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

  • Powered Y-cable
  • Xirgo device

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)
Connector for replacement data link port
(C) Connector for vehicle’s bypass data link port

Xirgo Adapter

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

Peripherals harness

There are two types of Xirgo peripherals harnesses available:

  • New type (RFID compatible) harness (part number CBA-US-XIR-001–01-00)
  • Old type harness (part number CBL-0040)

New peripherals harness (part number CBA-US-XIR-001-01-00)

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  • A: RFID Compatible I/O Harness 24 pin Molex Connector (connects to Xirgo device)
  • B: 3 amp fuse
  • C: Ignition wire
    Caution: Do not use the ignition wire with a powered Y-cable unless it is specified by Verizon Connect.
  • D: RFID reader - (P5) 6 pin 2x3 Molex connector
  • E: Driver ID buzzer - (P3) 3 pin Molex connector
  • F: Garmin - (P6) 2x5 pin Molex connector
  • G: Driver ID reader - 2 pin Molex connector
  • H: Panic/privacy - (P4) 4 pin 2x2 Molex connector
  • I: Input 2 - black/orange (negative trigger)
  • J: Input 1 - purple (positive trigger)
  • K: Input 4 - black/green (ground trigger)

Old peripherals harness (part number CBL-0040)

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

Step 5: Identify the parts of the Xirgo device

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(A) Fastening tabs
(B) 14 pin connector plug (for 14 pin Molex connector on powered Y-cable)
(C) 24 pin I/O harness plug (for I/O harness)
(D) Diagnostic LED for cellular network
(E) Diagnostic LED for Bluetooth
(F) Diagnostic LED for GPS
(G) Information 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 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 Xirgo adapter to the Xirgo device

  1. Plug the connector on the Xirgo adapter into the Xirgo device.
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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
  3. Confirm the device has acquired a cellular network connection (amber LED is solid).
  4. Confirm the device has acquired a GPS signal (green LED is flashing).

Device LED colors and statuses

  • Amber LED (Cellular Network)
  • OFF: No power to device
  • Solid: Ignition is ON, cellular network is acquired
  • Flashing: Ignition is OFF
  • Fast Flashing: Ignition is ON; searching for cellular network
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  • Blue LED (Bluetooth)
  • OFF: Bluetooth is not connected
  • Flashing: Bluetooth is connected

The blue LED is only for Bluetooth-enabled devices

  • 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 that are visible to the device.

Step 13: Connect optional peripherals

This step is only for installations that have optional peripherals or sensor inputs.

If the installation has optional peripherals:

  1. Plug the peripherals harness connector into the Xirgo device.
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  2. Connect the peripherals harness to the peripherals as described in these guides.

Step 14: Find a suitable location to mount the device

Find a suitable location to mount the device, such as behind the instrument cluster or the knee panel.

  • Consider the following when choosing the mounting location:
    • Network coverage at the mounting location:
    • The device should be mounted label-side up and skyward-facing.
    • The device should not be mounted directly under large metal parts.
      The device will work through glass, plastic and composites.
  • Space at the mounting location:
    • There should be ample space for you to secure the device firmly with zip ties.
    • The mounted device must not obstruct the operation of the vehicle.
  • Possibility of damage to the device or cable:
    • Avoid heat sources (for example, a heating vent or duct).
    • Avoid sharp surfaces.

Step 15: Route the cables and secure the device

  1. Put the device in place at the mounting location.
  2. Fasten the device securely to a stable mounting bracket or wire bundle using zip ties.
    You can pass the zip ties through the fastening tabs on the sides of the device.
    You must fasten the device securely so it cannot move around. If the device is not secure, the accuracy of harsh driving event reporting will be reduced.
  3. Route the cables to the mounting location.
    Coil and secure any loose cabling using zip ties to ensure it will not interfere with the driver or normal operation of the vehicle.Coil_And_Secure_Loose_Cabling.gif

  4. Check everything is fastened tightly, and trim zip ties if they have excess length.
    Use extreme caution when trimming the zip ties. Accidentally cutting or nicking nearby vehicle wires will cause performance issues with the vehicle.
  5. Check the installation does not interfere with the driver or normal operation of the vehicle.
    If you have removed the dash panel, do not replace it until the network connection is confirmed (see Step 16).

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 Installer Support team.

For Fleet

Use the Fleet Hardware Installer app or call the Fleet Technician Support Line.

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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