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Installation

Flexible Installation Options

Plug & Play Installation

Plug & Play installation is the best way to install Track My Ride in your vehicle if you don’t have electrical skills or want to move your tracker to another vehicle. Simply locate your vehicle’s OBDII diagnostic port under the dash and plug your new tracker in – easy!

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Hard Wire Installation

Hard wire installation offers the most security when it comes to fitting Track My Ride in your vehicle. It is best suited for when you want to install TMR permanently in your vehicle. 

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Driver ID, Panic Button, Input & Output

Our optional Driver ID and Panic button functionality offer a great way to enhance your vehicle’s record keeping and safety. Speak with our team on 1300 553 022 to enquire about our optional accessories.

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Plug & Play Installation

Locate your OBDII port under your dash, the vast majority of vehicles manufactured since 2001 will have one.

Connect the included Track My Ride OBDII power cable to your car and fit your new tracker under your dash. Be sure not to install the tracker in a location it can come in contact with water, as Track My Ride is not waterproof. Face the side of the tracker indicated as such towards the sky. GPS signals can penetrate plastic, glass and fiberglass but not metal so don’t install it under any metal surfaces. For the best signal, ensure that the tracker has an unobstructed view of the sky.

You’re ready to roll! Just activate your new tracker by visiting www.trackmyride.com.au/activate. Track My Ride will automatically monitor your engine on/off status & track all your vehicle’s movements in real-time no matter where you go.

Hard Wire Installation Instructions

TMR-S7 & TMR-S8 Pinout

  1. Your wiring harness should be connected to a constant +12V or +24V power source in your vehicle or a direct connection to your vehicle’s battery. The tracker will draw at most 3 Watts of power (250mA @ 12V, 125mA @ 24V). Your power supply must be able to provide at minimum this much power.  For instructions on the wiring harness’ extra wires, see the section below “Accessories Installation Instructions”.
    1. Connect the red wire from pin 1 marked “+10 … 30V DC” to a fused positive 12V or 24V power source in your vehicle or your vehicle’s positive battery terminal with an in circuit fuse. We recommend a 2 amp fuse be used.
    2. Connect the black wire from pin 7 to your vehicle’s negative battery terminal, grounded vehicle chassis or negative power source.
    3. (Optional) Engine On/Off detection – For enhanced engine on/off detection connect the wire marked “Ignition” to a switched accessories power source. This is a power source that is 0V when your car is off and +12V or +24V when your car is turned on or in the accessories power mode. This can be for example the cigarette lighter, radio switched power or ignition power. This will then be used to determine the engine on/off state as used for the engine hour-meter, reports and alerts.
      1. If the Ignition detection wire isn’t installed, Track My Ride will utilise a voltage detection algorithm to determine when the vehicle is turned on/off. If the voltage input to your tracker is greater than or equal to 13.2 volts, the vehicle’s engine will be flagged as On.
  2. (TMR-S7e & TMR-S5 External Antennas Model) Install the 3G data antenna (Long and thin) underneath your dash on a plastic surface, it does not need a view of the sky. The antenna has an adhesive pad on the bottom side to aid in mounting. For best signal strength the antenna should be oriented vertically up and down in relation to the ground. Do not mount the 3G data antenna directly onto metal or within 2 inches of any metal surface as it will reduce the antenna’s signal strength and your tracker may not be able to connect to the mobile data network. Avoid placing the antenna directly next to your vehicle’s electrical wiring.
  3. (TMR-S7e & TMR-S5 External Antennas Model) Install the GPS antenna (Small and square) under your dash as close to the top front of the dash plastics as possible. GPS signals can penetrate glass, plastic and fibreglass but cannot penetrate metal or heat reflective metallic infused windscreens. As such, do not mount the GPS antenna underneath metal. The antenna has an adhesive pad on the bottom side to aid in mounting. Mount the antenna with the top side pointing towards the sky. If installing in a truck, angle the antenna to point through the windshield towards the sky.
  4. (TMR-S7e & TMR-S5 External Antennas Model) Screw the GPS and 3G data antennas into the connectors on the tracker. They are labelled GPS and 3G. The antenna connectors are designed to screw into their designated port only with matching male and female connectors.
  5. Connect the power cable to your tracker. The 2 LED lights on the tracker will turn on and begin to flash. If they do not light up please check your wiring.
  6. Mount the tracker in your vehicle in a location that it will not come in contact with water. The GPS & Data antennas are waterproof but the tracker hardware unit is not.
  7. Now your tracker has been installed it’s ready to activate it and setup your new Track My Ride account! Simply visit our website and follow the instructions at www.trackmyride.com.au/activate

Accessories Installation Instructions

Driver ID

Track My Ride supports driver identification via a driver ID keyfob reader and driver ID keyfobs (sold separately) which can be used by your drivers to maintain the records of who is operating your vehicle in your reports. The reader will register the unique ID of the keyfob when the keyfob is pressed to the reader momentarily. The keyfob’s unique ID will be matched against one of your existing drivers, or a new driver record for the keyfob will be created automatically if no match was found.

The Driver ID keyfob can also optionally installed so that the driver of the vehicle must tag their keyfob before starting their vehicle, this functionality is known as ‘Authorised Driver via keyfob‘.

 

Driver ID reader – wiring & installation

The keyfob reader has two wires, red wire (centre pin of the reader) and black (outer reader contact). The red wire should be connected to the wire marked Keyfob Data / ID Data (harness pin 11) on your tracker. The black wire of the reader should be connected to a common ground that the tracker is connected such as your vehicle’s chassis or ground (harness pin 7) on your tracker. Install the Driver ID Reader in an easy to access location in your vehicle.

  • Keyfob reader red wire : Connect to wiring harness pin 11 marked Keyfob data / ID data
  • Keyfob reader black wire : Connect to tracker’s power supply common ground or vehicle chassis

 

Driver ID with Authorised Driver via keyfob – wiring & installation

Authorised driver via keyfob allows you to secure your vehicle so that it can only be started by a driver in possession of a Driver ID keyfob. This functionality must be enabled for your tracker from within your Track My Ride account by editing your vehicle’s settings. For this functionality to work, you must wire up your vehicle as shown below utilising a normally closed relay.

 


NOTE : Not all vehicles will be compatible with the ‘Authorised driver via keyfob’ functionality due to their wiring design for starting the vehicle. Please consult your auto electrician to determine if your vehicle will support this wiring schematic and to have this functionality installed.


Step 1 – Choosing the right relay

You will need a relay (not included) for this functionality. It’s required that you use a relay that has a normally closed contact pin 87a. The circuit and authorised driver functionality will not work if there is not a normally closed circuit between pin 30 and pin 87a on your relay. Ensure your relay is rated for the voltage of your vehicle. A 24 volt truck will require a 24 volt rated relay. A 12 volt passenger vehicle will require a 12 volt relay.

 

Step 2 – Enable authorised driver for this vehicle

Enable the authorised driver functionality for your vehicle and click save. The changes will be applied to your tracker the next time it’s in communication with our servers. You must have connected the Pin 5 on your wiring harness to an ACC/Ignition power source to enable this setting.

 

Step 3 – Wiring it all up

Complete your vehicle wiring as follows (Pinout shown for Model TMR-S7 & TMR-S8).

[Optional Buzzer] You can optionally also install a buzzer (not included) which will remind your driver to tag on to the vehicle. The buzzer will sound until your driver tags onto the vehicle. When the driver tags on the buzzer will turn off. You must ensure your buzzer’s operating voltage is rated for your VCC+ voltage source.

 

Authorised Driver Workflow

StepActionIgnition/ACC
Pin 5
DOUT1
Pin 8
Condition
1Vehicle is off0VOFF – High resistance to groundRelay is not energised. Circuit to starter is connected via relay connecting 30 -> 87a
2Driver turns on Ignition/ACC>= +12VON – Low resistance to groundRelay is energised. Circuit to starter is broken via relay now connecting 30 -> 87
3Driver tags on their keyfob>= +12VOFF – High resistance to groundRelay is not energised. Circuit to starter is connected via relay connecting 30 -> 87a
4Driver starts the vehicle>= +12VOFF – High resistance to groundVehicle has started
5Driver turns off the vehicle0VOFF – High resistance to ground30 second after the driver turns off the vehicle, driver will have to be authrosied with the keyfob from step 1

 

Panic Button

The panic button is a button that can be installed in your vehicle and used to trigger a notification to yourself or other key personnel of your choice when pressed in your vehicle. It’s a very useful feature for improving the safety of the person operating your vehicles.

Panic Button Wiring and Installation

The panic function is triggered when +12V or +24V is detected on your Track My Ride hardware’s input channel. From within your Track My Ride account you can configure an input channel to trigger the Panic Button functionality.

  • Connect a +12V or +24V power source to one of the wires on a normally open momentary push button. You must use a normally open momentary push button so that when the button is not pressed there is no power present on the input line.
  • Connect the other wire of the normally open panic button to the wire marked ‘Input 1’ or ‘Input 2’ on your Track My Ride hardware.
  • From within your Track My Ride account at https://app.trackmyride.com.au – Navigate to your vehicles tab, edit the vehicle’s properties and enable the “Panic Button” action against the input that you connected the panic button to. In the below example, we have connected the panic button to Input 2.
  • Configure the settings and notifications for your panic button under your Track My Ride account at https://app.trackmyride.com.au under account settings -> Panic button.

 

Inputs & Outputs

Inputs

Track My Ride model TMR-S8, TMR-S7, TMR-S7e & TMR-S5 feature 2 external input connections. Inputs allow the tracker to know when an external event is taking place – like your vehicle’s alarm has triggered or a door has been opened. In these two instances it would be accomplished by connecting the input to the alarm’s horn/signal output or vehicle’s interior light.

Inputs can be tied to alerts to automatically notify you via SMS, Email or Push Notification to your mobile phone when these events occur.

Inputs monitor for an external voltage being present on the input channel >= 9V. As such inputs can be connected to any external switched power source or device to monitor when they turn on & off.

Outputs

IMPORTANT : Outputs are not designed to immobilise your vehicle, if you would like to prevent a driver from starting your vehicle you should refer to the instructions for Driver ID with Authorised Driver via keyfob above.

Outputs provide a remotely switchable path to ground. Outputs must be used in conjunction with a relay if you’re going to be switching more than 500mA of current. Relays can then be used to switch on and off a high current external device – like a horn or other item. The outputs can be switched from within your Track My Ride account, when your tracker is within the cellular network coverage area. Changes to your outputs will be sent to your tracker when your tracker next communicates with our servers. If you update your outputs while the tracker is in a sleep state, the changes will be applied when your tracker next wakes up, connects to our servers and receives the command. The automatic sleep state is exited when the tracker detects motion or detects +12V or +24V on the ignition sense wire.

 


IMPORTANT : To ensure commands to turn on/off your outputs aren’t delayed by your tracker remaining in sleep mode, we recommend connecting the “ACC/IGN” wire on your wiring harness to an accessories power source to wake your tracker from sleep mode when you turn your car onto accessories power.

 


Output channels are rated to a maximum current of 500mA and maximum of 24 volts. Drawing more than 500mA of current through the output channel will damage the output channel and could cause damage to your tracker which is not covered by your warranty. If you need to control a device that draws more than 500mA of current, you must use a relay.

To control the state of an output, login to your account at https://app.trackmyride.com.au or using the mobile app and edit your vehicle’s properties. From here you can toggle the output to an On or Off state and specify the duration of the state change. After the duration expires, the output’s state will change to the opposite state. Remember, your changes will only be applied when the tracker next communicates with our servers – not instantly.