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post #1 of 14 Old 05-14-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone done Sync updates?

I downloaded the update to my flash drive today, it says engine has to be running for the 25 min process. Can I do it while driving or in accessory mode? That's about 24 minutes too much idle time for me.


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I downloaded the update and put it in my truck, however the update date/rev number was the same one I already had.

It took closer to 10 mins not 25 for me.
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I tried updating mine, and I can't seem to get it to work.
I have the lockpick installed... so I wonder if that has something to do with it not updating.

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Engine needs to be running till it completes the install process. I've done two installs on my wife's explorer that have taken 45 minutes each. Other option is to take it to the dealer and they can do it for you.


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I've got a 2010 with nav and I have also tried to no avail to update my Sync. Took it to the dealership for a blend door problem and asked them to update it while it was in. They called and said they couldn't do it because I needed to purchase a $175 update disc for it. Ridiculous? It works fine but it says it's due for an update online but I guess I'm screwed on that.


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what is in the update?
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I updated mine using my flash drive and didn't have to have my truck running. Update went smooth and now my phone works better. I was having trouble with incoming calls, no more after the update.

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If its under warranty why do it yourself? The updates and check ups are covered in the price of the truck. Let them figure the pian in the a$$ out.

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I finally got the chance to do it. Literally took 3 mins and became more of a pain in the ***, now my stupid 911 assist message keeps going off. Does it with the option for no message to come on, and even comes on to notify me that I have it turned on. Can't win with this thing.


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Just tried mine, and like yours it said Install Complete after 1-3 minutes, thought all was well, then I saw where I'm supposed to ignore the first Complete signal.
So I started all over and gave it 45 minutes extra with it displaying "Install Done" the whole time. Instructions said I would have to rePair my phone, but it still pairs up so I am thinking I just wasted a couple of hours.
Oh well, I guess my question is, How do I know when the Install is complete, when it tells me this the whole time?

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