Pedestrian warning sound

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Hi ,does anyone know how to switch on pedestrian warning sound on 71 plate mgzs ev.just bought one but pws not working.thought it was law to have one.
 

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It's on by default so you can't actually switch it off.
It isn't that obvious from inside the car so it may be a good idea for someone to check it from outside noting that it only operates below a certain speed (15mph IIRC).
 

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It's not easy to hear from inside. Drive near a wall with your windows open, you'll hear it.
FYI it only works below a certain speed, 19mph IIRC.
 

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It's on by default so you can't actually switch it off.
It isn't that obvious from inside the car so it may be a good idea for someone to check it from outside noting that it only operates below a certain speed (15mph IIRC).
I bet it wont be long before someone figures out how to turn it off through the OBD port and a coding app
 

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I guess you could always remove one of the wires that is on the sounder to disable it ?.
It is likely to be behind the front bumper cover.
But I am not sure why you would want to do this really ?.
It’s a legal requirement that is present and working.
The sounds does not intrude into the cabin space either ?.
 

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You can turn it off on - the on/off toggle is on the infotainment system.
I did find it once but it makes so little difference whether it is on or off that I just leave it on.
I cannot remember whether it re-sets every time you use the car, my distant memory tells me that it remains in the state you selected permanently.
 

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It's on by default so you can't actually switch it off.
It isn't that obvious from inside the car so it may be a good idea for someone to check it from outside noting that it only operates below a certain speed (15mph IIRC).
Not getting any sound,so back to dealer for me.thought maybe on /off switch hidden in menu somewhere.
 

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You can turn it off on - the on/off toggle is on the infotainment system.
I did find it once but it makes so little difference whether it is on or off that I just leave it on.
I cannot remember whether it re-sets every time you use the car, my distant memory tells me that it remains in the state you selected permanently.
I am assuming we are talking original ZS EV.
I think where built before he law was changed to say that it could not be disabled anymore.
 

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You can turn it off on - the on/off toggle is on the infotainment system.
I did find it once but it makes so little difference whether it is on or off that I just leave it on.
I cannot remember whether it re-sets every time you use the car, my distant memory tells me that it remains in the state you selected permanently.
It re-sets to on every time you turn the car on.
 

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And so it should really !.
It’s a safety feature that could save a serious injury for a person with hearing difficulties.
The ZS EV manoeuvring at low speeds sounds barely any different to my current petrol BMW, I hear road noise before I hear the actual car.

I don’t intend on turning it off or disabling it, but I bet there are people that want to.
 

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The ZS EV manoeuvring at low speeds sounds barely any different to my current petrol BMW, I hear road noise before I hear the actual car.
Yeah - That is the whole point.
People who have issues with their hearing, possibly are still likely to hear the sound of an engine powered car approaching from behind.
But a silent EV is another matter.
That is why they have the sound emulator fitted.
 

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I do not know about the new models, but my 2020 ZS the generated noise is definitely too low. Most people do not hear the car approaching behind them.
 

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I do not know about the new models, but my 2020 ZS the generated noise is definitely too low. Most people do not hear the car approaching behind them.
I noticed it seems to get quieter as you slow right down as well.
 

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(Written this bit before). As I have to traverse a pedestrian-only road every day, I have had to fit a warning sounder so that I can attract pedestrians attention. Using a relay based "and-gate", triggered from the two front indicators when flasher together, I use an electronic sounder which works pretty well. Thus to warn them I turn on the hazard flasher which activates the sounder.
 
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