Installation Instruction

Installation instructions, accessories
Volvo Car Corporation Gothenburg, Sweden
V70 2013
V70 (08-) 2013

Instruction NoVersionPart. No.Click to download PDF-version of this Installation Instruction
312694841.631269498, 31269494, 31269496
Towbar, detachable




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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.

 

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 19 and 21.

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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  • Note the engine version of the car.

    Enter VIDA under Engine and suspension, Intake and exhaust system, Silencer and exhaust system, Silencer rear.

  • Order the exhaust clamp for joining the exhaust system.

 

Preparations

2
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Preparations

Applies to the V70

3
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4A
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4B
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Illustration A

  • Remove the four screws on both sides.

Illustration B

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

5
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  • Carefully pull of the ends of the bumper cover from the body on both sides. They are attached with hooks at the upper edge of the ends and at the lower edge of the tail lights.

  • Pull the bumper cover away from the body, it is secured by seven guides at the upper edge of the longer side.

    If the car is equipped with rear parking assistance, disconnect the connector on the right-hand side of it.


    Note!

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


  • Place the bumper cover on a suitable surface.

 
6
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Applies to the XC70

7
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8A
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8B
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9
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  • Carefully pull of the bumper cover ends from the body on both sides. They are attached with hooks at the upper edge and front edge of the ends and at the lower edge of the tail lights.

  • Pull the bumper cover away from the body, it is secured by seven guides at the upper edge of the longer side. If the car is equipped with rear parking assistance, disconnect the connector on the right-hand side of it.


Note!

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


 
10
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Applies to the V70 and the XC70

11
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12
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  • Carefully pull of the boot lid's sill panel, it is secured with six clips.

13
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  • Remove the screws in the collision member on both sides.

14
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  • Remove the panel.

  • Slacken off the screw for the towing eyelet's mounting, on the inside of the rear member on 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.

 
16
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Installing the cradle for the towing ball, applies to cars without a spare wheel


Note!

Check that there are no cable harnesses on the inside obstructing the hole drilling process.


  • Measure and mark out holes for drilling to insert screws for the cradle for the tow ball.

  • Pre-drill using a small drill bit, and drill out the hole to Ø8 mm (5/16").

  • Deburr the edges of the hole, apply rustproofing agent and remove the drill swarf.

17
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  • Install the holder on the inside of the rear crossmember, and tighten it in using a screw and nut from the kit. Torque tighten to 10 Nm (7.5 lbf.ft.).

18
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  • Take the strap and storage bag from the kit.

  • Thread the strap in the holder.

 

Applies to cars with twin rear silencers


Note!

Depending on engine version, the car is equipped with one or two rear silencers.

Steps 19-36 apply to cars with twin rear silencers


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    Steps 19-20 apply to cars 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.

20
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  • Remove the rear rubber mounting at the final drive.

 
21
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    Steps 21 apply to cars 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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  • Remove the screws in the rear mountings of the silencers.

  • Remove the silencers from the body.


Hint

Get help from a colleague for this procedure.


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  • Remove the six clips from the radiated heat shield.

24
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  • Fold the radiated heat shield down to access the inside of the side members.

25
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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.

27
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Installing the towing member

  • 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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Tightening the screw joint

  • 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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31
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Installing the exhaust clamp

  • 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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    Applies to cars with AWD

  • 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.


 

Applies to cars with single rear silencer


Note!

Depending on engine version, the car is equipped with one or two rear silencers.

Steps 37-53 apply to cars with a single rear silencer.


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Steps 37-53 apply to cars 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.

40
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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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  • Tension the retaining strap to the optimum position to access the holes for the tow hitch mounting.

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  • Remove the rear section of the cover plate n the insides of the side members. Measure from the plate edge and rearwards as illustrated. Cut it off 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.

46
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Installing the towing member

  • 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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Tightening the screw joint

  • 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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50
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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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  • Refit the silencer the rear mounting. Torque tighten the screws to 50 Nm (37 lbf. ft.).

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Steps 54-68 apply to cars with 4-, 5-cylinder engines and 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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56B
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56C
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Image A applies to cars with a 4 cylinder diesel engine

Image B applies to cars with a 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.


Image C applies to cars with a 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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  • 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 rear section of the cover plate n the insides of the side members. Measure from the plate edge and rearwards as illustrated. Cut it off 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.

 
61
IMG-260411
 

Installing the towing member

  • 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 depressed for the screws and reinforcement bar to be installed and tightened correctly.


  • Tighten the screws alternately on both sides.

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IMG-260854
 

Tightening the screw joint

  • 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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65
IMG-259865
 

 
66A
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66B
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66C
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Image A applies to cars with a 4 cylinder diesel engine

Image B applies to cars with a 4 cylinder petrol engine

Image C applies to cars with a 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 and tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).

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  • Refit the silencer the rear mounting. Torque tighten the screws to 50 Nm (37 lbf. ft.).

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Applies to all models

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Applies to all models

  • 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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70B
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Illustration A

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

Illustration B

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


    Note!

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


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74A
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74B
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Cutting out the bumper cover

Illustration A applies to the V70

Illustration B applies to the XC70

  • Apply tape to the outside of the bumper cover, opposite the markings on the inside. This is done to protect the paint from the saw when cutting out the cut-out for the towbar.

  • Cut according to the markings.


    Note!

    Do not damage the painted surface of the bumper cover. Cut so that the raised edge on the inside remains. The raised edge marks the cut-out.


  • Remove the tape.

  • Smooth off the sawn edges with a fine toothed file.

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

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Applies to the V70 with R-design

  • Saw out the lower section of the bumper casing according to the markings. Remove the shaded area.

  • Tape the outside to prevent the saw foot from damaging the paint.


    Note!

    Do not damage the paintwork of the bumper cover.


  • Smooth off the sawn edges with a fine toothed file.

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Applies to the V70

  • 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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77B
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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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IMG-260749
 

Applies to the XC70

  • 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.


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81B
IMG-259892
 

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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.

 

Storing the towball

84A
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84B
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Storing the towball

Applies to cars without spare wheel

Illustrations A and B

  • Remove the bag from the kit, put the towball inside and tie it up.


    Note!

    The towbar must be positioned in the holder as indicated in Illustration B.


  • Wind the long strap twice around the bag and tighten firmly.

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85B
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Applies to cars with spare wheel

Illustrations A and B

  • Remove the bag from the kit, put the towball inside and tie it up.


    Note!

    The towbar must be positioned as in Illustration B.


  • Wind the long strap twice around the bag and once around the wheel and tighten firmly.

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  • Take the label from the kit and affix it firmly to the underside of the storage compartment, as illustrated.

  • In addition, use staples in the four corners of the labels.

 
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Protective cover

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Protective cover

Installation

  • Take the holder for the protective casing from the kit and press it into the hole for the towbar. Make sure that the catch (1) snapped shut and that the holder is fitted securely.

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  • Press the protective cover into the cradle until it lies against the bumper cover. A number of clicks should be heard when the protective cover is pressed into place. Check that the protective cover is correctly positioned

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Removal

  • First pull the locking arm upwards until the catches engage. Then pull the whole protective cover backwards.