Installation Instruction

Installation instructions, accessories
Volvo Car Corporation Gothenburg, Sweden
XC90 2011
XC90 (03-) 2011

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Towbar, fixed




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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.

 

Preparations

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Preparations

  • Fold up the centre rear floor hatch (1). If the floor hatch is equipped with a grocery bag holder on the underside then it is fixed with a strap on each short side of the storage box, and these must be detached.

  • Detach the storage box underneath and lift it out.

  • Remove the side floor hatches (2) on the right and left-hand sides in the cargo compartment.

  • If the car is equipped with a spare wheel, remove it.

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  • Raise the car.

  • Measure out and draw a horizontal line (A) 6 mm (1/4") under the top edge of the grooves, on the inside of the rear bumper cover.

  • Cut/saw along the inside of groove 1 and groove 3 (the sides which face groove 2) up to the horizontal line which was drawn.

  • Repeat this between groove 6 and groove 4. Remove the shadowed areas (B) by cutting/sawing between the cuts along the horizontal line, so that two parallel slits are formed in the bumper cover.

3
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  • Smooth off all edges with a file.

  • Cut away all of the grooves' ridges level with the bumper cover. The end result should appear as illustrated.

4
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  • Detach the silencer's front mounting in the rear subframe by removing the screws (1).

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  • Detach the rubber mounting (1).

  • Detach the silencer's rear mounting bracket from the lower edge of the left-hand side member by removing the screws (2).

  • Carefully bend aside the heat deflector plate at the side member to make more space to work in.

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6B
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Applies to cars with rear parking assistance

Illustration A shows the right-hand side of the bumper

Illustration B shows the left-hand side of the bumper

  • Detach the cable to the parking assistance sensors from its clips in the rear section of the bumper.

7
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Applies to all models

    Right-hand side:

  • Cut/saw out the rear section at the existing cut-out in accordance with the markings in the illustration.

8
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Applies to cars with rear parking assistance

    Right-hand side:

  • Measure out for drilling the hole for the cable grommet in the upper of the rear section's plates as illustrated.

  • Pre-drill using a Ø3 mm (1/8") diameter drill bit, and then drill out the hole to Ø8 mm (5/16"). Use an angle drilling machine and short drill bits.

9
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  • Cut open a 2 mm (5/64") wide slot through the plate up to the hole.

10
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Applies to all models

    Left-hand side:

  • Cut/saw out the rear section at the existing cut-out in accordance with the markings in the illustration.

11
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Applies to cars with rear parking assistance

    Left-hand side:

  • Measure out for drilling the hole for the cable grommet on the right and left-hand sides of the cut-out, in the upper of the rear section's plates as illustrated.

  • Pre-drill using a Ø3 mm (1/8") diameter drill bit, and then drill out the holes to Ø8 mm (5/16"). Use an angle drilling machine and short drill bits.

12
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  • Cut open a 2 mm (5/64") wide slot through the plate up to the holes on both sides of the cut-out.

13
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    Right-hand side:

  • Press up one of the plate's tabs and guide the cable into the previously drilled hole. The cable must be routed as illustrated.

14
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    Left-hand side:

  • Press up the plate's tabs and guide the cable into the previously drilled holes. The cable must be routed as illustrated.

 

Installing the towing member

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Installing the towing member

Applies to all models

  • Lift up the protective tags (1) (at the rear edge) which cover the mounting holes on the inside of the side members (one on each side) and cut away 80 mm.

  • Remove the bracket for the towing eye by removing the screws (2).

  • Remove any sealing compound from the surface where the end faces of the towing member shall be located.

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16B
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16C
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Illustration A

  • Get a brace and a foam rubber plate from the kit.

    Centre the brace on the plate and press, so that the threaded ends leave an imprint on the plate

Illustration B

Illustration C

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  • Get a knife and ruler, and place a straight cut between the outsides of both circles.

18
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  • Press down the plate on the brace approx. 30 mm, with protective tape facing the two nuts.

19
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  • Remove the protective tape from the foam rubber plate.

  • Repeat steps 16-19 for the other brace.

20
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  • Lower the car.

  • Remove the protective tags which cover the mounting holes on the outside of the side members.

  • Fit the mounting bracket through the two rear holes in the outer wall of the side member. The threaded sections of the mounting bracket should now protrude through to the underside of the car. Repeat on the other side.

  • Secure the mounting brackets using butyl tape for example in order to prevent them from falling back.

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  • Raise the car.

  • Lift up the towing member. Start by angling up the left-hand side's end face above the silencer's end pipe and up behind the bumper to the side member. Following which, angle up the right-hand side's end face to the side member, and position it on the side members, opposite their holes.

  • Fit the M12x40 screw (1) in the front hole on each side, while holding the towing member in position.

  • Install the remaining screws (2).

  • Insert the screws all the way without tightening them.


Note!

Apply rustproofing agent under the car and on the side members around the end faces, scraping away any sealing compound, before torque tightening the screws.


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  • Install the reinforcing plate with the oval holes facing up.

  • Install the flange nuts (1) on the mounting bracket.

  • Install the bolts and the flange nuts (2) as illustrated.

  • Insert the screws all the way without tightening them. Carry out the above procedure on the other side too.

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  • Centre the towbar in relation to the cut-out (1) in the bumper.

24
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  • Torque tighten the screws (1) to 120 Nm on both sides.

  • Torque tighten the upper and lower bolted joint for the mounting bracket to 50 Nm. Use joint socket (P/N 9814017) when tightening the upper one. Repeat on the other side.

  • Bend back the heat deflector plate.

  • Reinstall the silencer's rear mounting.

  • Reinstall the silencer's front mounting. Torque tighten the screws to 24 Nm.

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  • Remove the pieces of butyl tape, if used to secure the brace.

  • Press on the foam rubber plate against the side member so that it seals tightly around the holes.

  • Repeat the operation on the other side.

 

Finishing work

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Finishing work

  • Fit the towbar wiring in accordance with the separate installation instructions.

  • Put the spare wheel back in place.

  • Reinstall the panels, storage box and floor hatches.