Page 1 of 2

Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:55 am
by JasonT
From http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 3&start=70:
OrientExpress wrote:The Leaf does not have a traditional analog flasher relay. It is all done electronically in the Body Control Module, complete with a synthesized "clicker" noise.
I didn't want to go off-topic in that thread so I am starting this one. I had no idea about this and now it makes me wonder if there is a way to modify the sound. I have thought that the clicker noise was WAY too loud, so if there is some way to make this quieter that would be awesome. Is there a separate speaker for this function?

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:15 am
by LEAFfan
JasonT wrote:From http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 3&start=70:
OrientExpress wrote:The Leaf does not have a traditional analog flasher relay. It is all done electronically in the Body Control Module, complete with a synthesized "clicker" noise.
I didn't want to go off-topic in that thread so I am starting this one. I had no idea about this and now it makes me wonder if there is a way to modify the sound. I have thought that the clicker noise was WAY too loud, so if there is some way to make this quieter that would be awesome. Is there a separate speaker for this function?
In an ICE car you can barely hear the turn signals (even with the radio off) and a lot of people leave them on without knowing...doubt that will happen with these. :lol:

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:47 pm
by johnr
I don't think they're too loud, they're just right the way they are. But yeah, if the sound is synthesized then it should be possible to make it quieter or even change the sound. I'll leave it to someone else to figure that out! ;)

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:02 am
by Volusiano
+1 on the clicker being too loud. That was the very first thing I noticed when I drove off in the car. Please, someone figures out a mod to change its volume!

By the way, is it me? Or sometimes when I brake I thought the clicker volume decreases a little bit?

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:19 pm
by mathewbeall
+1

Absolutely - the first thing I noticed when driving it - wow - those blinkers are LOUD.... maybe its because the cabin is so quiet? Then I did some side by side comparisons - the Leaf is easily twice as loud as my Honda Civic.

Would love to be able to turn down a notch.

Matt

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:00 pm
by GaslessInSeattle
+1
would like to be able to turn down/change turn signal noise. It's odd, and it's loud, a bad combo!
g

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:45 am
by Stoaty
Annoyingly loud to me as well. About half that volume would be ideal.

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:02 am
by garygid
I rarely drive with the turn signals on, using them only for merging and exits, lane changes, and turning corners.

However, for the short times that they are on, my old ears can hear them, so they MUST be quite LOUD to others.

But, like the "Carwings" accept "scream" screen, it is a short-lived annoyance.

Has anybody located the "clicker" in the service manual. Is it the same speaker that makes the beeps when the driver's door is open, or one trys to lock the car when it is still ON? Some of those sounds, for my ears, are too soft/high-pitched for my hearing-loss ears to reliably detect.

Assuming these are all software generated, a volume setting screen would be easy for Nissan to add.

Otherwise, any muting of the speaker would affect all the other warning sounds as well as the turn-signal "click".

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:48 pm
by Rat
It's way too loud when there's no music, but it's been so long since I've been able to play my music while driving (since my previous car's CD player crapped out and there's no decent radio reception here) that I've been playing my own collection of mp3/WMA clips via USB lately and occasionally cranking up the volume. The blinker needs to be that loud when I do that, but most of the time it is annoying. And it's too fast, too. Still I doubt we'll ever get control over the blinker volume.

Re: Can the turn signal noise be modified in any way?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:13 am
by Splittinglanes
I was looking for a thread on this topic to see if anyone had found a way to adjust the volume (turn down!) the simulated flasher noise.

There's got to be a separate volume setting for it, just don't know how buried it is in what layers of software.

Would this be a CAN bus item?