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James_FRwagon

Active Member
Oct 18, 2018
57
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Does anyone know if tyre pressure monitoring can be disabled through carista?

And can the ambient lighting be set to a color on the prefacelift models? I'd like mine to always be red but it only goes red when in sports mode. it's white otherwise.
 
May 26, 2019
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Hi guys,
I recently purchased the Leon Fr MK3 and also the Carista OBD adapter. I tried to connect it but it doesn't show up at all. I left wifi and bluetooth settings on (my phone is android). Then I put the adapter on the port and turned the ignition ON without starting the engine. A red light comes up and nothing detected. Any ideas?
Thank you all!
 
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bgb

Active Member
Jan 22, 2019
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Hi guys,
I recently purchased the Leon Fr MK3 and also the Carista OBD adapter. I tried to connect it but it doesn't show up at all. I left wifi and bluetooth settings on (my phone is android). Then I put the adapter on the port and turned the ignition ON without starting the engine. A red light comes up and nothing detected. Any ideas?
Thank you all!
I can only speak from experience using an iPhone.

You don't actually 'connect' to the OBD dongle via your handset, you launch Carista, then click on Diagnose/Customize/Service (which ever one you need), and it just automatically searches and connects and then spends a few minutes gathering info.

This should all be displayed to you via the app as a percentage to when its complete. Customization on my car takes a good 2-3 mins to load :)
 

JCM27

Active Member
Apr 15, 2019
57
12
Anyway to disengage cruise control via clutch with Carista? At the minute the only way to disengage cruise control is by tapping the brakes or the stock.
 
May 26, 2019
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I can only speak from experience using an iPhone.

You don't actually 'connect' to the OBD dongle via your handset, you launch Carista, then click on Diagnose/Customize/Service (which ever one you need), and it just automatically searches and connects and then spends a few minutes gathering info.

This should all be displayed to you via the app as a percentage to when its complete. Customization on my car takes a good 2-3 mins to load :)
Hi bgb,
Thank you for your reply!
I did that and it still doesn't work :\ I got these screenshots..
 

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bgb

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Jan 22, 2019
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Hi bgb,
Thank you for your reply!
I did that and it still doesn't work :\ I got these screenshots..
Have you switched the ignition on as in one click of key or push of start button without foot on brake? Don't start the engine.

Is that list of bluetooth devices only appearing when you are in the car? Maybe click one, see if it connects? The device should be flickering blue/red if inserted within the port correctly.

Lastly, maybe turn off your cars bluetooth used for wireless phone interface, and don't have it plugged in via USB.

Other then that, I'm out of answers, sorry!
 

bigup

Active Member
Mar 25, 2019
129
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Manchester
I setup Carista beta on an android phone,

I know have a iPhone, can I continue to use same beta on iPhone using same account ?
 
May 26, 2019
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Have you switched the ignition on as in one click of key or push of start button without foot on brake? Don't start the engine.

Is that list of bluetooth devices only appearing when you are in the car? Maybe click one, see if it connects? The device should be flickering blue/red if inserted within the port correctly.

Lastly, maybe turn off your cars bluetooth used for wireless phone interface, and don't have it plugged in via USB.

Other then that, I'm out of answers, sorry!
Hi bgb,
So quick update on what happened to me. I contacted Carista costumer service and had to send them a report of my error trough the app. Then they replied to me saying that I had a faulty OBD dongle. They sent me another one, received yesterday but only had the chance to try it this morning and everything is working now!
 

bgb

Active Member
Jan 22, 2019
576
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Hi bgb,
So quick update on what happened to me. I contacted Carista costumer service and had to send them a report of my error trough the app. Then they replied to me saying that I had a faulty OBD dongle. They sent me another one, received yesterday but only had the chance to try it this morning and everything is working now!
Good result!
 
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Cuprobbie

Active Member
May 4, 2016
91
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Hamilton
Still cannot find the Soundaktor anywhere on Carista.
I’ve tried several times now, but no joy.
I’m just using the basic Carista, so possibly I might need to upgrade.
Any suggestions?
It has worked for mirror fold and number of flashes from indicators.
 

ParadoxB

Active Member
May 28, 2019
12
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Hi,

Can anybody confirm if with the single click mirror folding, it affects the long press to open the windows? I use that a lot having a black car, really helps get the hour air out (obviously I am talking about last year ) as you walk up to it. Also does the single click shut the windows to if they are open?

Thx in advance and sorry of I missed it already. I have looked through most of the posts on this thread.

Cheers

Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
 

ChrisM75

Active Member
May 10, 2019
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Still cannot find the Soundaktor anywhere on Carista.
I’ve tried several times now, but no joy.
I’m just using the basic Carista, so possibly I might need to upgrade.
Any suggestions?
It has worked for mirror fold and number of flashes from indicators.
Its under 'OTHER' in the customisation menu. On mine its about the 3rd option down I think. You do have to subscribe, or use the free trial/beta to change it, but its there in the list even if you dont.
 

LR231998

Alor Blue 290 Cupra
Jan 21, 2019
485
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Hi,

Can anybody confirm if with the single click mirror folding, it affects the long press to open the windows? I use that a lot having a black car, really helps get the hour air out (obviously I am talking about last year ) as you walk up to it. Also does the single click shut the windows to if they are open?

Thx in advance and sorry of I missed it already. I have looked through most of the posts on this thread.

Cheers

Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
Single press mirrors just do mirrors. Windows will still work the same as before. Long press to open long press to close.
 
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Oddmanout

Active Member
May 19, 2019
121
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Hi,

Can anybody confirm if with the single click mirror folding, it affects the long press to open the windows? I use that a lot having a black car, really helps get the hour air out (obviously I am talking about last year ) as you walk up to it. Also does the single click shut the windows to if they are open?

Thx in advance and sorry of I missed it already. I have looked through most of the posts on this thread.

Cheers

Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
Interesting thought - I don't know but I'd like to know the answer now!

I will say 1 click mirrors is much better and I can't see it affecting the 'all close' function of a long hold since Carista specifically only refers to the mirrors.

Edit: someone beat me with the answer above. Good to know.
 

Cuprobbie

Active Member
May 4, 2016
91
26
Hamilton
Many thanks ChrisM75.
Tried again this morning, but still no success.
Can’t see anything about Soundaktor on ‘Other’ and looked in the other options too.
I’m near the end of the free trial and I won’t be paying to extend it.
I’ve just physically disconnected the Soundaktor. A bit of a pain, literally on the back of my right hand.
I’ll reconnect it when I sell/trade in the car next year.
I am pleased with the two changes I’ve made.
You don’t get much for £15 nowadays, so I feel the Carista is worth it.
 

bgb

Active Member
Jan 22, 2019
576
293
@Cuprobbie did you disconnect before or after connecting Carista? When Carista searches and you've already disconnected, it wont register the module being 'live' i would guess?
 

Cuprobbie

Active Member
May 4, 2016
91
26
Hamilton
When I was searching on my iPad with the Carista in place and ignition on, the Soundaktor was connected.
I’m guessing I’ve done something wrong as I’m not very confident in my own abilities!
However, I wasn’t really intending turning the fake sound down, just off completely which has obviously been achieved by physical disconnection.
I think it’ll be a 5 minute job to reconnect it when required.
 
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