Volvo XC70

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surveyor

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16,668 posts

161 months

Monday 18th April
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Stiff and sore today after fitting 1/2 a towbar. Unfortunately, missing bolts stopped play...

bracken78

979 posts

183 months

Tuesday 19th April
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surveyor said:
Stiff and sore today after fitting 1/2 a towbar. Unfortunately, missing bolts stopped play...
Which towbar did you go for as I plan to fit one on our XC70 later this year.

surveyor

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16,668 posts

161 months

Tuesday 19th April
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I went for a cheap as chips £120 Italian make off Ebay. Hoping for the best. It's tested etc. Instructions not the best, and missing two bolts before I can finish it.

Electrics were cheapest from Volvo themselves.

bracken78

979 posts

183 months

Tuesday 19th April
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surveyor said:
I went for a cheap as chips £120 Italian make off Ebay. Hoping for the best. It's tested etc. Instructions not the best, and missing two bolts before I can finish it.

Electrics were cheapest from Volvo themselves.
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

Accelebrate

4,824 posts

192 months

Tuesday 19th April
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surveyor said:
Electrics were cheapest from Volvo themselves.
Are Volvo fitting the electrics? I'm still confused about if the trailer module requires 'coding' to activate it, or not.

surveyor

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16,668 posts

161 months

Tuesday 19th April
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Accelebrate said:
surveyor said:
Electrics were cheapest from Volvo themselves.
Are Volvo fitting the electrics? I'm still confused about if the trailer module requires 'coding' to activate it, or not.
Nope. They said they would need coding, but I'll cross that barrier when I come to it...My suspicion is the coding will enable sway control, and parking sensor cutout, and maybe bulb failure logic

surveyor

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16,668 posts

161 months

Saturday 14th May
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Towbar is a mare. I’m not that happy with the end result, which looks a long way off the boot.

Likewise I’m struggling with the electrics.

Hopefully it needs coding as otherwise I’ve stuffed it up
Somewhere or missed a connector.

On the plus side I’m a dab hand at getting the bumper on and off!