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Aftermarket Apple Carplay Receiver 2016 Exp. XLT

idesi1

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I am debating on adding Aftermarket Apple Carplay receiver (sony, pioneer kenwood etc) to my 2016 Ford Explorer XLT.
But am concerned if it will interfere with remote start , back up camera etc on the OEM unit.
So need some input if anyone here has successfully installed any such unit.
I believe I have a 8" Unit without the sony logo.

TIA
Shad
 


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Might be easier to upgrade to SYNC 3. Then add the updates usb hub.

Then you’ll have CarPlay.
 




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One of the only things that I've read here that could interfere with remote start is having something plugged into a power outlet or USB port. Do you have MyFord Touch (MFT)?

Peter
 




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One of the only things that I've read here that could interfere with remote start is having something plugged into a power outlet or USB port. Do you have MyFord Touch (MFT)?

Peter


Yes . My car has MFT
 




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SYNC3 conversion is the easiest way to go.
 




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I agree, converting to SYNC3 is the best best and looks factory fresh. I spent around $800 for everything including the dongle for ForSCAN. I loved it so much, I converted my wife's 2013 Ford Fusion too. While she won't admit it, I know she loves it. It truly modernizes your cars feel leaving MFT.
 




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Thanks for all your inputs and based on this I decided to go with Sync 3 conversion.
appreciate ya”ll.
happy holidays!!!
 








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I just purchased a 2016 Ford Explorer XLT. How do you convert to SYNC3?
What size display do you have? 4" or 8".
There are a few more threads that you can find using the 'Search' feature.

Peter
 




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If you are upgrading from SYNC 2
You need:
1. Sync3 Apim, navi or non.
2. Sync3 screen, recessed model for Explorer
3. USB hub
4. USB hub pigtail generation 2
5. You will need Windows laptop, free app ForScan (forscan. org), pay 10.00 for extended license, a compatible elm27 adapter with mscan/hscan switch (to program the apim, once it boots up)
6. File to load with forscan, to program apim (i paid 60.00 for a guy on the web to send me the file and instructions for forscan)

Note: ForScan has been the best investment i have made, so many options you can change or enable. I enabled remote start, programmed keys (unfortunately 2016 and newer, you cannot program keys), set light options, to name s few.
You will use the brackets off your screen and install on the sync3 screen. If you don’t get the recessed screen, you will have to mod the bracket to fit.
I got all the parts off EBay, and very pleased.
Joe
 




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