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Sync 2 to Sync 3 upgrade


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#1 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:08 AM

I just completed the upgrade of Sync II with My Ford Touch system to sync 3. I bought a sync 3 apim and screen online that came out of a 2016 Ford Escape.

The mounting bracket was exactly the same as the one in the C-Max. Plugged it all in, hooked up to new USB media hub, and I was immediately in business. Climate controls, navigation, radio, and all displays work as they did before.

Apple carplay and Android auto are huge upgrades.


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#2 OFFLINE   jdbob

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

Did you have someone change the VIN in the APIM so that the PHEV specific screens come up?



#3 OFFLINE   olidx

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:42 PM

I just completed the upgrade of my sync to my Ford Touch system to sync 3. I bought a sync 3 apim and screen online that came out of a 2016 Ford Escape.

The mounting bracket was exactly the same as the one in the C-Max. Plugged it all in, hooked up to new USB media hub, and I was immediately in business. Climate controls, navigation, radio, and all displays work as they did before.

Apple carplay and Android auto are huge upgrades.

 

Sounds great and a tempting upgrade. Would you mind to indicate your cost for the upgrade? Thanks!



#4 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:10 AM

The APIM (navigation enabled) and screen sell for about $500 on Ebay.

The USB media hub and bezel are about $40.

A OSBII scanner is $15 and the Foscan software is free.

I have determined the hex settings to turn on PHEV as well as Power Flow window (which I didn't have before).

Everything else (Navigation, Climate, steering wheel controls, HD radio, and CD) just worked with the unit I bought (it came from a 2016 Ford Edge).
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#5 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:29 AM

Here are some resources to look at:

Fusion forum with Dan's great work and instructions. He will also program your APIM for $50:

http://www.2gfusions...ad.php?tid=3881

I recommend a 2016 or newer Edge APIM. They are abundant and a direct fit for the CMAX.
Most programming is the same.

Dismantle Dash to get to unit:




Adding Power Flow Screen:




Add PHEV to APIM using Forscan

module 7D0-01-02 xxxx xx*x xxzz A=PHEV available & RI disabled & FW avail & FC not on


Media Hub from Ebay:

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/273501842611


Media Hub bezel from your local Ford parts department:

GC3Z-19C149-A $8

GPS antenna off Amazon: $15
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#6 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:42 AM

Good to know. I'm thinking if we end up taking mine for our road trip in May this year I will likely splurge to upgrade to have Android Auto ahead of time if the price is right. ~$500-600 is about that range for me. My biggest mental roadblock on this has been ensuring the APIM is programmed correctly for the vehicle.

 

Did you happen to run into the potential GPS/Compass issue requiring disconnection of the existing GPS module?



#7 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:56 AM

Not at all. I read about that but my compass on the right side of the dash works perfectly. As does the one in GPS.

#8 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:52 PM

I was able to update my new sync 3 system from sync 2.3 to sync 3.0. Just using a thumb drive and a file that you download from Ford's website.

I used the VIN number from the donor car to get the file.

#9 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

What version of sync 3 did you download and can you send a link to the download site for easy reference?

 

-=>Raja.



#10 OFFLINE   Telemachus

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:03 PM

Hi it is available right from Fords website.

 

3.0 was the newest version that I can go up to.

 

https://owner.ford.c...nc-updates.html



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:28 PM

I was driving with my daughter today, and it amazes me how fluids Siri controls the text that come in and go out with the sync 3 system.

 

Hard to fully explain how much better Sync 3 is!










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