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TIL 2021 Sienna Edition (TIL = Today I Learned)

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There's an extremely popular forum on Reddit called "today I learned" (abbreviated TIL). If you haven't seen it you should check it out at reddit dot com /r/todayilearned/ It's a place where people post interesting things they recently learned across a limitless breadth of topics.

Every time I come across some new interesting feature with our Sienna I think that such a thread would be interesting to share here. Granted, if you've read the 500 pages of manuals you presumably already know all these things :) but not all of us have (or will) rtfm so this is the Spark Notes version. Cool and maybe non-obvious things that you've been delighted to discover about your van. I'll start off with a couple of my own and hope others will share as well. When you come across something you didn't already know, maybe give it a like.

So the first one for me was probably when we learned that the recessed ridge on the driver's and passenger's door handles is a lock button. The first few days I was using the remote to lock the car but once I discovered that button that's mostly what I use! Very cool!

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Timing matters. Most people fail first few tries, but nothing needs to be enabled. Just practice.

Press and release, count to 1, Press and release again, count to 1 again, then PRESSSSSSS and hold until front lights flash. Car will start a few seconds later.

Did anyone got this workimg on 2023 LE? I tried several times with the mentioned combination and for some reason it doesn't work. Does it need activated by the dealer now?
As stated in the post you quoted, nothing needs to be activated. No subscriptions required. Just takes practice. Getting the timing right is a pain in the ass
Thank you. Was not sure if something was changed on new siennas, last post was for 2021 siennas. I guesss I have tried every combination I could, I'll now have you convince myself that this doesn't exist or will figure out by fluke someday.
I don't think LE has remote start. Unless some hidden gem??
That explains it, thank you!
TIL - Holding down the voice button on the steering wheel activates google assistant (rather than just pressing it once, which triggers the car's in built voice services). I'm using AAWireless with my Pixel phone
I think all the models come with remote start free for the first year. Afterwards, you have to pay $80 a year to continue it…
My 2023 LE doesn't have start stop option in the app, not sure if newer siennas have it.
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