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Techstream Tips and Tricks

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Totall4285, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Dec 16, 2019 at 12:44 AM
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    naked farmer

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    I think only the man, ovtune, has the power to change this.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2019 at 2:14 AM
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    I have never noticed that. I could see where that would be handy, though.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    It's not, you could be going down the road at 80 and kick it over to s mode and it'll scream up to 4th. I'm re gearing to 5.29 and it will be even worse, so any way to change it up, mod wise will be awesome. I havn't poked around in TS yet but just got my dongle for it the other day.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    well thats dumb. at least they did it right on the tundra (2010 model)
     
  5. Feb 29, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    You search the mod-list, but don't find anything of interest.
    Anyone have any info on Techstream working on a 2019? All the cables and software I'm finding relate back to 16-18.. any info would be appreciated.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    The version in my signature works for 2019s. Any compatibile cable will work with any year, although the Tactrix, or OVT Tactrix, is highly recommend.
     
  7. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    I just did a bunch of TS stuff on my 2020 using OVT’s cable.

    Nice to be able to tweak all the lighting setting, unlock/re locking functions, seat belt chime, turn signal count etc.

    FYI there was also an option to turn remote start on and off. I was able to toggle it “On”, but obviously it does nothing with the MT. I would have assumed it would have been greyed for the MT truck. It makes me suspect that ALL 2020 AT Tacoma’s are remote start capable, just needs to be turned on via TS.
     
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  8. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Did you use the version of TS linked in @lapoltba 's or my signature for that? I believe that up to now, we were assuming that version would only work through the 2019s.
     
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  9. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    It was a TS version through somebodies signature. Can’t remember who, but pretty sure it wasn’t yours.
     
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  10. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    What version do you see when you do Help > About?

    Same question to you Tony
     
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  11. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    We're the only two AFAIK, so that is really cool.

    V14.20.019
     
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  12. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    It will still work, but the newer features may or may not be supported. I don't know of any official release notes that says what is/isn't supported, but I also haven't looked.
     
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  13. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:50 AM
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    May have found a test pilot :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    With @CdnSldr being able to do customizations, that is pretty stellar.

    Of course, there might be other limitations.

    :cheers:
     
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  15. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM
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    I’ll check after work this evening.

    Any idea what wouldn’t be supported?

    The menus seemed pretty in depth. Can modify how aggressively auto climate control tries to achieve desired temp, how sensitive the light sensor is for auto headlights; both for how easily they turn on and off...just to give a few examples.

    I’ll take some screenshots of the various menus and post them.
     
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  16. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    For V12, all that we could do on 2018s was the TSB tune because that didn't require launching TS, which wouldn't connect.

    So, just getting into TS on a 2020 is a big deal given our earlier assumption. I don't have any doubt that you would be able to do TSB updates.

    The only other thing would be diagnostics and monitoring. Pretty much the same function.

    If you import the datalogging list from the zip file, you should be able to see a bunch of live parameters with the engine running.

    One really neat thing to see in TS is the TPMS monitoring. Live at 0.01psi with temperature. Stuff like that makes info-whores like me happy.
     
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  17. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    Really? as far as I knew V12 should have been fully compatible with 2018s at least.
     
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  18. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Nope v12 TS would not connect to 18s. Upgrade ECU firmware yes, but that is all
     
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  19. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    What @TeecoTaco said. I updated another TW'ers 2018 MT, but could only do customizations with Carista.
     
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  20. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    EDIT*
    Nevermind I was confused and thought we were talking about V14 not v12 for some reason...... Yes, V12 doesn't work past 2017.

     
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