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SYNC 3 in a 2016 Explorer

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by jmr061, February 13, 2016.

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  1. RedDen

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    just checked, there is a SYNC 3 update available, but it is JR3T-14G381-AS SYNC3 v3.0.
    I have v3.0.14 installed
     
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    autoinstall says it is v3.0.21
     
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    What is your build number?

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    Did you install the Sync 3 in your Explorer? If so, see my previous post about build number.

    Peter
     
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    I think its the same for everyone getting that version, 19205
     
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    Looks Awesome. Im thinking and wanting to do the same. You mentioned programming. What all programing is needed to be done with forscan? I have a 2016 limited with safety package by the way. Thank you in advance.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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    Looking into upgrading my 2016 xlt 202 package to sync 3. My sync 2 is acting up.

    Appreciate any tips or advice on purchasing the apim and screen.

    Edit: from what I understand, I can just find one out of a 2017 Explorer, and swap it out. I don't care about losing the factory navigation ( doesn't work anyway:rolleyes:) as I can just use Android Auto. Also forfupdates I can use my '19 Ranger Vin.

    Please let me know if I'm missing anything.
     
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    Does it Have to be a 2017? can 2018 work also? if not what's the difference between the two?
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    2017+ will work, as long as it was equipped with SYNC 3.
     
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    My 2016 has MFT and thinking of upgrading to sync3. Was just curious to know which range of units I need to look for. Can't really justify paying 1500 to 2000 for a new unit when I can do it for a 1/4 of that price. Especially if they are not will to give me a good price for my MFT unit.
     
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    Source it from alibaba.
     
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    Hello guys, I just bought the following unit from Ebay.

    Ford Lincoln Sync 3 Module and Screen - 2019 Model - Includes CarPlay. | eBay

    I was about 99% done with the installation when I realized the brackets that came with the unit doesn't fit. I attempted to switch out the bracket from my Sync 2 unit but it doesn't fit the Sync 3 unit. Is there a special bracket i need to buy? I plugged the new unit in and it works flawless, I just can't install. I was so excited, this definitely just ruined my day.
     
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    Duct tape?:)
    If you go to the top right of the page and type the word bracket where it says "Search" and then select "Search this thread only" you will get 2 pages of posts that contain the word "Bracket". You can check those to see if any of them are of any help while waiting for another member to jump in here.

    Peter
     
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    Take a look at this spreadsheet for APIM part numbers. As for displays and brackets, there are two versions and the Explorer uses the recessed display. The correct bracket is needed as well.

    Sync 3 APIM Reference
     
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    My wife has a 2014 Ford Fusion, I decided to install the unit on her car and order the correct one for myself. Her's is done, I just need to program the unit...wish me luck! Mine should be in within the next couple of days. This projects funds quickly doubled!
     

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