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Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« on: August 18, 2015, 05:30:22 PM »
Just a quick review of the android app Carista.

Cost £15 for the app + you need a £5 Bluetooth OBD adapter.

It successfully reset my airbag light. Not can also activate / deactivate various settings such as:
1 press / 2 press lock options
Coming home lights
Auto lock when moving
Parking sensors volume
And loads more.

I only used the 1 press to open all doors and it worked like a charm. 

Not bad for £20 all in.

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 06:50:40 AM »
Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 07:17:33 AM »
It also found a lot more fault codes than the Torque app which is popular.

I activated a 'beep' on lock / unlock and it worked.  I also put the reverse 'beep' for parking sensors to max, which also worked.

I've not messed with other settings as they are already activated on my car.

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 07:21:37 AM »
Torque app is limited, brings up serious fault codes that can put the EML on, doesn't pick up minor codes such as codes related to the runner flaps

Sounds like a viable alternative to the VCDS Clones for those not wanting to spend £260+
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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 07:49:13 AM »
It paid for itself by turning the airbag light off for me. The rest is a bonus!

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 07:58:00 AM »
This is a list of stuff it can do on my car (havent tested most of them):

The following settings were available specifically to your vehicle using Carista:


Doors / Windows / Remote:

Auto-lock doors when moving
      *YES* / NO

Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition
      YES / *NO*

Beep when locking with remote
      YES / *NO*

Beep when unlocking with remote
      YES / *NO*

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

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

Beep when locking with key
      YES / *NO*

Beep when unlocking with key
      YES / *NO*

Blink turn signals when locking with key
      *YES* / NO

Blink turn signals when unlocking with key
      YES / *NO*

Unlock doors via remote
      DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND / *ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS*

Enable settings for opening/closing windows and sunroof
      *YES* / NO

Open/close windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
      *YES* / NO

Open windows via long-press on remote
      *YES* / NO

Close windows via long-press on remote
      *YES* / NO

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

Open/close windows and sunroof by holding key in driver-side door lock
      *YES* / NO

Open/close windows and sunroof by holding key in passenger-side door lock
      *YES* / NO

Open/close windows and sunroof by holding key in trunk lock
      YES / *NO*

Open windows by holding key in door lock
      *YES* / NO

Close windows by holding key in door lock
      *YES* / NO

Open sunroof by holding key in door lock
      *YES* / NO

Close sunroof by holding key in door lock
      *YES* / NO

Alarm system
      *ENABLED* / DISABLED

Alarm system disarming
      VIA REMOTE OR KEY / *VIA REMOTE ONLY*

Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door
      YES / *NO*

Enable remote control buttons when ignition is on
      *YES* / NO

Delay alarm activation
      *YES* / NO


Instruments / Display / Dings:

Instrument cluster language
      CHINESE / CZECH / *ENGLISH* / FRENCH / GERMAN / ITALIAN / PORTUGUESE / SPANISH / SYMBOLS (NO TEXT)

Instrument cluster region (affects ext. lights too)
      GERMANY / EUROPE / USA / CANADA / *GREAT BRITAIN* / JAPAN / SAUDI ARABIA / AUSTRALIA

Seat belt warning
      *ENABLED* / DISABLED

Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher
      *ENABLED* / DISABLED

Rear parking sensor beep volume
      OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / *MAX*


Lights:

Daytime running lights
      OFF / ALL LIGHTS / *HEADLIGHTS ONLY*

Use fog lights as daytime running lights
      YES / *NO*

Coming-home lights
      *ENABLED* / DISABLED

Leaving-home lights
      *ENABLED* / DISABLED

Coming-home lights mode
      *BASED ON PERSONALIZATION* / AUTOMATIC

Coming-home lights duration
      OFF / 5 SECONDS / *10 SECONDS* / 15 SECONDS / 20 SECONDS / 30 SECONDS / 40 SECONDS / 50 SECONDS / 60 SECONDS

Leaving-home lights duration
      OFF / 5 SECONDS / *10 SECONDS* / 15 SECONDS / 20 SECONDS / 30 SECONDS / 40 SECONDS / 50 SECONDS / 60 SECONDS

Ambient light threshold for leaving-home lights
      *0* / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

Turn off front fog lights when high beams are on
      YES / *NO*

Rear fog lights
      ENABLED / *DISABLED*

Flash brake lights in emergency stopping
      YES / *NO*

Disable US side marker lights (US models only)
      YES / *NO*


Other:

Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear (req. memory seats)
      *YES* / NO

Additional 'tear' wipe after rear window washer use
      *YES* / NO

Auto-enable rear wiper when front wipers on (interval) and reverse gear engaged
      *YES* / NO

Auto-enable rear wiper when front wipers on (continuous) and reverse gear engaged
      *YES* / NO

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 10:19:09 AM »
Its a really good app, I have been running it for a couple of years now.

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 04:15:10 PM »
I have downloaded this app and got a good obd2 adapter. All the diagnostic works but when I go on customise and choose my car it comes up saying the car either isn't supported or my ignition isn't on? Can I confirm your car is a mk5 golf? Like mine. Any help? Thanks

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 06:37:06 PM »
I have downloaded this app and got a good obd2 adapter. All the diagnostic works but when I go on customise and choose my car it comes up saying the car either isn't supported or my ignition isn't on? Can I confirm your car is a mk5 golf? Like mine. Any help? Thanks

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 03:23:56 PM »
Is that still the case?   Most of the comments on the app store for Carista seem to indicate everything is an in-app purchase if you want to do anything with it now.
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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 11:46:13 AM »
Well it still won't work for me. This is what carista customer service emailed me?

Thank you for the app report. Unfortunately, the way your car has responded to some of our commands, shows us that it still uses an older communication protocol (the same one as in the Mk4 Golf), which isn't supported by OBD2 adapters. Your car isn't supported for advanced diagnostics, customizations and/or advanced service tools. Sorry about that.


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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 11:07:15 PM »
Just to say Carista is excellent, for me at least. I paid £33 for the year’s subscription after the free month. It’s already paid for itself in helping diagnose faults. (08 GTI). Recommended.

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Re: Carista app - it works to reset airbag light
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 09:56:11 PM »
Just wanted to thank you for the post. Off the back of this I bought one and it arrived yesterday. Bluetooth works a dream and my airbag light issue (caused because I had ignition in when I removed the front passenger seat) was all reset and sorted. Currently have lots of other lights but that is because the engine cover is off and so are the wheels, brakes etc etc. In fact I have to put it back together by Saturday !