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Plug and Play Device Installation Guide

What you will need

You will need:

  • Your Fleetsu plug and play device

  • The provided Y harness

  • Zip-ties and/or double sided velcro to secure harness and device

  • A mobile device with the Fleetsu manager app installed and access to the installer portal (or web app)

Before installation, please ensure that your vehicle or asset ignition is switched off and the asset is parked outside on a level surface with a clear view of the sky.

Step 1: Locate the OBD port in your vehicle

Locate the vehicle’s OBD (vehicle diagnostics) port. It is usually under the steering column on the right hand side. On some vehicle models, you may need to remove a covering panel.

The port is usually located on the drivers side underneath the steering wheel
The OBD port is usually a white, pink or blue port with multiple pins

Step 2: Connect the Y harness to the OBD port

Your Y harness keeps your device secure and out of view whilst also allowing mechanics to continue to have access to the OBD port.

The harness has three connectors:

A: Female connector that connects to the OBD port of the vehicle

B: Male connector that replaces the current vehicle OBD port and keeps it accessible

C: Male connector that connects to the device. The longer side of the harness.


Follow these steps to connect the harness:

  1. Unclip the vehicle’s current OBD connector from behind. If necessary, remove it from the connector plate.

  2. Connect harness connector A to the vehicles OBD port.

  3. Insert harness connector B into the back of OBD connector plate, making sure it clicks into place. The B connector replaces the standard OBD connector, once connected it will look like the port has not been used or modified.


Step 3: Plug device into the Y harness and check lights

  1. Before connecting your device, take a photo of the label/barcode on the device clearly showing the IMEI number. This will be needed in step 6.

  2. Plug the device into connector C Make sure it is firmly seated into the connector

  3. The device should now power up and LEDs should start flashing; confirm the device is displaying the following:

Once the LED light sequence indicate a GPS fix, a cellular connection and constant power (as defined in the above table) you are ready to proceed.

If your device LEDs are displaying something different, refer to the full LED definitions or contact support

Step 4: Activating the device on Fleetsu

  1. Log into the Rand McNally Manager app (the web application can also be used) and navigate to the Installer Portal v2 under the Tools menu.

  2. Enter the device ID (IMEI or ESN located under the barcode) into the search bar and click ‘GO.’

  3. Click on the device to open the device details screen.

  4. Select your installation option;
    • Link to Existing Asset → Search by the Asset Label or Registration to select the Asset you want to install the Device into.

    • Create a New Asset.

  5. Fill out the asset information;
    • Label (Mandatory) – This is your asset’s name on the platform (e.g. Vehicle identifier/asset number, nickname, registration, etc.). If you select Link to Existing Asset, the Assets current label will display in this field.
    • Group – Select the Group to assign the Asset to. The default group is “All Assets” when creating a new Asset. If you select Link to Existing Asset, the Group the Existing Asset is currently assigned to will display in this field. Learn more about Groups.
    • Fuel Type – Select the Fuel Type of the Asset (this field will only display for Telematics device types that can capture fuel data). 
    • Rego – Asset registration (Licence plate number).
    • ODO – Current odometer reading of the Asset (relevant for vehicles).
    • Runtime – Current Engine hours (relevant for plant equipment and off-road equipment).
    • Installer – The name of the person installing the device.
    • Installation Location – The geographic location where the installation was completed (e.g. street address, depot/terminal name, etc.)
  6. Start vehicle ignition and idle the vehicle.
  7. Confirm device activation using the device health field to check its current status.
    • Not Deployed: Click the refresh button to run the device online check. Give the device several minutes to come online. 
    • Online: The device is activated, and you can proceed to the next step.

  8. To complete the installation, click the Complete Install button.
    Note: The Complete Install button will only be active to select once you have entered an Asset Label.
    • You will be displayed a Success dialogue.

    • Close the dialogue by selecting OK.
    • The Device page will reload; you will see the linked asset details and an Uninstall button.

Step 5: Securing the Device

We advise securing the device in two ways: To the harness and to the vehicle.

Securing the device to the harness

Secure the device by firmly plugging it in and looping a zip-tie around both the device and the harness.


Securing the device inside the vehicle

To ensure the device produces accurate data, it’s important to make sure the device is secure and will not move around.

  1. Locate a suitable and safe firm mounting location, away from any pedals or moving parts. It must be rigid eg. the chassis or a framing bracket.

  2. Securely fasten the device using at least two Zip-ties. Using double sided velcro to compliment the zip ties is also strongly recommended. 

    • Ensure that the sticker side of the device faces away from your mounting point (ensure the label is visible.)

    • Test to make sure it will not wiggle or move. This will help to ensure data quality.

Secure the device against something solid

Step 6: Document and complete your install

Now the device is securely mounted please provide images of the installation. You will be able to view these later and they will aid with future support and troubleshooting.

  • Use your mobile device to take photos of:
    1. The device’s label/barcode showing the device IMEI
    2. The securely mounted device (3 zip ties)
    3. Vehicle’s VIN plate
    4. Vehicle dashboard clearly showing the ODO reading
    5. Vehicle license plate
  • Return the Fleetsu installer portal on your mobile device
    1. Return to the device details screen
    2. Select the ‘Docs’ tab at the bottom of the screen
    3. Select ‘Choose file’ which will open the file browser/camera roll on your device
    4. Select the images from your camera roll/photo library and upload
  • Click complete install button to finalise the installation process.

Thats it! You’re online.