I decided to go through the retrofit process to get rid of the ugly column and gate shift assembly found in all of the 2011-2012 S60's.
I had perused a few threads here, specifically this one here for information on the assembly and some install guidance. https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...ifter-Retrofit
However, I hadn't found much on the S60 specifically... so when I did mine this past week, I decided to catalog everything to post a write up on here for others to see the process.
If anyone doesn't know what I'm referring to, I mean going from this:
For starters, you have to source the entire shifter assembly for this to work. Thankfully, there are plenty of them on eBay. Erie Vo-Vo, one of the major Volvo part resellers specifically, generally has several for purchase.
Here's pictures comparing the assemblies, showing that they are virtually the same besides the top end shifter design. If you buy the assembly, all the of associated electronics are included.
The assembly parts from Volvo are about $800 in change, but you can buy assemblies from anywhere between $100 (what I paid) to just under $200 for decent parts.
Alright, on the install...