Installation Guide: Cable 3010/3015/3017/3018 for OBD II

    Audience Drivers, Fleet Admins, Fleet Manager
    Applies To OBD II cable



    Fleets are provided with cables to install the Vehicle Gateway safely. Please read this article to successfully install the cable 3010/3015/3017/3018.


    Installation Requirements: Cable 3010/3015/3017/3018 

    • Cable 3010/3015/3017/3018

    What comes in the box?

    • Installation manual
    • Zip ties
    • Adhesive strips
    • Alcohol pad


    • Plastic pry bar
    • Socket set
    • Screwdrivers
    • Tool to cut excess zip ties
    • Screwdriver (Bit size may vary depending on OEM)


    Steps: Installing Cable 3010/3015/3017/3018

    Note: Before starting the installation process ensure that:
    • The parking brake is engaged.
    • The engine is off.
    • The main power switch (if available) is turned off.

    Note: Ensure the vehicle is parked safely, the engine is turned off, and the key is removed from the ignition.

    Decide where the Vehicle Gateway will be installed – either on top of the dashboard or discreetly beneath it.

    1. Locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle, typically found under the steering wheel column or beneath the passenger dash panel.


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    Note: The numbers in the above image indicate the most probable locations of the diagnostic port.

    Connect the OBD-II end of the Motive cable to the vehicle’s OBD-II port.

    • For Cable 3015: Directly plug the OBD-II end of the Motive cable into your vehicle's OBD-II port.
    • For Cable 3017/3018: Remove the OEM diagnostic port from its receptacle in the dashboard. Plug the male end of the Motive Cable into the removed diagnostic port, then install the female end of the Motive Cable in place of the OEM diagnostic port.


    Note: Don’t plug the cable into the vehicle diagnostic port yet. First, make sure that you have room for the Vehicle Gateway and cables.

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    3. Ensure there is enough room for the Vehicle Gateway and cables. Route the cables neatly and use the provided zip ties to secure them, avoiding pinching to prevent damage.

    4. Attach the 15-pin connector to the Vehicle Gateway.



    5. Attach the 15-pin connector to the Vehicle Gateway and secure the 15-pin connector to the Vehicle Gateway using the thumbscrews.

    6. Ensure the Vehicle Gateway logo faces the sky and is not under heavy metals to avoid GPS blockage.

    7. Clean with alcohol pads. Attach Vehicle Gateway with adhesive strips, logo up, avoiding heavy metals.

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    8. Use zip ties to secure the Vehicle Gateway under the steering wheel, ensuring it doesn't obstruct the foot pedals.

    9. Plug the serial port into the Vehicle Gateway. Start your vehicle. The LED lights on the Vehicle Gateway should turn on within approximately one minute.

    10. The left LED light will turn green upon successful GPS connection, while the right LED light will blink red when the engine is running.

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    Note: The GPS performance may be affected if the Vehicle Gateway is not placed facing out of the vehicle towards the sky.


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