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I have a SEL AWD model. What all have your been able to customize with carista?
Can you make the lightbar across the grill be on with the day time running lights?
I know others have talked about changing the drive mode to direct rather than timed.
Can you get more ambient light choices?
Customize with the key to open/close windows and sunroof?
When checking compatibility on the carista site it shows some customizable options available but i would LOVE to know what anyone else has changed. I have an iOS device to I assumed the carista adapter would be best, is there a better one for customizing that is also compatible with iOS. Thanks!!
 

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Hello good evening.
I’m also in iOS.
As I’m from Brazil, preferred buy this one.
attention to choose Wifi option.

I read about you could use Obdeleven to change the lightbar and get more colors to ambient light. Didn’t tried because don’t have Obdeleven.
Used Carista in Beta Version.
It had many other options than regular version.
I could Customize with the keyfob and remote controller to open/close windows and sunroof

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I have a SEL AWD model. What all have your been able to customize with carista?
Can you make the lightbar across the grill be on with the day time running lights?
I know others have talked about changing the drive mode to direct rather than timed.
Can you get more ambient light choices?
Customize with the key to open/close windows and sunroof?
When checking compatibility on the carista site it shows some customizable options available but i would LOVE to know what anyone else has changed. I have an iOS device to I assumed the carista adapter would be best, is there a better one for customizing that is also compatible with iOS. Thanks!!
I also found this in Carista Web site and also found it in my app. It’s Beta and with subscription
* don’t forget to open the hood


Chassis & Engine
Power steering default mode

Driving profile selection / Comfort / Automatic / Dynamic / Default
Throttle response behavior
Gradual, controlled by time / Direct, controlled by threshold
ESC / ASR
ESC button inactive / ASR off / ESC sport / ESC off / ASR off / ESC off version 1 / ESC sport / ESC off version 1 / ASR off / ESC off version 2 / ESC sport / ESC off version 2 / ASR off / ESC sport
Dings & Warnings
Seat belt warning

Enabled / Disabled
Seat belt warning type
Disabled / US/Canada style / Euro style
Speed warning at 120 km/h (75 mph)
Yes / No
Ding when key is left in ignition
Off / Driver's door / All doors
Warning in dash display that low beam is turned off
No / When light switch is "OFF" / When light switch is in "Parking light" / When light switch is "OFF" or in "Parking light"
Driver Assist
Adaptive cruise control overtaking on the right

Enabled / Disabled
Adaptive cruise control default distance menu in MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Dynamic start assist
Early / Normal / Late
Hill start assist disengagement
Early / Normal / Late
Heater & A/C
Remember recirculating air state

Yes / No / Timer based
Remember Air Care state
Yes / No / Timer based
Show A/C blower speed when in AUTO
Yes / No
Temperature adjustment for hot countries
Enabled / Disabled
Instruments: Displays & Nav
Gauge needle sweep at startup

Yes / No
Start screen logo (instrument cluster)
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Tachometer highlight mode
0 - 15
Virtual instrument cluster theme
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Driver information system (DIS) display
Enabled / Disabled
Allow enabling oil temperature display via MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Oil temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Efficiency program display
Yes / No
Refuel quantity in MFD
Enabled / Disabled
Telephone menu display
Enabled / Disabled
Navigation compass display
Enabled / Disabled
Compass display position
Right of the time display / Left of the time display
Ambient temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Lights: Bulb Checks
Bulb check: front left fog lights

Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front right fog lights
Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front left indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: front right indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: rear left parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear left parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear left reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 21W rear fog bulb / General LED up to 12W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / General LED up to 12W / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Lights: Coming/Leaving Home
Coming-home lights

Enabled / Disabled
Coming-home lights mode
Manual: flash high beams to activate / Automatic: when it's dark (req. auto headlights) / Disabled
Coming-home lights trigger
When ignition is switched off / When door is opened
Coming-home lights use…
Low beams / Fog lights
Coming-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Lights: Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Daytime running lights

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring daytime running lights via dash display
Yes / No
Scandinavian DRL: daytime running lights activate taillights and parking lights
Yes / No
Turn off daytime running lights when parking brake is on
Yes / No
Parking light activates daytime running lights (DRL)
Yes / No
Daytime running lights on only when switch is set to AUTO
Yes / No
Lights: Exterior
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher

Enabled / Disabled
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
2 - 5 flashes
Right taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Auto headlights activation threshold
Low / Normal / High
Turn off front fog lights when high beams are on
Yes / No
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are on
Enabled / Disabled
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are off
Enabled / Disabled
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping (Phase 2)
Yes / No
Flash hazard lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Puddle lights driver side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights passenger side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while driver-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while passenger-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Left cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Right cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Cornering lights activation
Disabled / Steering wheel is turned (method A) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method A) / Steering wheel is turned (method B) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method B) / Not defined
Cornering lights minimum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Cornering lights maximum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Lights: Interior
Footwell lights (Step 1 of 3)

Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 2 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 3 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights brightness
0 - 100 %
Turn on interior lights when trunk is opened
Yes / No
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Automatic
Auto-lock doors when moving

Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition
Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when shifting into park (P)
Yes / No
Car lock and trunk lid close (and lock) via easy close button
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Beep & Blink
Allow configuring beep when locking/unlocking

Yes / No
Beep when locking with remote
Yes / No
Beep when unlocking with remote
Yes / No
Menu for configuring beep when locking/unlocking
Enabled / Disabled
Beep when locking/unlocking doors comes from the…
Alarm system / Horn
Duration of beep when locking/unlocking with remote (horn only)
Normal / Short
Locking: Smart Key (KESSY)
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 1 of 2)

Yes / No
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 2 of 2)
Yes / No
Passive entry via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Passive exit via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Mirrors
Allow auto-folding mirrors

Yes / No
Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
Yes / No
Auto unfold side-view mirrors when vehicle is unlocked
Yes / No
Allow configuring auto-folding mirrors in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Auto fold mirrors via…
Long press / Single click
Allow lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Menu for lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Synchronous mirror adjustment menu in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Parking Sensors
Park distance visualization (if equipped)

Yes / No
PDC switch off speed
0 - 20 km/h
Beep when parking sensor activated
Yes / No
Rear parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Rear parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Seats & Steering Wheel
Remember driver's seat heater level

Yes / For 10 min only / No
Remember passenger's seat heater level
Yes / For 10 min only / No
Trunk
Pop trunk via remote

Enabled / Disabled
Windows & Sunroof
Enable settings for opening/closing windows and sunroof

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring open/close windows with remote via infotainment
Disabled / View-only / Adjustable
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when driver door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when front passenger door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Open sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Close sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Sunroof action when opening via remote
Slide / Tilt
Close convertible roof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Blink turn signals when done closing windows via remote
Yes / No
Allow power window operation after ignition is turned off (except North American models)
Yes / No
Stop one-touch window movement after a door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Wipers & Washer
Headlight washer activation time

0 - 2550 ms.
Headlight washer activation delay
0 - 2550 ms.
Activate headlight washers once every … times the windshield washer is used
0 - 255
Other
Windscreen heater (if equipped) runs for a duration of

0.00 - 85.09 min
Rear window heater runs for a duration of
0.00 - 85.09 min
Enable remote control buttons when ignition is on
Yes / No
 

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Hello good evening.
I’m also in iOS.
As I’m from Brazil, preferred buy this one.
attention to choose Wifi option.

I read about you could use Obdeleven to change the lightbar and get more colors to ambient light. Didn’t tried because don’t have Obdeleven.
Used Carista in Beta Version.
It had many other options than regular version.
I could Customize with the keyfob and remote controller to open/close windows and sunroof

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Interesting, I bought the obdeleven and it won't even connect with the Taos. It only displays lots of errors while connecting to the modules. It will scan for faults but the rest of it doesn't work (Adaptations, Live Data, Basic Settings, etc). I am trying to work this out with obdeleven support but to be honest it is a pain to work with them. At this moment I would suggest to stay away from obdeleven if you plan to use it with the Taos. For the Taos it seems that Carista is the way to go.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I also found this in Carista Web site and also found it in my app. It’s Beta and with subscription
* don’t forget to open the hood


Chassis & Engine
Power steering default mode

Driving profile selection / Comfort / Automatic / Dynamic / Default
Throttle response behavior
Gradual, controlled by time / Direct, controlled by threshold
ESC / ASR
ESC button inactive / ASR off / ESC sport / ESC off / ASR off / ESC off version 1 / ESC sport / ESC off version 1 / ASR off / ESC off version 2 / ESC sport / ESC off version 2 / ASR off / ESC sport
Dings & Warnings
Seat belt warning

Enabled / Disabled
Seat belt warning type
Disabled / US/Canada style / Euro style
Speed warning at 120 km/h (75 mph)
Yes / No
Ding when key is left in ignition
Off / Driver's door / All doors
Warning in dash display that low beam is turned off
No / When light switch is "OFF" / When light switch is in "Parking light" / When light switch is "OFF" or in "Parking light"
Driver Assist
Adaptive cruise control overtaking on the right

Enabled / Disabled
Adaptive cruise control default distance menu in MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Dynamic start assist
Early / Normal / Late
Hill start assist disengagement
Early / Normal / Late
Heater & A/C
Remember recirculating air state

Yes / No / Timer based
Remember Air Care state
Yes / No / Timer based
Show A/C blower speed when in AUTO
Yes / No
Temperature adjustment for hot countries
Enabled / Disabled
Instruments: Displays & Nav
Gauge needle sweep at startup

Yes / No
Start screen logo (instrument cluster)
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Tachometer highlight mode
0 - 15
Virtual instrument cluster theme
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Driver information system (DIS) display
Enabled / Disabled
Allow enabling oil temperature display via MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Oil temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Efficiency program display
Yes / No
Refuel quantity in MFD
Enabled / Disabled
Telephone menu display
Enabled / Disabled
Navigation compass display
Enabled / Disabled
Compass display position
Right of the time display / Left of the time display
Ambient temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Lights: Bulb Checks
Bulb check: front left fog lights

Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front right fog lights
Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front left indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: front right indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: rear left parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear left parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear left reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 21W rear fog bulb / General LED up to 12W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / General LED up to 12W / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Lights: Coming/Leaving Home
Coming-home lights

Enabled / Disabled
Coming-home lights mode
Manual: flash high beams to activate / Automatic: when it's dark (req. auto headlights) / Disabled
Coming-home lights trigger
When ignition is switched off / When door is opened
Coming-home lights use…
Low beams / Fog lights
Coming-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Lights: Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Daytime running lights

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring daytime running lights via dash display
Yes / No
Scandinavian DRL: daytime running lights activate taillights and parking lights
Yes / No
Turn off daytime running lights when parking brake is on
Yes / No
Parking light activates daytime running lights (DRL)
Yes / No
Daytime running lights on only when switch is set to AUTO
Yes / No
Lights: Exterior
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher

Enabled / Disabled
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
2 - 5 flashes
Right taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Auto headlights activation threshold
Low / Normal / High
Turn off front fog lights when high beams are on
Yes / No
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are on
Enabled / Disabled
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are off
Enabled / Disabled
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping (Phase 2)
Yes / No
Flash hazard lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Puddle lights driver side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights passenger side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while driver-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while passenger-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Left cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Right cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Cornering lights activation
Disabled / Steering wheel is turned (method A) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method A) / Steering wheel is turned (method B) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method B) / Not defined
Cornering lights minimum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Cornering lights maximum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Lights: Interior
Footwell lights (Step 1 of 3)

Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 2 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 3 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights brightness
0 - 100 %
Turn on interior lights when trunk is opened
Yes / No
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Automatic
Auto-lock doors when moving

Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition
Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when shifting into park (P)
Yes / No
Car lock and trunk lid close (and lock) via easy close button
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Beep & Blink
Allow configuring beep when locking/unlocking

Yes / No
Beep when locking with remote
Yes / No
Beep when unlocking with remote
Yes / No
Menu for configuring beep when locking/unlocking
Enabled / Disabled
Beep when locking/unlocking doors comes from the…
Alarm system / Horn
Duration of beep when locking/unlocking with remote (horn only)
Normal / Short
Locking: Smart Key (KESSY)
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 1 of 2)

Yes / No
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 2 of 2)
Yes / No
Passive entry via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Passive exit via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Mirrors
Allow auto-folding mirrors

Yes / No
Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
Yes / No
Auto unfold side-view mirrors when vehicle is unlocked
Yes / No
Allow configuring auto-folding mirrors in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Auto fold mirrors via…
Long press / Single click
Allow lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Menu for lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Synchronous mirror adjustment menu in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Parking Sensors
Park distance visualization (if equipped)

Yes / No
PDC switch off speed
0 - 20 km/h
Beep when parking sensor activated
Yes / No
Rear parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Rear parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Seats & Steering Wheel
Remember driver's seat heater level

Yes / For 10 min only / No
Remember passenger's seat heater level
Yes / For 10 min only / No
Trunk
Pop trunk via remote

Enabled / Disabled
Windows & Sunroof
Enable settings for opening/closing windows and sunroof

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring open/close windows with remote via infotainment
Disabled / View-only / Adjustable
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when driver door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when front passenger door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Open sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Close sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Sunroof action when opening via remote
Slide / Tilt
Close convertible roof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Blink turn signals when done closing windows via remote
Yes / No
Allow power window operation after ignition is turned off (except North American models)
Yes / No
Stop one-touch window movement after a door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Wipers & Washer
Headlight washer activation time

0 - 2550 ms.
Headlight washer activation delay
0 - 2550 ms.
Activate headlight washers once every … times the windshield washer is used
0 - 255
Other
Windscreen heater (if equipped) runs for a duration of

0.00 - 85.09 min
Rear window heater runs for a duration of
0.00 - 85.09 min
Enable remote control buttons when ignition is on
Yes / No
My Carista should be delivered this weekend so I’ll be able to play with it. I did see the listed features on the site under Taos, just really curious what all anyone else changes aside from the timed to direct for driving settings. I’ve seen that you can unlock the ambient lighting where the SEL only has 10 options but you can unlock the 30 options like other vehicles have. Purely cosmetic that one. I’m curious if the light bar across the grill which is only on at night with lights set to auto can be made to be on with the other day time running light. I didn’t know you needed to have the hood open. Wondering if the carista won’t be able to do all I would like customization wise. Thanks!
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I also found this in Carista Web site and also found it in my app. It’s Beta and with subscription
* don’t forget to open the hood


Chassis & Engine
Power steering default mode

Driving profile selection / Comfort / Automatic / Dynamic / Default
Throttle response behavior
Gradual, controlled by time / Direct, controlled by threshold
ESC / ASR
ESC button inactive / ASR off / ESC sport / ESC off / ASR off / ESC off version 1 / ESC sport / ESC off version 1 / ASR off / ESC off version 2 / ESC sport / ESC off version 2 / ASR off / ESC sport
Dings & Warnings
Seat belt warning

Enabled / Disabled
Seat belt warning type
Disabled / US/Canada style / Euro style
Speed warning at 120 km/h (75 mph)
Yes / No
Ding when key is left in ignition
Off / Driver's door / All doors
Warning in dash display that low beam is turned off
No / When light switch is "OFF" / When light switch is in "Parking light" / When light switch is "OFF" or in "Parking light"
Driver Assist
Adaptive cruise control overtaking on the right

Enabled / Disabled
Adaptive cruise control default distance menu in MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Dynamic start assist
Early / Normal / Late
Hill start assist disengagement
Early / Normal / Late
Heater & A/C
Remember recirculating air state

Yes / No / Timer based
Remember Air Care state
Yes / No / Timer based
Show A/C blower speed when in AUTO
Yes / No
Temperature adjustment for hot countries
Enabled / Disabled
Instruments: Displays & Nav
Gauge needle sweep at startup

Yes / No
Start screen logo (instrument cluster)
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Tachometer highlight mode
0 - 15
Virtual instrument cluster theme
Type 1 / Type 2 / Type 3 / Type 4 / Type 5 / Type 6 / Type 7 / Type 8
Driver information system (DIS) display
Enabled / Disabled
Allow enabling oil temperature display via MMI
Enabled / Disabled
Oil temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Efficiency program display
Yes / No
Refuel quantity in MFD
Enabled / Disabled
Telephone menu display
Enabled / Disabled
Navigation compass display
Enabled / Disabled
Compass display position
Right of the time display / Left of the time display
Ambient temperature display
Enabled / Disabled
Lights: Bulb Checks
Bulb check: front left fog lights

Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front right fog lights
Disabled / LED lights / General headlights / LED light module / 4* 3W
Bulb check: front left indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: front right indicator lights
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / LED low power / General LED up to 12W / Flashing lights / LED flashing lights / General LED / LED low power / LED BLK open load U from 65 T200
Bulb check: rear left parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking/brake light
Disabled / Brake lights / Combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / LED combined flashing and brake lights / LED brake lights / General LED
Bulb check: rear left parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right parking light (inside)
Disabled / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 6W general incandescent lamp / 2* 6W / 3* 5W / 4* 5W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear left reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / 21W rear fog bulb / General LED up to 12W / LED brake lights / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Bulb check: rear right reverse light (inside)
Disabled / 12W general light bulb / 27W general light bulb also H15 / General LED up to 12W / General LED up to 12W / General LED / General LED
Lights: Coming/Leaving Home
Coming-home lights

Enabled / Disabled
Coming-home lights mode
Manual: flash high beams to activate / Automatic: when it's dark (req. auto headlights) / Disabled
Coming-home lights trigger
When ignition is switched off / When door is opened
Coming-home lights use…
Low beams / Fog lights
Coming-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights (req. auto headlights) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Leaving-home lights duration
0 - 90 sec.
Lights: Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Daytime running lights

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring daytime running lights via dash display
Yes / No
Scandinavian DRL: daytime running lights activate taillights and parking lights
Yes / No
Turn off daytime running lights when parking brake is on
Yes / No
Parking light activates daytime running lights (DRL)
Yes / No
Daytime running lights on only when switch is set to AUTO
Yes / No
Lights: Exterior
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher

Enabled / Disabled
Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
2 - 5 flashes
Right taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (non-NAR)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Right taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Left taillight when trunk is open (NAR) (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Auto headlights activation threshold
Low / Normal / High
Turn off front fog lights when high beams are on
Yes / No
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are on
Enabled / Disabled
Flash rear fogs along with flash-to-pass when headlights are off
Enabled / Disabled
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Flash brake lights in emergency stopping (Phase 2)
Yes / No
Flash hazard lights in emergency stopping
Yes / No
Puddle lights driver side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights passenger side
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while driver-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Puddle lights while passenger-side mirror is folding
Enabled / Disabled
Left cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Right cornering light (using fog light)
Off / On
Cornering lights activation
Disabled / Steering wheel is turned (method A) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method A) / Steering wheel is turned (method B) / Steering wheel is turned / blinker on (method B) / Not defined
Cornering lights minimum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Cornering lights maximum activation speed
0.0 - 127.0 km/h
Lights: Interior
Footwell lights (Step 1 of 3)

Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 2 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights (Step 3 of 3)
Enabled / Disabled
Footwell lights brightness
0 - 100 %
Turn on interior lights when trunk is opened
Yes / No
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Pulsating start/stop button light (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Automatic
Auto-lock doors when moving

Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition
Yes / No
Auto-unlock doors when shifting into park (P)
Yes / No
Car lock and trunk lid close (and lock) via easy close button
Enabled / Disabled
Locking: Beep & Blink
Allow configuring beep when locking/unlocking

Yes / No
Beep when locking with remote
Yes / No
Beep when unlocking with remote
Yes / No
Menu for configuring beep when locking/unlocking
Enabled / Disabled
Beep when locking/unlocking doors comes from the…
Alarm system / Horn
Duration of beep when locking/unlocking with remote (horn only)
Normal / Short
Locking: Smart Key (KESSY)
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 1 of 2)

Yes / No
Auto-lock when doors are closed and smart key is outside vehicle (step 2 of 2)
Yes / No
Passive entry via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Passive exit via smart key (driver's door)
Yes / No
Mirrors
Allow auto-folding mirrors

Yes / No
Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
Yes / No
Auto unfold side-view mirrors when vehicle is unlocked
Yes / No
Allow configuring auto-folding mirrors in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Auto fold mirrors via…
Long press / Single click
Allow lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Menu for lowering passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear
Yes / No
Synchronous mirror adjustment menu in infotainment
Enabled / Disabled
Parking Sensors
Park distance visualization (if equipped)

Yes / No
PDC switch off speed
0 - 20 km/h
Beep when parking sensor activated
Yes / No
Rear parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Rear parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep volume
1 - 9
Front parking sensor beep tone
1 - 9
Seats & Steering Wheel
Remember driver's seat heater level

Yes / For 10 min only / No
Remember passenger's seat heater level
Yes / For 10 min only / No
Trunk
Pop trunk via remote

Enabled / Disabled
Windows & Sunroof
Enable settings for opening/closing windows and sunroof

Enabled / Disabled
Allow configuring open/close windows with remote via infotainment
Disabled / View-only / Adjustable
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Open windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 1 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Close windows via long-press on remote (step 2 of 2)
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when driver door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Lower window when front passenger door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Open sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Close sunroof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Sunroof action when opening via remote
Slide / Tilt
Close convertible roof via long-press on remote
Yes / No
Blink turn signals when done closing windows via remote
Yes / No
Allow power window operation after ignition is turned off (except North American models)
Yes / No
Stop one-touch window movement after a door is opened
Enabled / Disabled
Wipers & Washer
Headlight washer activation time

0 - 2550 ms.
Headlight washer activation delay
0 - 2550 ms.
Activate headlight washers once every … times the windshield washer is used
0 - 255
Other
Windscreen heater (if equipped) runs for a duration of

0.00 - 85.09 min
Rear window heater runs for a duration of
0.00 - 85.09 min
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My Carista should be delivered this weekend so I’ll be able to play with it. I did see the listed features on the site under Taos, just really curious what all anyone else changes aside from the timed to direct for driving settings. I’ve seen that you can unlock the ambient lighting where the SEL only has 10 options but you can unlock the 30 options like other vehicles have. Purely cosmetic that one. I’m curious if the light bar across the grill which is only on at night with lights set to auto can be made to be on with the other day time running light. I didn’t know you needed to have the hood open. Wondering if the carista won’t be able to do all I would like customization wise. Thanks!
I don’t know why, but when you do the modifications in Carista after pop the hood, more options are available. I saw this tip in another Taos forum and worked.
plug in Carista, pop the hood and ignition on (doesn’t need to turn the engine). Only after this connect to Carista and open modifications options.
I advise to use Beta App there are many more options than regular one.
 

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No luck using Carista for upgrading the standard 10 ambient lighting choices on the SEL model to the 30 ambient lighting choices. I know it’s possible with the OBD 11 as people have used it on other VW. OBD 11 compatibility with the Taos seems to still be in the works. Small customization on the scale of what all you can do with Carista, just wish this was one of them. *even using the beta version. Was able to play with different styles for the digital cockpit
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No luck using Carista for upgrading the standard 10 ambient lighting choices on the SEL model to the 30 ambient lighting choices. I know it’s possible with the OBD 11 as people have used it on other VW. OBD 11 compatibility with the Taos seems to still be in the works. Small customization on the scale of what all you can do with Carista, just wish this was one of them. *even using the beta version. Was able to play with different styles for the digital cockpit View attachment 884
Unfortunately Carista doesn’t do that kind of modification.
As far as I know, it will only be possible by VCDS or long coding, which is only available at Obdeleven in long coding option.
Carista is still working in make available to 8’ display users change their dashboard colors. Which isn’t possible to this Taos version.
This function in Carista is working to change dashboard colors but there isn’t a menu for that in multimedia display.
 

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Played around with Carista last night for about an hour and a half. Some of it works, some doesn't. Seems weird to include to roll-down all the windows with a long press on KESSY, when the car already does it, but I did add tilting the sunroof open as well. That was cool. Set the passenger mirror to auto-down when I put the car in reverse. It did NOT remember the position prior to reverse, so I had to re-set the mirror after. Annoying, going to undo that. It says it does a lot, but my experience after last night, is most everything I'd want, the car already does and the things that I want it to do, can't be done.
 

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Played around with Carista last night for about an hour and a half. Some of it works, some doesn't. Seems weird to include to roll-down all the windows with a long press on KESSY, when the car already does it, but I did add tilting the sunroof open as well. That was cool. Set the passenger mirror to auto-down when I put the car in reverse. It did NOT remember the position prior to reverse, so I had to re-set the mirror after. Annoying, going to undo that. It says it does a lot, but my experience after last night, is most everything I'd want, the car already does and the things that I want it to do, can't be done.
I feel that. The only things I adjusted is the theme of the digital cockpit, from timed to direct for the transmission setting, and lastly having breaklights on with the DRL. The other things I wish to customize is not yet availed. But carista said they are working on those
 

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I get errors trying to do things like needle sweep but was able to enable the pulsating start button. Not sure when that happens? When opening door?

Edit: so I got more features to work on two VWs but the reverse mirror tilt doesn’t. On the Tiguan it does nothing. On the Jetta SEL it works but instead of tilting down it tilts up left. You can set it, even try tosave it in seat memory, but next time it still goes up left. Without storing the setting why enable it?

But I love having the windows still work after opening the door on exit. And fan level indicator on AC Auto, and
 

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I'll add it to this thread too.
Carista disables it by setting the minimum battery voltage for auto start/stop to work to an unfeasibly high value. It also changes the ambient temperature range within which it will function.
So it's pretty much never going to engage.
One advantage of the B2BFAB harness is that the system is still usable - it just reverses the function so the default is off. If you press the start/stop disable button it turns it back on.
 
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