Turning off the Prius backup beeping sound


#1

Does anyone know how to turn off the backup beeping sound on the Prius. Everytime I back up, I feel as if I’m driving a bulldozer. Clicking the beeping off option does no good. The dealer said it can’t be turned off.

Thanks


#2

Gee, considering as you’re driving a car with a pretty big rear blind spot that is completely silent, I’d say keeping the beeping on is probably a good idea.

Although I’m curious why there’s a “beeping off” option if it doesn’t do anything.


#3

The beeping is only inside the car, so it won’t help the innocent bystanders. We have a Prius in our work fleet, and the only reason I like the beeping is because it’s an alert if you accidentally put the car in reverse instead of drive. I know I’ve done that in my regular car once or twice, and it’s even easier to do in a Prius with that little gear shifter.

That said, if you want it off, here are instructions: http://fuelzilla.com/backup-beeping-on-prius/ . If they don’t work, then it sounds like something to talk to the dealer about.


#4

Your dealer is either lying, doesn’t want to bother with it, or doesn’t know how.


#5

We have a 2008 Prius. Here is how to get rid of the backup beeper (it should be outside, not inside):
Disabling Reverse Beep
? Press and hold the brake pedal.
? Power on the car, Cycle ODO/TRIP, stopping on ODO, Power off the car.
? Power on, within 6 seconds, hold ODO for at least 10 seconds.
? While still holding ODO shift into Reverse and back into Park.
? b-on shows on odometer display, press ODO to cycle to “b-off”. Done.
(This also works for the seatbelt beep, replace shifting with buckling/un-buckling)


#6

I suspect the dealer does not want to get involved in a lawsuit. The same could happen to an owner who defeated the device.


#7

Thanks :slight_smile: this worked first try

beeper (it should be outside, not inside):
Disabling Reverse Beep
? Press and hold the brake pedal.
? Power on the car, Cycle ODO/TRIP, stopping on ODO, Power off the car.
? Power on, within 6 seconds, hold ODO for at least 10 seconds.
? While still holding ODO shift into Reverse and back into Park.
? b-on shows on odometer display, press ODO to cycle to “b-off”. Done.
(This also works for the seatbelt beep, replace shifting with buckling/un-buckling)