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Any reason why the weather app never works?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Azrael's Gaze, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:16 PM
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    Azrael's Gaze

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    Seems like the majority of the time it just gives me errors...
     
  2. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:17 PM
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    GeauxTacoma

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    mine is so latent it doesn’t even matter.
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:24 PM
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    cryptolime

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    if mine even works, it's outdated.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM
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    Trail Limo

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    It only works if you are in an area that broadcasts weather. Where I live it works great, but when I go visit family it doesn't work at all.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:36 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Mine works fine. It's about as accurate as any other weather forecast.

    I wonder if it's from whatever HD signal your truck is pulling from, and not the truck itself. I've been getting irritated that my favorite station has been randomly cutting in and out. Turns out it's a problem with their tower, not my radio.

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  6. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:59 PM
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    Mas Olas

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    Can’t you just roll down the window and check the weather?
     
  7. Nov 26, 2022 at 4:18 PM
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    hiPSI

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    Because the weatherman is seldom right. Toyota just saving you the anger.
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2022 at 7:49 PM
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    ronopolis

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    I forget the "native" Toyota stuff is even there on the head unit. I'm 100% Carplay. The native Toyota stuff is just garbage. Almost embarrassing.
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2022 at 8:05 PM
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    SH10151

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    Mine just gives me wind warnings.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Mine too, though admittedly the indicators took me a minute to learn. This one means "crosswind coming from the right."

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  11. Nov 26, 2022 at 8:28 PM
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    TRD-Troll

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    I wish that stuff (weather, map) would just synch from an iphone app via bluetooth like Wunderground.

    Would futureproof it to some degree.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2022 at 8:49 PM
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    5nahalf

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    My son asks alexa every morning what the weather is outside... I keep telling him to just look out the window, or maybe poke his head out the door and he will find out.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2022 at 9:42 PM
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    Trail Limo

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    There are costs to access the API from those apps. The radio weather is free. The only way they could do an app is to charge a subscription.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2022 at 10:20 PM
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    Mine works fine. The actual radar map thing has been exact on a few trips. Knew exactly when and where we’d hit snow or rain.
     
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  15. Nov 27, 2022 at 5:24 AM
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    I prefer the map toyota has over using google maps on android auto. Google maps can be very inaccurate at times and also doesnt show turns and stuff on the lil screen above the wheel.
     
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    My 2018 won't load the weather map unless I've had access to an HD radio station. Did a 3000+ road trip in October had to always find an FM HD station and tune in for a few minutes to get data downloads. Works great
     
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  17. Nov 28, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    JJ Diablo

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    Never messed with it but I will today. Im in Ct and I always get NY / Long Island “current weather” so I never bothered.
     
  18. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:26 AM
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    Vmax540

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    Over three years and just found out there is a weather map...
    :oops:
     
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  19. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:52 AM
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    TA2016

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    My weather app I believe gets Weather Channel info by HD Radio. It works but I feel the NOAA site is more accurate.

    https://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps

    Zoom in on the National Forecast Chart map to see your local area.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    anthemAnathema

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    Why the fuck would a truck need to give a weather forecast? Is the super computer phone we all already carry around not good enough?

    Get off my lawn.
     
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