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How to fit a 12v socket in the xc60 load compartment

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Old Apr 19th, 2019, 15:02   #11
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Check your handbook for correct information but the cargo socket on our V50 and XC60 are permanently live.

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Old Apr 19th, 2019, 18:43   #12
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Check your handbook for correct information but the cargo socket on our V50 and XC60 are permanently live.

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My 65 plate V60CC is the same, I’d say yes it’s same on all the other models.

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Check your handbook for correct information but the cargo socket on our V50 and XC60 are permanently live.

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From my handbook, thanks.

For the sockets to supply current, the car's electrical system must be set in the lowest ignition position I. The sockets are then active as long as the starter battery level does not become too low. If the engine is switched off and the car is locked, the sockets are deactivated. If the engine is switched off and the car is not locked, or is locked with double lock temporarily deactivated, then the sockets continue to be active for a further seven minutes.
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Thanks for this info... I might check it out more. Where do you order the Volvo parts? direct from dealer or shop?
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Thanks for this info... I might check it out more. Where do you order the Volvo parts? direct from dealer or shop?
Go to the dealer, make sure you have the 40a J Fuse otherwise it won’t work.
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Our March 17 XC60 definately does not have the wiring for the socket in the boot area, I even followed the loom under the back seat to try and locate it, but nothing!
Perhaps its model specific, ours is a SE Lux Nav, i think one of the run out batches, but for identification, there is only one wiring connection box in the boot lamp access on the LHS.
As we dont need a tow bar, I used the trailer supply and mounted the socket on that side. There is a little bag tucked below the access hatch with a double connector, one is the supply to the hitch. I believe that the other is an indicator connection or similar, so I picked up an earth on one of the earth points visible nearby under the boot floor panels. Just needs a J case fuse for the connection box, and a socket of course.
As an afterthought, we have found that with prolonged use of these sockets, the plug can get very hot.
Our main use is for a cool box at 50W, which uses around 4Amps.
So am thinking of adding in a better socket arrangement, such as a two pin figure 8 type plug and socket, as used on portable radios for instance for our next tour!
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If it’s anything like the V60, under the spare wheel carrier on the near side there will be a fuse box, a module etc for hitching in the wiring for a trailer and that’s where you work from.
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