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Installation of Wiring for Trailer Brakes on the 2010 Volvo XC 60

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I own a 2010 Volvo XC60. I want to tow a trailer with brakes. The factory can only supply a 4 pin system. Is there any way to convert OE into a 7 pin? The OE system also includes some software. I am not sure what the software does.

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If you have the factory 4-way installed on your XC60 then you can use a Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit - 10 Gauge, item # ETBC7, to complete the wiring for a 7-way connector and a brake controller. This kit includes all of the wiring, connectors, circuit breakers, and trailer connector needed for installation. I have posted instructions for installing the ETBC7 kit below.

If you do not have the OEM 4-Way wiring installed on your vehicle yet you can use the Curt Circuit Protected Powered Converter w/ SMT, item # C59496, or the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, item # 119147KIT. The 119147KIT includes everything needed to install a 4-Way trailer harness at the rear of the vehicle. With the Curt Harness you will need the Modulite Installation Wiring Kit, item # 118151, to complete the installation. I spoke to my contact at the manufacturer of the wiring harness to be sure and he said that there is no software needed to install the 119147KIT on the 2010 Volvo XC60.

I would recommend the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller, item # 90885, for your vehicle. This controller is easy to use and gets great reviews by our customers.

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