|Applies To||Vehicle Gateway|
Motive enables you to safely install the Vehicle Gateway with the cables your vehicle supports. Follow the article to install cable 3035 correctly in the Freightliner 2018+ models.
Steps: Installing Vehicle Gateway-3035 Cables
1. Ensure the vehicle is safe for Vehicle Gateway installation
- The parking brake is engaged.
- The engine is turned off.
- The main power switch (if available) is turned off.
2. Locate the RP 1226 connector.
- For Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, it will be on the driver’s side of the cab. Remove the fuse box panel below the 9-pin port (The panel below the fuse box may also have to be removed to access the VECU connector).
Note: While using Cable 3035 to connect your vehicle to Vehicle Gateway, it is recommended that you connect through the RP-1226 connecter rather than the diagnostic port. Connecting to the diagnostic port instead of using the RP-1226 connector can void the customer's vehicle warranty.
3. The VECU connector will be tucked away behind the fuse box.
4. The Freightliner models 2018+ Freightliner New Cascadia 116 Day Cab, 116 Sleepercab, 126 Day Cab, and 126 Sleeper cab use cable 3035. In these models, the RP 1226 connector will be located on the passenger side of the cab. Remove the lower panel shown in the diagram below to access the connector.
5. Plug the 3035 cable into this connector. Make sure there is a tight connection on both sides of the cable (you should hear a ‘click’).
6. Push the orange tab over to lock the connectors.
7. Route the cable up to the Vehicle Gateway using the zip ties provided to secure the cables.
8. Take the DB-15 connector end of the cable and place it on top of the dashboard. Reattach the fuse-box panel.
Note: Depending on the vehicle, the panels may need to be modified in order to run the cable to your desired mounting location. If the panels cannot be modified, then mount the vehicle gateway inside the panel and make sure the cable is not pinched as this will damage the cable.
9. Secure the DB-15 connector to the vehicle gateway using the thumbscrews.
10. Once plugged in, the indicator lights will flash momentarily before turning solid red. After approximately one minute, the left-side indicator light will turn green indicating a successful GPS/GNSS connection.
Note: GPS/GNSS performance may degrade if the Vehicle Gateway does not have a clear line of sight to the sky.
11. Use the provided alcohol swabs to clean the mounting area.
12. Remove the backing from the adhesive strip on the back of the vehicle gateway and attach it to the mounting area.
13. Mount the Vehicle Gateway away from vents and electrical components and at least 12 inches away from any metal components.
14. Once the driver connects to the Vehicle Gateway using the Driver App, the right side indicator light will turn green indicating a successful Bluetooth connection.