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Introduction

This guide provides installation instruction for the Universal Diagnostic Backbone Harness with Mack add on kit. The Mack add on kit provides a few adapter parts to use the Universal back bone harness with older design Mack trucks. This kit replaces the traditional diagnostic port installation as requested by the OEM.
This guide applies to :

  • 2014 - 2016 Anthem (AN)*
  • 2014 - 2016 Granite (GU/GR)*
  • 2014 + Titan (TD)
  • 2014 + Pinnacle (CXU/CHU/PI )

* Newer Anthem & Granite use the base Volvo back bone solution. See that guide for instruction.

  1. Record serial number You will need the serial number to link the unit to the vehicle and to verify operation. It is best to record the S/N before starting installation.
    • Record serial number

    • You will need the serial number to link the unit to the vehicle and to verify operation. It is best to record the S/N before starting installation.

    • Picture 2

    • 14 pin Diagnostic harness plug where the diagnostic adapter harness will plug in.

    • 24 pin I/O harness will plug in here.

    • Diagnostic LEDs - See next step for identification.

  2. Amber - Cellular Solid - Ignition ON; Cellular network lock
    • Amber - Cellular

    • Solid - Ignition ON; Cellular network lock

    • Flashing - Ignition OFF

    • Fast Flashing - Ignition ON; Searching for cellular network

    • Bluetooth

    • Flashing - Bluetooth connected

    • Green - GPS

    • Flashing - Satellite count +1

  3. Find a location for device to be installed.
    • Find a location for device to be installed.

    • Unit needs to be mechanically secured with Zip-ties, Velcro, etc...

    • Device should be installed (sticker side up) with a clear line of site out of the vehicle.

    • Device will work through glass, plastic, and most composites.

    • Do Not place directly under metal

  4. Universal back bone diagnostic harness 2018+ Volvo/Mack Power adapter  (not used for this installation)
    • Universal back bone diagnostic harness

    • 2018+ Volvo/Mack Power adapter (not used for this installation)

    • Legacy Volvo Power adapter (not used for this installation)

    • Legacy Mack J1939 Deutsch to Delphi adapters

    • Legacy Mack Power adapter

    • Mack J1708 adapter (not used at this time)

  5. 14 pin Xirgo Diagnostic harness hardware adapter 24 pin Xirgo I/O harness
    • 14 pin Xirgo Diagnostic harness hardware adapter

    • 24 pin Xirgo I/O harness

    • Used for Ignition and various inputs

  6. Can/J1939 connectors Terminating resistor connector
    • Can/J1939 connectors

    • Terminating resistor connector

    • Vehicle side connector

    • Aux /J1708 Connectors

    • Not used at this time - Do not connect!

  7. Cable side power adapter connector Power adapters plug in here
    • Cable side power adapter connector

    • Power adapters plug in here

    • Universal diagnostic cable connector

    • Hardware specific cable adapter plugs in here

  8. Remove panel top center of dash
    • Remove panel top center of dash

    • Remove panel to expose power distribution junction box

  9. Power distribution junction box should look similar to this
    • Power distribution junction box should look similar to this

    • Fuse & Relay panel

    • Power & signal distribution terminals

  10. Connect both Deutsch to Delphi adapters
    • Connect both Deutsch to Delphi adapters

  11. Locate & remove terminating resistor Reconnect the terminating resistor  you remove to the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness
    • Locate & remove terminating resistor

    • Reconnect the terminating resistor you remove to the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness

    • This must be installed for the vehicle to operate correctly!

  12. Plug the remaining  J1939 connector from  the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness into where the OEM termination resistor was removed
    • Plug the remaining J1939 connector from the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness into where the OEM termination resistor was removed

  13. Plug the Mack legacy power adapter into the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness
    • Plug the Mack legacy power adapter into the Universal Backbone Diagnostic Harness

    • Ring connectors at the ends

  14. Red = Battery
    • Red = Battery

    • Using the Mack legacy power adapter, connect the Red Battery ring terminal to the vehicle's +12V Batt terminal

    • White = Ignition

    • Using the 24 pin I/O harness, connect the White Ignition wire to the vehicle's +12V Ignition terminal (ring terminal required)

    • Black = Ground

    • Using the Mack legacy power adapter, connect the Black Ground ring terminal to the vehicle's Ground/Chassis terminal

    • Vehicle terminals are labeled

    • Always test with DMM before connecting

  15. Plug the 24 pin harness into the device
    • Plug the 24 pin harness into the device

    • Secure cables along the way, staying clear of any moving parts.

  16. Wire colors may change, always verify the pin number. Input 1=Pin 6; (+) Positive input
    • Wire colors may change, always verify the pin number.

    • Input 1=Pin 6; (+) Positive input

    • Input 2=Pin 7; (-) Negative input

    • Picture 2

    • Garmin

    • Panic/Privacy

    • Driver ID Buzzer

    • Driver ID Reader

  17. Plug the universal backbone diagnostic harness into the provided hardware adapter cable Plug the universal backbone diagnostic harness into the provided hardware adapter cable
    • Plug the universal backbone diagnostic harness into the provided hardware adapter cable

  18. Plug in the Hardware  Diagnostic Harness Adapter
    • Plug in the Hardware Diagnostic Harness Adapter

    • Verify operation through the Reveal Hardware installer app or call the Reveal Technician Support line to verify install at 866-908-1165

    • Download the Reveal Hardware Installer application for iOS and Android at the Apple store and Google store Apple App Store & Google Play

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