Constant beep from center console Prius prime

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  1. tersa984

    tersa984 New Member

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    2020 Prius prime xle:We are in the middle of a long drive and a regular constant beep started coming from the center control panel. There are no warning lights or error messages. We tried turning off and restarting the car, it didn't change. Keeps beeping even when the car is off. I noticed it seems to beep exactly twice as often as the security light flashes when the car is off. Anyone had something like this happen?
     
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    I'm not aware of any "beeps" that are not associated with a message somewhere on the dash. Do you have any other devices plugged in to any 12V outlets? Maybe you can disconnect your 12V battery (negative terminal) for a few minutes and re-connect. That might clear it.
     
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    parking brake released? just checking...
     
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    Battery in smoke detector? ;)
    I’ve never heard an unknown beep or noise from car unless it was a kid toy hidden somewhere. Maybe you could post a short video recording.
     
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    is there a dealer added alarm?
     
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    Oh, what a great memory you just triggered!!! I know this doesn't help @tersa984, but it was such a hoot.

    My boss's boss, the engineering manager where I worked in Ohio was complaining about an occasional intermittent buzz he would hear in his office. It would go a few days and not do it and then it might do it several times in an hour. He had just about all of us electricians in his office off and on for weeks looking for it, but it wouldn't do it when one of us was in there. Finally, he noticed that there was a 480-120V transformer on the other side of the wall he shared with the machine shop. He was convinced that that was the source of the noise and told us to swap it out whether we agreed or not, so one of the guys made the change.

    Guess what. An hour later, the buzz came back. A few days later, the company nurse was in his office talking to him and the buzz came again. She opened his center desk drawer and there was his pager (remember those?) dancing around the drawer going "buzzzzz ... buzzzz ... buzzzzz." He should have sworn her to secrecy!! We sure had a ton of fun with that in the electric shop.

    As for the mystery buzzer that even buzzes after shutting off the car, that sounds like something that needs dealer attention. I can't find anything in my manual that fits the description.
     
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