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Discussion in '2017+ Sync 3 / In Vehicle Technology' started by Vinayak, September 21, 2017.

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    1. Warscha

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      This is for the Canadian users.
      Does anyone know if you can use a Rogers sim card in the modem, instead of the AT&T.
      The only option with AT&T is to buy as needed, and it is expensive.
      If I can use a Rogers sim card, it will only cost me $10.00 per month to share my current data plan.
       
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    3. Sgt1411

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      That question is probably best answered by Jason. (jmr061)

      It would depend on if Ford has somehow locked the cellular modem to AT&T like the carriers used to do in Canada until the CRTC made them stop and unlock older phones for free.

      That would be interesting because if it is locked then the Canadian rules say it must be unlocked for free.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum John.:wave:
      As already posted, V2.3 is that latest for your 2017 Sport. Also, Sgt1411 has addressed the headlight question correctly. Although some have added LED bulbs for the high beams, the housing is specifically designed for halogen bulbs.

      Peter
       
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      Thanks for the quick replies. Hard waiting for the delivery. Found out on Saturday that while the Sport was in the compound, it picked up a ding in a rear door right on the crease. That adds more time needed to prep and deliver.
      Looking forward to long relationship with this board and you folks.
       
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      Can I ask why you chose to take a 2017 Sport as opposed to 2018 given the upgrades between the two model years?
       
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      Almost 10K difference in price what with incentives, Costco and clearing of last year's model. The difference between the 2 years were not enough for the price.
      Saying that though, am curious wether the 18 light assembly can be installed in the 17 ???
       
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      You sure the 2018 has LED low and high beam?
       
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      In checking the 2018 Order Guide, it seems the LED high beams are only available on the Platinum.

      Peter
       
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      Warscha,

      Can you tell us the full software version that your Sync 3 3.0 came with on your 18 Platinum?

      Thanks,
       
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      My '18 Sport has version 3.0 on my Sync 3 unit.
       
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      Are you able to go into the "About SYNC" settings and provide us the v 3.0 build number?
       
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      Sync 3, Software Version : 3.0
      Build 17276_PRODUCT
       
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      With this version/build, are you able to see and access Apple Play and Android Auto? I upgraded from 2.3 to 3.0 and now those 2 apps are missing from my setup screen. Thanks.
       
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      I think once you use the android auto app on your phone while connected by Bluetooth, the option will be available
       
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      Yes, I have them both. But we've attached an iPhone and Android phone at some point to the car too.
       
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      Couple of observations. Have the Sirius 6 month subscription but no traffic. Called Sirius, can't get traffic without giving up the free 6 months. Strange. Can't figure out how to listen to the radio without an accessory position on the start button. Is it not possible?
      Can't get any apps to show up in sync 3 no matter what I try.
      Getting frustrated.
       
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      Pretty sure my ‘17 came with 4-5 years of traffic included, with only the 6mo trial subscription
       
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      Maybe a Canada thing?
       
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      Oh I didn’t realize you were in Canada, I feel like I read that in Canada you didn’t get that for free or something.
       
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      There is an 'accessory' position. Just press the start button without putting your foot on the brake. Also, if you just want to listen to the radio, just use its power button to turn it on. A key fob is not required to be in range. The radio along with the homelink buttons always have power going to the. Traffic is not included with the 6 month subscription. I believe it is a separate paid package.

      Peter
       
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      Funny thing...I installed Android Auto in anticipation of picking up my new 2018 truck on Sunday. Now my old Sync (2011 Fusion) triggers Android Auto on my phone but I don't have Android auto in my car. Weird...
      :dunno::laugh:o_O
       
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      I have to say. The upgrade ( still unsuccessful as of this post) is one of the worst user experiences in upgrading anything ihave tried ( im a techie so ive done some pretty low level upgrades on devices)

      1) no user feedback on usb insert.
      2) no acknowledgement that an upgrade is happening
      3) an upgrade complete message. It will be used at next start........
      4) next start. Guess what. Still shows sync 3 version 2.0.

      5) ALL attempts and wifi upgrade just spin. ( even after 30 mins of sitting in vehicle tried usb instead)

      Ford. Your upgrades stink..
       
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      As for #2, mine did show something to the effect of Software Updating at the top of the screen.
      #3,4 - I experienced that as well with the 2 unsuccessful attempts but on the 3rd try I did get an Update Complete or Successful (can't recall exactly) when it finished. It took about 15 -20 minutes. It has been mentioned here that the update using WiFi would not work and to use the USB method. It did however work in reporting the successful update a day or two after I installed it. Previous upgrades on MFT went much better.

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      I had a lot of issues with one USB stick, but then a second one- same manufacture but slightly newer model (maybe smaller-32GB vs 64gb) worked perfectly on the other usb stick. Almost immediately stated it was upgrading and worked flawlessly. I can get you the model if you want
       
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      I couldn't agree more.......

      I just was talking to someone in Ford about another matter and they mentioned how good SYNC3 was. I could not resist I had to unload my frustration with exactly what you said.
       

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