Installation guide: Xirgo with powered Y-cable | 6 or 9 pin

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Skill level: Intermediate

Installers must be able to remove dash panels and instrument clusters, and mount and secure devices safely.

Time required: 20-40 minutes

This guide explains how to install a Xirgo device using a powered Y-cable in a vehicle that has either a 6 pin or a 9 pin connector. It is a guide for Reveal customers and Fleet customers.

A powered Y-cable allows you to conceal the Xirgo device and to keep the vehicle’s OEM data link connector free for diagnostic tool scanning.

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In this guide:

Step 1: Position the vehicle
Step 2: Gather your tools
Step 3: Check the kit contents 
Step 4: Identify the cable parts 
Step 5: Identify the parts of the Xirgo device 
Step 6: Record the device serial number
Step 7: Connect the Xirgo adapter to the powered Y-cable
Step 8: Locate the vehicle’s data link connector port
Step 9: Remove the vehicle's data link connector
Step 10: Mount the replacement data link connector
Step 11: Connect the vehicle's data link connector to the powered Y-cable
Step 12: Connect the Xirgo adapter to the Xirgo device
Step 13: Connect optional peripherals
Step 14: Find a suitable location to mount the device
Step 15: Route the cables and secure the device
Step 16: Verify operation

Step 1: Position the vehicle

Position the vehicle in a location that has good network coverage.

The engine must be off when you are installing the device.

Step 2: Gather your tools

Depending on the vehicle type, you may need the following tools:

  • Work light
  • Dash panel removal tools
  • Driver bits and socket set
  • Wire cutters
  • Zip ties

Step 3: Check the kit contents

  • Xirgo device
  • Powered Y-cable
  • Optional I/O peripherals harness

Step 4: Identify the cable parts

The cable comes in two parts to be assembled: a powered Y-cable, and an adapter for the Xirgo device. An additional I/O harness is included for peripherals.  

Powered Y-cable

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(A) Universal connector (female)
(B)
Replacement data link connector (DLC)
(C) Bypass connecter (connect to vehicle's diagnostic port)

Xirgo Adapter

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(A) Connector for Xirgo device
(B) Universal connector (male)


Step 5: Identify the parts of the Xirgo device

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(A) Fastening tabs
(B) 14 pin Y-cable diagnostics connector
(C) 24 pin I/O harness connector
(D) Amber LED for cellular network
(E) Blue LED for Bluetooth (if equipped)
(F) Green LED for GPS
(G) Device label 

Step 6: Record the device serial number

Record the device serial number (you will need it in a later step). 

Verizon Connect installation partners can scan the device serial number using the Reveal Hardware Installer (RHI) app.

The device serial number (called "ESN on Reveal) is on the information label on the top of the device.

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Step 7: Connect the Xirgo adapter to the powered Y-cable.

Plug the connector on the Xirgo adapter into the connector on the powered Y-cable. 

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Step 8: Locate the vehicle’s data link connector port

Locate the vehicle’s diagnostic data link connector by inspecting the following areas (in this order):

  1. Under the dashboard
  2. Beneath the steering wheel column
  3. The areas indicated in the image below

If you cannot locate the vehicle’s data link connector, check the vehicle owner’s manual.

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Step 9: Remove the vehicle's data link connector

Remove the vehicle's data link connector.

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Step 10: Mount the replacement data link connector

Mount the replacement data link connector in the location from where you removed the vehicle's data link connector.

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Route the cable to ensure it is clear of any moving parts. 

Step 11: Connect the vehicle's data link connector to the powered Y-cable

  1. Plug the vehicle’s data link connector into the powered Y-cable’s bypass connector.
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  2. Twist the Y-cable's sleeve to lock the connection.
    The connection will click when it locks.

Step 12: Connect the 14 pin diagnostics adapter to the device

  1. Plug the connector on the Xirgo adapter into the Xirgo device.
    You may need to route harnesses to the mounting location through tight spaces before connecting them to the device. See Step 15. 
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  2. Confirm the device is receiving power (LEDs are illuminated).
    You may need to turn on the ignition for the device to receive power.LEDs_Illuminated.gif

Use the LED lights to identify device status

Amber LED (Cellular Network)

  • OFF: No power to device
  • Flashing: Ignition is OFF
  • Fast Flashing: Searching for cell signal / Ignition ON
  • Solid: Cell signal acquired / Ignition ON

Blue LED (Bluetooth) only for Bluetooth-enabled devices

  • OFF: Bluetooth is not connected
  • Flashing: Bluetooth is connected

Green LED (GPS)

  • OFF: Searching for satellites
  • Flashing: Satellite count +1
    • The LED flashes once to indicate a GPS signal is acquired.
    • The LED continues flashing to indicate the number of satellites visible to the device.

Step 13: Connect optional peripherals or sensor inputs

Connect optional peripherals as described in these guides.

  1. Plug the peripherals harness connector into the Xirgo device.
    You may need to route harnesses to the device's mounting location through tight spaces before connecting them to the device. See Step 15.

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Identify parts of the I/O peripheral harnesses

There are two types of Xirgo peripherals harnesses available.

  • RFID compatible I/O harness (part number CBA-US-XIR-001–01-00)
    • Use with powered Y-cable installations that require peripherals and/or sensor inputs.
  • Old type harness (part number CBL-0040-TAA)
    • Use with unpowered Y-cable installations that require peripherals and/or sensor inputs.

RFID compatible peripheral harness

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Caution: Do not connect the white wire labeled "B" in the diagram above to a vehicle ignition source  when installing along with a powered Y-cable. The powered Y-cable passes power to the I/O harness to supply power for accessories such as a Driver ID buzzer. Only use this wire if specifically instructed by Verizon Connect.

A: 24 pin I/O harness (RFID compatible) connects to Xirgo device  G: Panic/privacy - 4 pin connector
B: Software controlled ignition in/out, w/3 amp fuse (do not use unless specified) H: Input 1 - Purple wire (positive trigger)
C: RFID reader - 6 pin connector I: Input 2 - Black/Orange wire (negative trigger)
D: Driver ID buzzer - 3 pin connector J: Input 3 - Blue wire integrated with the 4 pin connector (negative trigger)
E: Garmin - 10 pin connector K: Input 4 - Black/Green (ground trigger)
F: Driver ID reader - 2 pin connector  

Wiring diagram and pinout

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Old peripherals harness (not RFID compatible)

This harness is for Reveal installations that require either 3 wire power and/or peripherals and sensor inputs installations.

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A: 24 pin Molex I/O connector G: Input 2 wire (negative trigger) 
B: Driver ID reader connector H:Ground wire
C: Garmin connector I: Ignition power wire
D: Panic/privacy button connector J: Constant power wire
E: Driver ID buzzer connector K: 3 amp fuse
F: Input 1 wire (positive trigger)  L: 3 amp fuse

Step 13a:

Reminder: No full 3-wire installation. This step applies to installations using the old version of the I/O harness only.

The external Driver ID buzzer still requires a 12V source to operate when a powered Y-cable is used for installation. Power the buzzer by joining the red and white wire using a butt connector or crimp cap.

 

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Step 14: Mount the device

  1. Mount the device in the chosen location (see Step 1).
    For best signal, mount the Xirgo label-side up with a skyward-facing view and clear line of sight out of the vehicle. Do not mount the Xirgo directly under large metal objects like a mounting plate which can degrade or block GPS signal. 
  2. Fasten the device securely to a stable mounting bracket or wire bundle using zip ties, VHB tape, or  industrial strength Velcro. Do not cover the ESN/Serial Number with two-sided tape, the label will peel and be unreadable when the tape is removed.
    The device must be fastened securely to prevent it from moving and generating erroneous harsh driving event reporting.
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Step 15: Route and secure the cabling

  1. Route the cables to the mounting location and connect them as shown in the previous video clips.
  2. Coil and secure the excess cabling using zip ties. Use caution when trimming the zip ties, accidentally cutting or nicking nearby vehicle wires will cause performance issues with the vehicle.
  3. If you have removed the dash panel, do not replace it until the network connection is confirmed (see Step 16).

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Step 16: Verify operation

How you verify the operation of your installation depends on your platform (Reveal or Fleet).

For Reveal

Verify that the device is reporting correctly by searching for the vehicle name or the device’s serial number in Reveal.

Learn how to Verify an installation in Reveal.

Note: If you are replacing or swapping a vehicle tracker, complete the swap in Reveal first. This merges the data from your old tracker with the new tracker so you have one continuous history for the vehicle. Learn more about swapping a vehicle in Reveal.

Verizon Connect Installation Partners should use the Reveal Hardware Installer (RHI) app to verify the installation. If you experience any issues with the RHI app, contact the Installation Support team at (866) 908-1165.

For Fleet

Verizon Connect Installation Partners should use the Fleet Hardware Installer app, Installer Portal or call the Fleet Technician Support Line at (877) 943-7306.

Disclaimer

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.


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