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hey guys anyone know how to get rid of the beep when you put the truck in reverse? I have the six speed manual and it beeps every time I put it into reverse. It got a little old after an Austin Powers turn around in the woods the other day. I searched and found answers to take care of the door buzzer/beep for the keys and also for the 4x4 switch but not sure if it would work on the reverse deal or not.

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I can see how people who don't drive sticks may see it as easy to accidently put it into reverse instead of first, or vice versa but there is a significant difference between putting it in first versus reverse as far as the shift pattern goes. You have to put a fair amount of pressure on the shifter to get it to go into reverse. I am the only driver of my truck so the beep is just something that annoys me. Thanks for the input but still looking for suggestions...??
 

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I agree - there is no real mistaking 1st and reverse - especially with the short shift kit. I also agree that I can't stand the beep (or the noise from the abs or the chirping from the fan on low etc. etc.) but I don't feel like going through the hassle of taking the dash apart to find out how to remedy this. If there was an easy answer count me in.
 

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Guaranteed.. a month after you disable the beep someone else will drive the truck, stick it into reverse and cause expensive Carnage.

If you ever plan on selling the truck.. think of what might happen to the new owners.

I can distinguish Reverse on my 6spd, but just imagine someone who just got in it to drive. Reverse is in a whole different location than on 5 speeds.
 

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That must be only on the 6 speeds, my 4cyl 5 speed does not appear to be equipped with such. I do have a flatbed diesel with a 6 speed that has R and 2nd (normal start off gear) in the same relationship as the Tacoma 6 speed and a few times when it was new and stiff I would find myself choosing reverse vs 2nd. Never backed into anyone/anything, just learned to distinguish the 2 different levels of stiffness in the detent spring.
 

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Sorry, can't find the manual tranny on any of my wiring diagrams
 

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I've messed up a couple times slipping it in reverse by accident cuz I was in a hurry, and the beeper saved my life. If you take yours off, give it to me cuz I can do with the amplified "BEEP!". plus I have a bad habit of being bored when I drive and pushing the stick into the reverse spot to hear the beep while I'm cruising (bad idea, i know) but I get a rush outta it!
 

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Guaranteed.. a month after you disable the beep someone else will drive the truck, stick it into reverse and cause expensive Carnage.

If you ever plan on selling the truck.. think of what might happen to the new owners.

I can distinguish Reverse on my 6spd, but just imagine someone who just got in it to drive. Reverse is in a whole different location than on 5 speeds.
Good point there...

It's just annoying to me though. I do have the tunes cranked most the time so it's not a huge deal but I was just curious if there was a quick fix or something. Thanks for the input guys.
 

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No suggestions on it either... Other than I prefer to have it. I never use valet parking as we don't go places that have it so no one else normally drives my truck. Having said that I had to take my 2 month old daughter to the ER a few months back. I was freaked out, had another kid with me, and couldn't leave them in the waiting room to park the truck. The hospital had valet parking luckily, but I started worrying about someone else mistaking reverse for 1st. Luckily they figured it out when I didn't think to mention it. I'd like to think the beep made them look to see what gear they were in.

And like others have said, it's one single f'in beep that's easily covered by music :rolleyes: If it were louder, happened each gear change, or you shift between reverse and forward every 5 seconds I could see it being annoying.
 

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I guess the trd short shift kit has jaded my view - I know that with the kit you need at least twice the pressure to get the trans into reverse - from what i have read it seems like an easy mistake without. Overall, I still think the beep is annoying when you are offroad and trying to move the truck in a limited space - you have to go forward to reverse and back a lot - anyone else feel the same with an answer?
 

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yeah I agree with you 100%. That is my point exactly. Everyone has made some valid points and they make sense as far when someone else drives your truck, or when it's valet parkin (thankfully I can't afford to eat at those places) or when the next owner has the vehicle it is a nice safety feature to ensure your in reverse.....That being said to me personally it is annoying as hell when offroad and constantly going in and out of reverse as I wheel and stuff. It's a good feature but just not for me. Now if it had a series of different noises that randomy played each time your put it into reverse that ther' would be somethin worth braggin about. .."hey Hank check this out every time I put her in reverse it makes a fart noise or a beer opening or maybe some hot chick tellin me how I grab all the right gears.."

I wouldn't mind it so much then.!
 

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Maybe it doesn't bother me because I don't let it. I mean, if 1 short beep bothered me that much my 3 kids would be dead! :lol:

I offroad as well, but I guess I'm so focused on looking around the truck to choose my route that I don't even notice it anymore. Just one of those back ground noises that I tune out. Sorta like when the wife starts rambling on about how the truck won't fit there or is going to flip over or won't make it..... :D

I also tend to run around locked and power slide more than using reverse. Also, having a SB means I can pull a U on damn near any trail. lol Or a quick 3 point. I really don't use reverse that much when wheeling.
 
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