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  1. R

    Screen Conversion W/Sync

    I am looking into the conversion of a 4 to 8 in screen on my 2016 police utility. I have done research on the topic, and it appears most people encounter an issue because they dont have Sync. I am fortunate to have bought one with Sync. My question is, would it be a simple swap of getting an...
  2. S

    2016 Bluetooth sync disconnecting

    My 16 FPIU bluetooth sync kept disconnecting. My iphone was still connected to make and receive calls, but Apple Music & Pandora wouldn’t play. Got message to connect a bluetooth device. Searched here for the fix, didn’t find it. But found the same problem on an Escape. That solution fixed my...
  3. B

    Swapping Explorer Stereo

    I bought a 2012 Explorer last month. It was a government vehicle, so it’s as base model as it can get. I am wanting to see if there’s a way to put a standard single/double din stereo in, because it does not have sync, usb or navigation. Is there a dash kit I could get to integrate a standard...
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    Upgrade 2010 Explorer Sync to v4.4 - looking for install package

    My Sync Gen 1 is v3.01, would like to upgrade to v4.4 (don't want to go to v4.6 due to some of the issues with Siri). Does anyone have an archive of the DL3T-14D544-AE release? I can only download the v4.6 version from Ford. This should be the version for Sync gen 1 with two line text display...
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    Sync and Center consol issues

    Hello all, My wife's Explorer is having issues and it is difficult for me to diagnose halfway across the country. I haven't seen this issue on any of the forums and need some help. It sounds as if the fan speed down button is constantly being pressed. She can occasionally turn the speed up but...
  6. D

    MFT trouble dialing using iOS 13

    I did a search but didn't find anyone else posting about this.... Last night I updated my iPhone firmware with iOS 13. Today while driving I attempted to use MTF to call my wife. I used the same phrase I've used for years. After hitting the Sync button I said, "Call *wifes name* on cell."...
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    2010 Ford Explorer Sync upgrade from 3.01 to 4.6 -- Worth it?

    My main concern is sometimes these things create more problems than they fix. Is it worth it/safe to update to 4.6 from 3.01? It's the 4.0L V6 model too if that matters. I have the basic Sync package without the touchscreen.
  8. C

    2010 Explorer with sync - how to have default sync mode be bluetooth and not line-in?

    When I turn on the vehicle, my phone's bluetooth automatically connects, but it says line-in instead of the bluetooth audio connection. The only way i can switch it is to enter the voice menu and say "bluetooth audio" or "bluetooth menu" and it will switch to bluetooth audio and immediately...
  9. K

    2014 XLT with flickering interior lighting and audio

    Hey everyone, Currently undergoing some electrical issues within my explorer. The first time that I noticed this was a few weeks ago when it was around zero degree F during a left hand turn from a stop. There isn't one particular feature that causes this issue, I can mess with the heat setting...
  10. R

    Need help with Sync

    First time poster, long time lurker with a question that I haven't been able to find an answer for. Two questions really. 1) Where is the Sync microphone in my 2008 Explorer Limited located? I can't find it. 2) Recently after years of working flawlessly my Sync can't understand my voice...
  11. T

    2016 PIU no-sync to sync?

    Hey all! I recently acquired a beautiful Dark Blue 2016 PIU with 36k miles on it. The agency that purchased it originally over ordered and sent it to the auction with delivery miles and was purchased by a civilian and had an easy non-LEO life. Unfortunately for me, its a non-sync vehicle and...
  12. S

    In car sounds (door chimes, park sensors) changed after recharging dead battery?

    Has anybody else had this issue? I noticed this today after I got the vehicle going again. My explorer's parking sensors made a very different beep than usual. And my door chime sound changed from the MY2015+ chime to the pre 2015 chime. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. P

    2013 NEW MEMBER with questions

    Hi new member here. I just acquired a 2013 base Explorer with a 4cyl ecoboost. Pretty excited about the vehicle. A couple of questions. 1. I want to add a back up camera and have it hooked up with the sync screen. Can I do that, is there a good forum or how to video to address that? I...
  14. J

    How often does Ford release SYNC software updates?

    My 17 XLT is the first vehicle I owned with SYNC. How often does Ford release software updates? Just curious. Once a year? Never?
  15. C

    Upgrading sync2 from 3.6 to 3.7/3.8

    Hi all! I have a 2014 Explorer Limited that has sync2 3.6 installed. Syncmyride told me that i'm in the last version, but the Siri integration doesn't work. I called service and they said that there are no solution. My iPhone has iOS 10.2. Any suggestion? Thanks!
  16. M

    Sync/Phone/Camera Issues

    I recently started having problems with my Sync/Phone/Camera. It started with the Phone. My phone will sometimes take up to 5 to 10 minutes to disconnect. I have done a Master Reset on it twice as suggested by the dealership and it does not seem to help. Now I am getting Camera unavailable...
  17. D

    Faulty SYNC/APIM causing battery to drain???

    I'm having a very strange issue. My battery has been draining and causing some start issues over the past couple days. But SYNC and user settings were acting up before the ignition issues. Here is the breakdown of what is happening and when... Sunday: Car started normal. 5 minutes into an...
  18. K

    upgrading head unit in 2015 explorer XLT

    So I have been trying to find out how feasible it would be to replace my base stock radio and ac controls with the "SYNC Navigation GPS Radio Center Console Screen". I have only found two units. They were both on eBay but I'm questioning if I should just go see if the dealership can do it for...
  19. J

    sync issues

    2016 explorer, sync issues. I've had my Explorer for 6 months. Withing 2 weeks my Sync would disconnect my Samsung s6. 911 would work, but could not play music via bluetooth. Dealer installed a patch that made it work. Two weeks ago same thing, dealer installed an "update". Again it...
  20. L

    Sync - Quick Dial

    As anyone experience an issue similar to this: My friend borrowed my 2014 Explorer and connected his phone. We turned off phonebook replication. I reconnected my phone, and the phonebook was missing. I downloaded the phone and all the entries re-appear. The problem is that Quick Dial is...
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    New Here with Sync Update Issues MFT Nav

    New here. We own a 2010 Edge & 2014 Explorer. I've never had any issues with Sync updates until this brand new one on Ford Owner site for Explorer MFT with VA Nav I'm so frustrated I'm ready to take it to local dealer & say please fix it or replace it (the Sync). Other this new issue we...
  22. B

    2013 explorer sony mft add

    I have a 2013 explorer with the 4" sync screen (not sure what the proper name is for this) and I'd like to change it to the 8" sony screen (I think they call that myford touch?). What components do I need to purchase and what are the recommended aftermarket vendors? thanks
  23. SpiderMD

    What good is the SYNC Vehicle Health Report?

    After running the SYNC Vehicle Health Report, I received a message that I had service required. (see photos) I took my 2013 Explorer in at 7am, showed the print-out to the service writer and was told it meant nothing! “You got lights on the dash? If not, it means nothing.” So has anyone dealt...
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    Sync MFT Navigation

    To answer your questions regarding navigation in MFT and Sync. If you have purchased a 2011-2014 Explorer or anything with MFT and Sync and it did not have Navigation from the factory there is NO way to turn it on period. The best and least expensive solution if you want navigation in the touch...
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    MFT Battery Saver message on shutdown

    Hey guys, All of a sudden I'm getting a message on the dash screen that says "system off to save battery. Turn key off or start ignition". Never seen it before. So...I disconnected the negative battery cable to reboot the system. Made sure all power was drained from system, let it set for...