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Hi Colin, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing what you have found so far. My car has DTC regarding the HVAC so need to get it booked in to the dealer soon. Once they have sorted that I'm going to try adding some 'extras' with ForScan.

I see that you have 'Fog light usage' for cornering, mine is like that by default. Does that mean I can switch off the Fog cornering by selecting Fog Only ?

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Hi @unofix

Yes, you can turn the cornering fog lights off by setting yours to ‘Fog Only’. 

The fog lights on mine were set to ‘Fog Only’ as the ST has the adaptive LED headlights.

I thought it couldn’t do any harm having more light when cornering. 😅

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1 hour ago, Gaskell71 said:

Can the god aweful sound symposer stuff be turned off with forscan too, see videos of both the ST and ST diesel imo it sounds rubbish.

Yes, that can be disabled. The option is in the ACM. I quite like it though 😉

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what is the best way to get this forscan to work i don't have a laptop would the android lite version work ok if i buy the OBLink EX

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31 minutes ago, JCR11 said:

what is the best way to get this forscan to work i don't have a laptop would the android lite version work ok if i buy the OBLink EX

FORScan does not allow Configuration and Programming to work with either of the two Lite versions for safety reasons at the moment. They take the view that trying to programme via a phone is more more likely to brick a car than doing it with a Laptop.

Almost all the Service Functions are available on the Lite versions as is the Diagnostic functions. 

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With the climate bits enabled is it still the wrong way round for driver / passenger on the screen? I seem to remember it being set for left hand drives or something along theM lines!

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6 hours ago, simps100 said:

With the climate bits enabled is it still the wrong way round for driver / passenger on the screen? I seem to remember it being set for left hand drives or something along theM lines!

No, it’s all the right way round on the Mk4 👍🏼

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On 3/30/2021 at 9:31 AM, colinmcg71 said:

I’ve been playing around with FORScan and have enabled a few things so far. It’s fun just seeing what can be done. 😁

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Hey Colin

Would this be the same on my 2016 ST?
I'm not really into the whole midification thing, apart from the sync 2 to sync 3 upgrade. Every single one of those changes are thngs that have annoyed me about the sync system :)..
I have one of these that came with my sync 3 kit
https://www.amazon.co.uk/brush-ELS27-Lincoln-Mercury-forscan/dp/B08F43D335/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2OLWH45TYEBSS&dchild=1&keywords=els27+forscan&qid=1617347996&sprefix=else27%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-6
 

Would that do the job? \

Thanks

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48 minutes ago, Marker1971 said:

Hey Colin

Would this be the same on my 2016 ST?
I'm not really into the whole midification thing, apart from the sync 2 to sync 3 upgrade. Every single one of those changes are thngs that have annoyed me about the sync system :)..
I have one of these that came with my sync 3 kit
https://www.amazon.co.uk/brush-ELS27-Lincoln-Mercury-forscan/dp/B08F43D335/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2OLWH45TYEBSS&dchild=1&keywords=els27+forscan&qid=1617347996&sprefix=else27%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-6
 

Would that do the job? \

Thanks

Hi Rob,

When I had my 2016 ST I did the Sync 2 to 3 upgrade and the on-screen climate controls were reversed for driver and passenger. It is apparently a known problem with the Mk3.5 so I ended up disabling the climate screen.

As for the other tweaks, I’m not sure if they’d work on the Mk3.5 as I’ve only tried them on the Mk4.

No harm in giving them a try though to see what works.

Your cable looks like it will do the job just fine.

Cheers,

Col

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For anyone interested, here’s how the climate screens and home screen buttons look after enabling them on Sync 3.4. Dual zone working properly, driver and passenger buttons controlling their respective sides. Voice control of temperature now possible.

Home screen with heated seats and steering wheel buttons.

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Heated seats and steering wheel switched on.

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Status bar icons.

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Main climate screen.

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Additional climate controls.

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I have Forscan 2.4.3 paid licence OBDLink EX

Focus MK4 2019

Enabled Driveaway Locking

Ford Performance Screen (Digital Speedo)

HTD seats on Sync 3

Climate Function on Sync 3

Auto High Beam

 

Focus MK3.5 2017

ST logo on Sync

Drive away Locking

 

Fiesta 2018 

ST Logo on Sync

HTD Seats on Sync 3

HTD steering Wheel on Sync 3

Drive away Locking

Climate on Sync 3

Ford Performance Screen

 

Ford Puma 2020

Just drive away locking at the moment (my 2.4.3 doesn't support 20MY)

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1 hour ago, The1nonly1 said:

I'm new to all of this having come from a 2016 Fiesta to a mk4 Focus Titanium. Where is the best place to learn this. I want to add almost all of what you have done.

This lad here has lots of good videos (in German but with subtitles) showing what can be done with FORScan. It’s a good place to start. FORScan forums very helpful too.

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17 hours ago, The1nonly1 said:

I'm new to all of this having come from a 2016 Fiesta to a mk4 Focus Titanium. Where is the best place to learn this. I want to add almost all of what you have done.

Research, research, research. If you rush at it you will brick modules.

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1 hour ago, DaveT70 said:

Research, research, research. If you rush at it you will brick modules.

When we are fully open again, a meeting at Col's and he does all out cars for us 🤣🤣🤣

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On 4/11/2021 at 8:55 PM, colinmcg71 said:

For anyone interested, here’s how the climate screens and home screen buttons look after enabling them on Sync 3.4. Dual zone working properly, driver and passenger buttons controlling their respective sides. Voice control of temperature now possible.

Home screen with heated seats and steering wheel buttons.

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Heated seats and steering wheel switched on.

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Status bar icons.

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Main climate screen.

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Additional climate controls.

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That looks awesome Col..
Im guessing the heated windscreen can be added also?

PS
i noticed you're just up the road from me 🙂 Fancy a wee job when we are allowed to travel? obviously willing to pay for time etc, not confident enough to do it without bricking a module of 2 lol...

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3 hours ago, Marker1971 said:

That looks awesome Col..
Im guessing the heated windscreen can be added also?

PS
i noticed you're just up the road from me 🙂 Fancy a wee job when we are allowed to travel? obviously willing to pay for time etc, not confident enough to do it without bricking a module of 2 lol...

Hi Rob,

Yeah, the heated windscreen is on the additional climate controls screen.

Looking at your profile shows you have a 2016 ST. Have you upgraded to Sync 3 yourself? If so the climate screen may not work correctly. I enabled it on my previous ST, a MY2016 and the dual zone controls on screen were reversed, driver button changed passenger side and vice versa.

Once travel is allowed I’d be happy to help.

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Will local Ford dealers do the Forscan changes or does anybody know of someone in the Gloucestershire area that will do them.

Many Thanks

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Hi Geoff, I'm 99% certain that your Ford Dealer will not do the changes to Sync3. They will also tell you that if you mess with it they will invalidate your warranty, so best not to mention it when you take the car for a service.

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If I've been doing my homework correct, I need to save the config first (as a 'factory' backup I'll call it) so that if anything goes wrong, I have that to set it back to the factory settings?

I guess that I could save a backup of my changes too, so that when it goes for a service I could restore the factory backup and then when done, restore my settings?

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My car has just had it´s first service ( two years ) and not due for another until a further two years ,one year after the guarantee runs out. I suppose there could be a problem with recalls and guarantee work. I would have thought it would have been a nice little earner for the Ford garage to do it so as not to invalidate your guarantee.

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