angle.

  • Make a mark on the screw head flange (1).

    Make a second mark (2) in the side member or reinforcement bar.

    Now tighten the screw so that the screw head marking (1) lines up with the marking (2) on the side member/reinforcement bar. Use special tool 9997338.

    Repeat for all screws.

 
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Installation

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  • Install the four clips for the radiated heat shield.

 
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Applies to vehicles with 4-cylinder diesel engine

  • Check that the mating surfaces in the joint between the exhaust pipes are clean.


Note!

Take a new gasket and new nuts from the kit, tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).


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Applies to vehicles with 4-cylinder petrol engine

  • Check that the mating surfaces in the joint between the exhaust pipes are clean.


Note!

Take a new gasket and new nuts from the kit, tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).


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Applies to all vehicles with 5-cylinder diesel engine

  • Check that the mating surfaces in the joint between the exhaust pipes are clean.

  • Take a new gasket and new nuts from the kit, tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).

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Applies to all vehicles with 2WD

  • Reinstall the silencer in the rear mounting. Torque tighten the screw to 50 Nm (37 lbf.ft.).

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Installation

Applies to all vehicles

  • Rust protect the marked clean panel surfaces on the collision member, mounting eyelets for the bracket for the towing eyelet as well as at the rear edge of the side members on the left and right-hand side.

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  • Reinstall the collision member with bracket to the towing eyelet and tighten the screws on both sides (seven) to 48 Nm (35.4 lbf.ft.).


    Note!

    Do not damage the cable harness at the inner screw of the towing eyelet.


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Note!

Do not damage the cable harness at the inner screw of the towing eyelet.


  • To torque tighten the towing eyelet's inner screw, use 13 mm plugin tool for the torque wrench.

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Accessory installation

  • Locate the relevant marking.

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  • Cut according to the markings.

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  • File down the edge.

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  • Install the tow hitch connector with cable harness according to the appropriate installation instructions.

 
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Installation

  • Connect the connector to the rear park assistance if applicable, and reinstall the bumper cover. Ensure that all hooks and guides engage.


    Note!

    To prevent damaging the bumper cover, it is recommended to request the assistance of a colleague during this procedure.


  • Tighten the screw at the front edge of the ends.

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  • Check that the end pipes for the silencer(s) are correctly centered in the bumper cover cut-out. If necessary/applicable, make adjustments at the cutting point, mountings at the rear silencer or at the joint between the silencer.

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