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Old 23 Nov 2010, 02:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
Al
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I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both cars, the
turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to turn this off.
It's very annoying to us and other drivers. Before buying another Lexus or
other Toyota product, I'll be sure to first check to see if the turn signal
is loud enough. If not, I'll find another brand that doesn't have that
defect.
Al

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Old 23 Nov 2010, 07:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On 11/23/2010 2:50 PM, Al wrote:
> I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both
> cars, the turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to
> turn this off. It's very annoying to us and other drivers. Before
> buying another Lexus or other Toyota product, I'll be sure to first
> check to see if the turn signal is loud enough. If not, I'll find
> another brand that doesn't have that defect.
> Al

Al,

I recall somebody here or some other Lexus forum mentioning that there
is a volume control located somewhere up in the vicinity of the ignition
switch area of the dashboard which adjusts the audio level for the
directional signals as well as other alert / alarm sounds.

If this is correct, then perhaps a simple adjustment to increase the
volume a bit may be all that you need.

Can anyone here confirm the ability to adjust this control and tell us
where it is located?
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 07:44 am   #3 (permalink)
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In article <8M6dnXUWmtiShnHRnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@earthlink.com> ,
"Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:

> I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both cars, the
> turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to turn this off.


You shouldn't ever have to. When you click it down for a hard turn and
then you make the turn, they turn off automatically when you straighten
the wheel.

When you use them for a lane change, you don't have to click them down
hard--just push a bit and hold, the signal will come on, nudge yourself
over to the next lane, then take your finger off and release pressure
and it will turn off.

You are clearly doing something wrong if your turn signal remains on
when you don't want it to and this is a very common situation for you.

At the very least, you're not DRIVING THE CAR. Yes, that means paying
attention to the controls. If you can't remember four seconds later
that you turned the signal on and now it's time to turn it off, you
shouldn't be on the road. Cars and driving require that you pay
attention to what you're doing at all times.
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 09:16 am   #4 (permalink)
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On 11/23/2010 7:39 PM, Smarty wrote:
> On 11/23/2010 2:50 PM, Al wrote:
>> I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both
>> cars, the turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to
>> turn this off. It's very annoying to us and other drivers. Before
>> buying another Lexus or other Toyota product, I'll be sure to first
>> check to see if the turn signal is loud enough. If not, I'll find
>> another brand that doesn't have that defect.
>> Al

> Al,
>
> I recall somebody here or some other Lexus forum mentioning that there
> is a volume control located somewhere up in the vicinity of the
> ignition switch area of the dashboard which adjusts the audio level
> for the directional signals as well as other alert / alarm sounds.
>
> If this is correct, then perhaps a simple adjustment to increase the
> volume a bit may be all that you need.
>
> Can anyone here confirm the ability to adjust this control and tell us
> where it is located?



Thanks to David Z for responding in the thread where this information
was previously posted:

Here's the discussion. The knob under the ignition controls the
confirmation chime when you lock the doors. Unfortunately, the blinker
sound volume is not adjustable.


"Dennis"<btdb_no_junk@mail.sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> > There's a volume knob under the dash (below the ignition key switch).
> >
> > Blinker volume can't be adjusted, I would have like that option myself
> >
> > Dennis
> >
> > "David Z"<me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> > news:8is05gFb1qU1@mid.individual.net...
>> >> Can the volume on the following sounds be increased on the 2004 ES?
>> >>
>> >> - Confirmation chime when you lock the doors with the keyless entry
>> >> device
>> >>
>> >> - Blinkers (directional signals)
>> >>

> >






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Old 24 Nov 2010, 10:25 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both cars, the
>turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to turn this off.
>It's very annoying to us and other drivers. Before buying another Lexus or
>other Toyota product, I'll be sure to first check to see if the turn signal
>is loud enough. If not, I'll find another brand that doesn't have that
>defect.
> Al

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If you are not paying attention to driving the car now, why would a louder
sound change anything....you would ignore it also.


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Old 29 Nov 2010, 04:28 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Wayne" <mygarbagecan@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> "Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote in message
> news:8M6dnXUWmtiShnHRnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>I have a 2005 Lexus ES330, and my wife has a 2004 Camry. On both cars,
>>the turn signals sound is so low that we frequently forget to turn this
>>off. It's very annoying to us and other drivers. Before buying another
>>Lexus or other Toyota product, I'll be sure to first check to see if the
>>turn signal is loud enough. If not, I'll find another brand that doesn't
>>have that defect.
>> Al

> -
> If you are not paying attention to driving the car now, why would a louder
> sound change anything....you would ignore it also.


It seems a couple of people participating in this discussion are quick to
criticize but have missed the point (or aren't old enough to know better).
It's not a matter of not being a good enough driver or not paying sufficient
attention. The point is that the auto manufacturers include a ticking noise
with the direction signal for a very good reason - to remind you that it's
on, since a good driver will turn on the turn signal for more than just 3 to
5 seconds before turning and will then consentrate on "driving." If the
ticking sound of the turn signal isn't loud enough, it will fail in its
purpose. However, such an obvious fact isn't quickly apparent to some
individuals who ironically think they're so bright.
Al
PS - I also notice that on my Lexus you have to turn the wheel just about to
a 90 degree turn for the turn signal to go off. On other cars I've owned,
it takes less of a turn. Since having and using the turn signal is an
important safety feature, the defect I described could result in some
accidents notwithstanding the rationalizations of some people.

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Old 29 Nov 2010, 05:00 pm   #7 (permalink)
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In article <KsGdndoK85tFh2nRnZ2dnUVZ_j2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> ,
"Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:

> > If you are not paying attention to driving the car now, why would a louder
> > sound change anything....you would ignore it also.

>
> It seems a couple of people participating in this discussion are quick to
> criticize but have missed the point (or aren't old enough to know better).
> It's not a matter of not being a good enough driver or not paying sufficient
> attention.


Yes, it is.

There is exactly zero excuse for you NOT to be driving your car at all
times. That includes knowing where your controls are at all times.

As I explained previously, using the turn signal stalk is not rocket
science, and does not require loud sirens or flashing strobe lights in
your eyes to remind you that it's on.

Tell us this: why don't you KNOW that it's on, when it's YOU who turned
it on and it's YOU who have the responsibility to turn it off or to make
sure it turns off? What does SOUND add to any of this?

Why turn it on if you don't want it on?
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Old 29 Nov 2010, 05:02 pm   #8 (permalink)
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In article <KsGdndoK85tFh2nRnZ2dnUVZ_j2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> ,
"Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:

> The point is that the auto manufacturers include a ticking noise
> with the direction signal for a very good reason - to remind you that it's
> on, since a good driver will turn on the turn signal for more than just 3 to
> 5 seconds before turning and will then consentrate on "driving."


Tell us all how, when you click your turn signal ON to make a complete
90 degree turn, it doesn't automatically turn off--AND how you FORGOT
that you just made a turn and therefore the CONTROL needs to be RESET to
OFF?
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Old 29 Nov 2010, 07:45 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <KsGdndoK85tFh2nRnZ2dnUVZ_j2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> ,
> "Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:
>
>> > If you are not paying attention to driving the car now, why would a
>> > louder
>> > sound change anything....you would ignore it also.

>>
>> It seems a couple of people participating in this discussion are quick to
>> criticize but have missed the point (or aren't old enough to know
>> better).
>> It's not a matter of not being a good enough driver or not paying
>> sufficient
>> attention.

>
> Yes, it is.
>
> There is exactly zero excuse for you NOT to be driving your car at all
> times. That includes knowing where your controls are at all times.
>
> As I explained previously, using the turn signal stalk is not rocket
> science, and does not require loud sirens or flashing strobe lights in
> your eyes to remind you that it's on.
>
> Tell us this: why don't you KNOW that it's on, when it's YOU who turned
> it on and it's YOU who have the responsibility to turn it off or to make
> sure it turns off? What does SOUND add to any of this?
>
> Why turn it on if you don't want it on?


Why have a sound at all?


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Old 29 Nov 2010, 08:05 pm   #10 (permalink)
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So ANGRY you are! Did you catch your wee wee in your zipper again?

GIga

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <KsGdndoK85tFh2nRnZ2dnUVZ_j2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> ,
> "Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:
>
>> The point is that the auto manufacturers include a ticking noise
>> with the direction signal for a very good reason - to remind you that
>> it's
>> on, since a good driver will turn on the turn signal for more than just 3
>> to
>> 5 seconds before turning and will then consentrate on "driving."

>
> Tell us all how, when you click your turn signal ON to make a complete
> 90 degree turn, it doesn't automatically turn off--AND how you FORGOT
> that you just made a turn and therefore the CONTROL needs to be RESET to
> OFF?


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