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Old 06-16-14, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Did you know about the Carista app?

'Sup everyone! We made an Android app called Carista OBD2 that allows you to change your own Lexus Personalized Settings. That includes the "dealer-only" settings like DRLs, auto-off heated seats, etc. (see list below). Furthermore, Carista can diagnose all computers in the car and reset Lexus-specific lights such as ABS, airbag, etc. (which is different from all other OBD2 apps out there, since they only support generic OBD2 diagnostics of the engine and transmission, no other computers). The app runs on Android phones and tablets; we're starting development on an iOS version now.

Just letting everyone know that such a thing exists. It's not free: the Lexus-specific functionality requires a one-time in-app purchase of a Pro Package that costs $19.99. Once you buy it, you have unlimited access to changing settings and doing diagnostics as many times as you want on as many cars as you want (incl. supported VW, Audi, Toyota and Scion models). The app lets you see what customization settings are available on your specific car before you buy the Pro Package.

The hardware that you need is a generic ELM327 Bluetooth dongle ($10ish) that plugs into the diagnostic port inside the car, under the dash. See some examples here.

So the total cost is around $30 for unlimited use. Compare that to going to a dealer ONCE


Here's a sample customization (LPS) list from a 2013 GS350 (US model). Your settings may vary depending on equipment and market.

Doors / Windows / Remote:

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

Beep when locking/unlocking with remote
YES / NO

Volume of beep when locking/unocking with remote
OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / MAX

Beep when opening/closing windows with remote
YES / NO

Warn when door can't be locked with remote because it's open
YES / NO

Warn when a window is still open when locking doors
YES / NO

Warn when sunroof is still open when locking doors
YES / NO

Panic function on remote
ENABLED / DISABLED

Open trunk lid with remote
SINGLE CLICK / DOUBLE CLICK / LONG PRESS / VERY LONG PRESS / DISABLED

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 withinů
30 SECONDS / 60 SECONDS / 120 SECONDS

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

Auto-lock doors when moving
ON / OFF

Lock doors when shifting into gear
ON / OFF

Unlock doors when shifting into park (P)
ON / OFF

Unlock all doors when driver's door is opened
ON / OFF

After locking with smart key, allow re-opening withinů
0.5 SECONDS / 1.5 SECONDS / 2.5 SECONDS / 5 SECONDS

Smart key location to start car
FRONT SEATS / ANYWHERE IN VEHICLE

Unlock trunk when smart key in range
YES / NO

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

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

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

Auto fold side-view mirrors
WITH IGNITION / WITH DOOR LOCKS / DISABLED

Lower side-view mirror when in reverse gear
DEFAULT / USER-SPECIFIED


Instruments / Display / Dings:

Engine start indicator
ON / OFF

Display odometer after ignition is turned off forů
30 SECONDS / 1 MINUTE / 10 MINUTES / OFF

Ding when headlights are left on
YES / NO

Turn signal click volume
LOW / MEDIUM / HIGH

Remote low battery warning
ON / OFF

ECO Drive indicator zone
ON / OFF


Lights:

Daytime running lights
ON / OFF

Coming-home lights duration
OFF / 30 SECONDS / 60 SECONDS / 90 SECONDS

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

Turn on marker lights when vehicle is unlocked via remote
ON / OFF

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

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

Dim interior lights afterů
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

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when smart key in range
YES / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when doors unlocked via remote
YES / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) forů
OFF / 7 SECONDS / 15 SECONDS / 30 SECONDS

Interior light control
ENABLED / DISABLED

Exterior light control
ENABLED / DISABLED


Heater & A/C:

Temperature dial calibration
-2░C / -1░C / NORMAL / +1░C / +2░C

Ambient temperature calibration
-3░C / -2░C / -1░C / NORMAL / +1░C / +2░C / +3░C

A/C evaporator control
AUTOMATIC / MANUAL

A/C ECO mode
ENABLED / DISABLED

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

Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed)
YES / NO

Deactivate front defroster when AUTO button pressed
YES / NO

Also blow to feet in face mode
YES / NO

Seat heater mode
AUTOMATIC / MANUAL

Fan speed reaches its targetů
SLOWLY / NORMALLY / FAST


Other:

Roll down rear shade when in reverse gear
YES / NO

Delay for rolling down rear shade when in reverse gear
IMMEDIATE / 0.7 SECONDS / 0.9 SECONDS / 1.2 SECONDS

Slide driver's seat back for easy exit
OFF / SHORT / STANDARD

Move driver's seat side support for easy exit
YES / NO

Move driver's seat lumbar support for easy exit
YES / NO

Move driver's seat pelvis support for easy exit
YES / NO

Move passenger's seat side support for easy exit
YES / NO

Move passenger's seat lumbar support for easy exit
YES / NO

Move passenger's seat pelvis support for easy exit
YES / NO
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Old 06-16-14, 03:54 PM   #2
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Waiting for iOS version. They are working on it.
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I would absolutely LOVE to change some of these options on my car. Unfortunately, I'm hooked into an iPhone at the moment.

This is a great app you've created... kudos to you guys. I'll keep my fingers crossed for an iOS version.
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Tpms programming?
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This is a great app!! I am an ios fanatic, but had an old evo 4g laying around that I use on wifi for the app. If you don't want to wait just pick up any old android on ebay for cheap.
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or you could use techstream

I have an old laptop I use to connect to the vehicles obd2 port.

but I just comes down to convenience, portable handheld unit or a laptop.
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Could you provide more info regarding techstream? Will it faciilitate changes to settings etc? What version would I download for a PC? Connecting cable?
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Old 06-17-14, 07:32 AM   #8
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Would be interested in the iOS app. Let me know if you're looking for beta testers!

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Could you provide more info regarding techstream? Will it faciilitate changes to settings etc? What version would I download for a PC? Connecting cable?
There are many threads on techstream on the forums here if you search around. One thread: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls43...ingertips.html
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Would be nice once you have iOS Version.
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And heaven forbid something in Windows Mobile! Yes, some of us are still users of Windows phones!
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Working on the iOS version as we speak (just starting)

TPMS programming is in the plans as well, but we have lots of competing priorities, so I can't promise it'll make it in the next version. It's not unlikely, though.
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So does the "Seat Heater Mode" only affect the "heat" settings and not the "cool" settings?

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so i noticed you have 3 different plug in adapters listed on your website, which one would i need to buy to make your app work with?

This one? LYL« Vgate ELM327 v1.5 Bluetooth Mini Small Interface OBD2 Scanner Adapter Torque Android
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So does the "Seat Heater Mode" only affect the "heat" settings and not the "cool" settings?

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I think it's only for the heating... but we haven't actually experimented with it on a car with cooled seats. Do you have such a car? I'll give you a free 14-day trial to mess with whatever settings you want if you try out this one and let me know how it affects the seat cooling. Deal?

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so i noticed you have 3 different plug in adapters listed on your website, which one would i need to buy to make your app work with?

This one? LYL« Vgate ELM327 v1.5 Bluetooth Mini Small Interface OBD2 Scanner Adapter Torque Android
Any one of them is fine. The one you've quoted is probably the one I'd recommend out of the 3.
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And heaven forbid something in Windows Mobile! Yes, some of us are still users of Windows phones!
Did I mention I see no reference to this app working with a Windows phone?
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