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Hi, this is my first post as I just got my first Prius. I am not one to jump in front of a bulldozer to save a tree but I loooove saving money. I can't afford to drive my dads numbers matching '69 SS Cheville with a 396 anymore! haha


I had the dealership remove the reverse beep for $25. Could I have done it myself? I am now seeing people doing it their self on the internet here.


I tried to do the procedures I see on the internet here to remove the seatbelt beeping but it doesn't work. I have a 2013 Prius 2. Do I have to go to the dealership again?
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Do you wear a seatbelt when driving? -- Not sure why you want to defeat safety features.

Please, explain your goal in performing these mods...
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Do you wear a seatbelt when driving? -- Not sure why you want to defeat safety features.

Please, explain your goal in performing these mods...


Is that the first thing you come up with?


Can you think of times when someone is operating/sitting in a car and doesn't want the seatbelt on?
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Sorry if you are offended at the question. If you prefer not to answer, that's OK. As a new forum member, I am just trying to figure out where you are coming from.

To answer your previous query, you could just locate the beeping device and cut the wires. However, I recommend that you ask your Toyota dealer how to properly disable the beeping.

Also, in my opinion, NO -- I cannot think of any time when someone should operate a vehicle without a seatbelt on.

I would caution against making seemingly simple modifications to a Prius. The hybrid electronics and various sensors are often interconnected, and the Prius' systems are fairly complex. Altering or disabling functions could cause unexpected results.

As with any new vehicle, it would be wise to study the owners manual and learn how the various systems are supposed to work before attempting any aftermarket mods. You may find that adapting your driving habits to the Prius' advanced systems will work better than modifying a new hybrid vehicle to match your previous car. Needless to say, your Prius and a 1969 Chevelle are on the opposite ends of the vehicle spectrum; so you may need to adjust your expectations a little.

Note: If you drive your Prius like you drive the Chevelle, don't expect to get the maximum fuel economy it is capable of delivering. While your Prius mileage will undoubtedly be significantly higher, the techniques to squeeze the most miles out of each gallon of gas are vastly different from those you would use with your Chevelle.
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Sorry if you are offended at the question. If you prefer not to answer, that's OK. As a new forum member, I am just trying to figure out where you are coming from.

To answer your previous query, you could just locate the beeping device and cut the wires. However, I recommend that you ask your Toyota dealer how to properly disable the beeping.

Also, in my opinion, NO -- I cannot think of any time when someone should operate a vehicle without a seatbelt on.

I would caution against making seemingly simple modifications to a Prius. The hybrid electronics and various sensors are often interconnected, and the Prius' systems are fairly complex. Altering or disabling functions could cause unexpected results.

As with any new vehicle, it would be wise to study the owners manual and learn how the various systems are supposed to work before attempting any aftermarket mods. You may find that adapting your driving habits to the Prius' advanced systems will work better than modifying a new hybrid vehicle to match your previous car. Needless to say, your Prius and a 1969 Chevelle are on the opposite ends of the vehicle spectrum; so you may need to adjust your expectations a little.

Note: If you drive your Prius like you drive the Chevelle, don't expect to get the maximum fuel economy it is capable of delivering. While your Prius mileage will undoubtedly be significantly higher, the techniques to squeeze the most miles out of each gallon of gas are vastly different from those you would use with your Chevelle.


No, I was just wondering why I needed to justify myself to receive an answer. Like it is anyone's business why I do things in my life.


I find it annoying when I am driving across the parking lot or moving my car for a family member in my driveway or taking it off at a toll booth.


Thanks for the note, but I drive my Prius like my pickup, like a grandma. In all my trucks/SUVs I owned I always stayed under 2k on the tachometer to save money. The Chevelle.....thats a different story.....I don't think I was ever below 2k!


But from what I am reading on another forum. It seems I have to spend another $25 at the dealer....
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As an aside, over the years, this site has suffered from Toyota- and Prius-bashers, trolls and SPAM; and there are very few members who are still active. Many of those who remain are also member of PriusChat.com, where you may find more current information on hybrid vehicles.

While all questions and comments are welcomed, and there is a lot of troubleshooting and repair experience and history on this site; odd, off-handed comments may result in no response, due to the number of trolls that frequently post here just to annoy members.

In any case, congratulations on your purchase; and WELCOME to PriusOnline!
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As an aside, over the years, this site has suffered from Toyota- and Prius-bashers, trolls and SPAM; and there are very few members who are still active. Many of those who remain are also member of PriusChat.com, where you may find more current information on hybrid vehicles.

While all questions and comments are welcomed, and there is a lot of troubleshooting and repair experience and history on this site; odd, off-handed comments may result in no response, due to the number of trolls that frequently post here just to annoy members.

In any case, congratulations on your purchase; and WELCOME to PriusOnline!

Ok, thanks. People really come on here to hate Prius owners? Why? Is it Ford C-max owners or red neck hillbillies hating treehuggers? I guess I got my man card taken away by my dad.......I don't care. love the car and my wallet is feeling much better now!
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To get back to your original question, there were a series of things you could do on the 2004 and later models in the 04-09 series to make the reverse beep only once when going into reverse and get rid of the annoying multiple beeps when moving without your seat belt fastened. Unfortunately, I have not found a way to do this on the newer Prius. I saw in the manual somewhere that the dealer can change those options via their scan tool. I just opted to ignore the beeps, but if the reverse beep drives me nuts then I'll go in and have that option changed. One of the things I had to adapt to with my 2013 model.

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