Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by blwnsmoke, December 9, 2015.
Also, what was the low price you got?
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Sync 3 received this in the last update, it connects to wi fi and brings update options, but I would not know if they can be executed in future, I am translating from Spanish to English, maybe there are errors, with rlacion at the price I mentioned that Decreased in relation to months ago, but it is still high, for my worth, greetings
I've already been planning on doing this at somepoint on my fusion. Doing this conversion is a lot cheaper than buying yet another Fusion just to gain that one lats missing feature I want.
If you can find the parts on your own you can do it all for under $1k, but you gotta do the work to source the parts from salvage yards.
Sheesh.. $2,100 with NAV.. and it has to use a dash antenna?? I'd love to have sync 3 in my 15 F350 platinum but daammmnnnn....
My thoughts exactly. I have a 2015 Ex LTD and if the price was around $1000 I would consider it. So I will just keep chugging along with Sync2.
I've seen it for I think $1500 if you get non-nav. You can also source the parts yourself and it is considerably less expensive. I plan on doing it in at least one of my vehicles, maybe both. I tried sync 3 on a loaner and its night and day difference. google maps on the dash screen is worth it.
So has anyone tried this out yet.... Not cheap, but for a plug and play looks nice..... Thoughts
Interesting. I was just thinking how I wish I could upgrade from SYNC 2. Price seems fair. I do find it funny how they only offer $50 to send in your old system. I think the trade in value should be at least $250-300.
There have been a few members that have changed their Sync 2 to Sync 3 by other means. Here is a thread I found using the Forum's handy 'Search' feature (upper right).
Thanks for the link....
Yes I saw that thread, but it did not address my question. A plug and play from a specific seller..... That thread is dealing with parts and having to program the car after, I think being able to DIR the hardware change out is one level, going then to getting a map from another 17 and installing that into a older car is another level. If the plug and play works without problems might be worth the labor to have it pre programed. Hence why I was wondering if anyone had done that.....
The link is great...it is not only a problem of the APIM...
Hi everyone. Been away from the forum a long time and just trying to catch up on all this Sync3 upgrade stuff. If I understand everything I have read here in this thread and few other threads here and elsewhere, I should be able to source all the parts myself and use FORScan to get it all working in my 2013 Sport?
This should work for any Sync2 year model, right? Not just 2011- 2013
There are a few that have added Sync 3 to their 2016 Explorers so it should work with any 5th gen with Sync 2.
I see that you have a 2016 Explorer, this is the correct link for their 16 Explorer upgrade kit as the 16 only has 1 USB port on the USB module.
Ah, thanks! I'm going to do this ... eventually
Also on that page, make sure you watch their install videos. There is one for installing Sync 3 and one for swapping out the USB module which you will need to do if you will be using Apple CarPlay.
Thanks, that's part of the point -- to be able to use CarPlay.
The article says all 2016 models but the post say it is for those that already have Sync 3. Did they release the update for the Sync 3 models yet?
All my parts are on the way, cant wait to get Sync 3 running. Already planning more upgrades, such as adding another USB hub somewhere in the vehicle and looking into a heated steering wheel and maybe a new IP cluster if that's possible.
Are you using the plug & play from the links above?
Has anyone bought the system in the links above?
No I bought my parts from Jason (jmr061) and did all my own programming. The Sync 3 system is working perfectly. Wish I had done this upgrade much sooner!
Any SYNC 3 unit can be updated to the latest version 2.2
Yes, mine was already updated to version 2.2, was Plug amd Play and works great