How to Install an OBD II Port GPS Tracker

Posted by Todd Morris on Apr 15th 2024

How to Install an OBD II Port GPS Tracker -

When it comes to tracking your vehicle's location, monitoring driving behaviour, or keeping tabs on fleet operations,OBD II port GPS trackers are a fantastic solution. They're easy to install and offer a wealth of data right at your fingertips.

Here's a step-by-step guide to installing your OBD II port GPS tracker:

Install an OBD II Port GPS Tracker

Step 1: Locate Your OBD II Port

The OBD II port is typically within 18 inches of the steering wheel. Common locations include:

  • Under the dashboard
  • Near the driver's seat
  • Beneath a removable cover

If you're having trouble finding it, your vehicle's manual should point you in the right direction.

Step 2: Prepare Your Tracker

Before installation, ensure that your GPS tracker is activated and registered. Follow our email instructions for setting up your account and linking the device to your vehicle.

Step 3: Insert the Tracker

Once you've located the OBD II port, simply plug the GPS tracker into the port. The connector should fit snugly without forcing it. Most OBD II GPS trackers are designed to fit seamlessly into the port.

Step 4: Secure the Tracker

While most OBD II trackers stay in place once inserted, it's a good idea to ensure its secure. Check that the tracker is firmly connected and won’t dislodge during normal driving conditions.

Step 5: Test the Tracker

After installation, start your vehicle and allow the GPS tracker to sync with the satellite network. This process can take a few minutes. Use the accompanying app or website to verify that the tracker works correctly and provides real-time data.

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Step 6: Monitor and Adjust

Once your tracker is installed and operational, you can begin monitoring your vehicle's location and performance. Familiarise yourself with the app's features and customise any alerts or reports to suit your needs.

Tips for Optimal Performance

  1. Regular Maintenance: Periodically check the tracker to ensure it remains securely connected and free from damage.
  2. Privacy and Security: Make sure your tracking data is secure by using strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication where possible.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Tracker Not Connecting: Ensure the device is inserted correctly and the vehicle is in an area with good satellite signal.
  • No Data: Verify that your subscription is active, and the tracker is registered correctly.
  • Intermittent Tracking: Check for any obstructions or interference that might be affecting the GPS signal.

By following these steps, you can easily install your OBD II port GPS tracker and start enjoying the peace of mind of knowing your vehicle's whereabouts at all times. If you run into any issues or have further questions, don't hesitate to contact our support team at BrickHouse Security. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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