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I slithered under the car to see if the back side of the spare tire well 'looked' the same as shown in the 1999-2005 9-5 Class-II Hitch instructions. I discovered a similar enough appearance to justify some more sleuthing, as well as a missing rubber muffler hanger. (Well, that explains that recent new noise.)
So I opened the EPC and discovered the 9-5's rear under-body sheet-metal is common for the 1998 thru 2009 model years! Rear side rails as well as spare tire well and rear tow eye. Circular mounting holes and lozenge shaped access holes in the side rails are identical on my 2008 as to what was pictured. The rear tow eye is removed and its mounting holes reused for the Class-II tow hitch. The Class-I hitches mount to the side rails only.
Other than possible interference with the redesigned rubber bumper skin, the Class-II hitch should fit on the 2006 thru 2009 9-5 cars with no issues. I still desire a lighter trailer, but with a Class-II hitch the 2800 pounds for a standard enclosed trailer with electric brakes and Formula-S inside is still 20% below the hitch and car's max ratings.
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