ChrisLocalBoy

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  • First Name
    Chris
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta ST-Line
  • Ford Year
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Staffordshire

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  1. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Just an update, I managed to get the update to work! finally. I decided to wash, wax and clean the inside of the car today and thought I'd give it one last try while I was out with the car anyway, stuck the USB in and forgot about it, I left the engine off but switched the radio on. First thing I noticed the the radio powered itself off (I think after 30 mins), still no update...... another 30 mins later it powered off, so I jumped in to power it back on and when it came back on I noticed the 'Updating' message....... I allowed it to finish and it went through fine. The second part.... the voice bit was a little different, for some reason I got the updating message as soon as I plugged the USB in...... weird. So anyone else who may have issues, this took around an hour before I even saw the 'Updating' message.......... and this seems to be different for everyone, but the document stating you'll see it within 10 minutes isn't the case for everyone, mind took around an hour before I even saw anything so its something to think about for anyone planning to try this update.......... other than the wait the update went flawlessly so just follow the guide exactly. Thanks all.
  2. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Yeah I managed the update to build 18025 without issue, but for whatever reason the update just refuses to start with the map update, no message, no errors...... nothing happens at all.
  3. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Nope..... no luck, thats 3 sticks I've tried now, all exFat formatted, files downloaded, copied on as per instructions, script checked to make sure its correct. I also tried extracting both the downloaded file, because you mentioned having problems extracting them (even though the document never mentions extracting the files), amended the script to reflect the new file names and tried this..... nothing. At no point have I ever received the 'Updating Software' message as displayed in the instructions, either there is a step missing here or the instructions are not quite correct? Are you able to confirm the exact steps you took to get this to work for you? Thanks Chris
  4. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Yeah I've checked all that and used 3 different sticks (all exFat) all no different I'm afraid...... interesting though you say to extract the files, the document never mentions extracting them it just says to copy them directly into the folder.
  5. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Thanks for the reply. That's the issue for me though, I don't even get the updating message at all, I'm copying the files to another USB stick incase for some reason the car isn't registering that particular stick (even though I use this stick for my music in the car which works fine) I'll try the other stick tomorrow and let you know if I have any luck. Cheers mate Chris
  6. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Has anyone been able to get this to work, I've followed the instructions in the document to the letter, in both the arm rest and console USB slots and after 20 minutes or so in both I never see the "Updating system software..." message. I work in IT so I'm completely comfortable with all of the files and writing of the script file etc so I'm confident I'm not doing anything incorrectly. My sync version is 3.0 build 17276 (I did this update ok myself) and my maps are currently F6.1 Any ideas? (The links above have expired by the way) Cheers Chris
  7. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta MK8 modifications and accessories

    I picked up these deflectors for my MK8 ST-Line last week and they fit and look great. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-mk8-5-doors-hatchback-2017-onwards-4-pc-wind-deflectors-HEKO-Tinted/183058960326?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  8. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta Mk8 ST-Line dashcam?

    Alex, Ah......very good point! you know what I never considered that, I actually have not tested that as I only installed it yesterday and I've not taken the car out since as I'm working from home, I'll pop out at lunch time and see what happens and let you know. Cheers!
  9. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta Mk8 ST-Line dashcam?

    I picked up my new Fiesta ST-Line last week (loving it so far!) after swapping from a Focus Zetec. I had a dashcam fitted in the Focus no problem which I've moved over to the Fiesta and there are 2 types of fuses in the passenger compartment, micro 2 and micro 3. Looking at the manual there seemed to be a lot more available fuses in micro 2 so ordered myself a piggyback. My problem is that every available fuse (except one... I'll come to in a minute) is permanent live which I don't want, the only fuse that isn't is live with the engine and not ignition, which has me up and running but its not ideal because the camera I have is designed to be hardwired so the 'battery' only last 20 seconds or so, meaning that if I'm in a bit of traffic and my stop/start kicks in the camera will be power will be going on/off all the time, I know I could just turn my stop/start off but its more of an annoyance than anything and I'm a bit of a perfectionist! I'll be honest and say having the button start instead of a key..... I'm not sure how that changes the ignition (as you obviously cant just turn the key to step one) There are some micro 3 fuses in the same compartment so I've just ordered another piggyback for the sake of £3 to try those fuses instead but reading the fuse descriptions I don't think I'm gonna have much luck. I was just wondering if anyone else has come across the same problem and did they manage to get around it? I don't really want to start considering going into the engine fuse box (where there are a LOT more choices) as I assume it will be a sealed unit to get it watertight and I don't want to risk compromising that at all. Thanks in advance Chris