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tekochip
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Re: Too many features, not enough knobs
tekochip   8/2/2013 4:28:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Don't forget that it's also cheaper this way.

Jim_E
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Re: Two things would make it better for me
Jim_E   8/2/2013 4:13:51 PM
As for the fan speed delay, I'm guessing that it's either a deliberate debounce or a soft acceleration ramp for the motor.  

The single phone issue just seems like a bad design that could likely be addressed with a firmware change (but never will be).

 

Here's the thread on the Sienna Forum about the 13 steps necessary to change the active phone:

http://www.siennachat.com/forum/67-mobile-electronics/10420-2013-xle-awd-no-nav-audio-upgrades-bt-phone-selection.html

 

 

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Two things would make it better for me
Rob Spiegel   8/2/2013 3:43:14 PM
Two issues here that seems strange to me include the delay after changing the fan speed? Why? The single phone connection. At any given time in my car, there might be four phones going.

Jim_E
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Two things would make it better for me
Jim_E   8/2/2013 2:15:55 PM
Two simple things that they could have done to make it better:

- Put an LED on the Air Conditioning button (like the old model had).

- Make the fan speed adjustment more instantaneous.

 

We like the separate left/right HVAC temperature controls, but the single button mode switch is a real annoyance.

 

And, then there's the issue of the built-in bluetooth support to cell phones.  If you have more than one phone assocated with the system, it won't automatically switch to the phones which are active.  Instead, you have to go through a multi-step process to manually select the phone that you want active!  I've just been leaving it synched to my wife's phone, as it's too much of a pain to change back and forth....

Ann R. Thryft
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Too many features, not enough knobs
Ann R. Thryft   8/2/2013 1:08:36 PM
This sounds like Toyota is following a trend I've seen in car dashboards for some time: clustering more and more functions on a single knob/dial. Considering the fact that there's limited space on the dash and yet more "features" that must be accommodated, this is likely to continue.

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