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Is any one else annoyed by the loud clicking the directional signal makes on the 2022 Taos? My 2019 VW Jetta turn signal was never annoying. Can the sound be turned down?
 

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Since everything is electronically controlled nowadays, I'm sure the indicator noise is actually manufactured and pumped through the audio system. If that's the case, I'd think this could be turned down via VCDS/OBD11 in long coding somewhere
 

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Since everything is electronically controlled nowadays, I'm sure the indicator noise is actually manufactured and pumped through the audio system. If that's the case, I'd think this could be turned down via VCDS/OBD11 in long coding somewhere
Is this something that would have to be done at the dealer, or could I do it myself?
Thanks so much for the reply.
 

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Is this something that would have to be done at the dealer, or could I do it myself?
Thanks so much for the reply.
If it's possible in long coding, I highly doubt that anybody at the dealership will do it for you unless you've got a LOT of pull there.

This would be done by programming the options using the two tools listed above
 

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Funny, lots of complaining about the directional signal indicator is too loud. Any complaints that the Horn is too loud as well? The NHSTA should insist that VW do a recall and replace the original OEM Bicycle Horn with a Automobile Horn! If one need to alert someone other then shouting, what good is "Beep-Beep" going to do?
 

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Funny, lots of complaining about the directional signal indicator is too loud. Any complaints that the Horn is too loud as well? The NHSTA should insist that VW do a recall and replace the original OEM Bicycle Horn with a Automobile Horn! If one need to alert someone other then shouting, what good is "Beep-Beep" going to do?
Yeah I don't mind the turn signal tone, but that clown horn is just laughable, but I'm not laughing :(
 

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Is any one else annoyed by the loud clicking the directional signal makes on the 2022 Taos? My 2019 VW Jetta turn signal was never annoying. Can the sound be turned down?
The same sound is in my Mustang and my Equinox. It is a component on the back of the instrument circuit board. I put masking tape over the hole in the device and the sound i\s acceptable. I have not attempted this on the TAOS yet.
 

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I've discussed the matter with my Volkswagen Dealer Service Department and am pursuing the matter with Volkswagen of America and want a replacement horn that actually sounds like a Automobile Horn. Its not just an embarrassment but a serious safety issue. If that doesn't work, I will have a replacement installed on my own nickel.
 

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If that doesn't work, I will have a replacement installed on my own nickel.
If you install your own horn, I suggest that you supply it with power directly from terminal 30 (battery) and use a relay. Use the existing wire to the horn to operate the relay - the horn will then get its power directly from terminal 30, not via the central electrical controller.

The reason I suggest this is because an aftermarket horn will probably draw more amps than the OEM horn, and you don't want to run into problems down the road with fuses blowing or with the cars central electrical controller flagging a problem in the horn circuit because of high current draw. Similarly, you don't want to have a situation where a very loud and effective aftermarket horn performs poorly because it is not supplied with the current it needs through the existing horn wire on the Taos.

The practice of using a relay to power aftermarket horns is well established in the motorcycle world, where owners often want to upgrade the OEM motorcycle horn.
 
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