Installation guide: Vehicle Data Device plugged into the OBD-II port
Skill level: Basic
The installation can be performed quickly and easily by individuals of any ability.
- Installation overview
- Prepare for installation
- Use Spotlight to install and set up a device
- Install by plugging directly into the OBD-II port
- Install using a Y-cable
- Verify your installation
Time required: 10 mins
This guide explains how to install the Vehicle Data Device by plugging it directly into the OBD-II port.
The engine must be OFF when installing the Vehicle Data Device.
Locate the vehicle's OBD-II port.
The OBD-II port is usually located under the dashboard or beneath the steering wheel column. If the OBD-II port is not located beneath the steering column, look for it in the areas indicated in the image.
For help finding the OBD-II port, read Find the OBD-II port.
- Plug the Vehicle Data Device into the OBD-II port.
Listen for a beep sound.
A single beep indicates the Vehicle Data Device is plugged in correctly and receiving power.
Didn't hear the beep?
WAIT 10 MINUTES BEFORE SWITCHING THE ENGINE ON. This gives the Vehicle Data Device time to download the latest updates.
- In the Spotlight app, enter vehicle information and connect to Reveal
- Not using the Spotlight app? Verify your installation in Reveal
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.