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Hey all, I'm looking for details on how difficult it is to retrofit a Satnav to the 2015 Ford Focus. I currently have a Sync 2 8" head unit and find conflicting information online and also from my official ford retailer!

Some say it requires an entirely new loom/wiring system where as others state that it may require activation only by a retailer and others specify a new head unit - does anyone have experience with this at all?

Thanks in advance

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@Nitemare Thank you :) well i understand that not everyone is so confident when it comes to "digging into your cars configuration". So better to ask something many times then do something in hurr

Thanks very much to Bannko & Richiemac for their help. Seems as if getting a licence file done the trick rather than using the free unlock to activate sat nav. Will use FoCCCus to comple

Nav can be added to Sync 2 with 8" screen.   Done it.  Several times  :)    

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It's really frustrating - I get told multiple things and haven't seen anywhere the Sync 2 unit has successfully been either "unlocked" or changed for the Sat Nav version. The one thing I was told by a dealer was that they cost a fair bit as they need to order the GPS unit, a new wiring loom and also a new head unit costing £2,000+ in total - which is pretty hard to believe when the upgrade itself costs between £200-£550 dependant on when it was/is purchased in a brand new car. It's good to note that this is a !Removed!-up by Bristol Street Ford (Birmingham) when selling me a pre-registered 2015 focus, as it was meant to include the Sat Nav, which it subsequently didn't have, so this is a price that they have to suck-up, so it's not worth inflating. However, if it was £500 I think that they'd do it for me but for £2,000+ I think they'd rather offer me a refund for the entire car as it was already a decent price. Any info on this is hugely appreciated - either info on the Sync 2 system or a decent alternative touch screen system would be hugely appreciated!

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Thanks for the feedback guys - it's a bit of a difficult one as it's a pre-reg Titanium with only 17miles on the clock, that I was told had Sat Nav. I've got 0% finance for 4 years and it's worked out as a great car that I really like (and I also can't do without). So I'm actually trying to look into all possibilities by finding out the details as no one at the dealership seems to be 100% sure as to what the options are - i.e. they're looking into it also.

My thoughts are that I either get them to fit the Zetec S skirts and bumpers to the car and look for an aftermarket touch system, because I prefer the look of the Zetec S, or see if anyone here knows about activating it because they have done so.

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Yes you got a great deal financially But it's not the car You wanted. I'm damn sure you'd love a different focus with the spec You want. Hope your problem gets sorted soon and to your liking.

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There's two levels of APIM, the low level one gives compass bearings and lat/long for the Emergency Assistance system and the high level one that gives full functionality.

I really don't believe that a lower APIM can be made to run full function nav access.

I'd like to be proven wrong though if it means direct programming rather than expensive module changes.

Sent from my SM-G930F

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