Luke_Anderson

Mk3 Prefacelift Sync 2 8" touchscreen upgrade, How to guide with pics!!!

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Good Afternoon All.

After updating from Sync 1 to Sync 3 a few weeks back I have noticed that when I’m in the car with the ignition off and I knock the indicator arm up or down the car gives a small beep! I have not thought much about this as it didn’t seem to do anything else other than beep, today while in the garage in the dark I noticed that if I pushed the indicator arm down the LED lights on the left hand side front and back came on and if I pushed it up the LED’s on the right side came on.

I presume that this is some form of parking light! Has anybody else come across this as the only place it can have come from is the As Built Data I got from 2018 car when setting up Sync 3.      

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Hi guys, great job with this guide, I was looking for this a long time. Just one quick clarification about the last connection to ACM. Are we talking about adding wires between main connector pin 4 and accessory connector pin 6 and after that 5 to 19? Thank you very much 🙂

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17 hours ago, Štěpán said:

Hi guys, great job with this guide, I was looking for this a long time. Just one quick clarification about the last connection to ACM. Are we talking about adding wires between main connector pin 4 and accessory connector pin 6 and after that 5 to 19? Thank you very much 🙂

No not between them. You need to remove them from one then insert them to the other 👍🏻

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How many of you have the TMC working on SYNC 3? 

Is yours TMC with voice warnings? Like “Caution traffic disruption ahead” 

i have enabled TMC and have the menu but no voice on mine. I heard that sync 3 doesn’t have voice in TMC is that true? 

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Just read through this and im so confused so thought id join and ask for some advice. Ive got a 62plate ST3 with the phone controls on the paddle type buttons opposite cruise control so unsure if this is Sync1 or what? The car doesnt have satnav or reverse camera either. I will be going to the scrappers at the weekend on the look for a sync2 or 3 system. I know i will need the fascia, bracket, screen, buttons and the cd unit and the wiring harness adapter off amazon but is there anything else? But if i dont plan on adding sat nav or reverse camera will i still need to edit the build data through forscan or focccus? Or is it going to be a straight plug n play. Been looking for a thread like this for about 6months dont know why its took me so long to find this

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Oh man. What are u guys doing to me I was happy with adding nav to my car. Now I’m going to have to look for sync 3

 

Brilliant  guides no doubt I’ll be popping up with my own questions if I and when I get my hands on one. 

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11 hours ago, Dmilne said:

Just read through this and im so confused so thought id join and ask for some advice. Ive got a 62plate ST3 with the phone controls on the paddle type buttons opposite cruise control so unsure if this is Sync1 or what? The car doesnt have satnav or reverse camera either. I will be going to the scrappers at the weekend on the look for a sync2 or 3 system. I know i will need the fascia, bracket, screen, buttons and the cd unit and the wiring harness adapter off amazon but is there anything else? But if i dont plan on adding sat nav or reverse camera will i still need to edit the build data through forscan or focccus? Or is it going to be a straight plug n play. Been looking for a thread like this for about 6months dont know why its took me so long to find this

By the sounds of it you have the bt/vc system instead of sync 1, this makes it a little more difficult but not impossible. I’d also be looking at getting the steering wheel with controls, the clock spring assembly and as much of the dash wiring loom as possible. As for programming you will still need to do the As build data and the changes to the bcm and ipc in focccus. 

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1 hour ago, Luke_Anderson said:

By the sounds of it you have the bt/vc system instead of sync 1, this makes it a little more difficult but not impossible. I’d also be looking at getting the steering wheel with controls, the clock spring assembly and as much of the dash wiring loom as possible. As for programming you will still need to do the As build data and the changes to the bcm and ipc in focccus. 

Thanks @Luke_Anderson ill be taking a trip to the scrappers at the weekend to see what i can salvage, this might be a while away before i attempt it then. Ive also been looking at flat bottom steering wheels and ive heard they fit as long as i get the clock spring to make the cruise control work then i can reprogram the button layout on focccus or forscan, would this cause other issues when going to upgrade to sync2 in the future?

ive added a picture from my setting and it gives sync settings ans sync applications so does that mean its got sync1 or what?

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Ive just added a picture im my comment above mate the radio setting gives me sync setting and applications

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Right guys. Anyone point me in the direction for the wiring harness tracked down a sync 2 complete unit without the usb and loom. 

 

Will get the sync 3 when available. 

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Them camera extensions on amazon people have linked to. Is it a case of buying one and using the pins out the plug that’s it ? 22 pages and my heads battered lol. 

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This is interesting but mine doesnt have the same aircon unit as the one in the pic mine are manual dials. Plus does the motorcraft service work for uk vehicles?

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Brilliant guide Luke. I wonder if this would be possible on my focus. It's a 2013 but is very basic. I doesn't even have bluetooth.  I have already posted on here asking if I could upgrade my stereo to Bluetooth and JW1982 said I'd be better to upgrade to a sync 1.1. If I'm going to go down that road then I may as well go the whole hog if I can and jump to sync 2 or 3 if it's possible. However, I'm not sure what extra kit I need to do this. Microphone, sync module etc. Also, without wanting to sound thick, I'm not 100% sure what you are referring to in the list of items - Apim, FCdim etc. I am pretty competent with a soldering iron and a multi meter and not afraid to jump in with both feet!!

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