I just purchased a 2013 Elantra GT which comes with the rear-view mirror
with Blue Link. I also have a handicapped placard. The stem for the
mirror is too thick to get the placard around.
I was thinking I could get a small self-sticking hook to place on the
back of the mirror, but my concern is if this would stick well enough
since the back of the mirror is not completely flat. I don¹t want it
falling off on a hot day just before a cop comes by with a ticket book.
I wonder how others have dealt with this. Is it possible to replace the
Blue Link mirror with a standard rear-view mirror, and if so would the
dealer be obligated to do so for free under the ADA?
Thanks for your help.
You just need a bit of patience to find the right spot. Once you find
it, it is easily repeated.
I have a Sonata, but it is probably a similar situation. If you hold
the card at about a 45 degree angle with the bottom towards the front
of the car, you'll find there is a spot on the bracket where it easily
Other thoughts I had were to add a string and hook to the card, or add
a hook to the mirror bracket, but once I found the right spot, it
seems silly to bother.
As far as changing the mirror, I don't see that it is non-compliant
with anything. You can just lay the placard on the dash, lean it
against the window or a hundred other methods of making it visible. No
law that I'm aware of says it must hang from the mirror, just that it
must be visible. I've also seen them held onto the sun visor with
rubber bands and when parked the visor is just flipped down into
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