Installation Guide: Cable 3031

    Audience Drivers, Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers
    Applies To Cable 3031



    Fleets can install the Vehicle Gateway once the cables are safely installed. Follow this article for a successful installation of cable 3031.


    Installation Requirements: Cable 3031

    What comes in the box?

    • Cable 3031


    • Plastic Spudger / Pry tool


    Steps: Installing Cable 3031

    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.
    1. Remove the access panel located at the top center of the dashboard on the right side of the steering wheel.

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    2. Detach the terminating resistor from the J1939 bus connector and don’t discard it. The J1939 bus connector can be located by following the pair of twisted green and yellow wires in the access panel.

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    3. Attach the male end of the Motive cable to the female end of the truck’s J1939 bus connector (where the terminating resistor was previously attached). 

    4. Attach the terminating resistor to the female end of the Motive cable to close the circuit.


    5. Connect the black ground ring terminal to a stud labeled ‘Ground’ on the vehicle's power strip.

    6. Now, connect the red power ring terminal to a stud labeled ‘Battery’ on the vehicle's power strip as displayed in the image below.

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    7. Take the 15-pin connector end of the Motive cable and place it on top of the dashboard.

    8. Reattach the access panel.

    9. Attach the 15-pin connector to the Vehicle Gateway and mount the Vehicle Gateway to the top of the dashboard.

    10. Secure the 15-pin connector to the Vehicle Gateway using the thumbscrews.


    11. Use the provided alcohol swabs to clean the mounting area.

    12. Remove the adhesive strip’s cover on the back of the Vehicle Gateway and attach it to the mounting area.

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    13. Once plugged in, the LED lights flash before turning solid red. After approximately 1 minute, the left-side LED light turns green indicating a successful GPS connection.

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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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