Saturday, July 27, 2019

Does Carista Work With A Škoda Yeti?

how to install carista on mobile?
Positive reviews for the Carista OBD2 diagnostics scanner are plentiful.
It claims to work with a Skoda Yeti. But, does it?

So I download the Carista App from Google Play Store - it's free.

I install it on my Yeti's infotainment system, but it can work from a mobile or tablet just the same

And it is both Android and Apple compatible.

install apps on xtrons infotainment
I already own an OBD2 Bluetooth scanner that I use with my Torque App.
Carista's website has information on using a non Carista OBD2: some work, some do not.

Mine does not 🤨

xtrons bluetooth obd2 scanner not working
carista does not work with other obd2 scanners
Nice one, Carista.

So I HAVE to buy their OBD2 scanner 😡

Okay. I find it online and order it.
It arrives fast.

Any changes I make to my Yeti via Carista remain, even if I delete the App

According to Carista. Good.

order carista obd2 online
should i buy carista obd2 bluetooth scanner?
So let's see what happens with this thing connected. If anything.

where is a skoda yeti's ecu?

The red power-on light... comes ON

This might be good times. 😐

carista obd2 scanner powers up
Now, I will turn my ignition on. And...
Well well... !

carista works with skoda, vw, seat cars
carista is scanning my skoda yeti
Oh no! What's this?

carista finds 2 faults on my skoda

I click Show Code and it says there are CAN Network Gateway errors, which means nothing to me 😕

I'll look it up later.
And it looks like Carista will allow me to resent these faults anyway. But I will only do that once I know what they are.
My Torque App has always told me that there are no faults with my Yeti.

So either Carista or Torque is a liar! 😡

what does can network gateway mean?

Right now I am eager to make some customisations to my Yeti

And clicking any one of these brings up a whole raft of options:
(for the purpose of this post I will just select one customisation option to see what happens).
So what'll it be then?

how to customize carista bluetooth scanner
Actually, there could be no doubt as to which option to try and enable first, could there?

Instrument needle sweep on startup, like motorbikes and sports cars 😎

enable needle sweep in carista settings
sweep startup enabled on carista scanner

needle sweep on startup with carista is working
I turn my ignition off then on, and...


skoda yeti needle sweep thanks to carista

A full needle sweep every time I turn on my ignition, just like superbikes, Ferraris etc.

My gauges are not cracked, by the way, it's just the camera flash.
So, okay, my non Carista OBD2 adaptor didn't work and I had to buy the official one. 

But after doing that, the very first customisation I try has worked

There are so many options with this Carista that I will need to test them out over the weekend.
And I will search online about those two CAN Network Gateway errors.
Thanks for visiting.
And feel free to stay tuned for more Yeti modifications I have planned.
If you also want the Carista OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner it's available here on Amazon

Just a heads up: many of my posts contain affiliate links of products I have bought for my Yeti.
If you buy something from one of these links, you will not pay a penny more.
I will get a small commission, although not every time.
The extra pennies help me to pay the annual cost of the domain name.
I thank you for your support.

See the needle sweep in action on the Skoda Yeti dot-net YouTube channel

carista OBD2 on youtube

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