It’s super simple to plug in your self-fit box - just follow these 3 steps.
1. Turn the ignition off
2. Find your car’s OBD port using our box location
3. Plug your self-fit box into your OBD port by pressing firmly until the box is securely in place
You’ll get an email to let you know if this was successful and whether we’re receiving data from the box correctly. This may take up to 24 hours - so don’t worry if it doesn’t come through straight away.
Enter your car’s make, model and year into the search box below and our handy box location checker will show you exactly where your self-fit box should be plugged in.
What’s an OBD port?
An OBD, or an on-board diagnostics port if you like to be fancy, is a technical term for a socket in your car that can give out data on how the car’s performing. But we’re only interested in the how you’re driving bit.
Frequently asked questions
You can drive as soon as you buy your insurance with ingenie. But you’ll need to plug in your self-fit box immediately to avoid cancellation.The self-fit box in your car records speed, acceleration, braking, cornering and mileage. It also collects data on your car's GPS location, which may help the police recover your car if it’s stolen.
Find out more about stolen car recoveryIf we notice your self-fit box isn’t sending us a signal, we’ll get in touch to see what’s happened. If you notice that the light isn’t visible or that your feedback isn’t coming through, please call us as soon as possible on 0333 2309 272.It’s part of your insurance to have a working box in your car so unplugging or interfering with the box may mean we may have to cancel your policy. This could make it harder to buy insurance in the future.If you need to change the car on your insurance, just give us a call on 0330 678 0652 and we'll go through updating your details with you.