Silencing the Trunk Beeper

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The trunk speaker is terribly loud.

I live in a multi-owner condo conversion victorian house. The driveway is right outside my downstairs neighbors bedroom windows.

Opening (and then closing) the trunk while my neighbors are sleeping is probably quite annoying. Almost as annoying as people who have cars that honk their horns when they lock or unlock. But I digress.

So I asked my local Service Department to quiet down or turn off the blasted beeping.
Their (completely understandable) reply was: “We can’t do that because it’s a safety feature.” Sigh. Lawyers win again. “But... here’s how to remove the interior panel of the trunk...”

Ok. So, I opened it up. There’s the annoying speaker. Hmm... maybe I can make it quieter. I’ll cover both sides of the speaker with sound absorbing materials.

Nope. Fail. Didn’t significantly reduce the noise.

Ok then, now it’s unplugged. Hopefully it won’t throw a code.

The only regret is I also lose the warning beep if the trunk hits an obstacle when trying to close. I’ll just have to watch it more closely. I got used to turning my back and walking away, listening for the “failed to close” beep.

Golden Silence.

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I was in the transportation industry. when my trucks backed up during the night, in a residential area, the 'beep beep' disturbed people. I had put a switch instead of disconnecting it. if the driver had an inspection on the road, everything was functional. he turned his switch off only at night in the residential area. and There you go
 
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I was in the transportation industry. when my trucks backed up during the night, in a residential area, the 'beep beep' disturbed people. I had put a switch instead of disconnecting it. if the driver had an inspection on the road, everything was functional. he turned his switch off only at night in the residential area. and There you go
Thank you!

I live half a block away from an apartment building that gets their trash bins emptied three times a week at 4am. Beeping. Crashing bins. Sigh. City living. #FirstWorldProblems
 

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When does it beep? When you open the trunk? I don’t think I’ve seen this. How about replacing the speaker with a quieter one?
 
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When does it beep? When you open the trunk? I don’t think I’ve seen this. How about replacing the speaker with a quieter one?
It beeps (repeats while in motion) when it raises the trunk. Same when lowering trunk.

It also gives a different beep when something blocks it from closing.

Do you have a source of “quieter speakers that plug directly into a Taycan including the mounting points in the trunk sheetmetal”? I don’t. So I unplugged it.
 

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Is this a new law? My BMW doesn’t beep like that. I don’t have my car yet but I might look into how to replace the speaker when I get it. It might be doable with some soldering.
 

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i heard on the internet (so it must be true!) that the volume was configurable, but only by the service center, not by the end user. May be worth checking out - they may not know about that yet.
 
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i heard on the internet (so it must be true!) that the volume was configurable, but only by the service center, not by the end user. May be worth checking out - they may not know about that yet.
Yup. I asked. They said “No, we can’t. ...but it’s really easy to remove the inner trunk cover... here let me show you.”
 

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i heard on the internet (so it must be true!) that the volume was configurable, but only by the service center, not by the end user. May be worth checking out - they may not know about that yet.
In Louv's 10,000 mile trek thread,

@Molesworth posted, "Ask about the BEEP noise at a dealership. On the Macan the rear hatch beep volume can be adjusted via PIWIS (even to zero to effectively turn it off). YMMV"

and @cometguy replied, "Yes, I had my dealerships turn off the rear hatch beeping sound in both my Panamera and my 2019 Macan. I have no clue why Porsche has this annoying feature."

I saved these so I can have this done when my Taycan is delivered.
 
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I encourage everyone to ask their dealership to do it the software way.
Mine wouldn’t. I’m ok with that. I’m a big boy. I can do it myself. (By unplugging it)

The silence is now kind of spooky.
 

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Yeah I have no idea how its a safety issue, specially when OPENING!

We also don’t get the press and hold lock to close up everything and roll up windows....sigh....
 
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