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  1. Gone Explorin'

    Gone Explorin' New Member

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    Ford sync service sign-up wants my cell number. Have any signees been sent advertising texts or gotten advertising calls from Ford Motors?
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Not sure why they require this unless it has to do with the release of Sync 3 in 2017 for the Explorer. Not sure of all the Sync 3 features and whether or not a cell number may be part of what the service uses for some features.
    Please add the 'model' of your Ex to your profile so it appears in the margin. Thanks.

    Peter
     
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    No they will not call you. It has something to do with linking your account to your vehicle.
     
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    I have 2 accounts, no they don't share your number. The number is linked to your account so that you can use SYNC Services. This is assuming you are in the US.
     
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    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    How did you get such a futuristic Explorer build.......you must have connections!
     
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    Back to the future!
     
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    Now I went and did it. I successfully upgraded my software to the latest, then promptly reformatted my USB before reporting the update to Ford. The web site expected to have uploaded an .xml file that tells the site what I did.

    Can I just as easily call or chat with Ford and tell them to just set the record straight on their end?
     
  10. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Phoning won't help. Sent you a PM.

    Peter
     
  11. Gone Explorin'

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    Chat said to run another VHR and that it should convey to Ford what's needed to update my record.

    Thanks for the immediate feedback.
     
  12. Gone Explorin'

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    lol - I was tooling around in user control panel and noticed what I'd wrought.

    Yes, the finally did come up with a flying skateboard!
     
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  14. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The first link is actually about the update we have now and not actually about Sync 3. It would be better listed under the existing thread about 3.8.

    There are several article on Sync 3 that can easily be found using an Internet search. Nothing as far as I know about being able to give it a 'test' run.

    http://blog.caranddriver.com/first-touch-we-sample-fords-sync-3-interface-and-it-doesnt-suck/
    http://www.ford.com/technology/sync/?gnav=footer-aboutford

    Peter
     
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    Changes from your previous version would only be the SIRI eyes free and reconnection improvements. Others with older models will get changes that came with v3.7.

    Please understand that you have SYNC 2(MFT) not SYNC 3. Your second link is referring to SYNC 3, the first is MFT.
     
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    Also, SYNC 3 will not work on Explorers running SYNC 2 (MFT). The hardware is different, which makes it a bummer for those of us driving with SYNC 2.

    I wonder when SYNC 2 updates will stop? I hope Ford does not orphan customers like myself who just bought 2016 Explorers.
     
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    SYNC 3 will work on all vehicles starting 2011 model year (which came out with MFT) because it is designed as direct replacement for MFT, just easy swap, but you have to buy new SYNC 3 APIM and reconfigure the vehicle using IDS and this is a bummer because dealer wont do it and some tech is needed to configure vehicle variables properly. Perhaps, there will be configuration tables available on motorcraft web-site and it will make that task easier.
     
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    This will very likely become something car stereo shops will be able to do soon. There is big profit potential here.
    Many things a dealer won't do such as the Lock Pick device that allows all functions including DVD while the vehicle is in motion is easy to have done.
     
  19. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The problem is that I don't think you can't just simply buy a Sync 3 APIM. You will have to wait until some start showing up in wrecker's yards.

    Peter
     
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    I would sure hope so. There are several companies (like MVI) that do something similar for GM owners looking to upgrade their infotainment system.
     
  21. scoutexplorer

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    Easy swap? I'll believe it when I see it. If it turns out that way I'll be very interested. Like I said in my previous post, it's not backward compatible with the existing SYNC 2 MFT system and will require quite a bit of work to make it so. It won't be a simple plug and play retrofit of new hardware replacing old. Like Tremor2014 said, a new cottage industry may spawn to convert vehicles to SYNC 3, and it won't be cheap.
     

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