Sync 2 to sync 3

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  • #20853
    John Plater
    John Plater
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    Hi All,

    I Have Sync2 in my RS dose any 1 on here know if i could upgrade to Sync 3 ? Is there a way a dealer could change from Sync 2 to Sync 3 ???

    #21134
    benkhana
    benkhana
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    United Kingdom

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    It is technically possible although will not be cheap, the parts alone come in at just over 1K.

    Someone on another group has been in contact with Ford, they are looking into whether they can offer it as an official upgrade.

    #21150
    John Plater
    John Plater
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    United Kingdom

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    Ok thanks for letting me know. I will keep a look out and see if any 1 else gets it done

    #21152
    sedde
    sedde
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    Greece

    Posts: 51

    Ford wont do it, at some point i will source the parts needed and do it myself, i will let you guys know how it went.

    #57529

    Bagi00
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    Switerland

    Posts: 1

    Some updates guys :D?

    #76090

    dazzqpr
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    UK - England

    Posts: 13

    I had mine changed by Hendys in Eastleigh. Wasnt cheap but so much better now 🙂

    #78347
    Martinj1990
    Martinj1990
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    Posts: 57

    The cost for this is 1,700.

    not sure if I can justify this amount of money for an update in sync. Not sure if it is worth the money.



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    #78353
    9designs
    9designs
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    UK - England

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    Apart from the head unit what other parts are required or need modifying ?



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – IN STOCK -Price drop – £1079 inc

    TracTive Suspension kit  – POA   

    Jacking Blocks – BLUE & Black in stock. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #78355
    RS77
    RS77
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    UK - England

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    1. New screen
    2. New APIM (module behind the screen)
    3. New USB hub if you want full functionality eg Apple play
    4. New wiring loom in the centre console or adapt existing to supply power to the new hub.
    5. GPS aerial.

    Head unit is the only thing that doesn’t need to be swapped or modified.

    APIM needs programming to ensure a match with control functions eg reversing camera, climate control, etc.

    #78838
    RS77
    RS77
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    So I bought the above items from eBay and spent around 2 hours fitting them and I now have Sync 3. The screen, APIM and aerial are all brand new, cost around £600, and were programmed specifically for my car’s configuration so everything works as it should. The USB hub and loom are seconds from a salvage yard. I didn’t have to remove the lower centre console, just the back of the armrest to get to the USB hub cabling. Also didn’t have to replace the whole loom – just a bit of soldering for the connector to power up the new hub. The GPS aerial is fitted inside the rear view mirror assembly so everything is nicely hidden away.

    It’s also running version 3 firmware so should be more reliable.

    Such an improvement over sync 2.

    One left on Ebay if anyone is interested – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Ford-16-17-SYNC-3-APIM-Module-Screen-Antena-OEM-with-NAV-EUROPE/273060822170?hash=item3f93b17c9a:g:nfAAAOSwBRVafDcC

    #79201
    RS77
    RS77
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    I stumbled across an interesting setting when trying to decide where to site the new GPS antenna for my sync 2 to 3 upgrade.

    You hold right seek and eject for about 10 seconds.  End the speaker test walkaround. Hit testing settings. Scroll down to Satellite Signal. Then the graphs will show.

    Useful if you’re having problems with your sat nav. This also reveals other functions, but don’t go changing these if you’re not sure what the impact might be.

     

    #158596

    Matthew Criddle
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1

    What do you do about the vin number if you change the head unit as this is needed for the updates

    #158599
    9designs
    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1560

    If you buy the Ford USB lead in the rear armrest at around £230 you get a serial number the dealer can register. The lead is two wires and a plug each end, which is a few quid from China or scheme on yourself.

    Updates I believe would then be done via USB stick, other members are expert and can supply updates and hacks.

    I’ve converted mine now, cost about 700 I think, didn’t add it all up though.



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – IN STOCK -Price drop – £1079 inc

    TracTive Suspension kit  – POA   

    Jacking Blocks – BLUE & Black in stock. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #158600

    mandiscatterbrain
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    Wouldn’t getting one from ford for a grand be safest bet , for £300 less ,, is it worth the hassle . Just saying 😏😏👍👍

    #158614
    9designs
    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1560

    It’s £1558 from Ford I believe.

    https://www.hendyeshop.co.uk/focus-rs-sync-2-to-sync-3-upgrade-298702-p.asp

     

     



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – IN STOCK -Price drop – £1079 inc

    TracTive Suspension kit  – POA   

    Jacking Blocks – BLUE & Black in stock. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

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