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2016-2018 police suv interceptor general questions

bmrrwolfe

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ACU=Audio Control Unit so yea the same as ACM.

I swapped the 4" w/o SYNC to and 8" SYNC w/Nav. I just looked at the wire diagrams and I stand corrected, the FCDIM connector #C2123 only has the ICAN bus in it. That means I had to add both the HS & MSCAN to the APIM plug #C2383. It's not hard just make sure you twist the wire pairs. The same power and ground wire is for both plugs.

I can get a pic of the connectors I pinned into if you want. If you look to the right of the steering column kind of behind the Key area you will see a White and Brown plug with wires going into only one side. Very important that if you take the plug top off you must put it back on as if you look inside you will see where this ties the wires all together. The White plug is HSCAN and the Brown in MSCAN.

I would recommend buying a Ford Wire Diagram Manual on Ebay if you going to do this. I can help you but this makes it a lot easier as if you look at mine it has Pencil written all over it. They are $30 at most. I also would find a U pull it place near by and cut all the plugs out with the most wire you can get attached to it. I was lucky to have 4 Explorers at the one near me. You will need the GPS module also if your going to do NAV. This was an easy 4 wire job to.

I'll get some pics when I get a chance as I am pretty busy till Thur. You want pics of just the plugs or the plugs in the Rig?

I appreciate all the info, and any pictures you had to me along the way would be a huge help! (don't worry about rushing to get them, I have plenty of time, as I have just started looking into picking up all the pieces) and I will try to find myself a factory wiring diagram.
I do have a few U-pull it places, but they do not have anything newer then a 2013, but the wiring should be the same, right?
Just curious are you running Sync 2, or Sync 3?
 


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bill32399

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I appreciate all the info, and any pictures you had to me along the way would be a huge help! (don't worry about rushing to get them, I have plenty of time, as I have just started looking into picking up all the pieces) and I will try to find myself a factory wiring diagram.
I do have a few U-pull it places, but they do not have anything newer then a 2013, but the wiring should be the same, right?
Just curious are you running Sync 2, or Sync 3?

Yea wiring is the same, I have quite a bit of 2013 wiring in mine. I am running SYNC 2 because I did not want to pay the SYNC 3 prices and I like the SD Nav. Would be a super easy upgrade to SYNC 3 though if I ever wanted to.

Right now I am rewiring the doors so they have the Auto Up/Down. Passenger is done and just waiting on the motor and switch for the drivers side. I plan to do that this weekend so I can get a pic of the splice points on the CANBUS for you than. I also added PATS in there and found the PATS unit was already in my PIU even though not wired or used. I have everything for IA just don't wanna take the dash off to do the push button install.
 




bmrrwolfe

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ACU=Audio Control Unit so yea the same as ACM.

I swapped the 4" w/o SYNC to and 8" SYNC w/Nav. I just looked at the wire diagrams and I stand corrected, the FCDIM connector #C2123 only has the ICAN bus in it. That means I had to add both the HS & MSCAN to the APIM plug #C2383. It's not hard just make sure you twist the wire pairs. The same power and ground wire is for both plugs.

I can get a pic of the connectors I pinned into if you want. If you look to the right of the steering column kind of behind the Key area you will see a White and Brown plug with wires going into only one side. Very important that if you take the plug top off you must put it back on as if you look inside you will see where this ties the wires all together. The White plug is HSCAN and the Brown in MSCAN.

I would recommend buying a Ford Wire Diagram Manual on Ebay if you going to do this. I can help you but this makes it a lot easier as if you look at mine it has Pencil written all over it. They are $30 at most. I also would find a U pull it place near by and cut all the plugs out with the most wire you can get attached to it. I was lucky to have 4 Explorers at the one near me. You will need the GPS module also if your going to do NAV. This was an easy 4 wire job to.

I'll get some pics when I get a chance as I am pretty busy till Thur. You want pics of just the plugs or the plugs in the Rig?

Any chance you were able to get some pics?

I'm starting to put together my parts list, and am hoping to get it mostly functioning on the first go around. Thanks!
 




Volksjager

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Any chance you were able to get some pics?

I'm starting to put together my parts list, and am hoping to get it mostly functioning on the first go around. Thanks!

How much do you think going with the sync system will run?
 




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How much do you think going with the sync system will run?
It might help if you used a larger font so people can read your replies without thinking they are doing an eye test. :)

Peter
 




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It might help if you used a larger font so people can read your replies without thinking they are doing an eye test. :)

Peter
Im not sure how that happened 😂
 




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Well, I got a 14 to flip, put leather front seats, console, and have decided to get carpet for it along with pad. It's just like a big tin can inside. Mine has new Good Year RSA tires on it and man it can be noisy at highway speeds. Also buy a scanner that supports Forscan software because most police cars have a lot of features turned off and you can add remote to your vehicle.
 




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