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Installation Guide for Geotab GO Devices

Engine Diagnostic Port Location

Installing a tracking device is a very easy and simple procedure that requires no tools.  There is an onboard diagnostics (OBD) port in all light-duty/medium-duty vehicles made after 1996.  All passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, as well as medium-sized pickup trucks, tow trucks or work trucks/van come equipped with an OBD port. Typically you will find the port to the left of the driver near the parking brake or hood release. It looks like a 1.5″ trapezoidal shape as shown in the video. If it is not there, the port could be behind a plastic panel.

If you have a heavy-duty vehicle, you might find a round-shaped port about 1.5″ in diameter instead which will require an adapter.

The port needs to be located in an area of the vehicle where it is safe from being knocked. If you discover that the location of the port may be problematic due to driver interference, then we do have extension cables that you can order. You also have the option to  connect the tracking unit with a 3-wire (power/ground/ignition) cable adapter.

You can have your Geotab device set up and working hard for your business within minutes if you follow the four simple steps outlined in the video. You do not need any special tools or assistance from a professional for this installation – you can do it yourself.

Follow this link: Geotab Installation Guide for an installation guide to the Geotab GO Plug-&-Play Vehicle Tracking Device

On you have installed your Geotab GO Plug-&-Play Vehicle Tracking Device, visit: MyAdmin Install. You will be able to see the status of your device there. Please note that it will take roughly 10-15 minutes for the firmware update to go through which will fully activate the device.

If your installation needs to include semi-covert installations and installations in hard to reach locations, there are several solutions you can try by following this link: GPS Tracking User Guide.