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MFT Black / Blank Screen

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by nick75035, September 28, 2011.


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      That is an incorrect statement. When the screen went black we had nothing including rear control, stereo, back up camera, back up sensors, etc
       
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      Because the APIM was bad, not the screen itself. If the APIM were good and the screen was bad things would still work, you just cant see it. With a bad APIM the entire MFT system fails.
       
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      Could I upgrade to a sync 3 with a newer APIM or would I have to change other things out as well?
       
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      You can. Have to reprogram the unit for the features you have (can do this with forscan), add another GPS antenna (navigation), and if you want to utilize Apple CarPlay you have to swap the USB plug out in the console area.
       
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      Do you know where I can buy a new APIM?
       
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      eBay/junkyard. Forgot to add that you need to get the screen as well if you go with sync 3 (most of the time I've seen it sold together). Prices online have ranged from $450-$800 or more.
       
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      Maybe I'll just stick to the sync 2. Ford is supposed to call me today but I feel like there gunna quote me for the whole radio not just the APIM
       
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      Seeing as how they diagnosed it as a radio problem and not an APIM issue, they may just quote the radio.

      Peter
       
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      For a SYNC 3 upgrade the USB hub wiring differs on the 2011-2015MY and the 2016-2017MY. 2016MY is a plug and play upgrade. On 2011-2015MY, you need to modify the USB hub wiring for the new hub.

      4DTech makes a plug and play adapter if you don't feel like modifying the wiring. Purchase according to your hub connector type.

      Gen 1: https://www.4dtech.com/sync-3-retrofit-usb-hub-wiring-adapter-gen-1/ (Your 2012MY will likely use this connector)
      Gen 2a: https://www.4dtech.com/sync-3-retrofit-usb-hub-wiring-adapter-gen-2a/
      Gen 2b: https://www.4dtech.com/sync-3-retrofit-usb-hub-wiring-adapter-gen-2b/
       
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      They told me they were replacing the radio and it was going to cost $450 for parts and labor
       
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      Hope I'm wrong but I'm still leaning toward a bad APIM. Please let us know how it went.

      Peter
       

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