Installing the hardwired tracker is simple, but we recommend using a professional if you aren’t comfortable working on your car’s electrical system. Just about any car audio shop can do the job.
Typically, the tracking unit should be placed under the passenger seat or dashboard of your car.
Connect the power, ignition and ground as follows:
The power input (red wire) must be connected to a constant (unswitched) +12 VDC supply, preferably connected directly to the vehicle battery terminal or as close to it as possible. This connection point is fused protected by a 3 amp inline fuse.
The ignition input (white wire) must be connected to the vehicle’s “true” ignition, ensuring that power to the ignition wire is available only when the vehicle ignition is on. This is important in that if the ignition is properly installed you will be able to see when the ignition is on and off, and the sleeper mode is enabled that sends fewer “pings” when your car is not running. Failure to install this properly may result in data overage fees. This connection is also fuse protected.
The ground line (black wire) must be connected to the chassis ground.
The additional wires in the wiring harness are not used at this time and may be used for future features. You can simply ignore them at this time.
Failure to connect these wires in the manner described may result in discharge of the vehicle’s battery.
For best results, it is strongly recommended that the hardwired tracking device connection be on its own circuit. Connect the power input directly to the vehicle battery if possible and make sure you use the inline fuses. If you must connect through the fuse box, use standard commercial wiring practices to create a permanent installation rather than using press-in fuse clips or other temporary measures.
After installation, your device will start sending out pings, but it may take up to 24 hours before they appear in your tracking system.