Since I read your comment a couple months ago, it's been gnawing at me. This weekend my wife pulled both her Navigator and my etron out of the garage and the etron is much louder than a V6! I can't stand it. Has anyone added the resistor or otherwise made an attempt a quieting this thing down?If you're handy with wires and soldering iron, an extra resistor inline will do the trick.
I'm very aware of potential consequences... this is indeed one of those 'at your own risk' things. Certainly a reason to consider 'quieting' instead of 'silencing' the sound.