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Programmable feature with Carista?

EddieEagle

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Just to resurect an old thread.
Bought a Carista which has enabled me to......
i. Get rid of seatbelt ding dong bell.
ii. Stop rear wiper going off when selecting reverse with front wipers on.
iii. Have DRL light go out on the side indicating, for that indicator to be more visible.
iv. First press key fob, unlock, driver door only. Second press,unlock, all doors.
v. Indicators no longer programmed for ‘lane change’. On or off at will.
vi. And the reason for buying the thing in the first place, doors all lock when driving off and unlock when drawing the ignition key.
Oh, and vii. ‘Tear wipe’ when using screen wash.
Interesting bit of kit.
 
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Stoneybroke

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I agree, though have an obdeleven which had more features, is more flexible and cheaper overall.
 
2CV67

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I got a Carista dongle & app in 2016 & successfully made some minor changes:
- Auto-lock doors when moving
- Auto-unlock doors when key out
- Auto-enable rear wipe in Reverse (NO)
- Horn works with ignition off

Following some work by my VW dealer, I noticed (some time later) that these changes had reverted to factory settings.

I just dug out Carista & was pleased to find it still worked & I changed back to my preferences OK.

But there was one little surprise:
For the Auto-lock & Auto-unlock, I now have a choice between "Method A" & "Method B"....
These options were not there in 2016.
I couldn't find any explanation.

I tried Method A & it seems to work OK (short test).

Anybody know what Method A & Method B are?

Thanks!
 
EddieEagle

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But there was one little surprise:
For the Auto-

Anybody know what Method A & Method B are?

Thanks!
I wondered about that. Went with option a which switched on both a & b.
Selecting option b did nothing .
Am pleased to have sorted it in any event but will watch for reset ( as well as oily prints everywhere) next visit to dealer! :cheers
 
Richard Hurst

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I've just ordered one so looking forward to seeing what I can change
 
Richard Hurst

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So mine arrived and so far changed the following:

Added the beep on locking and unlocking
Central locking automatic upon 10 miles per hour
Added the big mph display in settings
5 flashes on the indicators instead of 3
 
Bellcrew

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So mine arrived and so far changed the following:

Added the beep on locking and unlocking
Central locking automatic upon 10 miles per hour
Added the big mph display in settings
5 flashes on the indicators instead of 3
I was surprised that our hire car in the US beeped when it was locked/unlocked, felt very antisocial until I read the manual and cancelled it. Presumably sounding your horn whilst stationary/after 11.30 pm is still an offence?
 
Ken M

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Added the big mph display in settings
How big is the big speed display? Is it the only read out displayed on the digital when selected or does it still include the other irrelevant info like outside temp, time etc? And Am I correct in assuming that it would also display km/h if metric units were selected?
 
Stoneybroke

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How big is the big speed display? Is it the only read out displayed on the digital when selected or does it still include the other irrelevant info like outside temp, time etc? And Am I correct in assuming that it would also display km/h if metric units were selected?
No, sorry, it only seems to display mph whatever the setting is...
 
GreggB

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Added the beep on locking and unlocking
I did this initially but was soon asked by my wife to turn it off! It did used to make next doors dogs bark as well.
Also tried it on my work van, used the horn as the ‘beep’ so it was turned off immediately.
 
‘Brian’s Dad’

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I need your help.... I can't make the auto lock function work.

I succeeded in the large speed display with the Australia setting. But whatever I do with the auto lock A and B options nothing seems to happen.

Any tips?
 
GreggB

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Can’t offer much advice other than it worked on my T5 but not on a friends T6, other changes did work on the T6 but not had a chance to have another look.
 
Volkywagen

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Does anybody know what the starter screen number is for the Carista programme. I’m currently on number 3 which is the GTi welcome screen :talktothehand. I don’t mind, but is there a specific California one???
 
VWDrooper

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I need your help.... I can't make the auto lock function work.

I succeeded in the large speed display with the Australia setting. But whatever I do with the auto lock A and B options nothing seems to happen.

Any tips?
Yes I think you also need to enable another option for it to work, from memory try the option which will unlock all the doors when you open just one
 
WelshGas

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Yes I think you also need to enable another option for it to work, from memory try the option which will unlock all the doors when you open just one
I think the 2nd option required is " Unlock on Key Removal from Ignition ".
 
B J G

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I need your help.... I can't make the auto lock function work.

I succeeded in the large speed display with the Australia setting. But whatever I do with the auto lock A and B options nothing seems to happen.

Any tips?
Mine only worked with the 'B' option. plus the 'B' option to unlock.
 
B J G

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I think the 2nd option required is " Unlock on Key Removal from Ignition ".
Yes mine only unlocks when key taken out or door switch pressed. One door opens with 2 pulls of the door handle, only that door unlocked.

Incidentally Carista £10 (Amazon) and annual App Fee now £33.99
 
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