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      2019 S60 T6 Inscription, US spec - tow hitch?

      I'm so confused about the 2019 S60 T6 Inscription tow hitch choices.

      What I think I know:

      a) Electrically foldable tow hitch (button in trunk) is available for non-US spec cars, but not US spec cars: https://www.volvocars.com/en-kw/supp...actable-towbar

      b) A manually foldable tow hitch is available for US spec S60's, but the T6 Inscription is specifically excluded: https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...CC-501587/2020

      c) An ugly permanently attached tow hitch is available for any S60, but I can't find it on the US site: https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...CC-501583/2020


      What I need help with:
      1) Can the electrically foldable tow hitch be retrofitted onto a 2019 S60 T6 Inscription (us spec)? Would it include the button and the software?
      2) Why can't the manually foldable tow hitch fit a 2019 S60 Inscription - what is preventing it?
      3) I want a foldable tow bar (electric or not). I want it to take the square tow hitch fitting (with ball as attachment), not just a ball - how do I find the part numbers?
      4) Is the 2019 S60 T6 Inscription even COMPATIBLE with towing? The manual seems to include it is, but ... !??!

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      From page 622 of the US manual you should be able to tow 1,650 lbs without trailer brakes and 2,000 lbs with brakes, not exceeding a maximum tongue weight of 220 lbs.

      https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/man...US_TP26449.pdf
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      To be honest with you I would just go with a Stealth Hitch. I have one on my V60 and I have it's predecessor (Invisi-hitch) on our XC90.
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      Thanks for the manual link - so the car is compatible with towing, but there are no official accessories that actually fit the Inscription?

      The stealth hitch is only available on the V and XC series of cars. The invisihitch doesn't seem to be available for the S60 either.
      Do you think thats likely an oversight because the S60 isn't that popular in the US, and it'll fit anyway since the the frame of the cars should be the same?

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      I don't think there would be a difference between the S60 and V60 in terms of the hitch. I would contact them to be sure though. Invisihitch is out of business now so Stealth Hitch is the only option.
      Last edited by thorin33; 06-20-2020 at 03:45 PM.
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      I've sent them an e-mail, good idea!

      It would be useful if I could find the technical drawings or a photo of the rear of a 2019/2020 S60 with the bumper removed, is VIDA the only place to find technical drawings these days?

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      Faldaani- Be sure to post back here what you discover about the tow hitch. I have a US 2019 S60 T6 AWD Inscription that may need one someday.
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      Will do!

      Tangential question, wiring harness? From the links above I got the part numbers 31407107, 31414859, and 30764681 for wiring harness, control module and application software.
      The websites selling those, for example volvopartswebstore doesnt list those as fitting the 2019 or 2020 models, but I guess that can be safely ignored?

      I cannot locate any installation instructions, anyone know where they hide in general?
      Last edited by Faldaani; 06-21-2020 at 01:09 AM.

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      For installing the hitch, it's typically just remove the bumper cover and the bumper beam inside of that and the hitch just sandwiches in between the bumper beam and the car body. I just installed one yesterday on my XC70. The bumper covers on these cars are typically held in place by a few clips and screws. It's helpful to have a spare set of hands when removing/replacing the bumper cover and bumper beam.
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      Found this fixed tow bar for 2020 S60 in Malaysia (RHD): https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...CC-501583/2020
      Points out part numbers 31407107 for control module and 31414859 for wiring harness. They seem to be the same ones that have been used for years for a variety of Volvos.
      The URL and instructions indicate this is for the 2011-2018 model, which doesn't make much sense.

      I found a detachable tow bar for the 2020 S60 in Bahrain:
      https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...ent/VCC-501587
      It also lists 31407107 as control module and 31414859 for wiring harness. The URL and instructions indicate this is for the 2011-2018 model, which doesn't make much sense either.

      And I found the installation steps for the electrically foldable unit for the 2019 S60 in Iceland:
      https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...CC-517897/2019
      https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...20(19-)%202019
      It shows the control unit installation for a slightly different control unit, probably due to the button that lowers it.


      So, what I think I'm going to do is to order 31407107 and 31414859, then have Volvo upload the software, and then install a stealth hitch.
      Does that seem like a reasonable approach? Or should I try for the newer control unit?
      Last edited by Faldaani; 06-21-2020 at 02:58 PM.

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      You can order the harness and module from Stealth Hitch. You will need to go to a Volvo dealership to get the programming done though.
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