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I would really like to disable the beep when opening the rear liftgate. I don't believe there is a setting for this in the software that I could find, does anyone know of a way to do this in the settings or another way (pull a wire)?
 

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As would I. The beep volume almost doubles since I backup my PP into our 2 car garage. The loud beep almost echos as it travels thru the house when I open/close tailgate at kitchen door entrance from garage. Would not want to permanently disable it but at times, off would be nice.
 

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I doubt we as owners can disable it as it's likely considered a safety feature to warn you the tailgate it opening.
 

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I also wanted to disable the beep. Since I do a lot of camping, it annoying when trying to make a stealth departure before sunrise. My work around is to set the lift gate for manual mode and then just open and close manually with no beep. Its still not silent since the lifting is power assisted, but it works for me. Just another option...
 

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Yes, it is kinda loud. Seems like I'm telling the whole neighborhood I'm either opening or closing my tailgate! I agree with darksky, it's probably a hardwire safety feature and meant to be tampered with.
 

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I also wanted to disable the beep. Since I do a lot of camping, it annoying when trying to make a stealth departure before sunrise. My work around is to set the lift gate for manual mode and then just open and close manually with no beep. Its still not silent since the lifting is power assisted, but it works for me. Just another option...
Is the setting to put it in manual mode in the settings on the infotainment system? I primarily just want to turn it off when I'm camping to be nice to the neighbors. Manual would not bother me for that.
 

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You can disconnect the buzzer. Alternative is removing the power wire from the connector that runs to the buzzer or disconnecting the ground wire for the buzzer. I can send those locations if anyone is interested.

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In fact if you have small hands or some patience you can reach the connector underneath the rear center behind the bumper and just unplug it
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Yeah sorry I couldn’t get my phone any closer, it’s the two wire connector in the center.
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it’s located behind the rear bumper if you crawl underneath with a flash you can see it. It’s a small relay sized box mounted to the body with a two wire connector connected to it. If you press the lock/unlock button on your FOB while you’re under there you’ll be able to tell that’s where the noise is coming from.
 

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Yeah sorry I couldn’t get my phone any closer, it’s the two wire connector in the center. View attachment 4046

it’s located behind the rear bumper if you crawl underneath with a flash you can see it. It’s a small relay sized box mounted to the body with a two wire connector connected to it. If you press the lock/unlock button on your FOB while you’re under there you’ll be able to tell that’s where the noise is coming from.
Thanks, that really helps!
 

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I found out the liftgate makes a short series of beeps every few seconds if you drive with it open. I was transporting my gas powered lawn edger to the repair shop and I had to keep the liftgate open because the handle wouldn't allow it to close. The beeping stopped after a minute or so. Fortuntately the repair shop is only a 1/2 mile away.
 

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Is the setting to put it in manual mode in the settings on the infotainment system? I primarily just want to turn it off when I'm camping to be nice to the neighbors. Manual would not bother me for that.
Yes there is a setting to change the left button to manual open vs the default button press which beeps and then opens the tailgate. I have left mine set that way. If I want the power assisted open, I can just activate the sensor with my foot.
 

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Yes there is a setting to change the left button to manual open vs the default button press which beeps and then opens the tailgate. I have left mine set that way. If I want the power assisted open, I can just activate the sensor with my foot.
Please clarify...I can set the the tailgate to manual mode so I can lift it to a height that will not hit my garage door? What page in the owners manual addresses this?
 

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Please clarify...I can set the the tailgate to manual mode so I can lift it to a height that will not hit my garage door? What page in the owners manual addresses this?
Yes you can use manual mode to only partially open the tailgate, but there is no way to set a limit; you would have to keep your hand on the tailgate to stop further movement.
 

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The beep is WAY too loud and the options are either all (any powered lift beeps) or nothing(you have to lift to get no beep). Drives me nuts. My Sorento simply did not beep if you pressed the handle button- the designers knew pressing that button meant you were standing RIGHT THERE and so the lift was silent while still opening powered. If you opened the power lift from the front button or key fob, it would beep at a very reasonable volume. The way the Passport does it is just another unrefined Honda "Feature". I cannot stand the beep and am tired of having to pull fuses, disable things, and modify the car already so I basically leave it in manual mode to avoid the beep and feel I paid for something I cannot use without being annoyed. Wish I had asked more details at the dealer when they said you could change things like the beep. These little things are piling up to become annoying.
 

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In fact if you have small hands or some patience you can reach the connector underneath the rear center behind the bumper and just unplug it
Well that was easy. 60 seconds with screwdriver and needle nose pliers. No more obnoxious squawking! I just unplugged it and left it in there.
 

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No issues at all. It still does a quiet beep if you block it, which is good. But it doesn't do that loud squawk on opening and closing. If you crawl under and look up at the gap between bumper and car...you'll see the plug. I just unplugged it using needle nose pliers to reach in there, and a screwdriver to press the connector tab. Left the connector just hanging there. It could be re-connected if needed.
 
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