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I drove the turnpike a few times like a scoff law. I thought I was special and that my ez pass would work. Well it didn't. Can't wait to sort that bill out. I was using the white square one. It didn't work on the windshield or in my hand out the window. What to do. I took the advice of others and ordered the front license plate mount ez pass. Now in pa we don't need front license plates and I sure didn't want to pop two holes in the front of the car. So where could I put it so that it was out of sight and useable. I tried strapping it under the hood directly behind the silver grill, but that didn't work(yes another failure to pay letter coming my way) I then tried the section below the silver grill. Worked like a charm.

So if you need an ez pass on your car and you don't want to pop holes in the front bumper, follow these directions.

1/ pop the hood.
2/ pop out the four screws holding the grill in to the frame of the car. They look like screws but they actually slide out.
3/ gently bring the grill out enough so that you can slide the lic plate mount ez pass down between the grill and radiator.
4/ I used picture hanging wire to secure the ez pass to the grill area. You can see two silver dots in the below picture. I plan on switching them to black plastic ties when I can go buy some.
5/. Resecure the grill to the frame and close the hood.

Hope this helps any PA ez pass users.


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I did something similar but mounted it directly under the grill but on top of the bumper. The bumper cover plastic bolts are of the exact perfect distance (e.g. no drilling of new holes required) to align with the EZ Pass' bolt holes. I replaced the plactic factory hold down bolts with actual black annodized bolts, lock washers and nuts. Fits perfert, you can't see it even in the daytime because everything is recessed under the grille, black and blends in with the black radiator and support components.

I intentionally turned the flash of the camera on in this photo to show the EZ Pass better:

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Here it is with the camera flash off - presto, it disappears from sight:
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BTW, even though I do have a front license plate (as you can see from the photo) I had this external EZ Pass mounted on the plate of my last car and didn't really like the look. Not to mention if someone bumps into it in a parking lot you're on the hook to get it replaced for about $50 and it's also less likely to be stolen because it can't be seen and is very hard to get to without grille removal.
 

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Just got our Evoque and quickly discovered that the windshield transponder doesn't work. Saw your post and ordered a license plate one. From your picture I see that the front is facing up. I surmise that the transponder works fine even in this orientation?
 

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Question for other 2013 owners. What is the section of windshield at the very top, just to drivers side of mirror? This section does not seem to have the same film type material as the rest of the windshield. I mounted my easy pass up there and so far no tickets from ez pass yet. Maybe I got lucky or the tickets are still on their way to me??? Anyone else notice this on the windshield and have any insight to why this is???
 

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Thanks EvoGoon - perfect setup and it works like a charm. This should be the default

I did something similar but mounted it directly under the grill but on top of the bumper. The bumper cover plastic bolts are of the exact perfect distance (e.g. no drilling of new holes required) to align with the EZ Pass' bolt holes. I replaced the plactic factory hold down bolts with actual black annodized bolts, lock washers and nuts. Fits perfert, you can't see it even in the daytime because everything is recessed under the grille, black and blends in with the black radiator and support components.I intentionally turned the flash of the camera on in this photo to show the EZ Pass better: View attachment 441 Here it is with the camera flash off - presto, it disappears from sight: View attachment 445 BTW, even though I do have a front license plate (as you can see from the photo) I had this external EZ Pass mounted on the plate of my last car and didn't really like the look. Not to mention if someone bumps into it in a parking lot you're on the hook to get it replaced for about $50 and it's also less likely to be stolen because it can't be seen and is very hard to get to without grille removal.
Thanks EvoGoon - perfect setup and it works like a charm. This should be the default
 

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The clear section to the left of the mirror is where they tell you to mount the transponder. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all the time. Some ez pass lanes do not read it and I've had to call to have them remove the extra charges. I am waiting for my front license plate transponder.
 

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Sorry for the delayed response, I used the screws on the frame to attach the ez-pass. No additional screws needed. Remove the grill and you will see the perfect location for attachment of the ez-pass. Replace the grill and you're on the way.
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I will also be following your lead. I got my external transponder last week and I was logging in to find the screw sizes. Thanks for your very helpful share!
 

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I mounted a license transponder and the signal was affecting some of the cameras in my MY16 Dynamic HSE. I applied a piece of the shielded bag to the bottom and rear-facing sides (as mounted) and the cameras were restored. I haven't been through a toll in this configuration yet. If it fails, I'll update my response.
 

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Internal transponder on sunroof works 100% of the time. LR REALLY screwed up on this one!! And I'm seeing a pattern with the company...they refuse to acknowledge stupidity and correct problems.. They had option to correct this for the 2016 update. I can definitely see being a 1 LR owner. Once I get past the depreciaion hit first few years, if my ETG tuning doesn't work, its gone.
 

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I just got a "bumper mount" transponder from Penn Turnpike. Did you mount the transponder marked "top" facing forward when attaching it to the grill?
 

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Installed and tested...here are my tips which pretty much go along with what others wrote. I have a 2016 HSE so I was worried about camera interference. I used EvoQueen's tip ;)
1. I used double-sided tape on the back and bottom of the transponder (see photo). I used an awe to punch holes through.
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2. On the Evoque, open the hood and remove the 4 top plastic screws and the plastic screw settings and put them aside for assembly.
3. To remove the grille, I tugged the grille forward on the right side, then left, then center. Each of these are clips which are tough and while I found this video helpful, the side clips were more like the center clip h
tps://youtu.be/WpUrF-pYc2E
...just be firm and pull straight away from vehicle.
4. With the grille off it was very easy to see how to mount the transponder to the bumper. Remove the two plastic screws just like the top 4 you just did.
5. Position the transponder. If you have the same situation I did, the plastic screws are too short and the metal bolts that came with the transponder need a nut (and the right side whole had a little offset issue due to a plastic piece and I didn't feel like fiddling with it). So I decided to use black zipties to attach the transponder. I looped behind the transponder so you don't see the ties. It gives a little play, but not knowing the clearance I have with the grille from the transponder, I figured this was good way to go. You do need to make sure there's not too much play or the transponder can flip back--it did this while I was positioning it. 20160306_170135.jpg
6. Then put the grille back in--push firmly and towards the car one side, the other side and then center. It makes a positive clicking sound if the clips snap in properly.
7. Reinstall the 4 screws and settings, shut the hood. DONE. Tested it and got the green lights on entry and exit of the PA Turnpike. Thanks 325, EvoGoon and EvoQueen for your help. :cool:
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Is it me or has nobody listened to the most simple solution here??

Maybe I'm seeing why owners like the company??
 
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