Disable reverse beep

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by altdel, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. altdel

    altdel Member

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    Has anyone disabled the reverse beep (set it to 1 beep), either with Terminal app or Carista?
     
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    I was able to do it with an inexpensive bluetooth ELM adaptor with Carista...also the seatbelt chime

    ONE A2005 ?
     
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  3. altdel

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    Yup, Carista and a cheap ODB2 scanner from Amazon does the job.
     
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    I had mine adjusted to one beep at my Toyota service provider. No charge either.
     
  5. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    I explained it this way to my service rep at the 1,000 mile checkup with my GenIII. "My wife, who likes the car generally, is so averse to the multi-beep reverse tone that she now won't drive it. While checking over the car, can someone change it to the one tone beep with the Techstream service cart? I hear it takes less than ten minutes to do that." (I had done my homework here) "Done!" he said, without even a hesitation. No charge.

    What made this even easier at the time for them was that they needed the Techstream laptop cart connected to the car anyway to make a service adjustment under warranty because of service advisement to correct something.
     
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  6. davisnc

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    On our 3rd Gen, I'd asked at previous service intervals if they could disable the Reverse beep, and they always indicated there would be a charge. At the 60k service, I asked once again and they did it free. Persistence. ;-)
     
  7. kdcx711

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    This is great news. I am scheduled to go in for a maintenance anyway, so maybe I'll get lucky and have them disable this darn thing for free!
     
  8. Tbkilb01

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    Did mine with Elm327
    Didn't like it
    Turned it back on
    Yea lots better knowing I'm in reverse! Just saying...
     
  9. benkhanobi

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    I have never worked in a garage, but I did work in a RV dealership here In Florida a couple of winters and boy do those flat rate RV techs try to milk every job ticket. I once saw a tech remove the trim from a slide room to fix one problem, reinstall the trim- then after lunch, take it back off to do another different repair, and he charged both times for a trim R&R on the work ticket! One R&R would have sufficed, but that was an extra 3/10ths of an hour money for him.
    ( and extra for the dealer)
    I worked by the hour, not flat rate, so I would never had done that sort of mickey mouse crap to pad the customer's bill. I did a lot of "free" roof inspections on motor homes and I always carried a can of leftover roof sealant from previous jobs with me. If I saw one or two cracks, I took a picture and then brushed on some sealant- and took another picture. I showed the customer the weathering issues on his roof and my "FREE" touch up, with a recommendation that he get his roof re-coated when they left Florida in the spring. (hopefully at North Trail RV). The shop foreman got wind of my goodwill services and put a stop to it, which was short sighted, IMO. The leftover material was essentially already paid for, and my time was only an extra minute or two. The news of a free RV service travels fast in campgrounds, and even if they don't buy extra services, they almost always buy something in the camp store before they leave.
     
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    Must be endemic! Most RV workshops over here rip off as much as possible also. Don't have an RV myself, but wife used to work accounts for one. o_O
     
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    Flat rate mechanics learn how to game the system and charge for work they really didn't need to do- case in point. 7 years ago I took my Dodge minivan in for an issue with the fuel gauge reading low and for a factory recall on some system.
    When the ticket was handed to me, it said $79 diagnostic fee on fuel gauge- no issue found, works OK.
    I asked the service writer, if the tech had updated the software in BCM when they did the recall? (body computer module)
    "Yes", he replied
    I told the service writer, "Go back and ask the mechanic, did reloading the software also restore the faulty calibration in the electronic fuel gauge?"
    He came back in 5 minutes and told me the $79 charge was being removed from my bill.
    I wondered how many times that tech had done that trick and gotten away with padding his work ticket with work that he didn't actually do.
    I am glad I saw this thread, as I now know to make sure the backup beeper is reset to one beep, by the Toyota dealer, before I take delivery of a new or used Prius.
     
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