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Windshield blocks transponder?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Mknac, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Mknac

    Mknac Member

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    I recently moved to new community with gates that open by a transponder (Transcore) strip placed in the upper left hand corner of the windshield.

    I haven't been able to get this system to work for me. A person at the HOA told me Tesla windshields block these transponders.

    When I use the Easy Pass box-type transponders I've never had a problem. This is the first time I've had a strip attached to the windshield like this.

    Anybody heard of this issue?
     

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  2. Jamesus

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    I had the same issue when mounting my FasTrak transmitter. There’s a small area to the top right of your rear view mirror where you can place it.
     
  3. beatle

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    I also put my toll lane transponder (EZ Pass) at the top of the windshield to the right of the rear view mirror. Did not have a (technical) problem paying $41.95 in tolls to drive back from Chicago! The EZpass flex also worked for HOV on the 395 express lanes in Northern VA.
     
  4. Mknac

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    Thx, looks like that little spot is more vertical than horizontal.
     
  5. Merle

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    Put it in the back?

    The rear window isn't metallic coated, and you can velcro it to the parcel shelf (underneath) so it's out of the way.

    I got tired of calling our local folks here to complain, and it's worked wonderfully there ever since.
     
  6. random155

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    That’s good to know. You haven’t had any issues with that? I have mine behind my nose cone and it doesn’t work there.
     
  7. Zishan

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    I put mine vertically in the spot next to the rear view mirror, per someone's suggestion on here. No issues reading my transponder in my 4 months of ownership.
     
  8. Merle

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    Zero issues with reading the transponder. I have a license plate mount (ugly so not installed) and a signal booster under the nose cone too - but flat out on the parcel shelf in that rear window works just great :)
     

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