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Is there a simple way to turn off the beep that comes when shifting into Reverse gear? I'd settle for a few beeps as reminder, but continuous beeping is distracting.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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I borrowed this from Kyle's post on the priuschat site!
http://www.priuschat.com/forums/1-vt6749.html?start=0


Steps:

1. Power on the car to IG-ON or READY. IG-ON will do for this purpose.
2. Using the Trip/ODO button, set the Trip/ODO display to ODO (not Trip A or Trip B)
3. Power off the car.
4. Now power the car to READY (brake on). This is required so that step 6 works correctly.
5. Within 6 seconds of powering on, press and hold the Trip/ODO button for 10 seconds or more.
6. WHILE STILL HOLDING ODO *after* the 10 seconds, shift the "gear" selector from P to R, then back to P. Now release the Trip/ODO button.
7. If the last step was successful, "b on" or "b off" should be displayed in the location where the Trip Odometer or Odometer is normally displayed. "b on" is beep on, and "b off" is beep off.
8. Press Trip/ODO to toggle the mode.
9. Now power the car off to exit the toggle mode.
10. Power the car on to READY and confirm the reverse beep status by shifting to R. The beep should not be audible if "b off" was selected, and should be audible if "b on" was selected..

Note: The Repair manual page states that if the the 12v battery is disconnected, the beep will reset to the default of on, and this procedure will need to be performed again. The repair manual also isn't clear that Trip/ODO should remain depressed while shifting.

Additional Note: The driver and passenger seatbelt reminder chime can be disabled or enabled (respectively, defaults appear to be driver on and passenger off) using similar steps. Instead of shifting from P to R to P in step 6, simply buckle then unbuckle the appropriate seatbelt while continuing to depress the Trip/ODO button.

http://priuschat.com/forums/files/customizable_features_871_606.pdf
 

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Thanks very much for taking time to detail the steps involved here. I think it's within my grasp, so I'll give it a go later today.

Thanks again for your help.

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Claudio said:
Is there a simple way to turn off the beep that comes when shifting into Reverse gear? I'd settle for a few beeps as reminder, but continuous beeping is distracting.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Claudio
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pri ... tm#reverse
http://www.vfaq.net/FAQ-misc.html#reverse
http://www.priusonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=948
http://priuschat.com/forums/kb.php?mode=article&k=7

Note that it'll only work for a North American Prius.
You might need to try it a few times to get it to work. You have to cycle the ODO button, and cannot be already sitting on the display you want to go to.
 
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