How to install
These installation instructions give a high-level overview of the process – please refer to the manufacturer instructions supplied with your ELD for more information.
An ELD Installation is made up of two parts:
- The device which attaches to the Truck’s diagnostic port
- Either a tablet / smart phone application or dedicated device for the driver to use.
ELD Device Installation:
1Find the truck’s diagnostic port. Its position depends on the vehicle make and model. You might find the diagnostic port:
- Under the dash or under the steering column/wheel on the left or right,
- On the left or right of the pedals, above the pedals,
- Above the footrest,
- In the fuse box,
- Near the handbrake or the clutch pedal handbrake.
In some trucks you may have to remove a plastic cover to find the connector.
2Attach the device to the vehicle’s diagnostic port.
a) If fitting to the 9-pin or 6-pin connector, rotate the collar to line up the collar tabs with the matching slot on the diagnostic port. Press firmly until the ELD device is fully connected. Then rotate the collar clockwise until it clicks.
b) If fitting to the OBDII connector, line up the device connector so it exactly matches the diagnostic port in the vehicle. Press firmly until the ELD device is fully connected.
3Your device is now installed in your truck.
Always install the ELD in a place that will not block or interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle pedals, or obstruct the driver in any way, or interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle. Please try to avoid installing the ELD under metallic surfaces; it needs a clear view of the sky to work correctly.
If space is tight, use the extension cable and double-sided sticky pad in the kit to place the device in a better position.
WARNING! All in-vehicle devices and related cabling must be securely fastened and kept clear of all vehicle controls, including gas, brake and clutch pedals. This requires the use of a cable tie when securing the device or any extension harness to the OBD connector, securing both sides of the harness. If you do not use a cable tie, vibration in the vehicle can lead to a loose conection which could indirectly cause the vehicle’s engine computer to fail, loss of vehicle control and cause serious injury. Inspect devices and cabling regularly to ensure all devices and cables remain securely attached.
WARNING! If at any point after an in-vehicle device is installed a warning lights up on the vehicle dash or the vehicle stalls or has a marked drop in performance, shut off the engine, remove the device, and contact your reseller. Continuing to operate a vehicle with these symptoms can cause loss of vehicle control, and serious injury.