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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HisDad, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Oct 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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  3. Oct 16, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    still no worky.
     
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  5. Oct 16, 2021 at 2:41 PM
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    You can’t do anything with that tool that will change any setting on your car. It’s a code reader. And not a very good one at that.

    I never heard of being able to change settings on Toyotas thru the obdII port. Only heard vw doing that.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2021 at 3:13 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    I agree with your first statement but several of programs and apps let you change Toyota setting through the ODBII port. Carista for one and then there is of course always TechStream.
     
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  9. Oct 16, 2021 at 11:24 PM
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    I’m curious. What can you change? Maybe I can do something as well?
     
  10. Oct 16, 2021 at 11:45 PM
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    Here is the list of things you can change with Carrista. You can do more with TechStream


    Toyota Tacoma 3rd gen
    Dings & Warnings
    Seat belt warning ding (driver)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Seat belt warning ding (front passenger)
    Enabled / Disabled

    Ding when key is left in the car
    Enabled / Disabled

    Ding when headlights are left on
    Yes / No

    Key-in-ignition ding sound
    Slow / Medium / Fast

    Remote low battery warning
    On / Off

    Driver Assist
    Pre-Collision System (PCS) sensitivity: remember last state
    Enabled / Disabled

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the PCS switch is turned off and back on
    Far / Remember last distance

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the ignition is turned on with the PCS switch off
    Far / Remember last distance

    Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the ignition is turned on with the PCS switch on
    Far / Remember last distance

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system
    Enabled / Disabled

    Heater & A/C
    Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed)
    Yes / No

    Open vents to outside air when ignition is turned off
    Yes / No

    Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on
    Yes / No

    Link air flow to A/C operation
    Yes / No

    Fan speed reaches its target…
    Slowly / Normally / Fast

    Instruments: Displays & Nav
    Instrument lights dimming sensitivity
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Instrument lights restoring sensitivity
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Engine start indicator
    On / Off

    Display odometer after ignition is turned off for…
    30 seconds / 1 minute / 10 minutes / Off

    Microphone sensitivity
    1 - 11

    Lights: Automatic
    Auto headlights activation threshold
    Darkest / Darker / Normal / Lighter / Lightest

    Lights: Exterior
    Daytime running lights
    On / Off

    Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
    Off / 3 flashes / 4 flashes / 5 flashes / 6 flashes / 7 flashes

    Coming-home lights duration
    Off / 30 seconds / 60 seconds / 90 seconds

    Lights: Interior
    Interior light control
    Enabled / Disabled

    Turn on interior lights when you shut off engine
    Yes / No

    Turn on interior lights when you unlock doors
    Yes / No

    Turn on interior lights when smart key in range
    Yes / No

    Dim interior lights after…
    7 seconds / 15 seconds / 30 seconds

    Locking: Automatic
    Wireless door locking
    Enabled / Disabled

    Auto-lock all doors
    Disabled / When shifting into gear / When vehicle starts moving

    Auto-unlock all doors
    Disabled / When shifting into park (P) / When driver's door is opened

    Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door
    Yes / No

    Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door within…
    30 seconds / 60 seconds / 120 seconds

    Locking: Beep & Blink
    Beep when locking/unlocking with remote
    Yes / No

    Volume of beep when locking/unlocking with remote
    Off / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / Max

    Blink turn signals when locking/unlocking with remote
    Yes / No

    Locking: Doors & Alarm
    Unlock doors via remote
    Driver's door on 1st press, all on 2nd / All doors on 1st press

    Unlock doors via physical key
    Driver's door on 1st press, all on 2nd / All doors on 1st press

    Unlock doors via smart key (door handle button)
    Driver's door on 1st press, all on 2nd / All doors on 1st press

    Max number of consecutive lock/unlock cycles via touch sensor
    Unlimited / 2 times

    Warn (beep) when door can't be locked because it's still open
    Yes / No

    Warn (beep) when sunroof is still open when locking doors
    Yes / No

    Locking: Smart Key
    Stop monitoring for car key signal after…
    0 - 5 days

    After locking with smart key, don't allow re-opening within…
    0.5 seconds / 1.5 seconds / 2.5 seconds / 5 seconds

    Smart key location to start car
    Front seats / Anywhere in vehicle

    Parking Sensors
    Parking sensor beep volume
    Low / Medium / High

    Activate parking sensors in neutral (N)
    Yes / No

    Enable rear parking sensors when in neutral or forward gear
    Rear / Rear corner / Off

    Rear parking sensor range
    Narrow / Wide

    Windows & Sunroof
    Open driver's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Close driver's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Open passenger's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Close passenger's window using single button press
    Yes / No

    Passenger window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Passenger window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    Yes / No

    Other
    Panic function on remote
    Enabled / Disabled
     
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  11. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:48 AM
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    Looks like I'll just be returning this when it comes in. It also looks Carista is what I want. I'll have to look it up and see what it cost and what else is involved.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    Research it here and other places. You can buy their ODBII adapter and you get 1 month access to the advanced features in the app. There are other ODBII adapters out there that work with the app also. They do not show the unlimited purchase of the app on their webpage but the app let me buy it for $89. Otherwise after your trial you can get it for a month, three months or a year for $9.99, 19.99 or $49.99 respectively. I just bought it for $89 so that I can use the customization features whenever I would like on any vehicle. My son got everything that he wanted done to his truck with the free trial and never looked back.

    Also note that it looks like the customization features that let you make any of the changes above are for Gen 3 Tacoma's. I am not sure if it will make similar changes on Gen 2's.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that if you have two sets of tires with TPMS's you can switch the id numbers back and forth in the ECU with the app if you have the id numbers. Good feature if you swap between winter and summer tires.
     
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  13. Oct 22, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    I could only get the free trial if I signed up for a one month subscription. At least that's what the app told me. I did that and made a few changes, but I didn't have as much control as the advertising lead me to believe. For example, there was mention of being able to change how the front automatic windows work, but that's apparently not a Tacoma feature. I rand the ECU data report and it didn't even report an engine being present.

    I'll make sure that the few changes I made are okay and then in a month or so I'll probably sell the module. Unless I missed something and someone can point me in the right direction.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2021 at 1:36 PM
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    Which adapter did you get? I remembered seeing some power windows settings with mine but didn't look too closely at what they did. I also have several ECU reports from mine. I run them and then there is a setting to share them. I send them to myself via email. I would post one here but it is very long.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    I got the Carista adapter and used their app. For the ECU report, I know the engine needs to be running, but should I also drive around a bit to get a better report?

    Maybe those power window settings only apply to some trim levels. I have a 2019 SR5 DCSB, I see you have a TRD and a Limited.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    For the ECU reports I had the engine running but did not drive. It does take a while though. You have to give it time.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    I let it run all the way through and that's the report it ran. I'll try it again tomorrow and see if it was operator error.

     
  18. Nov 15, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    After almost a month with Carista I'm sorry I wasted the money.

    1) The free trial is only free if you buy a one year subscription first. So, it's not free.
    2) It doesn't do, at least for my SR5, a lot of what they advertise it will do. Maybe it does for the TRD and higher trim levels, but about the only thing I could do was change the lane change flash from 3 to 5.

    I emailed them to let them know that I am dissatisfied and I'll post their response in this thread.

    At this point I think that someone will get a good deal on a used a couple of times Carista box. Unless I'm missing something that it.
     

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