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Backfitting Sync3 Into 2013 C-MAX w/MFT


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#1 OFFLINE   MadManMoon

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Having seen a forum post about a 2013 Taurus SHO owner (and presumed Ford employee!) who backfitted the new Sync3 system (vehicle was previously equipped with MyFord Touch), I'm wondering if Ford is considering a kit to convert MFT-equipped systems to the new Sync3 standard.

 

Given the improvements in the underlying operating system (QNX vs. Microsoft Windows Embedded), the use of a multi-touch capacitive screen, and improved processor and hardware, this is an upgrade I would gladly pay upwards of $1,000 for.

 

For our Ford employees that post here, please let me know if you've heard anything...and if you haven't, please pass on to the SYNC team that you'd have at least one guaranteed customer for an upgrade kit!


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#2 OFFLINE   FordIVTteam

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

Hi MadManMoon, 

Thank you for your interest in SYNC 3! 

 

I'll pass along your feedback; however, the current stance is that there will not be an aftermarket kit for SYNC 3 to be installed on vehicles with SYNC, SYNC with Navigation, or MyFord Touch. I have seen the post you are referring to, but I cannot speculate on it. 

 

Rebecca



#3 OFFLINE   MadManMoon

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 07:41 AM

That's unfortunate, but thanks for the reply! I do appreciate you passing on the feedback.

 

In case you want to see it, here's the forum post about the Taurus SHO backfit I was referencing:

http://www.shoforum....ad.php?t=128950



#4 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

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#5 OFFLINE   Jbtbga

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

Again Unfortunate, Rebecca, because I would be willing to update mine too.  I knew the interactive system was as bad as it is, I would not have purchased the vehicle, despite my overall appreciation for the car.



#6 OFFLINE   MadManMoon

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

It appears the entire SHO Forum site is down at the moment.  Should be back up and running eventually.



#7 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

Based on the OP's post #14 in that thread, it seems that SHO owner is a Ford Employee or knows someone high up to get the info to be able to do that and was a 1 off only / demo and not a mass production thing but cool to know it was able to be done

 

 

That's unfortunate, but thanks for the reply! I do appreciate you passing on the feedback.

 

In case you want to see it, here's the forum post about the Taurus SHO backfit I was referencing:

http://www.shoforum....ad.php?t=128950


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#8 OFFLINE   62Lincoln

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:30 PM

Having seen a forum post about a 2013 Taurus SHO owner (and presumed Ford employee!) who backfitted the new Sync3 system (vehicle was previously equipped with MyFord Touch), I'm wondering if Ford is considering a kit to convert MFT-equipped systems to the new Sync3 standard.

 

Given the improvements in the underlying operating system (QNX vs. Microsoft Windows Embedded), the use of a multi-touch capacitive screen, and improved processor and hardware, this is an upgrade I would gladly pay upwards of $1,000 for.

 

For our Ford employees that post here, please let me know if you've heard anything...and if you haven't, please pass on to the SYNC team that you'd have at least one guaranteed customer for an upgrade kit!

 

MMM, this would double the price you are willing to pay, but these guys claim to have a kit (appears to be replacement parts from a Sync3 system):  http://www.oemautopa...iHqMRoCF9jw_wcB


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#9 OFFLINE   zalusky

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:39 AM

I wonder what that system would do to software upgrades as Ford would not probably not recognize a 2013-2015 CMAX as being SYNC3 capable.

Heck I can't even get the 3.8 upgrade into my car as it now from their site.

 

2K is quite a pop although if you plan to keep your car for 15 years maybe its worth it especially given CarPlay and better use of the phone.



#10 OFFLINE   cwstnsko

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 06:00 PM

Since Sync 3 does it's updates over WiFi, it might not be a problem.  The head unit would not likely even know it was in a 2013, and still look for updates when connected to WiFi.


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#11 OFFLINE   p38fln

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

Find a wrecked C-Max with the new system and yank the whole thing (including computers - especially computers) then stick it in your C-Max.  Someone did that to an Escape that came without Navigation (2013+ model so very similar to the C-Max) and they were able to get it to work.  It was the same generation of Sync though



#12 OFFLINE   62Lincoln

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:34 PM

Find a wrecked C-Max with the new system and yank the whole thing (including computers - especially computers) then stick it in your C-Max.  Someone did that to an Escape that came without Navigation (2013+ model so very similar to the C-Max) and they were able to get it to work.  It was the same generation of Sync though

 

It won't work. The Sync 3 unit has to coded to your VIN, among other things. This upgrade is now out there in the aftermarket. I did it. Very Happy.


Edited by 62Lincoln, 16 July 2017 - 04:34 PM.

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#13 OFFLINE   AZgman

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:41 AM

Buy a new C-max... problem solved!   ;)



#14 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:40 AM

On the kits it looks like roughly $1600 for the one without nav, and $2099 for the one with nav, plus you have to run a new GPS antenna someplace in the dash for yourself, the existing one they say is not compatible.  It would be a nice upgrade but not sure it's really necessary.  I guess it's expensive because it comes with a new capacitive touchscreen, a new computer, etc.  Commodity parts wouldn't seem that expensive but given it's a custom embedded solution I guess they can charge whatever they like.


Edited by jestevens, 01 August 2017 - 05:46 AM.







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