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 Post subject: Remote App access via sms and Tasker (for pre-heating)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:02 am 

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:56 am
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Location: Sweden
Does anyone have a sample Tasker script for starting the pre-heating (or cooling) using Mitsubishi's remote control app?

What I'm trying to do is remotely turn on the car's pre-heater beyond the car's limited WiFi range. A suggestion in various forums is to leave an Android phone in the car which remotely starts Mitsubishi's app after receiving a text (SMS) message.

As an aside, I did purchased the "Outlander PHEV SMS Remote" App but later discovered that it only supports the original version of Mitsubishi's Remote Control Outlander PHEV app. Somewhat annoying that he is still charging a hefty price for the App and no longer supporting/updating it but I'll spare you further whining about that.

Here's my current set-up:

An old Samsung S5 is in the car with the Mitsubishi PHEV I app, Tasker, and AutoInput installed. For access to the mobile network I bought a cheap pay-per-use sim card/plan.

My initial Tasker set-up was as follows

- Upon receiving an SMS with the text "H" a Tasker "Profile" calls up a task I named "Heat"

- The "Heat" task does the following:
WiFi set on
Wait 10 seconds
Launch App Remote Ctrl 1
Wait 10 seconds
Launch the AutoInput plug-in and instruct it to click on the "Climate ON/OFF" button
Wait 10 seconds
WiFi set off

After the initial set-up I tested it and it worked. There was much rejoicing. Howevever subsequently it has only worked sporatically at best, generally not working. I tried extending the wait times to 15 or 20 seconds with no luck. I suspect one problem is an error message that pops up in the PHEV app when the pre-heating is stopped because a door was opened.

If anyone has a functioning script and is willing to share it then I would be very grateful.

2014 Outlander PHEV, "Business" package

 Post subject: Re: Remote App access via sms and Tasker (for pre-heating)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 am 

Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:19 am
Posts: 11
Any success? :) I don't even have my Outlander yet (should arrive at Sunday), but I'm already thinking that this remote control is something I want.

I'm planning similar approach with Tasker, except that I planned to use unanswered call for trigger. It's always free, SMS might cost something if you don't have some bundle.

Can you kill the app when it's done? That should prevent the "door opened" warning.

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