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Upgrading from MFT/Sync 2 to Sync 3

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by blwnsmoke, December 9, 2015.

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    1. Lhymes

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      Has anyone purchased/installed this kit? Just purchased a 2016 Platinum and would definitely consider installing this kit if it works well and doesn't have any negative effects.
       
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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Your profile shows 2014 Durango?

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      If you open the link and check what is stated then you'll find answer to your question:
      Quote: "COMING SOON! - EARLY 2016 - Upgrade from MyFord Touch (Sync 2) to SYNC 3 and enjoy all of the great SYNC features, plus the next generation of voice-activated technology. New easy-to-use design."
      I doubt it is going to happen anyway...
       
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      I just traded it in.


      Regarding RedDen's reply, I didn't try adding it to cart, but it now has an add to cart button and I was assuming that note is old and they just didn't remove it.
       
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      I think they never made it...
       
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      There is nothing for them to make. They are using OEM Ford parts. I've been wanting to upgrade my 2015, but it's been hard trying to find a Sync 3 APIM. If its not available yet, I assume they are having trouble getting APIM units. What they are selling is plug n play but the only thing I'm wondering is if they are programming the APIM for you since that will have to be done.
       
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      I didn't think that you could buy an APIM. Unserviceable ones all have to be returned to Ford. I believe that the only ones that jmr061 was able to obtain were from 'wrecks'.

      Peter
       
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      I don't know if this has been posted yet, but it looks like oemautoparts now has a option for adding SYNC 3 to 2011-2015 Ford Explorers. It's pricey, but for those individuals that would have to replace their SYNC2 module out of pocket this doesn't seem like a bad option.

      http://www.oemautopartsco.com/products/myford-touch-sync-2-to-sync-3-upgrade?variant=6929649153

      On a side note maybe someone will figure out how to do it for cheaper on the Explorer. You could use this as a guide to figure it out: http://www.2gfusions.net/showthread.php?tid=3881

      Edit: looks like you can go to https://www.facebook.com/OEM-Radio-Solutions-304277299911777/ and he should be able to get you everything you need including a custom harness so its plug and play
       
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      Thread has been merged with this existing one.

      Peter
       
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      I have been in contact with oem radio solutions. Pricing is as follows through him:

      Complete plug and play unit with navigation:
      $1,699
      Without navigation: $1,299

      If you go with the factory navigation you will have to source a aftermarket antenna (they are not expensive). However, as the unit is equipped with CarPlay and android auto I don't know why you would want the navigation...
       
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      Ford's navigation solution is far better integrated into the vehicle than CarPlay and Apple Maps are at current. Can't speak for Android.

      I disabled CarPlay in part because the Ford Navigation is just that good.
       
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      Any update on this? Did you end up ordering/installing?
       
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      Greetings, some member Syn2 upgrade to Sync 3, please give references, I apologize for the English
       

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      jmr061 did it for himself, not sure if he does it for someone
       
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      Now that the 17s are out it would be interesting to test but I don't have an Explorer anymore so I can't do it.
       
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      I think you'll find a test mule as soon as you call for it! Maybe give it a try...
       
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      If someone is interested they can hit me up. Realize it won't be inexpensive and that you will have to customize brackets for the screen unless you want to order a brand new screen for the 17.
       
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      I have a 2013 explorer and considering this option, but I'm hesitant because I'm not sure if it will support wireless carplay. Can anybody confirm if it does? If not, is wireless carplay something that just needs a firmware update. I believe it functions via bluetooth, right?
       
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      It may help to know which trim you have to see if this will work. Please add the trim level (Base, XLT, etc.) to your profile so it appears in the margin. Thanks.
       
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      Ford does not support wireless CarPlay at this point.
       
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      Limited. I updated my profile to include it now. thanks. I also have the 302A package (Dynamic Cruise, lane sensing, etc) Let me know if you need more info.
       
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      Hi guys i have a explorer 16' limited and i want to change the software of the 17'. i check that is much better. is there any software, have to change the whole monitor?


      Thanks in advance for the help.
       
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      This existing thread was found using the 'Search' feature and yours was merged with it. I don't think anyone here has successfully replaced Sync 2 with Sync 3.

      Peter
       
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      I've been searching and still cannot find anything. Has anyone heard anything new?
       
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      It is complete hardware change, not just software and if anything goes wrong you are on your own
      I heard some people in Russia already did it, I believe swap was on Focus though, not Explorer.
       

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