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Author:  kumper33 [ Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

Heya,

Got bored over the weekend and got annoyed with app to pre-heat the PHEV. Browsing this forum the key mod did not work (2018 Model). I was able to over the weekend get Alexa to start the car. I say the phrase "Alexa, trigger car heat" The car then preheats for 10 minutes. Takes around 90 seconds for it to start.

Would anyone here have a use for a guide if I wrote one? The requirements are:

1) Rooted Android phone running 8.0 or below. 9.0+ does not work. I used my old Google Pixel 1 XL.
2) IFTTT Account (Free!)
3) Tasker app ($4.99) if I remember right.
4) Alexa dot, speaker, UE Megaboom, ecobee 4 thermostat, fire stick. Anything that has Alexa built in.

Future commands still to add:

Alexa, Trigger car cold, I have months to make this =)
Alexa, Trigger car heat 20

Anyways, it works great and now we can start the car when need be. You can also tie into into more IFTTT things like alarms.

Cheers

Author:  twosout [ Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

I'd be interested, but keep it basic/simple.
I tripped at the first step (Rooted Android).

I find my Android connection very flaky. It has worked but fails most of the time.

Author:  Tipper [ Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

Does this just preheat using the electric heater or does it actually start the engine?

Author:  jarjar26 [ Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

kumper33 wrote:
Would anyone here have a use for a guide if I wrote one? The requirements are:
Cheers


Yes, definetly intersted !

Author:  philwire [ Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

I don't have an Alexa device but you got me at IFTTT

Author:  Mitch [ Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

kumper33 wrote:
Would anyone here have a use for a guide if I wrote one?


yes please

Author:  kumper33 [ Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

Got a bit busy over the last couple days but I will try and get a guide out this weekend.

1) It starts the electric heat just like you would with the app
2) Just IFTTT would work as you could put a button
3) An Amazon dash button would also work.
4) If rooting and a flaky android phone is the problem. Then this solution may not work.


With the guide I try and save some time it took me troubleshooting =D

Author:  Hypermiler [ Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

Sounds great, yes please.

Author:  Demon2030 [ Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

sounds interesting. How did you connect all of that?

Author:  unlockstra [ Wed May 15, 2019 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alexa, PHEV and Remote Start

oh yes! I am interested. Maybe Google works too?

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