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- Jul 19, 2021
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- VW GLI, 4Runner
You are correct. It’s too cold for waiting and hoping. I’d be doing the get in, get out, push start button, hold brake. Push start again. Open door. Hokey pokey routine trying to get the prompt to show up. If nothing else the mild calisthenics would generate some heat.I would not recommend “waiting and hoping” as good troubleshooting steps.
Yes. Quite a few people have used the passcode. For others, it's problematic to get to the prompt for it. With this vehicle, there are so many variables (OTA update versions, dealer module updates, phone model and OS, etc.) that it makes the technology iffy at times for many. If I was going to rely on the passcode, or PaaK, I would carry my fob in a farady bag or similar for a long period and ensure I had no issues. Given the alternative is simply carrying the fob and having no issues, ...
Yes. I do it all the time. Normally on weekends when I need to move the car so I can get another one out of the garage. (My MME parks outside in the driveway...)
Did you try hitting the start button with your foot on the brake multiple times? Sometimes it takes 3-5 tries (pausing between tries), before the car displays the password prompt. I’ve done this many times and it always works. Make sure your PAAK shows it’s still set up in Fordpass. If it is you will see a second set of buttons under the Start button. If it’s not, you will see a message and button labeled “Set Up Phone As A Key”I assume it's possible. First I entered the 5 digit factory given number into the door. Once in I got the screen active, but I was unable to put the 8 digit password in. Tried and tried with no success. I read the help in the owner's manual nothing. It made some reference to a 10 digit code, no idea what that's about and again where to put it if I had it.
It did, and prompted that key was not found. I waited for the screen to boot up, pressed the button again to turn it off, and on next press it prompted about the key again, I pressed OK on the wheel, and password dialog appeared on the screen.Now that's interesting, since the foot off the brake should just turn on Accessory mode... ?
Yes, I have on a couple of occasions.
Confirmed - without the key and the phone, pressing the "Start" button without the brake pedal and then OK on the steering wheel opens the password dialog (after an attempt to connect to Android Auto, maybe about 10 sec. )Maybe if I pressed OK on the first prompt it would be enough, I'll go and try again
There’s a couple factors at play. Paak tried to measure the distance of your device using the Bluetooth connection (which is not accurate), if it thinks it’s too far it won’t activate. This is why people say to place the phone bellow the screen, personally holding it in my hand while pushing the button works great.It’s funny how CarPlay will connect, but the MME won’t recognize PAAK