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SYNC2 Map Update - Version A8

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by GrumpyOne, June 6, 2017.

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    1. Eltee

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      1. When you upgrade to the A8 (currently have A7) are your saved destinations and favorites are retained?
      2. Is there a market for an A7 Map on the factory SD card?
       
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      What years (approximately) are the versions? I.e. if I have a 2014 that's never been updated what would I have?

      Next question - If it's possible to just copy the map card onto a new SD card, which seems to be what's happening, is it against forum rules to share the data through google drive?

      I paid the inflated price for the updated DVDs on my Super Duty. It was handy because of all the added roads in Texas every other week. Anyone driving through DFW or Austin can appreciate that. But on the SD I had to provide a VIN which then generated some kind of key code on their end to be able to install it. I assume it's an algorithm that's probably not hard to break, but still a pain.
       
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      If you are referring to the card, you likely have and A4 or A5. You can pull it out and it will tell you on the card. As far as being able to copy a card see;
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/sd-card-for-navigation-went-bad.400341/
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/a7-navigation-map-for-sync-2-released.439165/
      Since discussions about removing catalytic converters is not allowed here because it is illegal to remove them, I suppose if copying the SD card is illegal then supplying step by step instruction on 'How To' then that would probably not be allowed. The site Admin would have to rule on that.

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      When you change (update) the the card, does the APIM keep your saved destinations?
       
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      Yes, it does
       
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      Warning ! I purchased A8 off ebay. It got replaced twice because both die after a week of use. The vendor ended up refunding my money. Btw, my MFT rebooted a few times during the incident. Now, back using my old A6 card.
       
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      I'm in the process of doing the same. Purchased the A8 sd card off Ebay. I had to get the first one replaced after a week or so. The second one also doesn't work after a week. I'll be getting a full refund and it's back to the A6 maps.
       
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      Why wouldn't you guys just get it from Ford? But nice or buy twice is what my wife says, used to get mad at her for spending money but she's making sense these days.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Those are sometimes the risks people take when they don't buy the OEM. Not always, but as evidenced here, it happens more often then you think.

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      how do I know that MFT is in need of update? my MFT went blank yesterday during So California heat wave 110 degrees. I pulled off and restarted the explorer and it worked fine. but the navigator wasnt working until I parked the xplo for an hour and it works fine. is that good enough for upgrade at no cost at the dealer?
       
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      MFT updates (other thread) and Map updates (this thread) are 2 different things. I understand that 3.0 is the latest MFT version. Which version are you on?

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      ill go check. I am at work my boss is at workshop hold a few seconds!
       
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      I found that I have A6 Navitator but cannot find out about MFT
       

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      Press Settings on the MFT screen, then press Help and then press System Information. Then you will see CCPU S/W Version which may look something like 3.08.15128.EA.10_PRODUCT. That is V3.8. The latest apparently is 3.10.

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      Thank you i will find out soon.
       
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      I checked... my MFT seems to be 4.30 not sure how it can happen if 3.10 is latest ..
       
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      That doesn't look right if that is what the CCPU S/W Version showed. I wonder if the previous owner changed the APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module)? I found the following post using the 'Search' feature; http://www.explorerforum.com/xenfor...s-here-mft-update.348386/page-33#post-3543589
      Do you know if the dealer checked to see if all the software versions were up to date?

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      Before V3.8, the CCPU S//W Version was showing in 4.X numbers, then with V3.8 CCPU became 3.08 & with 3.10 it is also V3.10.
      Anyway, CCPU S/W Version 4.30 means MFT version 3.6.2. So you should be able to update it to V3.10 through a dealer (official/recommended) or find a download file to do it yourself.
       
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      Hello--

      The dealer is telling us they can update our GPS Card for $350. Is there a cheaper route?
       
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      I'm guessing you are referring to the SD Navigation card.
      Your thread will be merged with one found using the 'Search' feature. There are other threads as well regarding this topic.
      Also please complete your registration by adding the 'Required' "Trim Level" (Base, XLT, etc.) to your profile so it appears in the margin. That can be useful info to have at times. Thank you

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      I did not know we were talking about a SD card. I was told the GPS needed an update. So now I know we are talking about the SD sim card how much does Ford charge?
      PeterK9-- I would have used the search function but did not know I was looking for an SD card. The Ford dealer said GPS system. Also the, "Required" Trim Level I have no idea what that is. I just went into my profile and looked for a section called, " Trim Level" and could not find any. In fact I tried to open any link that I could under my profile and I could not open any so if the Trim Level is in there I do not have access. If I am missing something please give step by step.

      Thx
       
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      This forum is great. You guys rock. I just read through the last two pages and just checked the setting on my 2014 Limited Explorer. My CCPU version is 3.08 15128 with an A4. So am I correct that I can just order the A8 and it will just be a plug and go?
       
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      As far as I know, it is just plug and play but I've never gone through the procedure. Ford/Mercury | Home | HERE
      As for your profile, go to the top of the page and click on your username on the right. Then select Personal Details. On the page that comes up scroll down to where it asks for Year, Model &/Trim Level and enter the info. Then go to the bottom and Save Changes. Trim level is as shown in my previous post. Base, XLT, etc.

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      PeterK9--

      Thanks for the info. My Year, Model and Trim are updated. Also I just edited my post above. I have the 3.08, so will the A8 still work with that version? Wow the dealer wanted $350. That's why I love this forum or any forum for that matter. A little research can go a long way!
       

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