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  1. Is it not the cornering function - where enabled the fog light will light with indicator when headlamps are on to enhance view on turns.
  2. Best asked in the Facebook SMax Owners group, better still the Mondeo group. Many Mondeo Owners done this upgrade. There is a good Mustang upgrade video on YT to give you an idea of how to do it and the bits needed but not seen any SMax specific. From what I understand you need the Sync 3 hardware (Unit and USB for carplay etc - Sync 2 had SD card Sync has internal storage) and the brackets for the car you're mounting it to. You will need the donor VIN for Ford updates for Sync 3 ver 3.0 (most upgrades on the Mondeo Facebook group are getting side loading version 3.4 and bypassing Ford all together, a further upgrade to firmware gives radio logos and video). I am happy with mine (Sync 3 v 3.0) as is because I mainly use Apple CarPlay and the Nav maps, which are free downloads, are the latest, F9.
  3. The recent update was for the Maps, latest is F9. Check the software versions in SYNC 3 settings.
  4. I think you'll find the tiny file gets your unit to create a log file which you upload to the Ford site to confirm which files to prepare for you, did you upload the log file to Ford to confirm the last update? I find when my updates complete the log file isn't saved to the USB, to overcome this I just reinsert the USB it starts the update, realises it already there so produces the log file.
  5. I see Roadworks and incidents when my phone is connected via Bluetooth but connecting via USB initiates Apple Car Play use Waze, which is my default Nav. FordPass App must be connecting somehow as it updates mileage and fuel gauge when using Car Play. Not sure how I got the three years live data. I know when I first registered for FordPass, it took me to Ford US but as all the car detail was correct I enabled live data. I later registered via Ford UK Owners site, which shows it's expires 3/2023, I bought my 16 Smax in March this year.
  6. My Ford Owners account online shows my live traffic expires March 2023
  7. Try the facebook group, breakers abound on there
  8. There should be lights under the front seats that shine into the rear foot-well. Mine's a 2016 Tit. You can see if these work in daylight, not sure of there are any others, can do an overnight look if required.
  9. brains_t


    What is the shape on the flip side?
  10. No, I have heard on MK2 they are a unit that will warp over time due to the engine heat, so only effective at speed. You should be able to have them changed under warranty if they are missing the screen
  11. Cant find Subs in the app but I did notice the terms and conditions have been updated to state this. Other than the caution warning when you approach camera, the services is pointless if you have CarPlay Edit: - Found it under Live Traffic but specifies an end date as "--"
  12. Have a look on but bear in mind a lot of the tests are facilitated by big brands. Good Youtube video analysis of test results which shows big name expensive brands are excellent when new but matched by the cheaper brands as they start to wear. I like Falken Ziex ZE914 Ecorun, as I do a lot of cross Europe trips so wear and mpg is important as well as handling and feedback. As I use winter tyres, I get good mileage out of them as it's the cold weather that strips the meat as the rubber hardens. A few on the Facebook forum have rated Autogreen Super Sport Chasers which cost about £200 for four fitted.
  13. Probably get a better response from the Facebook groups for SMax.
  14. Check top of door frame genuine ford bars may fit in the gully and the door, on my S-Max there is a slot in the door frame to ensure in is fitted in the right position