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Sorry if this is a old topic, am new to this site. Dealer wants about $900 to install trailer hitch on 2003 xc70 AWD. Aftermarket products cost less than $200. Would it be a mistake to purchase a Class II hitch on line and install myself? Have looked under car and can't say it obvious where one would bolt in. Anyone have a picture? Also, where is exit point for wiring harness from electrical adapter at rear to undercarriage? <br>Thanks.
 

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Re: Installing trailer hitch on 2003 XC70 (afinelli)

That's in the ballpark for the dealer doing it - providing the hitch is INCLUDED! I had it done on an '04 XC90 a year ago and the Volvo hitch and installation ran about $950.
 

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Re: Installing trailer hitch on 2003 XC70 (afinelli)

As I understand JHB is right, the factory hitch can run that much. It is unique but not necessarily better than aftermarket. One important difference is that the factory receiver hitch is 2", all US aftermarket hitches are 1 1/4". All are rated for the same load. There is also a factory goose neck that looks good for a hitch but won't work with aftermarket products that attach to a receiver.<p>I installed a Hidden Hitch unit for well less than $200. Installation was very easy. I have not installed the harness because I use it mostly for bike racks. I would suggest you get the Volvo harness if you need one. If it is like other factory accessories I have purchased it will come with instructions for routing the wires. As I remember it is available online for $60-70.<p>BTW, I got my hitch from etrailer.com. They are always emailing me discount offers, one for 10% expired yesterday, let me know if you want me to forward it the next time they send one out.<p>Here's how it looks on my XC70:<p><IMG SRC="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d620b3127cce8b295248539000000016102ActWTZo5bsV" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d620b3127cce8b29523453ec00000026102ActWTZo5bsV" BORDER="0"><br>
 
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