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All you need to know about towbars for Saab 9-5

Saab first introduced the 9-5 into their range in 1997. The Saab 9-5 is available as a Estate, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Saab 9-5, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Saab 9-5 below.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Towbars

The Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) was first released in 1997. To determine which variant of Saab 9-5 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Nose Weight

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2001 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2001 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 2005 and 2010 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Saab dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2001 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2001 and 2005 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2005 and 2010 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Saab 9-5 Estate(All variants) Towing Capacity

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2001 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 1800 kg, between 2001 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 1800 kg, between 2005 and 2010 have a towing capacity of 1800 kg to 1800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Towbars

The Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) was first released in 2010. To determine which variant of Saab 9-5 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Nose Weight

Saloon(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2010 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Saloon(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Saloon(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Saloon(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Saloon(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Saloon(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Saab dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Saloon(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2010 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Saab 9-5 Saloon(All variants) Towing Capacity

Saloon(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2010 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Saloon(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Saloon(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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