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Old 11-22-2020, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Icon Backup Absurdly Loud Alarm

New I40L adore it, in comparison to my Precedent 100 percent smoother.

Any idea how to eliminate the back up warning beep? Offensive!
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:28 PM   #2
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So I took delivery of my new i40L two days ago and honestly I was embarrassed when the delivery guy backed the cart off the trailer. So I stuffed some paper towels up into the bell of the horn and criss-crosseed two pieces of duct tape to secure it. While the noise didn't go away it definitely calmed down the offensiveness. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:56 PM   #3
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So I took delivery of my new i40L two days ago and honestly I was embarrassed when the delivery guy backed the cart off the trailer. So I stuffed some paper towels up into the bell of the horn and criss-crosseed two pieces of duct tape to secure it. While the noise didn't go away it definitely calmed down the offensiveness. Hope this helps.
Simply disconnect the harness coming from the backup speaker...
I did with mine...

Silence is golden
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:29 AM   #4
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Thaks. Figured it out... Disconnected rhe clips to the horn. Great Cart!
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:10 PM   #5
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I disconnected my horn and connected it to one of these backup cameras ($36), so now when I backup my cart, instead of noise I have a nice camera that shows everything. When I put in FWD, the camera turns off.

For my I60L it's necessary for tight parking.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:17 PM   #6
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I would never disconnect a safety feature. Could you imagine backing up into someone by accident. The field day they would have finding out a factory safety feature was purposefully disconnected. Yikes...

Not to mention there is always the chance of getting into the cart and thinking it is in forward and its actually in reverse or vice versa....Much better to cover it to muffle enough so it can be heard but not ear piercing.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:37 PM   #7
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I would never disconnect a safety feature. Could you imagine backing up into someone by accident. The field day they would have finding out a factory safety feature was purposefully disconnected. Yikes...

Not to mention there is always the chance of getting into the cart and thinking it is in forward and its actually in reverse or vice versa....Much better to cover it to muffle enough so it can be heard but not ear piercing.
You are perfectly welcome to keep yours on, but I want to be clear for others who are considering disconnecting the backup horn, this is generally NOT required in most states and is perfectly legal to do.

Backup beepers are usually an OSHA requirement for vehicles with an obstructed rear view or for vehicles of a certain class/size, but primarily obstructed view.

Furthermore, they are often considered noise pollution and there are organized groups that work to ban them.

So I think it's a personal preference. It almost certainly would not impact your insurance rates or your liability in an accident. Unless your state has some bizarre golf-cart backup beeper requirement, which it may very well have. I don't know the laws in every state around golf carts.
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:19 PM   #8
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Disconnected my backup horn after backing up out of my driveway later in the evening and having 2 neighbors come out wondering what all the noise was about.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:08 AM   #9
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where is the backup sound speaker on i20? how do i get to it?

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Old 11-25-2020, 09:21 AM   #10
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where is the backup sound speaker on i20? how do i get to it?

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Located in battery compartment behind the battery pack. You will see the
re and white horn looking device...thats the speaker.
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