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E-ZPass Windshield Dots – What are they?

Almost all cars have dots on the upper area of the windshield. These dots are meant for sunscreen and have no other functional purpose.

Although your EZ Pass NY can work perfectly fine if the transponder is placed below that area, they have no direct relation near the rearview mirror. 

As you can see, there is no direct relationship between your E-ZPass tag and the dots around the upper zone of your windshield. Still, it can help you guide where to install your windshield. 

Read on if you want to learn how to install your E-ZPass correctly.

How to install your transponder?

  1. You will attach your transponder to your windshield. Before starting the installation process, make sure to clean and dry your windshield correctly. As stated above, it is recommended to install it near the rearview mirror area.
  2. Take your E-ZPass tag, and identify the front face. You will know which one is on the right side when you see the E-ZPass logo and the serial number printed on it. Also, it contains a pair of upward-pointing arrows.
  3. There are mounting strips on the tag, but don’t remove them. It’s more appropriate to use the tape they have attached.
  4. Make sure the logo is facing you. The arrows must be pointing to the roof of your car. Then, adhere the tag to an area where it’s not distracting.

The installing process is not complicated. However, suppose you want to get more detailed instructions.

In that case, the Virginia E-ZPass website has a complete guide available with everything you need to know about how to mount an E-ZPass tag on your car.

Special windshield cases

Some vehicles need a particular transponder to use the system. If you think your car has a different windshield and may require another device.

Please contact the nearest customer service center to have all your doubts cleared.

For example, you may need to use an external transponder, depending on what the customer service representative tells you.

Be careful with E-ZPass mounting errors. 

Please, follow the instructions for installing E-Zpass correctly. Otherwise, you may be facing expensive fines for toll violations.

A malfunctioning, not-properly-installed or inexistent transponder leads you to toll evasion charges, and you may end up paying more than $100 plus the toll’s total cost.

The fine’s total cost depends on the seriousness of the violation and the state where it happened. In some cases, the authorities may let it pass if this is the first time you commit an offense. 

Still, you don’t want to deal with an expensive fine for not properly taking care of your transponder.

It is recommended to be aware of the state of your E-ZPass tag once you have installed it. It can be presenting problems, and you may have been not paying for your tolls without noticing.

Once you’ve seen your device is malfunctioning, you must return it to the E-ZPass customer service center and request a replacement. Replacements can also be requested from the E-ZPass website.