Prepare for Vehicle Data Device installation

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Before you install the Vehicle Data Device, there are a few things that you need to do to ensure a smooth installation process.

  • Download the Spotlight Mobile app
    Important: To receive ECM reporting data for your vehicle, you must use the Spotlight app to set up the Vehicle Data Device.
    We recommend that you use the Spotlight app to install and set up your vehicle.
    • Download the Spotlight by Verizon Connect app.

    • Log into the app with your Verizon Connect credentials.
      If you do not have a login, contact your administrator.

  • Get your fleet ready
    • We recommend installing the device outside in an area with good network coverage.
      The engine must be OFF when installing the Vehicle Data Device.

  • Gather your vehicle information
    To complete the setup you need to enter the following information for each vehicle:
    • Vehicle name - give your 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
    Depending on your vehicle type, you might need some of the following tools:
    • Wire cutter

    • Flashlight

    • Dash panel removal tool

    • Screwdriver

    • Socket wrench

    • Additional zip ties

Next steps

Not using Spotlight? Learn how to install the Vehicle Data Device:


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 vehicles that have third-party devices present can cause the third-party device or vehicle to lose functionality. These third-party devices include, but are not limited to, wheelchair lifts, idle control modules and PTOs. 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 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.

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