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 to OBD-II port
- Install using an extension cable
- Install using a Y-cable
- Verify your installation
Time required: 10 mins
This guide explains how to install the Vehicle Data Device by plugging directly into the OBD-II port.
The engine must be OFF when installing the Vehicle Data Device. Once the device is installed, wait 10 minutes before starting the vehicle.
- Locate the OBD-II port.
The port is usually located under the dashboard or beneath the steering wheel column. If not located beneath the steering column, look for the port in the areas indicated in the image.
Find the OBD-II port.
- Plug the Vehicle Data Device into the OBD-II port.
- Listen for a beep sound.
A single beep indicates your 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.
FCC compliance statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or install technician for help.