GPSI-4000LD

The installation kit contains a registration card, the 4000LD device, one external antenna, one 4-pin power harness, one 22-pin expansion harness, one vPOD cable, one OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable, one L-shaped OBD-II bracket, eight 8-in. (20 cm.) zip ties, and two 14-in. (35.5 cm.) zip ties.

Additional tools you need include a digital multimeter, cordless drill, razor knife, snips, wire strippers, electrical tape, zip ties, and tamper seal compound.

Installation Steps

The following steps provide an overview of the installation process:

  1. Install preparation.
  2. Antenna installation.
  3. OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable and vPOD installation.
  4. Ignition wire installation.
  5. Expansion harness installation.
  6. Cable connections.
  7. Verify and secure installation.

  1. 1. Install preparation.

    1. Complete the registration card by locating the serial number of the GPS device and copying it on to the card.

      4000LD Serial Number location:

    2. Remove the a-pillar plastic and dashboard panels to gain access to the area behind the dashboard cluster.
    3. Turn the vehicle’s master cut-off switch to the ON position (if the vehicle is equipped with one).
    4. Locate the vehicle’s OBD-II diagnostic port under the dashboard.
    5. Using a digital multimeter, test the constant power at the port by placing the positive probe on pin 16 and the negative probe on pin 4. In order to proceed, the port must provide between 12 and 24 VDC (+) when the vehicle is on or off (keys removed).

      If the port does not provide the recommended voltage or no voltage at all, check the vehicle battery or replace the diagnostic port fuse, reconfirm power, then proceed to the next step.

  2. 2. Antenna installation.


    The mounting location for the antenna is inside the vehicle on a clear section of the windshield in the lower-left corner, as close to the dashboard as possible.

    1. Prepare the section of the windshield for mounting by wiping it down with a dry cloth.
    2. Remove the backing paper under the antenna to expose the antenna’s adhesive, and press the antenna firmly against the windshield to eliminate as many air pockets as possible.
    3. Route the antenna cables behind the dashboard cluster toward the mounting location of the GPS device. Stay clear of any moving parts, and ensure the cables will not be pinched or cut when the dashboard is reassembled.


  3. 3. OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable and vPOD installation.

    1. Locate the vPOD cable, tape the loose white wire to the harness, and then secure it with a zip tie.

    2. Free up the existing diagnostic port from its current location in the vehicle, and plug the OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable into the vehicle’s diagnostic port.
    3. Place the L-shaped OBD-II bracket over the OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable replacement port and snap it into place. Mount the replacement diagnostic port using the original screws/nuts.
    4. Plug the vPOD into the OBD-II Pass-Thru Cable.
    5. Route the vPOD’s 5-pin connector behind the dashboard cluster toward the mounting location of the GPS device. Stay clear of any moving parts, and ensure the cable will not be pinched or cut when the dashboard is reassembled.

  4. 4. Ignition wire installation.


    Using a digital multimeter, locate an ignition source that provides at least 12 VDC (+) while the key is in the On position, and 0 VDC (+) when the key is in the Off or Accessory position. Once identified, remove the keys from the ignition and proceed with the steps listed below.

    1. Using a razor knife and wire strippers, remove 1 in. (2.5 cm.) of insulation from the wire, and poke through the exposed wire to create a loop.
    2. Locate the 4-pin power harness included in your kit and strip off about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm.) of insulation from the end of the fused white wire.
    3. Using electrical tape, tape off the red, black, and green wires on the power harness.
    4. Secure the 4-pin power harness white wire to the ignition source using the poke-and-wrap technique:
      1. Twist the end of the white wire and poke it through the loop that you created.
      2. Squeeze the loop shut, and tightly wrap the bare wire around the exposed wire at least 3 times.
      3. Fold the wire back, and generously wrap electrical tape around the connection, crossing over the insulation on both sides.
      4. Secure the connection with one zip tie directly over the wire-to-wire connection and another zip tie on a stress loop created about 1 in. (2.5 cm.) away from the connection.

    5. Route the 4-pin power harness connector behind the dashboard cluster toward the mounting location of the GPS device. Stay clear of any moving parts, and ensure the cable will not be pinched or cut when the dashboard is reassembled.

  5. 5. Expansion harness installation.


    If your installation has any add-ons, please refer to the corresponding guide now. Once connected, route the expansion harness behind the dashboard cluster toward the mounting location of the GPS device.

    1. If no add-ons are being installed, locate the 22-pin expansion harness, tape the ends of all the wires, and connect it to the GPS device port labeled I/O.


  6. 6. Cable connections.

    1. Connect both antenna connections to the GPS device. Make sure the connections are finger-tight; do not over-tighten and damage the cables.
    2. Connect the 4-pin harness to the back of the GPS device port labeled Power, and the 22-pin expansion harness to the port labeled I/O.
    3. Connect the 5-pin vPOD connector to the GPS device port labeled AUX 1.
    4. As the GPS device powers up, observe the GPS and Cellular LEDs. Both LEDs will blink slowly and will begin to blink faster as it searches for signal. A solid amber LED indicates a cellular lock, and a solid green LED indicates a GPS lock.

  7. 7. Verify and secure the installation.

    1. Do not start the vehicle.
    2. To activate and register your device, with your vehicle card in hand, call 866-477-4321 option 2 or use the GPS Insight Verification App via smart phone (iOS | Android).
    3. After the installation has been verified, secure the installation with zip ties and tamper seal:
    4. Mount the GPS device behind the dashboard cluster to a vent pipe or chassis support, coil any unused wire, and then secure them within the dashboard.
    5. Reassemble the vehicle’s dashboard and give the registration card to your GPS administrator.


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