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How to Install an OBDII Splitter Cable with the Bolt

DM can supply OBDII Splitter cables for use with the Bolt.

They enable for a clean, concealed install. An OBDII plug will be exposed for mechanics (prevents the Bolt being removed during servicing and not being reconnected) and it will not appear that a device is installed at all.

This method requires some installation, but not an expensive auto-electrician etc. If the 'installer' can operate a screwdriver they should be able to accomplish this install. The cost of install can greatly contribute to the overall cost of deploying a device, and the Bolt aims to drive costs down as low as possible, yet still retaining premium performance!

The following example of an install is done on a 2015 Toyota Hilux SR, Other car models may vary in location and accessibility to the Port

Step 1)

Find your OBDII Port in the Vehicle and consult your car manual for instructions on how to remove the panelling to access behind the dashboard

The image shows a Bolt simply plugged in to the OBD port, without the use of a splitter cable. 

Step 2) 

Remove the panel holding the OBDII connector and disconnect the Connector. On the Toyota Hilux, this was as simple as two screws and clips on the sides on the connector. (shown)

Step 3)

Connect the single connector end of the Splitter to the vehicle's established connector. The Cable is then tucked behind the panelling to hide it from view.

Note: When concealing the Bolt OBDII splitter cable behind the panels, take care not to place the device or cables in a space that has been left empty intentionally to allow for the movement of parts such as Steering wheels or pedals.

The other part of the cable shown to the left of the image is where the Bolt will connect.

Step 4)

Fit the connector with the clips into the panel where the vehicle's established one was, and connect the Bolt OBDII device into the smooth connector.

Step 5)

Replace panelling and make sure the Bolt checks into OEM/Third Party Platform

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