Carista OBD2 limitations and successes

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  1. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    I had the dealer turn it off in my 2012 PiP, and I turned it off myself on my Prime with the Carista app. What did it for me is how the backup beeping masks IMPORTANT alerts from the various proximity detectors. I know I am backing up, but if I am about to crunch into something/someone, I really want it to get my attention.
     
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    True. I should try that. I did it myself on my gen2 and can’t remember if it was a single beep or no beep.
     
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    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    The Carista app says that it will work with other adapters, as long as they support the required OBD2 protocols and have Bluetooth (or WiFi for iOS, I think). But with the Carista adapter, you get a free month of premium functions (setting the backup beep is one of them).
     
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    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    At least on my former PiP, and on the Prime, I don't think you have the option to turn off the backup beep completely. It is either one beep or continuous beeping.
     
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    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    What I actually like about the Carista app is that its functionality is limited to customizations and diagnostic fault codes and such, and cannot muck around with Engine Control Unit parameters and such. One can really mess up your car fooling around with those. For those who want to tread in those waters, there are other apps suited to that pursuit. Sort of like my philosophy as a computing professional, where I really prefer to do my day-to-day work on the computer logged in as a non-administrative user, to protect me from myself. If I have to, I can go into super cautious mode and get administrative credentials, but that is not day-to-day.
     
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    I have the BAFX adapter and Carista works fine:D
     
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    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    At least for the Carista adapter, it is really asking for trouble to leave it plugged in, since anyone within Bluetooth range can attach to it, without any authentication.
     
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    I just got my Carista adapter and happily turned off the reverse beeping. I cannot seem to find the option for the proximity sensor? Anyone help me there?
     
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    can you turn off the annoying low speed noise?
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    I just did the same (with the Carista app and a BAFX OBDII device) but didn't see anything for the proximity sensor. I was also hoping to adjust the hold time for the remote climate start (so I wouldn't have to wait for 10 seconds) but didn't see their either.
     
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    Is there a setting to beep when having turn signal on and a car in the blind spot.
    So when the blind spot monitor flashes in the mirror when the blinker is activated and it senses a car have it beep. My brothers Kia does that and I think that's a great feature rather than just having the light blink.
     
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    I see Parking sensor beep volume in post #3
     
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    Is it possible to reprogram the seatbelt beeps to either be less or even turn down the volume with the Carista app?
     
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    anyone know when there will be updates / more options to change in the app?
     
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    I turned off the seatbelt beep with the Carista app (my wife doesn't put her SB on when driving from one store to another within the same large parking lot and it got really annoying).
     
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    so i cant do the same thing with a regular ODB2 scanner with buttons?
     
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    You can if you know the codes to program into it to send to the vehicle. That's the rub. They are not going to tell you so you can use your Scan Gauge II instead of buying their product.
     
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    can i just borrow someone's unit?
     
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    My son just bought a Zurich obd2 code reader. Anyway to find out if the Carista app will work with it?
     
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