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VSC BUZZER DISABLE - Mucho Easy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Isthatahemi, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    Isthatahemi

    Isthatahemi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Driving in the 5 months of winter weather, and having to listen to the VSC buzzer every time the back end slips out is really lame. So here's an easy way to shut it up!

    1.Pull of 4WD knob

    2.Using a small precision screwdriver, pop out the housing for the 4X4 selector.

    3.With a flashlight, about 5" back, and 2" down, there is a little black box with a round hole about 1/4" across in the centre of it. There are 2 wires ran vertically from this box, mostly covered by a black sheath.

    4. I used a SOG Seal Pup knife (very hillbilly, whatever), and reached in the dash and cut 1 of the 2 wires running to the buzzer.

    5. Sweet silence! After that I reprogrammed the seatbelt chime to off, and now I only have to listen to horrible door seal squeek, but I will solve that tomorrow, with a little silicone spray.

    If for whatever reason I wanted to re-connect this wire, I could remove the instrument panel, and butt splice it. But I see no reason for the stupid noise maker to even exist, so that won't be happening.:)
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    are ya sayin ya turned off the seatbelt chime so ya can drive without it buckled?
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    Yup. Get over it!
    (When off road, hunting, maneuvering and so on. I don't need Toyota's say so on how I drive, or if I wear my seatbelt.)
     
  4. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    David K

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    Photos?
     
  5. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    :laughing: its funny how quick people are to judge. i for one hate the seatbelt while offroading. i dont nedd the beep...beep...beep. beep,beep,beep,beep,beepbeepbeepbeepbeep. Drive me fuckin' crazy!
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    No photos, sorry. I did it in the Sears parking lot while waiting for the wife. But there is only one set of 2 wires passing behind the 4X4 selector, so not really necessary.
    While hunting yesterday, I was spared that damned beeping at least a dozen times, what a stupid idea to put a traction buzzer on a truck....
     
  7. Nov 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    10-4, well done Hemi!

    I see their logic in the beeper in 2WD, but not in 4WD...

    One of the first times using the 4WD was last New Years in Baja and we were driving in a sand wash road with friends in the back seat... I was thrilled that I was able to keep moving at 32 psi in the tires... my pre-traction control Tacomas would have required deflating in order to not get stuck.

    Anyway, we were fishtailing all about with that repeating beep-beep-beep. I thought that Toyota would have realized that when four wheeling this would occur and a warning means nothing... I mean, I cannot change my driving habits here... maybe if it was a paved road and I was driving crazy?

    Thanks Hemi.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    its funnier yet when folks break a ankle jumpin to conclusions and leave ya annonymous hate messages. relax. it was a question, not a political adgenda. what woulda been decent and human is to explain vsc rather than toss shit at a newbe who didnt understand. dont bother now, i got over it.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Here is what I did to disable the annoying noises. I drive normal and slow down on slippery surfaces to disable the VSC beep and I wear my seatbelt, even while offroad, to disable the seatbelt beep. You are welcome for the free mod. Lol.

    Nah I'm sure it can get really bad driving in your area.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    :rofl:

    Seriously, the VSC beeper should go off in 4WD because even in 'normal' 4WD'ing the rear end will fishtail a bit off road and that doesn't mean you are driving crazy. The VSC still works to correct the spin out, but we don't need the beeping while it is doing that.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Question, Does this buzzer do anything else besides beep when sliding? I find it annoying too, but don't want to disable any other buzzer type thing.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    It beeps when the VSC is working to keep you driving where you are intending to go... See the VSC info video on how VSC works, if you need to know.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    I think it is the same beep that tells you that you tried to shift into 4wd or 4wd low incorrectly.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    I find that the steering wheel is much more effective in keeping the truck where I intend to go :D

    I have a '07, no VSC = no beeps!
     
  15. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Yeah, I got that part and understand how VSC works. The light on the dashboard is enough to let me know, don't need the buzzer as well.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    LOL.

    2010 here with VSC and no beeping. See why on post 9.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Hmm, being the dumbass that I am, that may prove useful. I'm assuming the 4wd lights flash or something of sort when I screw it up as well, or is this buzzer the only indication?
     
  18. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    agreed. my last car had traction control, which i loved in the snow and ice, but no buzzer. the dash light flashed - as if the feel of the computer messin with the drivetrain wasnt enough of a clue. in a situation like a midwestern blizzard, the last thing ya need is a alarm in yer ear when yer bringin it back from a 4 wheel drift on black ice, trust me.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    You know I'm not sure. I haven't really set that alarm off. I'd check but I'm at work. Just try to switch to low in park and see what happens. I'm sure it flashes.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    If you drive so well it never beeps, it seems VSC is waste of money since it's never used! :)
     
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