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I am confused about the windshield......placing a toll pass where it says under the rv mirror is not working......also my garage pass does not work thru the glass
 

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You will probably need to contact the toll provider and get a license plate mounted device. Don't know about the garage pass. That would be very annoying.
 

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Will a radar detector work through the heated front glass? Has me wondering now, I have a very good passport detector I was planning to use.
 

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My Brand New GPS enabled radar not working properly....anyone else?
From what I have been reading and gathering, if you have the heated windshield with the solar refective coating, it will not work correctly. My Escort 8500 is not working correctly.

Reading escorts site, they list a lot of windshield brands they do not work with. I am no trying to find out the brand and trade name of the heated windshield on the Evoque.
 

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I can say that my Garmin 760 does not work within my Evoque. I did a test drive about 10 days ago and the only way I could get it to lock on was to hold it out the driver's window! Outside, I had very strong signals. I then brought it into the car and watched the locked on stations rapidly drive to zero. Also my Ezpass does not work as per another driving test.

My vehicle does come with factory GPS so I'm OK there. As to the Ezpass, I'm going to try to mount it on the inside of the moon roof. If it doesn't work there, I guess I'll have to get an Ezpass unit that mounts on the front license plate.

I do have another Garmin 1490 that I want to try because it has "traffic". On another Evoque forum almost 100% of the people who responded to the windshield/GPS question say that their GPS portable units work fine. I know my Nuvi 760 does NOT work. I'm more torqued about the EzPass not working. I read that Range Rover is looking into this problem with a possible fix. Good luck with that happening unless they replace the windshield with a non electrical unit.
 

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On another Evoque forum almost 100% of the people who responded to the windshield/GPS question say that their GPS portable units work fine. I know my Nuvi 760 does NOT work. I'm more torqued about the EzPass not working. I read that Range Rover is looking into this problem with a possible fix. Good luck with that happening unless they replace the windshield with a non electrical unit.
Which other evoque forum where people says it works? I am badly in need of a GPS that might work as mine doesn't work. If you know any portable GPS that works on its own i.e without having to have exterior antenna mounting, please let me know.
 

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Which other evoque forum where people says it works? I am badly in need of a GPS that might work as mine doesn't work. If you know any portable GPS that works on its own i.e without having to have exterior antenna mounting, please let me know.
I don't remember which forum, but there are several posts about this problem. The best solution is to buy the factory GPS. Personally I think ALL factory GPS units I've seen are way overpriced and not nearly as easy to use as my Garmin(s), both of which just don't receive ANY signals if located anywhere on the dashboard or near the front windshield.

A few days ago I did a test to see where it would work inside of my Evoque and I found that I had great signals if I put the GPS inside the small back window behind the 2nd door. I suspect that it would also work anywhere along the long back window on the coupe. Well, that would be nearly useless UNLESS your GPS had an external antenna option. Sadly, most if not all of the recent models from Garmin, TomTom and others have eliminated external antenna options. My Garmin 760 does have the external option, so I plan to buy one on ebay, mount it on the rear quarter window and run the cable up to my dashboard area.

The problem (at least with the 4 door) is the distance from there to the front. Most of these antenna/cable units only have an 8' cable which I think would be fine for the coupe, but not for the 4 door. I did see one on eBay that came with a 15' cable and I'm going to order one today.

If you really needed a portable GPS and you could only get an 8' cable, you could probably make do by mounting it on the window of the backseat door, but it would be a take down put up every time you used it because of use of the doors. And you would have to tell anyone in the backseats to NOT put the window down due to the antenna on the window where as with a longer cable and the antenna mounted behind the second row, it would be a seamless setup.

Mounting the antenna on the moon roof might also be an option, but I think it would look a tad stocky with the wire running across the top of the vehicle. When I receive my external antenna, I try to post here as to how it works.

IMHO, Range Rover gets a BIG thumbs down for putting out a windshield that blocks out most if not all portable GPS units. At the very least, they could have made it clear to anyone buying the vehicle that it would be necessary to get the factory GPS since their Garmins, TomToms and other units were TOAST.
 

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As I said in the other post on this issue. Mine works in CO. It maybe the technology of the toll provider having the issue. Here in Colorado they use a process chip on the back of a sticker so no more big box. No issues with it.
I do have the heated windshield with the UV protection.
 

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Radar detector works minus it's GPS functionality. :-( Also needed to get the front license plate toll pass mount which I attached to the grill with some toggle bolts.

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Today my GPS antenna booster arrived and so far it seems to work fine. I bought it from a place on Amazon for $39 plus shipping. Google "sbg-190" and you will see several sites about it. Initially I mounted the outside antenna on the rear left quarter panel with the lead in wire through the rear hatch seal. I've since mounted the antenna inside the rear door "track" (up where the piston that controls the door up/down power) and it seems to work just as well there. The lead wire present continues up to the console where the power is plugged into the power port in the console. The "bare" end (red arrow) can be placed several places in this setup.

With this port powered, it provides strong GPS signals up to the windshield area. After a little more testing, I'll try to post some pictures of the setup.

I've been driving with this setup for 2 days now without any problems. I have the "Garmin" beam bag mount that silts on the dashboard and I stick the bare end antenna underneath the beanbag mount. Not pretty, but it does the trick when I pull out my Garmin Nuvi.

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If I read this thread before driving 2600 miles from CT to AZ I would have known why my Garmin kept losing Sat connection. It happened so often I was about to throw it out and at a critical spot entering St. Louis it lost signal as I sped past my exit. I didn't realize the issue was the windshield until I got home and had a transponder for our gated community installed, only to find out that wouldn't work either. The installer pointed out the elements in the windshield that were transparent to my eyes before that. Yes, it would have been nice to read the post before I left to pick up the Evoque.
 

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I've noticed that at night with headlights shining in , you can see the edges of the "heating element" inside the glass. It doesn't extend all the way across on either side, but stops a couple of inches or more from the side edge. My CA toll road fast-pass is slightly bigger that the clear space, but I don't mount mine anyway; I simply hold it against the glass as I drive under the receiver. I did it last night coming home from LA, and it worked just fine. I doubt they'll be replacing our windshields with the 2013 models to solve the reception problem. So maybe there is a "workaround" for the rest of us. Happy speeding! :cool:
 

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I've solved my EzPass problem by installing a license plate EzPass unit. The state (Washington) gave it to me free since I already had a pass for the Evoque. I bought some special screws to attach it with that require a special screw head to remove the unit.

Of course, this won't work for those who live in states with no front license plate or those who choose to ignore the requirement for a front plate where required.d
 

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I've solved my EzPass problem by installing a license plate EzPass unit. The state (Washington) gave it to me free since I already had a pass for the Evoque. I bought some special screws to attach it with that require a special screw head to remove the unit.

Of course, this won't work for those who live in states with no front license plate or those who choose to ignore the requirement for a front plate where required.d
I live in PA where we we don't have a Front License plate. I swapped my EZ Pass with the license plate unit (for free) and then hid the unit behind the Grille and attached with some Zip Ties. Took all of 10 Minutes.

Just followed the video instructions on the PowerfulUK site to take the grill off, then zip tied the unit to the narrow grill below the main grille.. not difficult at all. Works great and is hidden away really nicely. I've attached a picture.

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My radar detector has a GPS thats at the bottom of the windshield right in the middle and it seems to work fine down there. Rekool is right about it not going all the way to the end of the windscreen there is a border around the sides. I noticed it the other night when I spent an hour taking off those ridiculously sticky PA window tags....
 

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Basically, I can say that my Garmin 760 does not work within my Evoque. I did a test drive about 10 days ago and the only way I could get it to lock on was to hold it out the driver's window! Outside, I had very strong signals. I then brought it into the car and watched the locked on stations rapidly drive to zero. Also my Ezpass does not work as per another driving test.
 

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I am having this issue as well. Wondering how it will work. EZPass is sending me a new unit, but for my window. Also, i found out that your license plate will work as your EZPass as well. It would be nice to get rid of this unit all together, but this might be a better option. Thanks for the photo. I will have to try it. But I would be worried it would slip away and be gone.

Eric
 
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