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Making the 4lo warning chime less obnoxious.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Collins, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    Collins

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    Hi Folks,

    I would like to make my 4lo warning chime quieter. My truck still takes a bit
    of fiddling around to engage 4lo and that (4lo not engaged) buzzer is really loud to me.

    Where is the chime located? I was thinking i would put
    a pc. of tape or something over the component and that would
    make it less annoying.

    I did a search, but couldn't find anything on this?
    Is there a mod for this anywhere?

    I don't want to totally defeat the chime, just less loud.

    Thanks for any help.

    PC
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Engage it and it doesn't make any noise at all.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    Make sure you are at a stop if you want 4Lo to engage in a timely fashion. I believe the manual says you can do it at <3mph, but I still think its a good practice to stop.

    Unless you want to completely remove it, which probably isn't a great idea, why muffle it?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    I guess i don't use 4lo enough, but it is kind of hit or miss
    when i engage. I'm fully stopped, clutch ALL the way in...etc.

    The buzzer is unnecessarily loud to me is why.

    I checked a little more during lunch and it seems the buzzer/chime
    is behind the Glove box...

    just wondering if someone has done it?

    yea, i agree not a good idea to completely disable it.

    I'll do some more looking around this weekend if i have time.

    Thanks,
    PC
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    x1,000,000 plus its not like you drive around with it buzzing
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Maybe he does^^
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Interesting...I've never heard a warning chime when engageing 4lo. Do the 07's even have it or is this something new?
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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  9. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Maybe you should have read my post first.

    I know how to engage 4lo.
    I made no mention of chopping at anything. I just want to put some
    tape or something over the chime to reduce the volume.

    This truck is tough to engage 4lo...like i said, i don't use 4lo much, so maybe that is the problem.

    Thanks for all the on topic help guys...

    and Christian, good luck getting your 30,000th post.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    OP not to be rude, but if your are following the proper procedures you shouldn't be getting beeped at at all. Make sure the truck is already in 4H, come to stop, push clutch to floor and then switch to 4L
     
  11. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    2007's just have the blinking lights on the dash, no buzzer or chime. I've tried to engage it incorrectly before and it didn't make any noise, just lots of flashing lights.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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  13. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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  14. Oct 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    hmm... guess what I'm doing after work :D

    I'll go out and throw that bitch in 4lo and see what it does!

    Edit: I disabled all my other chimes like the door lock and seatbelt buzzer, would that affect it maybe?
     
  15. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Hmm, not sure. I don't have a seatbelt buzzer or beep on lock on mine, but it was like that when I bought it
     
  16. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    hey guys sorry to thread jack but when i put my turn signal on, its too loud and hurts my ears. is there any way to make it quieter?

    seriously, my ears bleed when i'm done driving...
     
  17. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Same here, I've never had any chimes or buzzers. I just assumed the dealer disabled all that crap. :notsure:
     
  18. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Earplugs :cool:

    If you find the buzzer, put some insulation over it to muffle the sound.
     
  19. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    :laughing: I think you need to change your blinker fluid...that should help

    Ya idk how all that works...did you buy new or used?
     
  20. Oct 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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