Positive experience with Carista app.

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by The Professor, May 7, 2018.

  1. The Professor

    The Professor Senior Member

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    Carista is an app that allows you to change various options on your car yourself, that you'd normally need to take your car to the dealer (which may or may not incur a charge) to do.

    I've seen some mixed reviews on Google Play, and seen people who are hesitant to use it as they're understandably wary of modifying restricted settings.

    I already had a cheap ELM327 Bluetooth ODB adapter that I've had for a few years for use with the Torque app. It worked perfectly with Carista.

    I literally just plugged the adaptor into the Prius Gen 4 ODB port, turned the ignition on, launched the app on my phone, and told it to find what customisation options were supported. There are quite a lot. Some of which you can already change via the car's own settings menu, but a lot more that you can't.

    The changes I made were to change the reverse beep from continuous to a single beep, activate roll down/up of windows with long press of key fob unlock/lock button, single beep when doing that too, reduce volume of parking sensor beeps when stationary or moving away from objects, and a couple of others I've forgotten.

    When trying to change something for the first time, it does require payment. I chose £8.99 for 1 week, but there is also one around 3x that cost for 1 year.

    Turned ignition off, unplugged ODB adaptor, and tested the new settings... All works fine!

    If anyone wants screenshots of what can be customised let me know.
     
    #1 The Professor, May 7, 2018
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  2. Rickyedger

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    I would like to see what can be customized before I purchase everything. And do you know what the advanced features are it says the 4th gen cant access them.

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  3. The Professor

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    No problem... Here's a list of the customisable options it can find. The Advanced Features Carista can access on other cars (none of which are accessed via the ODB port and/or aren't applicable on a Prius) are things like setting the service reminder interval, opening your electronic parking brake for servicing, counts of things like how many times Launch Control has been used, reading ECU firmware version, etc.

    Here's a list of all of the settings that can be changed on my 2017 4th Gen Prius Excel (UK). The option surrounded by *s on each setting is what I currently have my Prius set to, and may or may not be the default:

    Doors / Windows / Remote:


    Wireless door locking
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Blink turn signals when locking/unlocking with remote
    *YES* / NO

    Beep when opening/closing windows with remote
    *YES* / NO

    Warn (beep) when door can't be locked because it's still open
    *YES* / NO

    Ding when key is left in the car
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Ding when key is out of the car and ignition is on
    *YES* / NO

    Warn (beep) when a window is still open when locking doors
    *YES* / NO

    Warn (beep) when sunroof is still open when locking doors
    *YES* / NO

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

    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*

    Open trunk via smart access button
    DISABLED / DOUBLE CLICK / *LONG PRESS*

    Open windows and sunroof by holding key in door lock
    ON / *OFF*

    Close windows and sunroof by holding key in door lock
    *ON* / OFF

    Open windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
    *ON* / OFF

    Close windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
    *ON* / OFF

    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

    Open rear left window using single button press
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-left window single-touch-close
    *YES* / NO

    Open rear right window using single button press
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-right window single-touch-close
    *YES* / NO

    Passenger window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Passenger window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-left window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-left window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-right window single-touch-open from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Rear-right window single-touch-close from driver's switch
    *YES* / NO

    Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
    WITH IGNITION / *WITH DOOR LOCKS* / DISABLED



    Instruments / Display / Dings:

    Engine start indicator
    *ON* / OFF

    Display odometer after ignition is turned off for…
    *30 SECONDS* / 1 MINUTE / 10 MINUTES / OFF

    Reverse-gear beep
    *BEEP ONCE* / KEEP BEEPING WHILE IN REVERSE

    Ding when headlights are left on
    *YES* / NO

    Seat belt warning ding (driver)
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Seat belt warning ding (front passenger)
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Seat belt warning ding (rear passengers)
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Turn signal click volume
    LOW / MEDIUM / *HIGH*

    Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
    OFF / *3 FLASHES* / 4 FLASHES / 5 FLASHES / 6 FLASHES / 7 FLASHES

    Remote low battery warning
    *ON* / OFF

    Front parking sensor range
    NARROW / *WIDE*

    Rear parking sensor range
    NARROW / *WIDE*

    Mute parking sensor when stationary for more than 3 sec.
    YES / *NO*

    Lower parking sensor beep volume when stationary for more than 3 sec.
    DON'T CHANGE VOLUME / *1* / 2 / 3

    Lower parking sensor beep volume when moving away from objects
    DON'T CHANGE VOLUME / *1* / 2 / 3

    Parking sensor beep volume
    1 / 2 / *3* / 4 / MAX

    Side parking sensor range
    SHORT / *LONG*

    Disable temporary muting of parking sensor above…
    AUTOMATIC / 15 KM/H / *20 KM/H* / 30 KM/H

    Activate parking sensors in neutral (N)
    *YES* / NO

    Auto-turn off parking display when moving away from obstacles
    *YES* / NO



    Lights:

    Coming-home lights duration
    *30 SECONDS* / 60 SECONDS / 90 SECONDS / 120 SECONDS

    Auto headlights activation threshold
    DARKEST / DARKER / NORMAL / *LIGHTER* / LIGHTEST

    Instrument lights dimming sensitivity
    DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST

    Instrument lights restoring sensitivity
    DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST

    Dim interior lights after…
    7 SECONDS / *15 SECONDS* / 30 SECONDS

    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

    Interior footlight (bright when doors open, dim when driving)
    *YES* / NO

    Turn on interior door-handle & center console lights dimly (flood lights) when ignition is on and shifter is not in park (P)
    *YES* / NO

    Interior light control
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED



    Heater & A/C:

    Ambient temperature calibration
    -3°C / -2°C / -1°C / *NORMAL* / +1°C / +2°C / +3°C

    A/C ECO mode
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    A/C compressor noise reduction
    ENABLED / *DISABLED*

    S-Flow function
    *ENABLED* / DISABLED

    Open air flow to footwell when AUTO button pressed
    *YES* / NO

    Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on
    *YES* / NO

    Auto-turn on recirculate mode when A/C is on
    YES / *NO*

    Open vents to outside air when ignition is turned off
    *YES* / NO

    Fan speed reaches its target…
    SLOWLY / *NORMALLY* / FAST



    Other:

    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*

    Pre-Collision System (PCS) sensitivity: remember last state
    ENABLED / *DISABLED*

    Stop monitoring for car key signal after…
    5.0


    Obtained with Carista 3.6.4 for Android.
     
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  4. Harters

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    Thats quite an extensive list, thank you.

    If they had the option to auto lock the car when putting it into Drive then I would get it, but alas its another thing our American friends get that we don't :unsure:
     
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  5. The Professor

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    Yep. That's a feature I've had for several years on previous cars, and I was hoping to find the option with Carista. Alas, we don't have it here in the UK on the Prius either.

    SM-T813 ?
     
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