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Introduction

This guide covers installation of a Reveal Xirgo XT-63xx with a Ford SDLC cable . An ECMD connection requires updated ECM enabled config script parameter file to correctly identify Ignition time.

  1. Record serial number
    • 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.

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

    • 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 such as behind the instrument cluster, A-pillar or knee panel.
    • Find a location for device to be installed such as behind the instrument cluster, A-pillar or knee panel.

    • 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 for best reception.

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

    • Do Not place directly under metal!

    • Do not cover the ESN/Serial Number with two sided tape. The label will peel and be unreadable when the tape is removed.

  4. The Smart Data Link Cable connects between the factory harness and the back of the Ford Gateway/SDLC  module.
    • The Smart Data Link Cable connects between the factory harness and the back of the Ford Gateway/SDLC module.

  5. Front side of SDLC module Pic 2 Back side of SDLC module
    • Front side of SDLC module

    • Pic 2 Back side of SDLC module

  6. Disconnect the factory harness from the back side of the SDLC module.
    • Disconnect the factory harness from the back side of the SDLC module.

    • Snap the provided Y cable in place between the factory connector and back side of the SDLC module.

    • The completed Y cable connection will appear like this.

    • Remount the SDLC module back into place and remember to secure all cabling safely away from interfering with the vehicle's operation .

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

  7. Connect 14 pin Molex for ECM connection.
    • Connect 14 pin Molex for ECM connection.

  8. Plug 24 pin I/O harness connector into the device.
    • Plug 24 pin I/O harness connector into the device.

  9. 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

  10. For installs using ONLY an ECMD harness for power (no 3 wire to power device).
    • For installs using ONLY an ECMD harness for power (no 3 wire to power device).

    • When an ECM harness is used to power the device on Reveal the Driver ID Buzzer requires a 12v source to trigger.

    • With the harness disconnected, join the red and white wires on the 24 pin I/O harness together using a butt connector to provide power to an external buzzer.

  11. Route cabling and device to the mounting location you have chosen. Secure cabling along the way, staying clear of any moving parts.
    • Route cabling and device to the mounting location you have chosen.

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

    • Picture 2 - Use zip ties or VHB tape to secure the unit in a skyward facing position in a location not directly blocked by metal.

  12. Call Reveal Support at (866) 908-1165 to update the device configuration so Ignition is sensed  via ECM through the SDLC cable.
    • Call Reveal Support at (866) 908-1165 to update the device configuration so Ignition is sensed via ECM through the SDLC cable.

    • Login to the Reveal Hardware Installer to complete the installation.

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

Conclusion

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Eric Croucher

Member since: 07/01/2019

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Can we please have the wiring unit listed for this article, and can we have it adjusted to be flagged for general instead of Reveal?

Also just want to clarify this guide can be utilized when processing through the install guide for f70801-L kit

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