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Special Windshield Mounting Tips

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, you must cease using your transponder and call the SunPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-865-5352.
 

A special thanks to Paul Garcia, Vehicle Specialist, PikePass Division of the Oklahoma Transportation Authority, for sharing the following special windshield information.


SunPass transponders will work in the following cars. However, in order to be read the transponder must be mounted in a specific location.

Make Model Year Feature Mounting Location
BMW ALL 3 SERIES 1998-2008 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS (*OPTIONAL)

*VEHICLE WILL HAVE INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS IF EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC WIPERS.
TOP, LEFT OR RIGHT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
X5 1999-2008
645 2004-2008
ALL 7 SERIES
740
745
750
760
1999-2008 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS (STANDARD)
ALL 7 SERIES
740
750
760
2009-2018 TOP CENTER (IN BLACK SHADING)
BUICK RENDEZVOUS 2002-2005 EZ VIEW
TOP, LEFT OF THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR POST
CADILLAC CATERA 2001 ONLY INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, RIGHT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR IN BLACK SHADING
CHEVROLET VENTURE 1997-2002 EZ VIEW
TOP-LEFT CORNER
JAGUAR XF 2016-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS (OPTIONAL)
TOP CENTER (IN BLACK SHADING)
XJ & XJL 2017-2018
E-Pace 2018-2018
F Pace (SUV) 2017-2018
XE 2015-2018
LAND ROVER
(must use "portable" transponder)
RANGE ROVER 2003-2008 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS (OPTIONAL)
TOP, LEFT OR RIGHT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
RANGE ROVER 2010-2013
TOP CENTER
(IN BLACK SHADING)
RANGE ROVER 2014-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS (OPTIONAL)
TOP, DRIVER SIDE OF MIRROR (IN BLACK SHADING)
RANGE ROVER 2010-2018 HEATED NOR-IR GLASS
BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER
RANGE ROVER VELAR 2018-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, DRIVER SIDE OF MIRROR (IN BLACK SHADING)
DISCOVERY SPORT 2015-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, DRIVER SIDE OF MIRROR (IN BLACK SHADING)
DISCOVERY 2017-2018 HEATED (OPTIONAL)
BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER BEYOND HEATING ELEMENTS
LR2 2008-2015 HEATED
BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER BEYOND HEATING ELEMENTS
LR3 2004-2016
LR4 2009-2016
RR SPORT 2016-2016 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, DRIVER SIDE OF MIRROR (IN BLACK SHADING)
RR SPORT 2016-2018 HEATED NOR-IR GLASS
BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER BEYOND HEATING ELEMENTS
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE Early 2012 Models INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
SUNROOF-FWD EDGE CENTERED
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE Late 2012 Models - Current INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, LEFT OF MIRROR IN CUT-OUT
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2017-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, LEFT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
NAVIGATOR 2018-2018
MAYBACH 57 & 62 2002-2012 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS

BOTTOM CENTER
57-S 2007-2012
TOP CENTER
(IN BLACK SHADING)
62-S 2008-2012
TOP CENTER
(IN BLACK SHADING)
MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS COUPE 2015-2018 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
CENTER, BELOW MIRROR MODULE (IN CUT-OUT)
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
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
OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE 1997-2002 EZ VIEW
TOP-LEFT CORNER
PONTIAC AZTEK 2001-2005 EZ VIEW
TOP, LEFT OF THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR POST
MONTANA 1999-2002 EZ VIEW
TOP-LEFT CORNER
TRANSPORT 1997-1998
PORSCHE CAYENNE
TURBO ONLY
2003-2007 SOLAR CONTROL GLASS(OPTIONAL)
TOP, LEFT OR RIGHT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
MACAN 2015-2018
THERMAL INSULATED GLASS (OPTIONAL)
ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM 2004-2007 INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, LEFT OR RIGHT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
WRAITH 2014-2016
INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP CENTER (IN BLACK SHADING)
VOLVO XC90 2010-2014
INFRARED REFLECTING GLASS
TOP, LEFT OF REAR-VIEW MIRROR
*Contact Customer Service Center for proper mounting location on Mercedes-Benz CL, E, & S-Class equipped with "Night View Assist"



Please note the following car windshield features . If your car has one of these windshields, you will need a front exterior license plate transponder.*
Make Model Year Windshield Feature
ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH 2001-2007
HEATED
VANTAGE 2003-2008
AUDI A6 1998-2003
SIGLASOL
A8 1998-2003
BUICK ROADMASTER SEDAN 1993-1996
PPG SUNGATE
LESABRE 1992 ONLY
HEATED
PARK AVENUE 1991-1992
CADILLAC CONCOURS 1993-1998
HEATED
DEVILLE 1989-1999
ELDORADO 1992-2002
FLEETWOOD 1989-1992
1993-1996
PPG SUNGATE
SEVILLE 1992-1999
HEATED
SIXTY SPECIAL 1993 ONLY
TOURING SEDAN 1992-1998
CHEVROLET CAPRICE 1993-1996
PPG SUNGATE
CORVETTE ZR-1 1990-1995
HEATED
IMPALA 1993-1996
PPG SUNGATE
FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1988-1992
INSTA-CLEAR
TAURUS 1986-1991
JAGUAR S-TYPE 2000-2004 HEATED
VDP 1999-2004
XJ SERIES 1999-2004
XK SERIES 1999-2004
XF 2010-Current
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1988-1992
INSTA-CLEAR
TOWN CAR 1990-1992
MAZDA 626 1995 ONLY
SOLAR CONTROL
929 1988-1995
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1988-1992
INSTA-CLEAR
SABLE 1986-1991
OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER-
STATION WAGON
1990-1996
PPG SUNGATE
EIGHTY-EIGHT 1992 ONLY
HEATED
NINETY-EIGHT 1991-1995
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992 ONLY
HEATED
VOLVO S80 2002-2004
INFRARED REFLECTING
XC90 2002-2004



The following car models have windshields that prevent the use of a SunPass transponder. If you own one of these cars, you will need a front exterior license plate transponder.
Make Model Year
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT 2004-2009
CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR 2006-2009
BUICK ROADMASTER WAGON ALL
CAR HAULER WITH OVERHEAD RACK ALL
CHEVROLET LUMINA APV (VAN) ALL (1990-1996)
OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE 1990-1996
PONTIAC TRANSPORT 1990-1996
PORSCHE PANAMERA (TURBO) 2010 ONLY
TESLA S (Nose Cone Style) 2012-2016

*The SunPass front exterior license plate 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 transponder can be attached. SunPass provides the exterior transponder, special screws and special wrench, but does not install the transponder.

 
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