How to Reduce Windshield Glare from your Epass Device (Project Olaf)

Have you ever wanted to stick your Epass Device on a location other than behind the rear-view mirror? Could be for a number of reasons such as owner preference for security/stealth look/stock appearance, or perhaps due to the fact that Polaroid tint blocks the Epass sensor – so those with tint strips on the top part of the windshield would have to either mount the Epass lower, or on a different location. Unfortunately to those who have their windshields with full Polaroid tint, you would really have to roll your window down wave your Epass device towards the sensor when it won’t read from behind the windshield.

Anyway, I’m not really quite sure why the only color that the Epass device comes in is white. Not only does it stand out on your windshield (or windscreen, as the Brits would have it) like a fish out of water, if it’s in the driver’s line of sight, it draws so much attention due to the glare that it’s almost dangerous.

So here’s an easy fix to solve all of your Epass woes…

Matte black vinyl wrap! Or you can wrap it in a color that matches your dashboard. You can cover the front and back sides of the Epass device and viola! No more glare. Make sure you don’t cover the device tag number, as when you need to get it tagged manually on the tollbooth, the attendant needs to see the number on the side.

Another advantage is you can stick it anywhere near the edges or corners of the windshield and it would blend in, or at the very least not stick out like a sore thumb. But more importantly, as a driver, it won’t draw your eyes towards it as it catches sunlight and produces glare on the glass.

Disclaimer: do this at your own risk. We will not be held responsible for any damage, or if your Epass requires warranty service and they do not accept it due to this mod.

What do you think of this mod? Do you have any other suggestions? Did you mount your Epass any other way? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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