I think my connector might have 12 pins as well, but only 4 wires. Wouldn't it be nice to find a disable wire where a disable switch might have gone. I saw one video with a disable switch. .. I think it was not for a KIA though. It had to be pushed at every backup. So it must have sent a signal to the controller.I see 4 wires on mine too. I pulled the glovebox out and checked all the modules in that area, none of them looked like the 2017 module that had the amp in it.
I have a friend with a Kona, his speaker box has a 12 pin connector.
I'm also investigating if the wiring to disable it is behind the dash and the "empty" button on the left side.
We have the disable switch inside that disables the inside beeping, but it resets, and has no effect on the outside.
But apparently other countries have an off switch it's on the dash. I have a pinout of his 12 pin connector and there is a disable line and a line to light a LED on the dash when disabled, like the charging cord lock.
Exactlly, Everyone complains about the back-up beep. It is horrible! Sounds like a big earth mover backing up.Sorry, wrong beep, I was confusing the parking distance warning beep that can be disabled with the button just above drive mode in the console.
When I back out of my driveway, there's so many beeps all my neighbors are awakened!
They must have really changed it from 2019. Mine is a gentle tone, similar to the seatbelt warning, although much lower volume. Inside it's not audible if the radio is turned up, and I've stood outside the car while my wife is backing it into the garage, and it's barely noticeable when I'm standing right at the rear bumper. Just enough that you know something's there. Not at all jarring, and cannot be heard from inside the house.Exactlly, Everyone complains about the back-up beep. It is horrible! Sounds like a big earth mover backing up.
Engineers take measurements, dB level at so many feet. Regulators specify minimum dB levels. They won't use their ears, either regulations, or research if they think the regulatory minimums are less than required for safety (and liability).who knows what is in the minds of the Kia engineers, how they interpret upcoming laws, maybe one has a hearing problem,
I called a Kia dealer yesterday to find out if they had any volume control or disable function. The service and parts department would not answer the phone. The sales guy said no.Engineers take measurements, dB level at so many feet. Regulators specify minimum dB levels. They won't use their ears, either regulations, or research if they think the regulatory minimums are less than required for safety (and liability).
Some news: Apparently the metal box behind the grill is not the noisemaker, even though it vibrates quite a lot with the noise. Instead it is forward looking radar. Perhaps the 'speaker' is up above the grill, even more deeply buried behind plastic and metal.So the disable function is apparently available in OTHER countries.... I have the schematic and wiring diagram for one. Will report back if I can find the wires in the wiring harness.