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 VDD .
    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. Once the device is installed, wait 10 minutes before starting the vehicle.

  • 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 Vehicle Data Device (VDD), in a manner contrary to the(se) instructions or in violation of law and/or our agreement. 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.

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 the install technician for help.

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