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SunPass Transponders




TRANSPONDER TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS

The most commonly used SunPass transponders are small, pocket sized devices that are attached to the inside of your car windshield, just below the rear view mirror. The transponder communicates via radio frequency with toll plaza readers and equipment. As the vehicle passes through SunPass equipped lanes, the toll charges are electronically deducted from your prepaid toll account.

There are two types of SunPass transponders:

SUNPASS MINI

Windshield locations for installation.

PRICE $4.99

  • Must be permanently adhered to inside of windshield
  • Will NOT work if removed from windshield
  • Not for motorcycles
  • SunPass Plus Parking
SUNPASS PORTABLE

Windshield locations for installation.

PRICE $19.99

  • Sticks to the inside of windshield with suction cups
  • Can carry it with you when you travel
  • Works on motorcycles
  • SunPass Plus Parking


Windshield locations for installation.



SUNPASS INSTALLATION

As a SunPass customer, you are required to properly mount your transponder. Holding the transponder often causes inconsistent communications between the transponder and the lane reader.

Before installing, please see Special Windshield Considerations, below.

Installing SunPass Mini Transponder

Many SunPass customers utilize the SunPass Mini, even though it no longer works after it is removed from their vehicle’s windshield.

Installation Steps:

  1. Choose location from illustrations shown.
  2. Clean area using window cleaner.
  3. Peel off backing and apply.

Click here to see Mini Transponder Installation Instructions.

Installing SunPass Portable Transponder

The SunPass Portable Transponder is now easier than ever to install on the inside of your vehicle’s windshield due to the attached suction cups.

Installation Steps:

Windshield locations for installation.
  1. See diagram for the placement of your transponder.
  2. Clean the area where you will be placing your transponder with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.
  3. Press your transponder against the windshield to enable the suction cups to stick. Transponder must be placed a minimum of 2 inches below the windshield frame. If the windshield has a solar strip, install the transponder at least 2 inches below the strip.
  4. Each suction cup has a “tab” that can be lifted to facilitate the removal of your portable transponder.



SPECIAL WINDSHIELD CONSIDERATIONS

The vehicles listed below may be equipped with special windshields containing metal oxide in the glass. This can prevent your SunPass transponder from being read. If you are unsure about whether your vehicle has one of these windshields, contact the dealer where you purchased your car. If your transponder is not always being read when driving through SunPass lanes, or if you need information on a Bumper Mount Transponder, please call the SunPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-TOLL-FLA (1-888-865-5352).

BMW
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass (*optional)
* Vehicle will have Infrared Reflecting Glass if equipped with Automatic Wipers.
Model Year Mounting Location
All 3 Series 1998-2008
Top, left or right of rear-view Mirror
X5 1999-2008
645 2004-2008
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass (Standard)
Model Year Mounting Location
All 7 series
740
745
750
760
1999-2008
Top, left or right of rear-view Mirror
All 7 series
740
745
750
760
2009-2018 Top Center (in black shading)
BUICK
Feature: EZ View
Model Year Mounting Location
Rendezvous 2002-2005
Top of Windshield, left of the rear-view Mirror post
CADILLAC
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass
Model Year Mounting Location
Catera 2001 Only
Top, right of rear-view mirror in black shading
CHEVROLET
Feature: EZ View
Model Year Mounting Location
Venture 1997-2002
Top-left corner
JAGUAR
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass (optional)
Model Year Mounting Location
XF 2016-2018
Top Center (in black shading)
XJ & XJL 2017-2018
E-Pace 2018-2018
F Pace (SUV) 2017-2018
XE 2015-2018
LAND ROVER
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass (optional)
Model Year Mounting Location
Range rover 2003-2008
Top, left or right of rear-view mirror
Range rover 2010-2013
Top center
(in black shading)
Range rover 2014-2018
Top, driver side of mirror (in black shading)
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass
Model Year Mounting Location
Range rover evoque Early 2012 Models
Sunroof-fwd edge centered
Range Rover Evoque Late 2012 Models - Current
Top, left of mirror in cut-out
Range Rover Velar 2018-2018
Top, driver side of mirror (in black shading)
Discovery Sport 2015-2018
RR Sport 2016-2016
Feature: Heated
Model Year Mounting Location
LR2 2008-2015
Bottom-left corner beyond heating elements
DLR3 2004-2016
LR4 2009-2016
Feature: Heated (optional)
Model Year Mounting Location
Discovery 2017-2018
Bottom-left corner beyond heating elements
Feature: Heated nor-ir glass
Model Year Mounting Location
Range rover 2010-2018
Bottom-left corner beyond heating elements
RR Sport 2016-2018
LINCOLN
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass
Model Year Mounting Location
Continental 2017-2018
Top, left of the rear-view
Navigators 2018
Top, left of the rear-view
MAYBACH
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass
Model Year Mounting Location
57 & 62 2002-2012
Bottom center
57-S 2007-2012
Top center
(in black shading)
62-S 2008-2012
Top center
(in black shading)
MERCEDES-BENZ
Feature: Infrared Reflecting Glass
Model Year Mounting Location
CL Class (Equipped with “Night View Assist”) 2007-2014
(* See foot note)
E Class (Equipped with “Night View Assist”) 2010-2012
S Class 2008-2018
S Class Coupe 2015-2018
Center, below mirror module (in cut-out)
GL Class 2007-2016
Top center (in black shading)
ML Class 2006-2012
R Class 2006-2012
S Class 2000-2007
SL Class(except SL500 & SL600) 2003-2008
GLS Class SUV (GLS 450, GLS 550 & GLS 63 AMG) 2018 Top, left or right of rear-view mirror in cut-out or bottom cut-out
OLDSMOBILE
Feature: EZ View
Model Year Mounting Location
Silhouette 1997-2002
Top-left corner
PONTIAC
Feature: EZ view
Model Year Mounting Location
Aztek 2001-2005
Top of windshield, left of the rear-view mirror post
Montana 1999-2002
Top-left corner
Transport 1997-1998
PORSCHE
Feature: Solar Control Glass (optional)
Model Year Mounting Location
Cayenne 2003-2007
Top, left or right of rear-view mirror
Feature: Thermal insulated glass (optional)
Model Year Mounting Location
MACAN 2015-2018
Top, left or right of rear-view mirror
ROLLS-ROYCE
Feature: Infrared reflecting glass
Model Year Mounting Location
Phantom 2004-2007
Top, left or right of rear-view mirror
Wraith 2014-2016
Top center (in black shading)
VOLVO
Feature: Infrared reflecting glass
Model Year Mounting Location
XC90 2010-2014
Top, left or right of rear-view mirror

Note: Customers should mount the transponder to the top center of the windshield, if available. If a plastic cover for the rear view mirror exists in this location, mount the transponder next to that location. If the transponder still not being read, and if the vehicle is outfitted with a sunroof, mount the transponder directly to the sunroof. This option is especially effective with a mini sticker.

Other Windshield Features – click vehicle make below to determine if this applies to your vehicle.

ASTON MARTIN
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Vanquish 2001-2007
Vantage 2003-2008
AUDI
Windshield Feature: Siglasol
Model Year
A6 1998-2003
A8 1998-2003
BUICK
Windshield Feature: PPG Sungate
Model Year
Roadmaster Sedan 1993-1996
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Lesabre 1992 Only
Park Avenue 1991-1992
CADILLAC
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Concours 1993-1998
Deville 1989-1999
Eldorado 1992-2002
Fleetwood 1989-1992
Windshield Feature: PPG Sungate
Fleetwood 1993-1996
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Seville 1992-1999
Sixty Special 1993 Only
Touring Sedan 1992-1998
CHEVROLET
Windshield Feature: PPG Sungate
Model Year
Caprice 1993-1996
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Corvette ZR-1 1990-1995
Windshield Feature: PPG Sungate
Model Year
Impala 1993-1996
FORD
Windshield Feature: Insta-Clear
Model Year
Crown Victoria 1988-1992
Taurus 1986-1991
JAGUAR
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
S-Type 2000-2004
VDP 1999-2004
XJ Series 1999-2004
XK Series 1999-2004
XF 2010-Current
LINCOLN
Windshield Feature: Insta-Clear
Model Year
Continental 1988-1992
Town Car 1990-1992
MAZDA
Windshield Feature: Solar Control
Model Year
626 1995 Only
929 1988-1995
MERCURY
Windshield Feature: Insta-Clear
Model Year
Grand Marquis 1988-1992
Sable 1986-1991
OLDSMOBILE
Windshield Feature: PPG Sungate
Model Year
Custom Cruiser-
Station Wagon
1990-1996
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Eighty-Eight 1992 Only
Ninety-Eight 1991-1995
PONTIAC
Windshield Feature: Heated
Model Year
Bonneville 1992 Only
VOLVO
Windshield Feature: Infrared Reflecting
Model Year
S80 2002-2004
XC90 2002-2004

The following vehicle types must use a Bumper Mount transponder. Click vehicle make below to determine if this applies to your vehicle.

BENTLEY
Model Year
Continental GT 2004-2009
Continental Flying Spur 2006-2009
BUICK
Model Year
Roadmaster Wagon ALL
Car hauler with overhead rack
Model Year
ALL
CHEVROLET
Model Year
Lumina APV (van) ALL (1990-1996)
OLDSMOBILE
Model Year
Silhouette 1990-1996
PONTIAC
Model Year
Transport 1990-1996
PORSCHE
Model Year
Panamera (Turbo) 2010 only
TESLA
Model Year
S (Nose Cone Style) 2012-2016

The exterior SunPass Bumper Mount Transponder comes with special screws and a special wrench. If your car is not equipped for a front license plate it may require modifications before the SunPass Bumper Mount transponder can be attached. SunPass provides the exterior transponder, special screws and wrench, but does not install the transponder.




FIND YOUR TRANSPONDER NUMBER

Finding your SunPass transponder number is easy. Your transponder number may be used to log in to your account online along with your password. Be sure to only enter the first 12 digits without dashes when logging into your account.

Choose the transponder type below and locate the number as shown in the highlighted area in red.

SUNPASS MINI

Windshield locations for installation.
SUNPASS PORTABLE

Windshield locations for installation.