1. Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

    Dismiss Notice

MFT SYNC 3.8 SIRI Eyes Free - Avail. on SYNCMYRIDE.COM for 2011-2015 Explorer

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by jmr061, October 1, 2015.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^



Do Not Sell My Personal Information


  1. gatzdon

    gatzdon Active Member

    Joined:
    July 17, 2007
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2000 Exp XLS 4WD V6 OHV
    My 2012 Limited definitely has HD Radio and tunes into HD radio stations.
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20.

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no advertisements, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. RedDen

    RedDen Active Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2012
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Calgary
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    Apparently, presense of HD radio depends on the market. It was on US market since day one and it was not on Canadian market.

    I see you are from US.
     
  4. xAnarChisTx

    xAnarChisTx New Member

    Joined:
    August 26, 2014
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '11 Explorer Limited 4WD
    I can confirm that I have HD Radio, and that it tunes to HD Radio stations, on my 2011 Explorer.
     
  5. Flying68

    Flying68 Active Member

    Joined:
    September 7, 2011
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    38
    City, State:
    Wichita, KS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Ex Ownr 12 Explr Lmtd AWD
    It was in the MFT/MLT supplement for the 2012 model year.
     
  6. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    December 28, 2010
    Messages:
    26,060
    Likes Received:
    1,329
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Ottawa, Ontario area
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2020 Aviator Reserve II
    Callsign:
    VE3
    Didn't check the supplement, just the Owner's Guide.

    Peter
     
  7. RedDen

    RedDen Active Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2012
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Calgary
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    Yep, just checked my MFT/MLT Supplement guide - HD radio is mentioned there...
    So, where is the truth?
     
  8. RedDen

    RedDen Active Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2012
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Calgary
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    BTW, regarding Sirius Travel Link.
    I sat recently in friend's F-150, he upgraded to MFT 3.8 (by USB stick) and his Travel Link has not disappeared. It doesn't make any sense to me!
     
  9. RedDen

    RedDen Active Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2012
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Calgary
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    I'm going to share with you guys my last experiment regarding HD radio, though only Canadians might be interested. Both my cars Explorer and Focus built in 2011, Focus has HD radio from the factory, Explorer hasn't.
    What I did was pretty simple - I swapped ACM units, it took me about 30 mins max. What I found is that Focus's ACM unit has HD radio logo on its case and Explorer's ACM doesn't have any HD logo (which is pretty understandable).
    I plugged Focus's ACM into Explorer and realized that HD radio is working even without any modifications made to APIM, the only thing I'm missing is HD logo on both main and entertainment screen. I can switch between digital channels, but cannot see any HD logo on touch screen. And there is no TAG button as well, which is not that of big deal.
    Moreover, since both IPC screens have different firmware than APIM I have HD logo on my right IPC screen when in entertainment mode.

    to forum administrators: if it is wrong thread to post this, please move or we could create separate thread for that...
     
  10. jmr061

    jmr061 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    August 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,812
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    83
    City, State:
    Wisconsin
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    16 Edge
    Pr-16 Exp Sport
    Correct HD will still work its just the APIM doesn't "see" it. I played with that once. Can you select the different sub channels on the same freq? If I recall you can't? I tested it with the MFT and with a 4.2" screen which I know you can receive the HD just doesn't indicate it and can't select other channels on the same freq. Too much to try to remember.
     
  11. Jimmy-B

    Jimmy-B Active Member

    Joined:
    March 8, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    City, State:
    Falls Church, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    Slightly behind the curve but I finally got around to trying this upgrade today.

    Got a "Bad Installation File" error message. Tried again with a new download, new memory stick, and got the same error.

    Very grateful for any suggestions!
     
  12. FordIVTteam

    FordIVTteam Official Ford Rep

    Joined:
    July 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,690
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Dearborn, MI
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Ford Explorer
    Hi Jimmy-B,

    What browser did you use to download the files from, and after unzipping and adding it to your flash drive, what files and folders do you see?

    Rebecca
     
  13. Jimmy-B

    Jimmy-B Active Member

    Joined:
    March 8, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    City, State:
    Falls Church, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    Thanks for the quick response, Rebecca - sent you a PM with screenshot etc to avoid cluttering this thread.

    Cheers!
     
  14. 1995E

    1995E Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    July 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    68
    City, State:
    Maryland
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 + 11 Ex both XLT
    jmr is correct. 2011 and 2012 did have HD radio. Only the Limited models in 2011 - 2012 had HD radio. I'm not sure what they did for 2013 - 2015 that was different.
     
  15. FordIVTteam

    FordIVTteam Official Ford Rep

    Joined:
    July 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,690
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Dearborn, MI
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Ford Explorer
    You're welcome! I just responded. :)

    Rebecca
     
  16. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    December 28, 2010
    Messages:
    26,060
    Likes Received:
    1,329
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Ottawa, Ontario area
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2020 Aviator Reserve II
    Callsign:
    VE3
    They could well have had HD radio. I'm just pointing out that the first Owner's Manual to mention it was the 2013.

    Peter
     
  17. Jimmy-B

    Jimmy-B Active Member

    Joined:
    March 8, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    City, State:
    Falls Church, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    OK it worked. Turns out my mac had unzipped the files in a slightly strange way. Thanks Rebecca for pointing me in the right direction :)
     
  18. FordIVTteam

    FordIVTteam Official Ford Rep

    Joined:
    July 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,690
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Dearborn, MI
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Ford Explorer
    :thumbsup: You're welcome!

    Rebecca
     
  19. RedDen

    RedDen Active Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2012
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Calgary
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer Limited
    That is the MAIN point that I CAN navigate thru different sub channels with no problems!
    So, if one with '11 Exp from Canada wants HD radio it is only a matter of finding the right ACM and swapping it!
     
  20. poncharello

    poncharello New Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Charlotte, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2015 Explorer Sport
    Does anyone know if doing this on a mac would cause issues. When I download the update I get a whole bunch of files. Some are still zipped. When I place all the loose files on my usb drive and insert into the car I get an error. Should I just have the .lst file as well as several folders.
     
  21. vp6799

    vp6799 Active Member

    Joined:
    March 1, 2006
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    City, State:
    Massachusetts
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2014 Explorer Limited
    on my macbook, I download the file and then unzip onto the desktop. Once it's unzipped, I move it onto the USB drive. I don't open up anything else. I grab that whole thing and move it as is after unzipping. The sync system recognizes it and updates.
     

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!