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tfw7

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Parking sensors
« on: September 29, 2022, 06:53:04 PM »
Picked up my new Jazz yesterday.
First automatic; first hybrid; new car in 11 years (coming from Hyundai i20), so lots of mod cons to get used to. Very pleased so far....
However....I never expected the parking sensors to be so humungously painfully ear-piercingly loud!!!!
I know I can turn them off completely....but is there a way of turning down the volume? or muting volume and having visuals only?

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 10:57:09 PM »
I've never thought the ones on my car are excessively loud
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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2022, 08:20:03 AM »
I've never thought the ones on my car are excessively loud

I agree, but I think you may be able to set the volume in the settings,,,,,

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2022, 11:20:43 AM »
Yes you can set the alarm volume in settings .  see page 154 and 157 of the on line manual.

This also includes other things which you may not want to change such as turn indicators .  I've never used it so I dont know if you can change each type individually.
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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2022, 12:50:59 PM »
Must have a look at that and see which I can turn down a tad
Let's be careful out there !

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2022, 01:27:02 PM »
If I were to stereotype Jazz owners I would have expected  more wanting to turn them up  ;D
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tfw7

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2022, 04:13:58 PM »
Thanks to everyone for their replies.
I have located the system volume settings and set it to "minimum" (actually did that sat at the dealership before I drove off!).....
...and if that is minimum...OMG how loud are the others!!

I have to add though that I do have hypersensitive hearing (probably unlike the demographic of most Jazz owners....... ), especially to beeping noises, so expected a little discomfort...however not outright pain!
I am used to wearing earplugs a lot, so ramming those in my ears as far as they go has helped reduce the noise.

However, if anyone else has any tips please share!

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2022, 04:57:28 PM »
If your model has the rear Multiview camera  you might find it better just to turn the parking sensors off. 

Personally I find the  camera sufficient for reversing into parking spaces. Not yet used it in very bad weather that may affect the camera visibility ,but this  could affect sensors as well. As for  front sensors, well call me  old fashioned, but I actually look out of the front windscreen myself.  .

I do leave my sensors on, but there have been times  when deliberately reversing into long grass,near soft foliage, or out of a gateway, that the system  lights up like a Christmas tree with flashing lights,and  beeping .Information overload at times, especially when I know from also looking round and in the rear camera  that there is no problem and plenty of space.

I do like the  cross traffic monitor  on the EX  but probably wouldnt  upgrade  specially  if  thats all you get. 

I dont know if the bleeper is just that - a standalone beeper rather than integrated into a loud speaker thats needed for other things..  If you can  locate it and get access maybe you could physically muffle the sound in some way.   (But it would be unfair to the next owner not to reverse it when the car is sold)
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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2022, 08:31:12 PM »
I am 40 (so younger than Jazz demographic lol) and have super sensitive heating also, but find no issue with the beeping volume level. All good for me.

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2022, 06:11:27 AM »
When I got my 2007 Civic parking sensors wern't standard but dealer fit.

The beeper was designed to be fitted at the rear, in the boot, with a suitable volume level, but the muppets fitted it under the dash and that was loud.
Let's be careful out there !

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2022, 04:14:42 PM »
Checked my 'beeper' settings and I'd already reduced them to Min

Shame they can't be set individually, parking sensors down but indicators up.

Let's be careful out there !

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