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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:25 pm

RLC wrote:This thread is exactly what I've been looking for! I love my '12 LEAF but at times not having control of that VPS is annoying (like when I'm backing out of the garage at 5:40 in the morning).

Two questions:
  1. Is it enough to momentarily short pin 5 in the VPS connector to a chassis ground? It appears pin 1 is ground.
  2. I've found that I can order the 2011 MY VPS switch online; what would the wiring look like to get that switch hooked up? Is there another wire required for the LED in that switch? I'd like an install that looks "factory" so doing it "right" would be a plus for me.
1) Yes
2) They removed the wire harness going all the way behind the dash... so you'd have to fish wires yourself :(
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:30 pm

Don't blame Nissan for this. Starting in 2012, the VSP was mandatory and they mandated that it must not be able to be switched off.

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:33 pm

It is? Then why doesn't the Tesla Model S have one?

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:36 pm

Ingineer wrote:Don't blame Nissan for this. Starting in 2012, the VSP was mandatory and they mandated that it must not be able to be switched off.

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Not yet - EPA (or whichever dept) was asked to study and finalize the rules. I don't think the rules are out yet.
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:37 pm

GeekEV wrote:It is? Then why doesn't the Tesla Model S have one?
I thought it did. I dunno, maybe Tesla is exempt by volume?

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:04 pm

I thought it was mandatory for 2012+, just the type of tone etc wasn't mandatory yet.

That said, I'm mostly interest in turning off my reversing church bells (what my wife likes to call it) since I leaF for work early in the AM, I'm not bothered by the futuristic EV sound at all.

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:56 pm

lion wrote: Do you mind sharing the source for this switch (assuming it isn't a 1-time auction)? I need (yes need) to do the same mod, for the same reasons. Don't know what Nissan was thinking. With my Prius Plug-in, I could disable the reverse beep via OBDII, but haven't seen anyone mention this on these forums, so guessing the switch is the only option here.
Sure - though I have to warn you the hardware isn't cheap. The best price I've found is at the link below:

http://www.nissanpartsdiscounts.com/oem ... 5172-3na0b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The part number is the last section of the URL -- a Google search will turn up other vendors.

I don't mind running my own wires behind the dash, but I'll need to know which pins (in addition to #5) I need to attach the switch to.
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:08 am

Ingineer wrote:
GeekEV wrote:It is? Then why doesn't the Tesla Model S have one?
I thought it did. I dunno, maybe Tesla is exempt by volume?

-Phil
The Ford Focus EV also does not have a VSP.
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:33 pm

Is there a simple way to cut the wire to the VSP speaker. I understand that it would disable charging and other beeps - I am of the opinion the fewer noises the better.

I looked under the hood and couldn't spot the speaker in the vicinity of the left front bumper.

My vehicle is leased, so I would like to reconnect the cut wire when I return the vehicle to Nissan

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:18 pm

raja33 wrote:Is there a simple way to cut the wire to the VSP speaker. I understand that it would disable charging and other beeps - I am of the opinion the fewer noises the better.

I looked under the hood and couldn't spot the speaker in the vicinity of the left front bumper.

My vehicle is leased, so I would like to reconnect the cut wire when I return the vehicle to Nissan
Just unplug the connector to the VSP. This would be good to do when you are in there to change the cabin filter. It's located over the glovebox housing, and you can access it by removing all the screws and pulling the glovebox housing out.

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VSP module is shown in red. Connector is yellow.

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