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I have a 2007 Lexus GS450h. I'm trying to silence the Lexus

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I have a 2007 Lexus...
I have a 2007 Lexus GS450h. I'm trying to silence the Lexus Link error voice. I removed the console and replaced it with a sunglasses holder, however, the error voice is there. Lexus dealer unplugged the white femaie plug, but that cancelled the microphone and I use that for cell calls.
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Lexus Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago
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HI,

I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Why not just get the problem repaired that is causing the link error voice?

I will need the vin number to pull the schematics for this, but if memory serves, the microphone and speaker for the error voice share same circuitry and cannot be uncoupled. But I will check once you post the vin number

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks Eric, no problem. VIN is JTHBC96S075011279. Boy, what a bummer if they indeed share the same circuitry. I know they're both on the large white plug, but wondering if there's any wires I could cut to get rid of the voice, etc. Thanks.
Lexus Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

HI,

Ok, here is the problem I see after studying the schematics. The sound signal for the Link error voice is on the same sound signal wires as the audio output wires for hearing the phone calls when using the hands free system for making phone calls. We can clip the wires for this to eliminate the Link error voice on start up but you lose hearing phone conversation as well, which is as bad as losing the microphone.

So unfortunately they are indelibly linked and no way to uncouple without losing the phone hands free system for phone calls.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks Eric. Wonder if there's a way to trick the system into thinking it's still plugged in. I still have the old console with Lexus link buttons and wiring. I guess it needs to read a complete circuit before the voice stops?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
One last thing. The voice seems to come from a right side speaker I'm not sure it's tied to my sound system. I wonder if I could just unplug that speaker. When I'm on calls voices come from the speaker near the steering wheel.
Lexus Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

HI,

Correct in that it needs a complete circuit.

That right speaker is part of the audio sound system so it could be unplugged without affecting the hands free system

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Lexus Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

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