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About skullyi

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  1. You know.... I swear my car hates me or something. I tried the Nav again today and guess what worked... the ***** turn by turn (I haven't actually changed my as built for the IPC its still set to extended, I was going to do it today but since it worked I left it be) Theres a way to program what type of antenna?! I didn't see this O.O I'm noticing that a few things are changing as I'm using the car actually, I cant imagine the car programming itself but I'm wondering if its pushing changes through the system (I.E. the APIM says turn by turn should work so it forces the data through regardless of settings) I know this happens with some thing I work on with CyberSec that even regardless of the settings on the other side the features sometimes still push through if one has a higher privilege setting than the other. I'm going to investigate more and shall report back! As for nav antenna position.... I don't have a centre speaker as far as I'm aware (The walk around speaker test doesn't play sound when centre and sub come up) so I'm gonna have to think of something else.... Especially since its gotta be upright, I may go down the OEM route, replace my radio antenna base with the nav one and route Fakra cable through my car (Long job but if it works I won't complain). But some days its fine, other days its not so I'm trying to work out what exactly is causing the issue, especially with the nav faults coming up every so often. I'm in the process of doing the same thing actually, might be worth me checking out the google sheet actually to see if I can find it anywhere. But since investigating my car I have confirmed my car is exactly half and half, she's got half the correct wiring, half the correct programming, half the correct features etc etc compared to models sporting the 14 plates!! Ford (or maybe enterprise) what did you do to my car 😂😂😂. I've spent the last few weeks correcting her with the assistance of some diagnostics people and my own research, I even got a family member who works for a Ford garage to investigate with me and even he's not seen anything like my car! I swear Ford should give me a job after this 😂😂😂 *Sigh* aren't car's fun? 😅😅😅
  2. Well I have returned! Finally got my system to a good.... I dunno 90% working? I've still got some stuff to do to her before she's completely functional, doing the odd tinkering day here and there to adjust the final things. Some things I wanted to ask/mention: What aftermarket GPS antenna did you guys use and where did you put yours??? I'm having all sorts of Nav issues with mine right now and I'm starting to think its an issue with the antenna itself! But the compass in the car is pretty screwy at the moment also. So I'm blaming the antenna and asking what ones you guys have since yours is working fine (I hope) I noticed that my mothers ST3 (Jealous of her! she always beats me off the lights!) has turn by turn nav on the dash (it replaces the car display image on the right hand side of the screen) and I have no idea how to enable that on mine! any of you guys managed to enable it? I reflashed my Cars as built a while back using the as built data from ford (during my initial attempts of programming the beaut) and all of a sudden.... I have the ability to turn my traction control on and off! this wasn't on the car to begin with (trust me I looked for it when I first got her to see if there was anything remotely like sport mode) and honestly I have no idea how I've brought this back to my car! I knew she was supposed to have it because a friend of mine has a similar focus to mine (he's got the Titanium X jammy bugger) so.... happy days? turbo lag has gone (brilliant for launching her off the lights! bye bye tread haha!) and I'm getting more MPG out of her than I ever have! (currently running at 51.7mpg on the ecoscout thing) I feel like maybe the people who owned her first (Enterprise car rentals) had her programming altered in some way to disable features. I wonder what else is hidden inside her that should be working but isn't? Other than that she's working fine! I got her voice controls working properly which was in fact down to focccus not programming the BCM correctly! (Found this out by using Forscan and opening up the Central Config on there) software is temperamental at best! You guys have been invaluable to assisting with the instal! aside from the remaining hiccups she's a beaut! anything you can answer from my questions will be much appreciated!
  3. I wonder what on earth caused the Nav fault in the as built I copied then 🤔🤔🤔 I need to figure out what went wrong! And yeah Focccus actually wiped my car's Trip data as soon as it connected and scanned my car so that was fun! 😱😱😱 I need to get my voice calling working! Im wondering if I can just change the value in the Bluetooth section (line 157 I think it was?) to whatever the as built says for the newer car. I'm scarily surprised by how my car was already half done for Sync 3, the whole car is pretty much set up for it minus one or two bits of programming!
  4. Well I fixed the Nav fault, restored her back to what I had originally in the as built data, I swear things just aren't going the way I want them to today!! Clearly programming this in is going to take a while *sigh* Right F*** it I'll revert what I've done for now, come back to it after some research. All this just to get my calls system working again!! 🤬🤬🤬 On a side note.... I swear after resetting the DTC codes or reflashing her or whatever changed, I swear her AirCon is working again and her performance has increased.... don't ask me why but suddenly things have improved and I don't know what I did 🤣
  5. Welp! I'm back from my festival and today was the day I was going to program my car.... BUT when I loaded up FoCCCus and tried to read from the IPC... my car crashed and it said it couldn't read from it... so I'm not going to lie... I'm a little nervous to continue in case I break the damn thing! I managed to load the as built data from a different focus fine but as soon as FoCCCus came out my car was NOT happy haha! Any advice or ideas as to why it would crash my car's on board computers and force a car wide reboot? Another note.... Now I have a navigation fault.... *sigh* today just gets better and better! And another note! I can't get the IPC value to 09, it only allows me to go to 08
  6. Well.... I can't actually tell whether I do or not xD to be honest I've switched over to CarpPlay for navigation due to the maps being so out of date AND the fact my in car GPS think's I drive through the fields behind me most of the time haha! I'll have to do some diagnosis! Where did you get the updates!? I can't get it passed 2.2 and its bugging me XD Any/all help you can offer for this would be AMAZING! haha! *Pouts with puppy dog eyes* Also, have you run your VIN on Ford's Sync update site? Ford knows I've changed from Sync 1.1 to 3 O.O Big Brother is always watching! I imagine this like a Monty Python Sketch, specifically Brian's Mother in The Life of Brian or the General in Meaning of Life xDDDD
  7. I hope so! is there any way I can check? The wire's aren't in the APIM harness so I'd assume its not there? I mean the whole system seems operational (Still need to program her though! aaaaahhhh!) I can completely agree! Sync 3 was the best choice for me and I'd recommend it to anyone just for the sheer usability and performance on it VS Sync 2! Also I got my USB hub working finally! check it ooooout! (Please ignore the millions of unread texts 😧 Im terrible at replying to people!)
  8. Another question! the MS CAN connection, now you've listed them as Grey/Orange for pin 16 and Purple/Orange for pin 17... mine dont follow the same colours as you've listed or on the other sites you linked me to... dare I move them? :S
  9. Question!! So I've been finishing off the car today and along my travels I found that my ACM connector already has pins 6 and 19 taken in the smaller connector whilst pins 4 and 5 are missing in the larger connector, so I just wanna make sure its definitely meant to be from large ACM plug to the small ACM plug, not the other way around.
  10. Facias are definitely the same! don't worry about that! as are the brackets! also if it doesn't have NAV from what I've found about Sync 3 systems, plug in the GPS antennae and you should be able to program it in! Only going off what a friend of mine said who's worked on the Sync 3 systems and haven't tested it since I bought one with it in. Your CD player is above your screen!? what? 😂😂😂 that sounds ridiculous! who designed that xD
  11. I can say the effort between Sync 2 and 3 has been non existent, it follows the same changes wiring wise as Sync 2, the only difference that I can see really is the GPS being a different module. If you can, make the jump! its definitely been the best thing I've done to the car! plus.... CarPlay/Android Auto is rather cool! Luke has done the world a service and deserves this to be stickied! by trade I'm a computer engineer and for me this guide made this the easiest thing I've ever done! and I feel like I understand the car and some of its inner workings so much better now! heck even my dad managed to understand it and help me with parts I needed a second pair of hands for and thats saying something!! 🤣🤣🤣 Absolute legend amongst legends I think! he solved my only gripe with my car in one nice, easy to follow guide! Although @Luke_Anderson you should definitely title this Sync 2/3 since it does both! the only difference being the GPS which can be mounted under the dash and the power pins for the CarPlay USB hub ( Pin 8 in APIM to pin 1 in USB and Pin 38 in APIM to pin 4 in USB)! add that in and you've basically covered both systems!! 😃😃😃 where was this guide when I was looking at that gorgeous Titanium X with Sync 1, totally would have gone for that one had this guide existed earlier! 🤣
  12. I saw the pigtail online through someone who'd done it in America! spent ages trying to find one over here to only find out later that they don't sell it here! 🤣🤣🤣 why not Ford! 😭😭😭 You know, you've gone above and beyond what I'd expect of anyone! thank you for looking those up for me and all the help you've given! I just ordered one of the looms and anticipate an easy finish! (just need to sell the bits I don't need back on!) eagerly looking forward to getting this done! been at it for a good week now what with ordering bits I missed and missing tools xD This is the very last task I need to do now, finish up the few wires I've missed, add the hub, program her and keep her Head Unit closed up till I need to add any new features! (OEM Parking sensors and ambient lighting next I think!) I'll keep you posted on the final outcome! 😃😃😃
  13. That makes sense actually, haven't got anything to lose so I'll give it a shot! see what happens! That 30cm may seem small but in that confined space, every. millimetre. counts! xD There.... is a lot of information on those pages, talk about info overload haha! I'll have to read through these fully and see, now I just need to find where I can get the USB connector from so I can power the thing! its proving more difficult than originally anticipated! :S
  14. In regards to TMC, I have this already working on the Sync 3, she says "caution" over the speakers for speed cameras, accidents and as far as Im aware traffic too, I think this is due to the GPS connector that Sync 3 uses, so whether I need them or not is still a question, I may do the swap just to see whether anything changes. The MS-Can connections, you got them from the Blue plug in the fan system? how on earth did you get it up that far!? xD Is there any benefit to them being connected? you mentioned the HVAC connections going there, I assume those are the cables you're referring to? The calls issue, I thought it would be programming, I can get that done easy! Any ideas where I can get the power from? I'm pretty sure I can get the 4 pin connector from somewhere :S I'll have a gander at the info thanks! 😄 Thats what confused me! USB's are always powered by the bus so it threw me for a second when I found out there was another plug that was required. Hopefully Luke's advice will help me in regards to the ACM connections on the back of the radio! Thankfully the GPS and EA is working okay! (as far as Im aware? not found anything missing yet xD) Yeah Luke has confirmed my suspicions about it being a programming issue. Haha! I was going for Sync 2 originally but fancied myself CarPlay so I decided to make the jump. It doesn't seem any different connections wise! So I think you'd have no problem moving from one to the other since I've basically followed Luke's wiring table and everything is working A-OK! well thus far it is anyway haha! might need to investigate further and see if I can find what may or may not be missing!
  15. Welp! I've hit a bit of a snagaroo 😕 Got everything in, the system and the controls work but now I'm at the USB Media Hub, I don't know when they changed it but now they require additional power and don't take power directly from the bus! so now I'm at a loss for what to do. Any of you guys got any thoughts on what I can do for this or what I would require? I've had a quick google but I'm coming up short 😞 Whats even more strange is that the Sync 3 loom I got with the system didn't have the power cable connection on it, or any cable that could use the conversion kit you can get for it. I've got a couple of other questions too, The ACM connections you swapped for the TMC (Unsure what that is), what plugs am I looking for and what do they control? are they required? I don't have climate control and I think thats what those connections are for (correct me if Im wrong) The bluetooth calling feature, it works and people can hear me but audio isn't coming through the speakers from them, I'm assuming this is related to programming that I haven't done yet? (if I remember rightly its tied to the voice control functionality of the car so I'm pretty sure its down to programming) The MS-CAN +/- (Pins 16 and 17) Do I require these since I don't have the GPSM module (Uses a different GPS type which connects VIA Fakra) I think thats all I need to ask right now, you'll soon know if you get another post from me full of questions haha!