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SmartLink for 2017 Explorer

Discussion in '2017+ Sync 3 / In Vehicle Technology' started by WallaceMI, December 24, 2017.

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    1. WallaceMI

      WallaceMI New Member

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      Hi,

      I couldn't find any update in the forum but my FordPass app has the option to add the SmartLink feature but obviously I would also need a "modem" through the OBD somehow. Are there any updates about how to get SmartLink device for a 2017 Ford Explorer?
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Your profile indicates you have a 2013 Jetta. If you have both please add the 2017 Explorer (Base, XLT, etc) to your profile and put the Jetta in a signature. Thanks.

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      Ford SmartLink was yet another multimedia feature that was overpromised and underdelivered. Not unlike MFT or updates to SYNC3.

      Promised for 2017 it still hasn't materialized yet.

      The big CES show is in a week so maybe Ford will make some more promises of grandeur but don't hold your breath it may never show up.
       
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      Yes not on time....typical of ford.

      I have heard a few select dealers have it on a pilot/test program.

      This was also posted elsewhere (came from fordpass guide assistant agent supposedly)...

      Jan 2018 is the timeframe during which dealerships should start to receive info on the device and related details.
      The module will be offered in two price packages, either $150 upfront with $9.99/month afterward OR no upfront and $16.99/month afterward. Installation would be an additional cost.

      How accurate that is??...I can't verify.
       
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      Hey that is a good sign I also have the SmartLink login page in my FordPass app now...... Now I just hope the original info is updated and that it will work with a 2017 XLT.
       
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      I'm using the FordPass App with a new 2018 F150 work truck, while it's much better than the Ford Remote Access App it's still a far cry from the On* App.
       
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      Well has anyone seen evidence of this being offered for sale yet?
       
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      I'm calling it vapourware
       
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      I purposely didn't buy the DL3Z-19A390-B RMU a few months back as I was hoping to wait for newer and better technology.
      The RMU is listed as being discontinued, but they were plentiful on ebay under $200 a few months ago. Now it seems they are not available at the lower price point they once were...

      I wish someone with access to the information could share the pinout schematic of the RMU plug that plugs into the VSS.
      Looks like black, green, white, yellow, red, orange? What is the pinout and what are the functions of the wires?

      RMU remote access module connector pinout
       

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