Reverse beep turn off?

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    visin New Member

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    how do I disable the reverse gear beeps in my 2011 prius . dealership wont help (for free) as I bought the car used from an individual. I don't want to spend $200 or more on the dealership costs to turn it off.
     
  2. mmmodem

    mmmodem Senior Taste Tester

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    1. Name the dealer so that we know not to go to them because they try to rip off people.
    2. Go to another dealer who will happily do the 3 minute job free of charge.

    I'll start you off, Piercey Toyota in Milipitas, CA does it for free. Won't help you in DFW but hopefully local members in your area can point you in the right direction.
     
  3. The Electric Me

    The Electric Me Go Speed Go!

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    Oh come on.
    Just leave it on and learn to love it.
    After two years? Mine is like a chorus of "safety angels" reminding me to be very careful.
     
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    I used an inexpensive OBDII usb dongle purchased off of eBay and my laptop. There's a long thread here on PriusChat with a file to upload that will automate the process of changing the setting.
     
  6. Mendel Leisk

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    Same thought here. Even with that whole dang chorus, still not always enough for me. :oops:
     
  7. Priusguy78213

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    My local Toyota dealership did it at no cost. I didn't buy the car from them either. But I did let them give it a complete going over and diagnostic (which they charged for of course)when I bought it from Hertz car rental. If you take it to any Toyota dealership they should out of common courtesy just do that at no charge. You would think that they would try to make you a regular customer. But these days the dealerships don't seem too concerned about owner loyalty to them for service. But I'm sure there are still some dealers that would be willing to spend the 3 minutes it takes to change it to a single beep. And do it at no charge. Just check around. Or get some needed maintenance done at regular charge and ask since it's there already if they can turn off that VERY annoying beep!!!
     
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    Ive done it for free for a few members in IL and NJ so far. Bought the $20 OBD from Amazon and got the full paid version of the Carista app for my phone (price is justified by the user-friendly interface and program development). was LITERALLY a 10 second sync, then a slide switch on the phone. And whenever I'm done, everyone always says, "thats it?"... lol. But yes, that stealership is ripping you off BIG TIME, and should literally take 1 minute or less... and free-of-charge.

    note: if you do decide to go the DIY route, dont get the cheap OBD, was a waste of $10 which just sits in my glove compartment.
     
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    Google the procedure. Lots of steps, but pretty simple. Managed mine on the first try.

    Cheers,

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    Gen 2 was owner selectable, Gen 3 requires an OBDII programmer, not every owner owns one.
     
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    Well poo. Learning more and more.

    Thanks,

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    I'm answering this after 3 years just so that there is an answer Associated when someone does a search. For Gen 3 you can purchase an inexpensive, like $8, Bluetooth OBDII dongle. It will work with Prius Tweak which can be downloaded. Prius Tweak allows you to change the reverse beep and seat belt warnings.
     
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    I like it, even though it's super annoying. It's very "fun" when you're in reverse and go into drive and then end up flooring it in reverse because the POS shifter didn't shift into drive. So you then slam the brakes because the POS toyota brake assist and then slam the shifter into D again, nearly breaking it off, hoping the POS shifts this time, then listen for the sound, then take off normally. (R throttle is way different from D throttle?) ...Some of the things I hate about this car...
     
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    I can honestly say I've never had the shifter not do what I want it to do on my gen 2 or gen 3 prius.

    The beep is annoying, but I guess it probably serves a bit of its safety purpose. I think a single beep would do the trick. I am not motivated enough to change it though.
     
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    I did change continous beeps with only one in reverse using Techstream, and I must say it's better.
    When I change to R, beeps only one time...
     
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    I just did the full Dr. Prius battery test. Got to listen to more than 800 seconds of consecutive beeping.....It was hard but I am a stronger man for it.
     
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