disable backup beep prime LE 2020

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  1. JOLO

    JOLO New Member

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    Tried a few things posted online for regular Prius and didn't seem to work. Hate the backup beep....thanks for your help!
     
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    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    Officially there is no setting to totally disable. Your dealer can set it to a single beep. You can do it yourself with an OBD2 dongle and app like Carista. Some apps are free some cost a few dollars.
     
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    Welcome. I hope you like your fantastic new car as much as I like my fantastic not as new car. Great as it is, it does have a few annoyances. Some you can change via the operator interface, some need a little equipment, and some you're stuck with.

    I've had three Gen 2, a PiP, and a Prime. As @schja01, said, the backup beep can only be changed to a single beep. No way to disable it. And there's also no way to change it without using a phone app with an OBDII dongle or, better yet, Techstream. There are countless threads here about both methods.

    You'll find that there are tons of things that can be customized that way.
     
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    The dealer can set it to a single beep, ideally for free. I would read the owner's manual chapter on customization and do them all at once.
     
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    I just bought Carista OBDII adapter on Amazon. Currently 30% off. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YVHGTBM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The app comes with 30 days trial subscription to enable special customization for PRIME. You can change everything you want to change during that period, and cancel the subscription. At $14, it's cheap enough might be better than going back to a dealer.
    Toyota Prius PHV/Prime/V 2nd gen | Carista OBD2 supported vehicles | See what’s available for your car - Carista

    Here is the complete list of what you can customize PRIME with Carista

    Dings & Warnings
    Reverse-gear beep
    Beep once / Keep beeping while in reverse

    Seat belt warning ding (driver)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Seat belt warning ding (front passenger)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Seat belt warning ding (rear passengers)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Ding when key is left in the car
    Enabled / Disabled

    Ding when key is out of the car and ignition is on
    Yes / No

    Ding when headlights are left on
    Yes / No

    "Master caution" light
    On / Off

    Remote low battery warning
    On / Off

    Driver Assist
    Pre-Collision System (PCS) sensitivity: remember last state
    Enabled / Disabled

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the PCS switch is turned off and back on
    Far / Remember last distance

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the ignition is turned on with the PCS switch off
    Far / Remember last distance

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the ignition is turned on with the PCS switch on
    Far / Remember last distance

    Heater & A/C
    Remote-start A/C from remote via…
    Off / Double long press / Long press / Double click / Single click

    Remote-stop A/C from remote via…
    Off / Double long press / Long press / Double click / Single click

    Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed)
    Yes / No

    Auto-turn on recirculate mode when A/C is on
    Yes / No

    Open vents to outside air when ignition is turned off
    Yes / No

    Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on
    Yes / No

    Open air flow to footwell when AUTO button pressed
    Yes / No

    Ambient temperature calibration
    -3°C / -2°C / -1°C / Normal / +1°C / +2°C / +3°C

    Fan speed reaches its target…
    Slowly / Normally / Fast

    A/C ECO mode
    Enabled / Disabled

    A/C compressor noise reduction
    Enabled / Disabled

    S-Flow function
    Enabled / Disabled

    Instruments: Displays & Nav
    Instrument lights dimming sensitivity
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Instrument lights restoring sensitivity
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Engine start indicator
    On / Off

    Speed limit in dashboard
    On / Off

    Display odometer after ignition is turned off for…
    30 seconds / 1 minute / 10 minutes / Off

    Lights: Automatic
    Automatic High-beam System (AHS)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Auto headlights activation threshold
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Headlights in residential area mode
    Yes / No

    Lights: Exterior
    Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
    Off / 3 flashes / 4 flashes / 5 flashes / 6 flashes / 7 flashes

    Turn signal click volume
    Low / Medium / High

    Coming-home lights duration
    30 seconds / 60 seconds / 90 seconds / 120 seconds

    Lights: Interior
    Interior light control
    Enabled / Disabled

    Turn on interior lights when you shut off engine
    Yes / No

    Turn on interior lights when you unlock doors
    Yes / No

    Turn on interior lights when smart key in range
    Yes / No

    Dim interior lights after…
    7 seconds / 15 seconds / 30 seconds

    Interior footlight (bright when doors open, dim when driving)
    Yes / No

    Turn on interior door-handle & center console lights dimly (flood lights) when ignition is on and shifter is not in park (P)
    Yes / No

    Locking: Automatic
    Wireless door locking
    Enabled / Disabled

    Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door within…
    30 seconds / 60 seconds / 120 seconds

    Locking: Beep & Blink
    Blink turn signals when locking/unlocking with remote
    Yes / No

    Locking: Doors & Alarm
    Max number of consecutive lock/unlock cycles via touch sensor
    Unlimited / 2 times

    Warn (beep) when door can't be locked because it's still open
    Yes / No

    Warn (beep) when a window is still open when locking doors
    Yes / No

    Warn (beep) when sunroof is still open when locking doors
    Yes / No

    Locking: Smart Key
    Stop monitoring for car key signal after…
    0 - 5 days

    Touch-to-unlock-doors minimum duration
    Off / Short / Medium / Long

    After locking with smart key, don't allow re-opening within…
    0.5 seconds / 1.5 seconds / 2.5 seconds / 5 seconds

    Smart key location to start car
    Front seats / Anywhere in vehicle

    Open trunk via smart access button
    Disabled / Double click / Long press

    Mirrors
    Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
    With ignition / With door locks / Disabled

    Windows & Sunroof
    Open windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
    On / Off

    Close windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
    On / Off

    Open windows and sunroof by turning and holding key in door lock
    On / Off

    Close windows and sunroof by turning and holding key in door lock
    On / Off

    Beep when opening/closing windows with remote
    Yes / No

    Open driver's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Close driver's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Open passenger's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Close passenger's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Open rear left window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Rear-left window single-touch-close
    Yes / No

    Open rear right window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Rear-right window single-touch-close
    Yes / No

    Passenger window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Passenger window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Rear-left window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Rear-left window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Rear-right window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Rear-right window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Wipers & Washer
    Automatic wipers (using rain sensor)
    Yes / No
     
  6. jerrymildred

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    That's a nice list, @Salamander_King! I just made it into a pdf and saved it with my pdf manuals. (y)(y)(y)
     
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    I just copied from the Carista site Toyota Prius PHV/Prime/V 2nd gen | Carista OBD2 supported vehicles | See what’s available for your car - Carista

    I have not studied this list carefully, but I first thought the first choice on the left is the default setting, but it's not. (see EDIT below) I am also not exactly sure which items are operator switchable without using this app. Also, there seems to be a few items listed that does not apply to US model PRIME, like power folding mirror. Does this option exist in other market? I just bought the dongle, but don't intend to start the free 30 days trial, until I am ready. Don't want to end up paying annual subscription fee of $40.

    EDIT: Looking at the first two items on the list, the default is not the first choice on the left always. Red is default. So, I don't know what default settings are on this list. It would be very nice to know default settings for all of those items.

    Reverse-gear beep
    Beep once / Keep beeping while in reverse

    Seat belt warning ding (driver)
    Enabled / Disabled
     
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    Thank you everyone! I guess I’ll buy the OBD connector and the app, thanks. I was also wondering if there is a way to disable the warning screen about distracted driving when the car starts every time?
     
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    Wait a few seconds it goes away on its own.
     
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    In addition to setting the above "dealer" options, the Carista app can also read out the individual tire pressures from the TPMS sensors, which for some reason Toyota has chosen to not put into the Prius displays. Even my son's 2008 Highlander does that.
     
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    Dr. Prius app has an option to disable the beep. Has anyone tried this app and does it work?

    I consider the backup beep dangerous since beeps from people or vehicles crossing behind may be muted or otherwise not even noticed. I know when I'm in reverse, I'm more concerned about people/traffic
     
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    The backup beep is customizable by a dealer or a myriad of apps via the ODB2 port. I personally have it set to a single beep. Problem solved.
     
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    Lots of people are using Dr. Prius. I have it but since I have the car all set up, I rarely connect to it.
     
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    The Dr. Prius website says the following which suggests I should continue looking although, I suppose, a test won't hurt

    2017-2019 Prius Prime Plug-In Beta Support
    Mine is a 2020 and I tend to avoid beta stuff.

    Got brave and tried it out. With Dr. Prius connected beep can be eliminated. Next task will be to see if it's eliminated when not using Dr. Prius. Might be a trip to the dealership yet, but only if there's a more important reason.

    Thanks jerrymildred
     
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    Well, reduced to one beep, anyway. I'm sure it'll stick. I didn't use that app to customize mine because I have Techstream. It's the big gun. It's what the dealers use. Lots of threads around here about it if you're interested. But probably the simplest setup, although not the cheapest is Carista. It uses a bluetooth OBDII reader same as Dr. Prius, but you rent the app. I HATE renting software, but it is really good stuff.
     
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