Installation guide: CalAmp LMU 36XX on Fleet
Skill level: Intermediate
Installers must be able to remove dash panels and instrument clusters, and mount and secure devices safely.
Estimated time for install: 15-30 minutes
This article outlines how to install all CalAmp 36XX series vehicle trackers.
- Preparing for installation
- Installing the device
- Installing sensors and peripherals
- Mounting the device
- Verifying operation
- Contacting support
Preparing for installation
Before you install the device, there are a few things that you need to do to ensure a smooth process.
Check the box contents
You should receive the following:
- CalAmp 36XX
- Mounting bracket
- OEM diagnostic connector
- I/O harness (optional)
Get your fleet ready
We recommend installing the device outdoors in an area with good network coverage.
Gather the vehicle information
To complete the setup you need to enter the following information for each vehicle:
- Vehicle name - give the vehicle a name that makes it easily identifiable on Live Map and in reports.
- Vehicle license plate
- Year, make and model of vehicle
- Current odometer reading
Gather your tools and supplies
Depending on your vehicle type, you might need some of the following tools:
- Dash panel removal tools
- Wire stripping tools
- Digital voltmeter
- Cordless drill
- General purpose screwdriver bit set
- Sockets (standard/metric)
- Work light
- Electrical tape - Super 33 grade or better
- Extra zip ties
- Extra self-tapping screws
- Extra heat shrink ring terminals, butt connectors, and a mini-torch
- Add-A-Circuit fuse adapters
Installing the device
1. Choose where to mount the device
The device must be mounted:
- Label side up.
- Concealed from the driver’s view.
- High in the dash for the best signal.
- With a clear line of sight out of the vehicle
- Away from heavy metallic surroundings.
Never mount the device in the engine compartment, directly on top of the AM/FM radio, by any moving parts, or in a location that would be exposed to the elements.
2. Record the device and vehicle information
Record the device Equipment Serial Number. You need this along with the vehicle details, to verify the installation.
The ESN label is on the bottom of the device.
3. Install the provided diagnostic cable in line with the OEM diagnostic connector
DO NOT connect the power harness to the vehicle tracker at this time.
- Remove the OEM diagnostic connector
- Install the provided diagnostic cable in line
- Install the provided diagnostic cable into the OEM location
- Run diagnostic cable to where device is to be secured
- Secure cable along the way, staying clear of any moving parts
Green LED (GPS)
- Off = GPS OFF
- Blinking = GPS ON, 1 blink per satellite connected
Orange LED (Com)
- Off = Modem OFF
- Blinking = Ignition OFF
- Rapid blinking = Ignition ON, but no network connection
- Solid = Ignition ON, network connection established
Installing sensors and peripherals
Enabling driver ID and sensors requires you to install additional hardware.
To learn how to do this, read:
- Our Driver ID install guide
- Our Temperature probe install guide
- Our Magnetic door sensor install guide
Mounting the device
- Due to the internal accelerometer, the device must be secured with zip ties, VHB tape, or Velcro. Don’t tape over the ESN on the label (the label will peel and be unreadable when the tape is removed).
- Secure the device firmly so it cannot move around.
If the device is not secure, it will impact the accuracy of harsh driving events.
- Tidy up the cable and secure it with zip ties.
- Check everything is fastened tightly and cut off excess length of zip ties if needed.
To verify operation, use the Fleet Hardware Installer app. If you experience any issues with the Fleet Hardware Installer app, contact support.
Verizon Connect shall have no liability whatsoever for any damages that arise from, or are connected with, your use of our services, including the GPS tracking hardware and dash cams, in a manner contrary to the(se) instructions or in violation of law and/or our agreement. Tracking hardware connected to the diagnostic port in any vehicle that has third-party devices also connected to the diagnostic port can cause interference or loss of functionality of the third-party device. These third-party devices include, but are not limited to, wheelchair lifts, lifesaving equipment, emergency lighting, and radar guns. If such a conflict exists, contact Verizon Connect support to have the tracking hardware configured to support the third-party device. Failure to do so relieves Verizon Connect of all liability for damages that arise from or are connected with your use of the devices. Installed devices may only be removed and transferred to another vehicle if the second vehicle has been tested for compatibility, as per the(se) instructions. Transfers between vehicles which do not follow the(se) instructions will void any and all warranties from Verizon Connect, and relieve Verizon Connect of all liability for damages that arise from or are connected with your use of the devices.