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 Post subject: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:14 am 
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From the moment I have started using the "turning off button" of the AVAS, I very much dislike the fact that the car is (after every trip) making more noise than is should as a default setting (as with a lot of things, don't get me started).

Anyway, is it possible to disable it, permanently? Where do I have to hit the car with a hammer?


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:19 am 
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I always used to think that my hearing was very good, but I must be wrong - I can't hear the AVAS from inside the car at all. I had to ask my wife to drive slowly past me before I could detect it at all!


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:18 am 
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In the beginning I also disabled the AVAS system every time i drove the car. After a few incidents where I noticed I scared some pedestrians (and me) that stepped out into the road without looking I now always use the AVAS system. I can't hear it inside the car anyways.

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:33 pm 
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I am not very much in favour of switching off a feature that has an obvious safety benefit, i.e. killing fewer pedestrians.

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:44 am 
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On the uk rhd model it can be disabled by removing the electrical connector from a small silver box located above the passenger side footwell.


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Oooh... Does the little silver box contain the sound file?

I'd still love to replace "The PHEV sound" with the bass line from "the Dr Who theme"

I admit that would probably be annoying, but it would be great to be able to switch that on from time to time.

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:09 am 
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jkh112 wrote:
On the uk rhd model it can be disabled by removing the electrical connector from a small silver box located above the passenger side footwell.


Thanks! I will try that soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:34 am 
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When I had my demo car, I found the AVAS uncomfortable and distracting to listen to. Like finger nails being pulled down a blackboard ...

I hit the 'off' button every time, except when in a car park or near a build up of peds.

As a frequent pedestrian myself it amazes me the number of peds that cross a junction without looking behind them ... it's not like push bikes don't make a noise :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:51 pm 
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SolarBoy wrote:
When I had my demo car, I found the AVAS uncomfortable and distracting to listen to. Like finger nails being pulled down a blackboard ...

I hit the 'off' button every time, except when in a car park or near a build up of peds.

As a frequent pedestrian myself it amazes me the number of peds that cross a junction without looking behind them ... it's not like push bikes don't make a noise :roll:


They almost deserve to be run over. :o

No, It's really that I drive a lot on a slow pace and the noise is - indeed - terrible once you are "tuned in" to it...


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:44 am 
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jkh112 wrote:
On the uk rhd model it can be disabled by removing the electrical connector from a small silver box located above the passenger side footwell.

Thanks, jkh112, another annoying noise silenced for good! Only about another ten to go! If you step in the road without looking, you deserve to get run down - by anything. :o

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