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

Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:30 pm

In principle that would work - assuming that the VSP sounds are the only thing ever sent to the speaker over those wires. If it's not, you'll be disabling unintended things too. But if that's true (and it probably is), in the case of the 2011 model, there's already a switch integrated into the dash so we wanted to make use of that. In the case of a 2012 - if you're planning on installing a switch anyway, your approach should work just fine. If you're not planning on installing a switch, you may as well just cut the wire.

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

Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:33 pm

The charging and alarm beeps also come out of the speaker so in my opinion a cutoff switch is not an option.
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:04 pm

I just want to avoid having to press a button every time I start the car. I would only need to throw the switch when I need it to make a sound. I really don't need to hear the beep for charging, because you can see it is charging. And you can hear the doors lock when you press lock on the key fob. So to me, this seems to be the easiest option. ...if it works.

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

Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:09 pm

If you can live with those limitations, go for it...

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

Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:06 pm

Ok, I can't take it anymore. The backup beeping is driving me crazy/embarrassing me in public. I've looked over the instruction for reversing the switch (holy SUPER DIFFICULT Batman!) and considered the "just cut the wire" solution (don't want to get that drastic just yet).
Is there ANY possibility of just "restoring the switch" for MY2012 owners? I don't have any electrical engineering skills but am willing to try with some instructions and/or photo walk throughs.

Basically, is there a simple way to add a switch back in to allow the VSP to be disabled for MY2012 (assuming all the wiring is still present and they just removed the switch) ?

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

Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:55 pm

HankHillNeedsALeaf wrote:Basically, is there a simple way to add a switch back in to allow the VSP to be disabled for MY2012 (assuming all the wiring is still present and they just removed the switch) ?

Using the pin diagram on step 4 of the OP, you should be able to splice in a button between pin 1 (black wire) & pin 5 (green wire). You would want to use a "normally open SPST momentary" switch/button. As I don't have a MY2012, I can't test this for you so YMMV. :D

Let us know if it works!




EDIT: Edited type of button needed to be more specific and indicate it should be a momentary switch.
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:00 pm

gkalexdc wrote:Wow Phil !! Im glad I didnt try THAT hack !! :lol: So here is the report youve all been waiting for: The LEAF is back from the dealer after it had a stroke after my hack. This is from the ticket, typo's and all:
LINE 51
Customer states T/M malfunction light is on:
p189D / P0571 / U1000 SHIFT CONTROL UNIT #12 FUSE SOCKET LOOSE
TENSION HAS WEAK CONTACT CAUSE NO POWER TO CONTROL UNIT
TRACE WIRE FROM CONTROL UNIT TO FUSE AND BRAKE SWITCH FOUND
LINE 52
CUSTOMER STATES I KEY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON
SEE LINE 51

CUSTOMER STATES THE 3 LIGHTS DONT COME ON WHILE CHARGING PLEASE ASVISE MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE WORKING THE WAY ITS SUPPOSE.
BLOW FUSE
PUT NEW FUSE AND CHECK SOCKET TIGHT AND SECURE

And FYI, the Engineer said to the Service advisor that the shift control unit has some problems with the connections that "just come loose with time" and there were two examples of this exact problem in all the leafs produced so far. Just 2. The service advisor said the brake switch was the main problem, then the computer wouldnt clear the codes after the correction. They wanted the original computer to take with them. My bad eyesight arranged for a daring attempt at checking the fuses, to wit, I put ONE in crooked, and one was actually blown. .... That I missed. Im only 57 !! Of course, I just had my Lasik, and its great, but Im not all the way healed. What a geriatric I am !! LOL ~~ !!!!! ;) Good luck with all your hacks everyone. Hope you all can get that dam VSP OFF on the later Leafs....


Love this thread!! Just read thru all of it, and gkalexdc's odyssey is what kept me reading! But....gkalexdc, you didn't finish your story! So did you continue and got your VSP modded and working? I really hope so, after all you've gone through...can't give up!
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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:24 pm

If someone is willing to come by my shop in the East Bay Area (Berkeley) with their 2012, I will be happy to test whether a simple switch can be added and still preserve the reverse beeps.

Knowing what I know about how Nissan/Toyota implement wiring harnesses, I seriously doubt it's as easy as plugging in the switch. You'll have to (at the very least) run a wire.

If the VSP module is the same, my circuit (described above) will still shut off the woosh/backup noises, but leave the other beeps.

All these questions can be quickly answered in a few minutes looking at a 2012.

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

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:15 pm

I just killed the noise using Phil's circuit. It works great in my 2012 SL. The photos earlier in the thread helped in locating the module. Its really tucked up out of the way.

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

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:20 pm

GlennD wrote:I just killed the noise using Phil's circuit.
Thanks Glenn! Well now we know; The 2012 VSP does run the same code and can have a VSP disable switch (or my circuit) added to it. The problem with the switch, is you must hit it everytime you turn on the car.

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