I don't let the sound bother me at all. Wouldn't help a thing if I were bothered by it.
It's meant to be an annoying sound so that a pedestrian will notice it and look up.The awful white noise speakers are super annoying, my neighbor has one that I can hear them backing out in their Toyota hybrid from inside my house. It sounds like my ears are ringing.
For the F-150, what would be wrong with the traditional reverse beep tone? Then for low forward speeds, it could play ice-cream truck music!
I've driven commercial plated trucks and vans in NYC and Chicago, in addition to riding on two wheels on motorcycles and bicycles in those same cities. Clueless may characterize some of them, however the majority that are causing problems are just careless and know exactly what they're doing. Still, whenever I see or experience a motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict, it's almost always the motor vehicle operator that is not paying attention, speeding, or ignoring right of way rules.It's meant to be an annoying sound...if you've lived in a big city at any point in your life you'd realize just how clueless most pedestrians are...
It’s quiet right???I’m not sure how you guys are unplugging it! I couldn’t get enough grip and leverage to make it budge. I’m thinking if you wired in an old burned out speaker or a resistor it should stop the warning light.
edit: Prying harder with a plastics trim removal tool did the trick.
Reverse sound is gone. Haven’t tested the forward buzzing sound but there’s still some kind of whirring sound even before putting it in gear.It’s quiet right???
Not hearing the extra whirring while driving through the grove thru is wonderful. If you have the AC on, that is probably a 4-5 ton unit so you have those mechanical/electric sounds going too, and I think that is what you are referring to. There are water circulating pumps, fans, and other making noise on that truck, so I really don’t need an additional noise.Reverse sound is gone. Haven’t tested the forward buzzing sound but there’s still some kind of whirring sound even before putting it in gear.
When I first got the truck one of my workers said “ Your truck sounds like a mosquito!” Lol. This should squash the mosquito.
Personally I found it VERY annoying, both the embarrassing backup bong and the slow speed tone that's so loud pedestrians look around to see what’s making that strange sound!!, so I 3D printed a “dish” 83mm across and 5 mm deep, I then filled the entire thing with silicone and pushed it on the speaker, I have had it there for about 2000 kilometres of nice quiet driving, no error codes and no problems.Pedestrian Alert System - Overview
Due to the quiet nature of vehicles operating in electric mode, pedestrians may not be aware of the presence and operation of the vehicle, thus risking potential injury to pedestrains. The pedestrian alert system provides an audible sound from a front mounted speaker to indicate to pedestrians that the vehicle is approaching in forward or reverse ranges at vehicle speeds between 0-30 km/h (0-18 mph).
I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, but the PowerBoost and I'm sure the full EV F150 have a Pedestrian Alert System. It plays the reverse chime from what I can tell and generates a fake engine noise at lower speeds (0-18 mph). At first, I thought I was being followed by a rice rocket until I realized the noise was coming from my truck. Even with the windows up, you can hear this annoying noise in the cabin.
The speaker assembly is located in front of the truck, in front of the far lower left side of the radiator (driver's side). It's a fairly sizable assembly which has a two wire connector and a down facing speaker. Unfortunately, the control module monitors for an open (resistance measurement), so simply unplugging it presented a warning in the cluster about the speaker. I ran through the diagnosis procedure to look at the symptom chart, but decided to try disconnecting it anyhow, which presented the warning. For now, I've taken some dense foam to attenuate the volume, but man I'd like for it to go away. Sounds really goofy IMO. It's on even when the gas engine is on. I may get my probes out and measure the resistance and see about installing a resistor to see if that would bypass it without getting a warning. The speaker is in a difficult to access position, so just getting the connector off without disassembling the front of the truck is a challenge. Maybe if you have tiny hands it wouldn't be so bad. It just takes a little creativity with tools to get the connector to release is all. I did it in about a minute.
At least the foam cut the volume down by probably a third, but my friend asked me yesterday if I had a muffled Miata under the hood. I own a Miata so he was making fun of both the truck and the Miata. LOL
It's not the end of the world but I figured I'd start the conversation.
So a custom lid, so to say?Personally I found it VERY annoying, both the embarrassing backup bong and the slow speed tone that's so loud pedestrians look around to see what’s making that strange sound!!, so I 3D printed a “dish” 83mm across and 5 mm deep, I then filled the entire thing with silicone and pushed it on the speaker, I have had it there for about 2000 kilometres of nice quiet driving, no error codes and no problems.