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      02-19-2020, 09:03 AM   #1
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Coding the vehicle sound generator VSG01

I have the new VSG noise in my i3s-20 that make a sound like a space-shuttle at low speed.

The idrive menu option has been hidden on eu models but I managed to enable it with bimmercode.

VSG_HMI_MENUE = aktiv (0x01)

I want the sound to be off and but every time i start the car it defaults to on

Does anyone know how to set the VSG noise to default off ?
Can the whole vsg01 be removed in VO? maybe wav file removed/replaced ?
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      02-20-2020, 05:23 AM   #2
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You can set the value "Tuning mode" to "yes" with the bimmer code in expert mode, then the pedestrian protection is always completely switched off, in the normal menu you switch the pedestrian protection to on, so that no bulb appears in the display, and still the pedestrian protection is permanently switched off by the value of the variable "Tuning mode".
I have tried the different values for a longer time to get the right one, because I didn't want to have the annoying sound or the annoying bulb in the display.

Greetings from germany.
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      02-26-2020, 03:21 AM   #3
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I'm not talking about the pedestrian protection system warning noise.

I talkning about the vehicle sound generator that has a speaker outside the car and sound like a spaceshuttle at lowspeed (0-30km/h). It's called "Audible Pedestrian Protection" in the idrive menu
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I'm not talking about the pedestrian protection system warning noise.

I talkning about the vehicle sound generator that has a speaker outside the car and sound like a spaceshuttle at lowspeed (0-30km/h). It's called "Audible Pedestrian Protection" in the idrive menu
It's a misunderstanding.
The sound I mean is the "Audible Pedestrian Protection" ("spaceshuttle at lowspeed").
Please follow my procedure, then this sound is switched off.
When I wrote "pedestrian protection" I meant the "Audible Pedestrian Protection".
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      03-05-2020, 10:42 AM   #5
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You can set the value "Tuning mode" to "yes" with the bimmer code in expert mode..........

Greetings from germany.
I tested that solution and it works great. Nice and quiet again

Thanks REX
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      03-08-2020, 12:51 PM   #6
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Do the 19's not have that feature? Mine is quiet, and haven't seen any 20's in the U.S.
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      03-11-2020, 02:23 PM   #7
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Maybe this it's just regulated in EU
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      05-13-2020, 05:52 PM   #8
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Bimmercode has updated the app to include an option to remember this settings
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      06-12-2020, 09:08 AM   #9
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Anyone know anyone who has successfully retrofitted this? I'd like it on my 2017 LCI I3s
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      10-07-2020, 01:03 PM   #10
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My wife just got the 2020 version in the US. It's her 3rd i3 and the first one with this VSG pedetrian system. I've tried to disable it in the following ways:

- make menu item active (cannot find menu item option anywhere, neither in VSG nor HUD settings)

- changed wav file (tried all wav files, none are silent)

- changed it to tuning mode (sound still playing)

- changed the Table value (tried all 16 settings, plays slightly differently, but never goes away)

Any other ideas?
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      11-23-2020, 01:15 AM   #11
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My wife just got the 2020 version in the US. It's her 3rd i3 and the first one with this VSG pedetrian system. I've tried to disable it in the following ways:

- make menu item active (cannot find menu item option anywhere, neither in VSG nor HUD settings)

- changed wav file (tried all wav files, none are silent)

- changed it to tuning mode (sound still playing)

- changed the Table value (tried all 16 settings, plays slightly differently, but never goes away)

Any other ideas?
I'm expecting my 20 I3s and this will really bother me on my 3rd I3..love how quiet it is.. anyone figured it out ?
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      12-03-2020, 09:15 PM   #12
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My wife just got the 2020 version in the US. It's her 3rd i3 and the first one with this VSG pedetrian system. I've tried to disable it in the following ways:

- make menu item active (cannot find menu item option anywhere, neither in VSG nor HUD settings)

- changed wav file (tried all wav files, none are silent)

- changed it to tuning mode (sound still playing)

- changed the Table value (tried all 16 settings, plays slightly differently, but never goes away)

Any other ideas?
I am up against the same problem on our newly purchased 2020 BEV and would like a Bimmercode option to remove the sound. It is extremely loud and that is especially true in reverse as there is an even louder backup sound.
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My wife just got the 2020 version in the US. It's her 3rd i3 and the first one with this VSG pedetrian system. I've tried to disable it in the following ways:

- make menu item active (cannot find menu item option anywhere, neither in VSG nor HUD settings)
It's in HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE. The menu will appear in Vehicle Settings. From what REX-limited said earlier, changing only this will trigger a malfunction warning whenever you turn off the sound from iDrive. Re-enabling the sound will make the warning go away. Setting Tuning Mode in VSG01 will fix that.

Does anyone know what the other VSG settings like Baureihe, Start-up Sound, or Antrieb do? I messed around with it and couldn't hear much of a difference.
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      12-13-2020, 11:06 PM   #14
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It's in HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE. The menu will appear in Vehicle Settings. From what REX-limited said earlier, changing only this will trigger a malfunction warning whenever you turn off the sound from iDrive. Re-enabling the sound will make the warning go away. Setting Tuning Mode in VSG01 will fix that.
I spent the last couple days playing around with VSG and there is no way around the malfunction light. But it looks like the fault isn't stored and wont show up on ISTA fault memory. I did figure out how to make VSG save the last setting and stop it from automatically turning Acoustic Pedestrian Protection on every time you start the car. Do this:

HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE->aktiv (enables menu in iDrive)
VSG/3000/VSG Configuration_7_7_15->aktiv (saves last setting)

From what I can tell through experimentation, Tuning Mode only lowers the volume of the sound, but otherwise doesn't do much. Played around with other settings and couldn't make VSG do any other cool things. I do know that Wave File 4 sounds like a pissed off ghost.
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I spent the last couple days playing around with VSG and there is no way around the malfunction light. But it looks like the fault isn't stored and wont show up on ISTA fault memory. I did figure out how to make VSG save the last setting and stop it from automatically turning Acoustic Pedestrian Protection on every time you start the car. Do this:

HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE->aktiv (enables menu in iDrive)
VSG/3000/VSG Configuration_7_7_15->aktiv (saves last setting)

From what I can tell through experimentation, Tuning Mode only lowers the volume of the sound, but otherwise doesn't do much. Played around with other settings and couldn't make VSG do any other cool things. I do know that Wave File 4 sounds like a pissed off ghost.
Finally got my 2020 I3s today and my god couldnt stand that noise.. Did my usual codings and enabled the menu... peace to my ears again..but i still get the Malfunction message and it resets everytime you turn the car off

thanks for summarizing...any additional discoveries ?
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It's a misunderstanding.
The sound I mean is the "Audible Pedestrian Protection" ("spaceshuttle at lowspeed").
Please follow my procedure, then this sound is switched off.
When I wrote "pedestrian protection" I meant the "Audible Pedestrian Protection".
REX-limited I dont have the bimmercode but esys...what are those parameters to shutit off permanently? thanks
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It's a misunderstanding.
The sound I mean is the "Audible Pedestrian Protection" ("spaceshuttle at lowspeed").
Please follow my procedure, then this sound is switched off.
When I wrote "pedestrian protection" I meant the "Audible Pedestrian Protection".
REX-limited I dont have the bimmercode but esys...what are those parameters to shutit off permanently? thanks
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Finally got my 2020 I3s today and my god couldnt stand that noise.. Did my usual codings and enabled the menu... peace to my ears again..but i still get the Malfunction message and it resets everytime you turn the car off
I drove my car for the entire morning to run my errands. Turned off, locked, and started the car back up many times. Some observations:
  • iDrive will remember the last setting
  • The malfunction will appear only when first turned off. If you leave it off and restart the car, the malfunction light will go away, but feature will still be off
  • Reverse will still have a small sound, but barely noticible. In drive it will sound like any other pre-VSG i3.

Here are all my VSG and relevant NBT settings, you need to code both NBT and VSG.
VSG/3000/Start-up Sound -> yes
VSG/3000/VSG Configuration 7_7_15 -> aktiv
VSG/3000/Wave File -> Wave File 4
HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE -> aktiv
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I was able to mostly silence this annoying sound

Here's what I was able to code on my 2020 i3:
VSG/3000/Start-up Sound -> yes (was NO)
VSG/3000/VSG Configuration 7_7_15 -> aktiv (was NICHT AKTIV)
VSG/3000/Wave File -> Wave File 4 (was Wav file 1)
VSG/3000/Tuning Mode -> YES (was no)
HU_NBT/3001/VSG_HMI_MENUE -> aktiv (was NICHT AKTIV)

I still have that wailing ghost sound when the car goes in reverse. I'm actually good with that because I feel like it is necessary when backing out of parking spaces.

The noise is still there when the car is in drive but it is significantly quieter.'

Thanks to everyone who posted above.
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Unplug the front and rear speakers...

Just wondering...anyone try unplugging the front and rear speakers?

Iíve never coded with Bimmercode - or anything else for that matter. Iíll likely jump in and try for things like auto folding mirror settings, etc. Are the code settings easy to change with the app?

Does anyone have any further updates to completely turn off the sound in drive and reverse?

Thanks
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Just wondering...anyone try unplugging the front and rear speakers?
The VSG is not just a speaker. It's a smart device that receives messages from the car's network telling it what sound files to play. If you unplug it (it's in the front right corner of the car just behind the bumper) the computer trying to communicate with it will likely detect a fault.
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I coded the feature to manually turn it off but dont like doing this all the time, i still get the little triangle message ...soo i un plug both speakers...silence again!!
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