- March 6, 2016
- Reaction score
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2016 Explorer Platinum
My neighbor works for the dealership where I bought my car. Their official stance is that you can't upgrade it but the techs were cheering me on unofficially. It was pretty easy as the 2016 and 2017 Explorers are practically the same car.
I just got a highly rated OBDII Bluetooth adapter off of Amazon and downloaded Forscan to program the APIM. You use a VIN for a 2017 model with the same specs as your 2016 for the programming. For mine, I didn't have to change anything.
Everything works with the exception of the reverse top down proximity overlay. Very minor.
Very easy upgrade.
Ford IDS uses the VIN for programming so it won't be able to program a Sync 3 APIM in a car that came with Sync 2 however Forscan works fine for this.
Flank Guard(proximity display) should work fine if programmed correctly. Check 7D0-02-02 xXxx xxxx xxxx, mine is set as 0300 8000 005E and this is working.
You can also improve the park assist display if you have this function by editing the PAM module to the same settings as a 2017
HMI Display type - 736-03-01: xxxx xxx8 xx (change from 0-Sync 2 to 8-Sync 3)
FORScan 2011-2018 Explorers