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Changing VSP sound

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:38 pm
by geoffp
Does anyone have a way of changing the actual sound the car emits?

Wanting to get a "jetsons" sound... perhaps a Ferrari or diesel sound.... could be lots of fun?

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:04 pm
by GeekEV
As far as I know, it hasn't been done yet. Look for the VSP off thread (see my sig) for some information on where the VSP module is located and how to get at it. Pulling this off will probably require pulling the ROM chip and decoding it to see where the sounds are stored. Another thought I had is to tap the sound output lines (the service manual can tell you what's what) and connect in a new module that senses output on those lines and then substitutes it's own output instead. I doubt I'll undertake such a venture myself as I don't have the circuit design skills to pull it off...

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:05 am
by roby64
Hi to all...
i'm interested to see some pictures of the VSP unit, better of the pcb...to understand the technologic used....
is possible to post some image...?

thank's a lot

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:37 am
by aqn
roby64 wrote:Hi to all...
i'm interested to see some pictures of the VSP unit, better of the pcb...to understand the technologic used....
is possible to post some image...?

thank's a lot
So... how about this?

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:24 am
by palmermd


That is awesome! Great advertising for an electric delivery scooter.


Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:32 am
by garygid
Perhaps ... "Domino's Pizza delivery, coming through please."

In cities that prohibit the use of vehicle horns,
I wonder how long these "messages" will be legal?

I would love to add (or switch to) an additional "loud-speaker"
amplifier-output drive to the VSP speaker, from an internal microphone.

"Pardon me please", "Please, Watch your children", "Blind
person, STOP! There are cars coming.", "Mind your right side",
"Your shopping cart is running away", "Mmmoooo", and "Boo!"
come to mind. :)

It would be nice if the horn-relay activated it (but only when
a new switch is in the new "No-Horn" mode).

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:40 pm
by TickTock
garygid wrote:Perhaps ... "Domino's Pizza delivery, coming through please."

In cities that prohibit the use of vehicle horns,
I wonder how long these "messages" will be legal?

I would love to add (or switch to) an additional "loud-speaker"
amplifier-output drive to the VSP speaker, from an internal microphone.

"Pardon me please", "Please, Watch your children", "Blind
person, STOP! There are cars coming.", "Mind your right side",
"Your shopping cart is running away", "Mmmoooo", and "Boo!"
come to mind. :)

It would be nice if the horn-relay activated it (but only when
a new switch is in the new "No-Horn" mode).


I've always thought modifying the horn to make the sound of screeching tires would be much more effective.

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:05 pm
by EricBayArea
The Domino's Pizza sound is quite amusing.

I'm happy that my 2011 LEAF has an off switch for the VSP - even if I must press it every time I switch the car on. However, if the VSP sounded like this, I may not turn it off as much:


Or one could always go with the Jetsons :lol:

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:17 pm
by GeekEV
EricBayArea wrote:I'm happy that my 2011 LEAF has an off switch for the VSP - even if I must press it every time I switch the car on.

You may have already seen this, but if not, you DON'T have to press it every time if you've got a bit of DIY spirit and knowhow: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3296

Re: Changing VSP sound

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm
by W3igo
a year later and still no progress how to change sounds?