How To Install A Hardwired Gps Tracker


  • Multimeter
  • Smartphones
  • Razor blades
  • Electrical repair kit (electrical tape, wire strippers, zip ties, and shrink tubing)
  • Basic hardware tools


  • The first thing that needs to be on your mind is identifying a suitable place (the GPS device needs to be protected from bad weather) to place the GPS tracker.
  • Some of the possible locations include: Inside the boot, between the radiator and the grill. You can also attach the tracker to the seats, the underside of the vehicle, or inside the glove box.
  • However, it’s always up to you to decide whether you want the GPS tracker to be visible or not.


Before going to the installation process, make sure that you read the installation guide that comes with the GPS tracker. An installation guide will help you know more about the hardwired GPS tracker and its overall functioning. Then, follow the below steps to complete the GPS tracker installation.

  • Start the installation process in a safe, dry, and protected area that does not receive direct sunlight or is prone to extreme temperatures.
  • First, you need to secure the 12-VDC power source to the red wire of the GPS tracking device.
  • Next, make sure that the power of your tracking device comes from the vehicle’s ignition column.
  • Plug the wiring harness into the transceiver, poke and wrap the wires to avoid connectivity issues in the future.
  • Use any sharp object and poke through the wire, thus creating a loop.
  • The red wire is positive, black’s negative, and the white one is neutral.
  • Having a wiring diagram of the vehicle will help you be sure about the wiring placements.
  • Peel off half an inch of insulation from the red wire of the GPS tracking device.
  • Twist the ends of the red wire and poke through the loop that you have made earlier on the car’s power source.
  • Twist the red wire and squeeze the loop shut.
  • For extra safety, wrap the wires with electrical tape.
  • Locate the vehicle's ignition wire and connect it to the white wire on the GPS tracking device.
  • As a final step, connect the vehicle's ground wire and the GPS tracker's ground wire together.
  • Ensure that the wires are not disturbing the airbag, as this could compromise your overall safety.
  • Consider using a zip tie, velcro, or regular tape to hold the wires and the tracker together.
  • If you don’t have experience installing hardwired GPS trackers, install the GPS tracker by yourself and let the wiring be taken care of by the professionals. You need to be very careful as any wrong wiring could damage the vehicle’s overall electrical system and paneling.


  • Most of the GPS trackers available in the market operate using the manufacturer’s application.
  • The GPS tracker application can be downloaded from either the Google Play Store (Android users) or the App Store (iOS users).
  • Once you complete the initial setup, you can find the location of your vehicle at any time by simply clicking the application.
  • So, these are the steps you’ll have to follow for for How To Install A Hardwired Gps Tracker on your vehicle.
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