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vsc/trac warning beep... make it stop!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ttylerr, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    ttylerr

    ttylerr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    does anybody know how to disable the god damn vsc/trac warning buzzer on 09(10)'s?
    i'm getting pretty sick of the damn thing going off everytime i make a turn on a snow covered road.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Yes, move to Florida. You are pretty much stuck unless you want to disable the system completely. You could go to the dealer and ask them as well.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    i don't want to disable the whole system. just get rid of the beep.
    moving to florida would be ideal... but, not possible
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    JKD

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    I've been driving around in the snow for the past week--it only goes off when the back end gets squirrelly. How hard are you driving?
     
  5. Dec 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    not hard at all. i like to make the back end slip out purposely at times and the damn beeper seems like it never stops.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Yeah, that'll do it. I think it's there to let you know it's working (and that you reached the 'limits'). Maybe to keep people from getting too complacent about driving hard in slick conditions.

    What if you could just reduce the volume? Somewhere in the dash is a piezo beeper. A sticker or a piece of electrical tape over its output hole would reduce the volume.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    you can disassemble the dash and eliminate the beeper. it gets rid of the stupid dinging whaen the door is open too
     
  8. Dec 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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  9. Dec 28, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    Yea, find the pizzo and tape it up or clip it out... that's all I'd know of.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    OP... I know exaclty what you're experiencing. Have you found a solution yet?

    I found a diagram on page 45 of this document: http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyewd/06toypdf/ewd/2006/tacoma/g/em01d0up.pdf

    It looks like the VSC buzzer (V7) is the source of the annoying sound.

    I'm going to take a trip to the dealership when I get some time off work to see if it can be disabled electronically before I disassemble my dash to find the buzzer.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Dealership will not disable any type of warning/advisory type lights or chimes.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks for the info Hootbro. I won't waste my time there.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    this truck is absolutely no fun to drive in the snow :mad:

    I LOVE my winter driving, but that damn beeper came on in the middle of a drift and the VSC straightened me and left me pointed directly at a tree

    ABS sure seems sensitive when braking on ice/snow too.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    That depends completely on your tires. For instance, stock dunlops will cause your ABS to kick in at every stop on snow. Switching to an AT tire, for instance, will likely result in it never kicking in due to the better traction. So if ABS is kicking in all the time, you likely aren't using the correct tire for your environment.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    This is true, when I had the stock Dunflops, my ABS would kick in on the smallest bump while stopping. Since I put the BFG AT's on it I haven't felt it once.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    I too am a bit annoyed by the frequent warning on snow covered roads. It doesn't have to be aggressive driving...sharp corners or even pot holes will set it off.

    And I also agree that this truck is not fun in the winter....IF you leave the systems turned on. When I get into an empty snow covered parking lot, I stop and disable all of the safety systems. Then it's GO TIME!!! Once the truck is restarted, the systems automatically turn back on. I suppose it's good they are there but you have to remember to turn them off before having any fun.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    Your truck is lifted, correct?
    It is common for the lift to through the system out of tolerance, maybe yours is a little sensitive :confused:.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    thanks for the tip moose, I am still running the dunlops, would like to change, perhaps nearly rearending that person coming down the hill today is reason enough....
     
  20. Dec 9, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Don't complain guys. Atleast we can still disable the traction control fully. My buddy with a new dodge ram with the 5.7L can't even fully disable his !
     
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