Installation Instructions for the GenX 5P and GenX 6P Tracking Devices with the 3 wire harness
Tools required: Wire crimper, multi-meter, screwdriver or trim removal tool, electrical tape & zip ties.
Use a screwdriver or trim removal tool to remove the panel from the lower portion of your driver’s side dashboard
Once removed, set the panel aside to see the exposed portion underneath your dashboard.
Locate the vehicle’s constant & ignition power wires in the steering column, at the fuse block, or Body Control Module.
Setup your digital multi-meter and set to 20v in the DCV section.
Connect the black ground wire from the multi-meter to a metal portion of the framing under the dashboard.
Locate the wire that you suspect would be the constant power wire. Probe the wire with the red multi-meter lead. Turn the vehicle’s ignition ON and OFF while the red meter lead is connected. If the meter shows 12volts when the ignition is BOTH ON and OFF, then it is the constant wire.
Locate the wire that you suspect to have switched (ignition) power. Probe the wire with the red multi-meter lead. Turn the vehicle’s ignition ON (without fully cranking to a start). The multi-meter should display greater than 12 volts while in this ignition position.
With the red multi-meter lead still probing the ignition wire, turn the vehicle’s ignition ON to a full crank to start the engine. The wire’s voltage should not drop by more than 2 volts.
Turn the vehicle’s ignition OFF and the multi-meter should show 0 volts.
Strip back the vehicle’s constant and switch power wires
Spread the wires apart to create a small opening
Insert the exposed end of the white wire from the tracking device into the opening of the vehicle’s switched wire. Insert the exposed end of the red wire from the tracking device into the vehicle’s constant wire.
Twist the tracking device’s wires around the vehicle’s wires.
Wrap electrical tape around the exposed wires.
Secure the electrical tape with zip ties.
Plug the rectangular plug into the device.
With the QR code sticker facing down, route the device under the dashboard toward a location in the upper portion of the dashboard (if possible)
Find a secure location below the dashboard to mount the device. Use zip ties to secure it to a wiring bundle or to the vehicle’s frame to ensure that it does not slip out while the vehicle is in operation.
Record the serial number for the device and the VIN/Year/Make/Model of the vehicle on your worksheet for activation.
Testing the Device
In order to test the device, the vehicle must be parked outside in an open area so that it can receive a GPS lock. The device’s LEDs will indicate proper operation.
The unit will power up as the vehicle’s ignition is turned on. The Green LED will show solid
for approximately 30 seconds (there may be some brief flickers initially while the processor
initializes). At no other time should the green LED remain on solid for such a long period.
After 30 seconds the green LED will start to flash at the following rates:
– 25 times on-off every 10 seconds when the ignition is on (this is quite rapid)
– 8 times on-off every 10 seconds when the ignition is off (this is quite slow)
– Very short blip once every 3 seconds when in sleep mode
The RED LED flashes 2-digit codes. Roughly speaking the first digit tells you what general
area is having a problem (hardware, modem, GPS, end-end service). The second digit
gives specific error information. Since there can be more than one error condition the
unit rotates through the error codes (for example if GPS is tracking no satellites and the modem is not registered).
Record this info on the worksheet provided and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-803-0200 to activate your device. The devices will display in our system the next time the vehicle is turned on after activation.
Contact us at 888-803-0200 Option 2 if you encounter any issues with the installation