Install a Wired RPlate - Step-by-Step Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for the proper installation of Reviver's Wired RPlate. Please note that vehicle configurations may vary, so adapt the instructions accordingly.

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that since the video was filmed, Reviver has included an extra step in the wired installation process called the quick disconnect. It is important to carefully follow the instructions provided below and pay special attention to step 7.

Note: The following guide is based on the above video transcript. Please refer to your specific vehicle's manual and the RPlate installation manual for any vehicle-specific details.

To ensure the proper connection of the RPlate Wired to your car's electrical system, professional installation is required. Any installation done outside of our approved installers will void the warranty on the plate. The installation process is complex because it involves wiring the RPlate Wired to a 12V power source that is always available. It is important to note that if the installation is not done correctly, the RPlate Wired may not function properly.

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For syncing purposes, you can use either the RFleet Portal for Fleets or the Smartphone App for consumers.

Installation Steps:

Step 1: Remove the Metal Plate

  1. Remove the metal license plate from your vehicle and ensure that you clean the area underneath thoroughly. Use the alcohol wipe provided to clean the area. However, if your vehicle has a special coating such as ceramic, wrap, or matte finish, it is recommended to use a microfiber towel and glass cleaner instead. Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 3.59.43 PM (3)

Step 2: Identify 12v Constant Power

Preinstallation Wiring Checklist

  1. Confirm that the 12v power source remains active even when the ignition key is turned off.
  2. Ensure that the 12v power source continues to stay active for at least 10 minutes after the key is turned off, so as to prevent any reliance on smart power.
  3. Select a clean and debris-free ground point for the 12v power, ensuring it is free from grit, rust, dirt, and other contaminants.
  4. If opting for a fuse panel installation, select a 12v power source that provides a minimum of 5 amps.Test the circuit to confirm it's functional and has 12 volts.
    1. Locate the vehicle's fuse box.
    2. Identify an available circuit for connecting the RPlate.
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Step 3: Wiring Preparation

  1. Attach the fuse tab to the wire using proper wire connectors (do not use electrical tape).Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.00.25 PM (3)
  2. Place the fuse tap near the fuse box but do not connect it yet.
  3. Route the wire under interior panels toward the rear of the vehicle, ensuring it's secured and hidden.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.00.44 PM (3)

Step 4: Mounting the RPlate Bracket

  1. Attach the RPlate Universal mounting bracket to the vehicle's plate mount area using the four mount points on the vehicle.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.01.06 PM (3)
  2. If the bottom two holes are not present on the vehicle, you can use the adhesive provided to attach the RPlate Universal mounting bracket to the vehicle's plate mount area.
    1. Pull the red liners and press tape firmly to the clean vehicle surface for 15 sec.

Step 5: Drill Hole and Install Grommet

  1. Drill a half-inch hole in the location indicated.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.01.27 PM (3)
  2. Poke a hole in the center of the provided grommet.
  3. Feed the wire through the grommet and the drilled hole.
  4. Insert the grommet into the hole to seal exposed metal and protect the wiring.

Step 6: Attach the RPlate

  1. Secure the RPlate to the mounting bracket using the provided screws.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.01.58 PM (3)
  2. Cover the screw holes with the included adhesive covers for a clean finish.

Step 7: Connect the Quick Disconnect Harness

The quick disconnect feature enables easy replacement or swapping of plates. Make sure there is enough slack in the wire near the plate so that you can easily pull the entire disconnect through the rubber gromet without having to remove any panels to reach the quick disconnect.
  1. Properly connect the pigtail of the RPlate's wiring harness to your vehicle's wiring harness using provided quick disconnect. 
  2. Wrap quick disconnect wires and butt connectors with Tesa cloth tape. Use Install Bay RNBM 24-26 gauge butt connectors if available; otherwise, you can use Install Bay RNBC 18-22 gauge butt connectors.
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Step 8: Insert Fuses and Connect Wiring

  1. Remove the fuse from the selected circuit and insert it into the fuse tap's slot.
  2. Insert a second 12-volt, 5-amp fuse into the remaining slot of the fuse tap to protect the RPlate.
  3. Ensure fuses are securely seated, then connect the wiring harness to the fuse box.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.02.47 PM (3)

Step 9: Sync the RPlateScreenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.03.22 PM (3)

    1. If you have fleet vehicles under a Reviver fleet contract, you will need to follow the procedure for assigning the RPlate to the desired vehicle on the fleet dashboard. Once you see a license plate image displayed, it means that the RPlate has been successfully provisioned. If you encounter any issues with provisioning on the dashboard, please contact support through the RFleet Portal at
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    2. For individual customers, they can use the smartphone app provided by Reviver to sync their RPlate with their Reviver account. This will allow them to complete the provisioning process and ensure that their license plate is successfully connected to their account.
  1. Take the vehicle outside of the installation area for proper LTE signal reception during syncing.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the provisioning process 

Step 10: Completion and Troubleshooting

  1. Once you see the license plate image generated on the screen of the app/RFleet Portal, press and hold the button located on the bottom right of the plate for 8-10 seconds. This will initiate the download of the plate image. After the image has finished downloading, press and hold the button again for another 8-10 seconds to fully activate the plate.
  2. Once the customer's license number appears on the plate, the installation is finished.Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 4.04.18 PM (3)
  3. If you encounter issues or have questions about installation, contact Reviver at 866-477-5283 or email

Ensure to follow safety guidelines, vehicle-specific instructions, and the provided installation manual while installing the RPlate.


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