How to Install a Verizon Connect Vehicle Data Device (VDD) in Your Vehicle

How to Install Verizon Connect VDD in OBD II

Installing a Verizon Connect Vehicle Data Device (VDD) is crucial for fleet management, offering real-time tracking and data insights. This guide will walk you through the process of installing a VDD in your vehicle, ensuring you can optimize your fleet’s efficiency.

Materials Needed:

  • Verizon Connect VDD device
  • OBD-II port extension cable (optional)
  • Zip ties
  • Digital multimeter (optional for troubleshooting)
  • Smartphone or tablet with the Reveal Hardware Installer app

Step-by-Step Installation Guide for Verizon Connect VDD


Step 1: Prepare for Installation

Ensure your vehicle has an OBD-II port, typically located under the dashboard. Gather all necessary tools and materials before starting the installation.

Step 2: Locate the OBD-II Port

The OBD-II port is usually found under the dashboard or near the steering wheel column. Refer to your vehicle’s manual or the Verizon Connect OBD-II port guide for more information.

Step 3: Install the VDD

Method 1: Direct Plug-in (No Cable)

  1. Plug in the VDD: Insert the VDD directly into the OBD-II port. You should hear a beep indicating it is powered on.
  2. Secure the Device: Use zip ties to secure the VDD, ensuring it doesn’t obstruct any vehicle operations.

Method 2: Using an Extension Cable

  1. Connect the Extension Cable: Plug the extension cable into the OBD-II port and route it to a convenient location.
  2. Connect the VDD: Plug the VDD into the extension cable.
  3. Secure the Device: Use zip ties to secure the VDD and tidy up the cable.

Method 3: Using a Y-Cable

  1. Connect the Y-Cable: Insert the Y-Cable into the OBD-II port.
  2. Connect the VDD: Attach the VDD to the Y-cable.
  3. Secure the Device: Mount the VDD securely under the dashboard using zip ties.

Step 4: Verify the Installation

  1. Power On the Vehicle: Turn on the vehicle’s ignition and check that the VDD device powers on and beeps.
  2. Connect to Verizon Connect: Use the Reveal Hardware Installer app to enter vehicle details and verify the device’s functionality.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter any issues, refer to the Verizon Connect troubleshooting guide. Common problems include the device not receiving power, connectivity issues, and GPS signal obstructions.

Schedule a Certified Technician with Techsbook

If you prefer a professional installation, schedule a certified technician through Techsbook. This service ensures your VDD is installed correctly and functioning properly.


Installing a Verizon Connect VDD in your vehicle is essential for optimizing fleet management. By following these steps, you can ensure a successful installation. For detailed guides, visit the Verizon Connect Installation Guides. For professional assistance, schedule a technician through Techsbook.

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