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Old 04-11-2019, 10:18 PM
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Has anyone installed a "Backup Tunes" replacement thingie which plays music instead of that awful backup buzzer when you put your car in reverse? If so, (1) how complicated is the installation and (2) what is your impression once it is installed?

And (3) What do you call those cushions that hook over the cart's back seat so an "under 5-footer" can reach the pedals? I have searched online using all kinds of keywords and can't find one.

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Old 04-11-2019, 10:57 PM
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Has anyone installed a "Backup Tunes" replacement thingie which plays music instead of that awful backup buzzer when you put your car in reverse? If so, (1) how complicated is the installation and (2) what is your impression once it is installed?

And (3) What do you call those cushions that hook over the cart's back seat so an "under 5-footer" can reach the pedals? I have searched online using all kinds of keywords and can't find one.

Thanks!

kathy
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:14 AM
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I put tape over 90% of the buzzer. Sounds really nice now.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:08 AM
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Interesting idea, but the people around you may not realize you are backing up if they hear music instead of the more normal backup buzzer/tone. They my just think you have your radio up loud.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:05 PM
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Interesting idea, but the people around you may not realize you are backing up if they hear music instead of the more normal backup buzzer/tone. They my just think you have your radio up loud.
I thought the point of the noise was to remind *** ME *** that I have the cart in reverse. Cars don't have buzzers to let people know they are backing up and a car can do a lot more damage than a cart, so I am not sure I get why cart drivers need to warn pedestrians. [shrug]

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Old 04-12-2019, 02:51 PM
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I thought the point of the noise was to remind *** ME *** that I have the cart in reverse. Cars don't have buzzers to let people know they are backing up and a car can do a lot more damage than a cart, so I am not sure I get why cart drivers need to warn pedestrians. [shrug]

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I think the point of the noise is to remind everyone that you are backing up. I think you would already know you are backing up, because you have just put the cart in reverse.


I don't think backup music is a very good idea. People are used to beeping backup sounds from various trucks, machinery, and carts and know them as a warning. I don't think music would afford that warning.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:17 PM
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I think you would already know you are backing up, because you have just put the cart in reverse.
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Not always. There are times I have backed up into a parking spot and turned the key off without putting the cart in forward. So the beep reminded me I was in reverse the next time I turned the key to start.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:10 PM
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Not always. There are times I have backed up into a parking spot and turned the key off without putting the cart in forward. So the beep reminded me I was in reverse the next time I turned the key to start.
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I think I am more likely to do what Steve said.

So how many people have disabled their buzzer because it is so damn annoying?

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Old 04-12-2019, 05:13 PM
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i think i am more likely to do what steve said.

so how many people have disabled their buzzer because it is so damn annoying?

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I think I am more likely to do what Steve said.

So how many people have disabled their buzzer because it is so damn annoying?

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It's not annoying to me. I want to know it when you're backing up. Many people here have some degree of hearing loss. Music may not catch their attention or even be heard in some instances.


A cart can kill a pedestrian. I think there's a responsibility to operate it in a way that is the safest for all concerned. A minor annoyance to you might be a major hazard for others.
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