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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. WCO1970

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      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
       
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      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.
       
    5. blwnsmoke

      blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      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....
       
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      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.
       
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      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.
       
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      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.
       
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      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.....
       
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      The link is great...it is not only a problem of the APIM...
       
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      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?
       
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      There are a few that have added Sync 3 to their 2016 Explorers so it should work with any 5th gen with Sync 2.

      Peter
       
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      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.
       
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      Thanks, that's part of the point -- to be able to use CarPlay.
       
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      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.
       
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      Are you using the plug & play from the links above?

      Has anyone bought the system in the links above?
       
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      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!
       
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      Any SYNC 3 unit can be updated to the latest version 2.2
       
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      Yes, mine was already updated to version 2.2, was Plug amd Play and works great
       

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