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Just wondering if anyone has identified the ideal location for an EZ Pass? Between the camera and sensors mounted behind the rear view mirror, I'm cautious about putting the device anywhere in the shaded area.
 

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Don't have my ID.4 yet, but I always mount my E-ZPass transponder as high up on the windshield on the passenger's side of the rearview mirror as I can. I don't want to be able to see it when I'm driving if I can avoid it.
 

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Don't have my ID.4 yet, but I always mount my E-ZPass transponder as high up on the windshield on the passenger's side of the rearview mirror as I can. I don't want to be able to see it when I'm driving if I can avoid it.
I do the same
 

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Don't have my ID.4 yet, but I always mount my E-ZPass transponder as high up on the windshield on the passenger's side of the rearview mirror as I can. I don't want to be able to see it when I'm driving if I can avoid it.
Same here
 
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I don't have my car yet, AWD reservation, but I was thinking that I was going to see if I could attach it to the back of the infotainment screen, that would keep it out of eye lines for driver and passenger. I keep it in a similar spot in my Cherokee, it has a cubby in the center top of the dashboard.
 

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I don't have my car yet, AWD reservation, but I was thinking that I was going to see if I could attach it to the back of the infotainment screen, that would keep it out of eye lines for driver and passenger. I keep it in a similar spot in my Cherokee, it has a cubby in the center top of the dashboard.
EZPASS is not a visual reader but an electronic reader. As long as you don't interfere with the signal you're good to go. I wouldn't put it on anywhere but on clear glass behind the rear view mirror such that it is out of the driver's forward by line of sight.
 

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Hmmmm .... I hadn't considered same. Thanks. Of course historically they recommend higher on the windshield to the right-behind the rearview mirror, but given a display on the dash the back of same may just be an ideal position. Still haven't affixed mine as I very rarely use.
I don't have my car yet, AWD reservation, but I was thinking that I was going to see if I could attach it to the back of the infotainment screen, that would keep it out of eye lines for driver and passenger. I keep it in a similar spot in my Cherokee, it has a cubby in the center top of the dashboard.
 

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Among the many vehicles I've owned, I had two smart fortwo's, and for both I stuck the E-ZPass transponder to the underside of the plastic "hood" 😂. Won't work in the ID.4, though!
 

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So, has anyone mounted their transponder on the back side of the display and successfully used it?
I use my EZ Pass so infrequently that I'm a poor test candidate.
Thanks!
 

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I don't have my car yet, AWD reservation, but I was thinking that I was going to see if I could attach it to the back of the infotainment screen, that would keep it out of eye lines for driver and passenger. I keep it in a similar spot in my Cherokee, it has a cubby in the center top of the dashboard.
That's a novel idea. It doesn't match their recommendations (high and visible), but neither do they seem to realize all of the tech being built into windshields. There was a time that they offered tags to be mounted on license plates, but I don't think that's the case any longer.
 

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In MD you don't need a transponder anymore. As long as your plate is in their system they will charge your account or send you a notice that you owe them some money.
Back in the beginning, MD would charge you a monthly fee. What a ripoff.
So I got a DE transponder with no monthly fee and my money went there instead of MD.
 

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So, has anyone mounted their transponder on the back side of the display and successfully used it?
I use my EZ Pass so infrequently that I'm a poor test candidate.
Thanks!
I have been known to just lay my EZ-pass on the dash of my Jetta and it seems to work without any issues.
 
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I have been known to just lay my EZ-pass on the dash of my Jetta and it seems to work without any issues.
I have done that twice with the ID.4 and had no issues. I just put it on the divot/indented part of the dash behind the binnacle. Not using it enough to make it worth mounting.
 
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I'll be getting my NJ EZPass soon and try some of these various options without mounting first (the old handheld approach as you pass through). I really like the idea of doing it behind the infotainment screen, I really hope that functions.
 

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Bumped to inform people that it works! I placed the NJ EZPass right behind the infotainment screen and it read 3/3 times, so obviously that means it is a 100% success rate!
 
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