Installation Instruction

Installation instructions, accessories
Volvo Car Corporation Gothenburg, Sweden
V70 2015
V70 (08-) 2015

Instruction NoVersionPart. No.Click to download PDF-version of this Installation Instruction
313596141.031359602, 31359603, 31414268
Towbar, detachable




IMG-225145




 
Equipment
A0000162
IMG-256903
IMG-239660
IMG-239664
IMG-282923
IMG-282924
IMG-261824
IMG-240693

IMG-260406

IMG-377018


 
  

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.

 
1
IMG-363036
 

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.

2
 

Removal

Applies to cars with twin rear silencers


Note!

To facilitate access when tightening the towbar member, the exhaust system must be cut at the marking according to the instructions. 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.


3
IMG-261524
 

  • 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.

 
4
IMG-259683
 

Applies to all vehicles

5
IMG-259684
 

6
IMG-259685
 

  • Remove the four screws on both sides.

7
IMG-273303
 

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

8
IMG-379374
 

  • Repeat the operation on the other side.

9
IMG-379375
 


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.

10
IMG-379386
 


Note!

This step is easier with two people.


  • Release the connector's catch.

  • Unplug the connector.

11
IMG-379388
 


Caution!

Place the bumper cover on a suitable surface.



Note!

This step is easier with two people.


 
12
IMG-261414
 

13
IMG-259759
 

14
IMG-259760
 

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

15
IMG-259761
 

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

16
IMG-377019
 

  • Remove the panel.

17
IMG-377020
 

  • 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.


18
IMG-259763
 

  • Remove the collision member.

 
19
IMG-260410
 

Accessory installation

Applies to vehicles without 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. Drill out the hole to Ø8 mm (5/16").

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

20
IMG-226142
 

  • 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.).

21
IMG-226143
 

  • Take the strap and storage bag from the kit.

  • Thread the strap in the holder.

 
22
IMG-260845
 

Applies to cars 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.

23
IMG-260846
 

  • Remove the rear rubber mounting at the final drive.

 
24
IMG-260847
 

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.

25
IMG-259825
 

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.


26
IMG-260849
 

  • Remove the six clips from the radiated heat shield.

27
IMG-260850
 

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

28
IMG-364281
 

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

29
IMG-260852
 

  • 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.

30
IMG-260411
 

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.

31
IMG-260853
 

  • 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.

32
IMG-261123
 

  • 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.

33
IMG-260855
 

Installation

34
IMG-261083
 

35
IMG-282943
 

  • File down the edges of the exhaust pipes.

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

36
IMG-282946
 

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

37
IMG-282963
 


Note!

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.).

 
38
IMG-260865
 

  • Reinstall the rear rubber mounting at the final drive.

39
IMG-282964
 

  • 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.


 
40
IMG-259824
 

Removal

Applies to vehicles with single rear silencer

Applies to vehicles with AWD

  • Remove the exhaust system's rubber mountings.

41
IMG-259827
 

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

42
IMG-260867
 

  • Remove the four clips for the radiated heat shield.

43
IMG-260868
 

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


Note!

Always use a new gasket and nuts when installing.


44
IMG-260869
 

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

  • Turn out the exhaust pipe.

45
IMG-260870
 

  • 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.

46
IMG-260871
 

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

47
IMG-364281
 

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

48
IMG-259841
 

  • 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.

49
IMG-260411
 

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.

50
IMG-259843
 

  • 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.

51
IMG-260854
 

  • 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.

52
IMG-260923
 

Installation

53
IMG-260867
 

54
IMG-260924
 

  • 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.).

55
IMG-259871
 

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

56
IMG-259873
 

 
57
IMG-259823
 

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.

58
IMG-259827
 

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

 
59
IMG-259836
 

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.


60
IMG-259837
 

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.


61
IMG-259838
 

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.

62
IMG-259829
 

Applies to vehicles with 2WD

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

63
IMG-260925
 

  • 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.

64
IMG-364281
 

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

65
IMG-259841
 

  • 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.

 
66
IMG-260411
 

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.

67
IMG-259843
 

  • 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.

68
IMG-260854
 

  • 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.

 
69
IMG-260929
 

Installation

70
IMG-259865
 

 
71
IMG-259866
 

Applies to vehicles with 4-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.).

72
IMG-259867
 

Applies to vehicles with 4-cylinder petrol 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.).

73
IMG-259868
 

Applies to 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 and tighten the exhaust pipes to each other. Tighten the nuts to 24 Nm (18 lbf.ft.).

74
IMG-259871
 

Applies to all vehicles with 2WD

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

75
IMG-259874
 

 
76
IMG-259875
 

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.

77
IMG-259876
 

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

78
IMG-282983
 

  • 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.


79
IMG-282984
 

80
IMG-260746
 

81
IMG-259881
 

 
82
IMG-376909
 

Accessory installation

  • Locate the relevant marking.

83
IMG-376916
 

  • Cut according to the markings.

84
IMG-376917
 

  • File down the edges.

85
 

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

86
IMG-260747
 

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.

87
IMG-259886
 

88
IMG-259887
 

89
IMG-260748
 

90
IMG-259889
 

  • 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

91
IMG-226147
 

Storing the towball

Applies to vehicles without spare wheel

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

92
IMG-226145
 


Note!

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


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

93
IMG-226150
 

Applies to vehicles with spare wheel

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

94
IMG-226148
 


Note!

The towbar must be positioned as indicated in the Illustration.


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

95
IMG-260445
 

Applies to all vehicles

Accessory installation

  • 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.

 
96
IMG-261415
 

 
97
IMG-226909
 

  • 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.

98
IMG-227105
 

  • 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

99
IMG-260447
 

Removal

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