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post #21 of 127 Old 01-11-2018, 07:48 AM
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That makes sense about the options for the climate controls, etc.

Have you had the opportunity to check the maps as to how accurate they are? I was checking the website for updates for parents 2016 Escape. They still show it as having the latest version which I suspect now is out of date in some map areas.
The thing that makes Sync 3 most attractive to me is the use of Android Auto/Apple Carplay. With those features alone, you never have to worry about mapping issues being outdated because you can utilize your phone's access to Google maps/Apple Maps.
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The thing that makes Sync 3 most attractive to me is the use of Android Auto/Apple Carplay. With those features alone, you never have to worry about mapping issues being outdated because you can utilize your phone's access to Google maps/Apple Maps.
Yes. This.

If I can get pricing (and list of all necessary parts) - I may try this.

I'm happy to order from one of the vendors who sell the "full kit", as long as they're not marked up too much...
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Yea. Found that too. > $2k (if you include built-in nav).

That's why I want to find out if the individual parts directly through Ford would be cheaper, since it's basically plug-n-play.
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Yea. Found that too. > $2k (if you include built-in nav).

That's why I want to find out if the individual parts directly through Ford would be cheaper, since it's basically plug-n-play.
True if I could get exact part numbers I know someone that works in a parts dept at a dealer near me. Wonder how much cheaper the parts would be and I have used Forscan to enable some things, so wonder if I could fumble my way through the programming.
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lets get this figured out, I am ready also. I ordered a gps antenna already and you only need the new usb plug if you plan on using apple. The old one works with android.
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Yea. Found that too. > $2k (if you include built-in nav).

That's why I want to find out if the individual parts directly through Ford would be cheaper, since it's basically plug-n-play.
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True if I could get exact part numbers I know someone that works in a parts dept at a dealer near me. Wonder how much cheaper the parts would be and I have used Forscan to enable some things, so wonder if I could fumble my way through the programming.
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lets get this figured out, I am ready also. I ordered a gps antenna already and you only need the new usb plug if you plan on using apple. The old one works with android.
Did y'all ever get this figured out? Part numbers and cost from dealership.

Does anyone know if this sync 3 is full wireless capable with iphone car play?
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I recently did this to my truck. It is pricey, but worth it to me. I now have Apple car play back. I tried to see if I could live without it, but after one week I had to get it back.

The benefit with them is their customer service and setup. Depending on your trim level and options, they have to program the APIM accordingly. They use the VIN number. They even provided me with a copy of the original window sticker.

They use all Ford parts. If I had seen this post before hand, i would’ve provided the part numbers for everyone. My bad.

But again, the customer service is top notch. The original APIM had a climate screen for a different model year. They resolved it quick and painless for me.

One thing i will caution for the 2015-16 is the top of dash compartment where the usb plugs go. The compartment doesn’t hold a bigger phone very well, and it gets hot when the heat is on. I used my thermo gun and had a reading of 150+, which is horrible for a phone. I will be installing a usb extension dash mount to alleviate this issue. This also addresses the question in the previous post, it is not wireless CarPlay. You will still have to plug in.
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I had my first night time drive with the Sync 3 and Apple CarPlay. While in sync mode, the screen brightness adheres to the brightness setting from the dash switch. When in CarPlay mode, it ignores the switch and is full bright, with no way to dim it.

Even when connected and using CarPlay? You can set the screen to the Sync screen to avoid being blinded. You still get banner notifications and a temporary view of the CarPlay screen when something happens on the phone. While, i wish it would dim from the switch, this workaround makes it useable. Maybe a future Sync update will resolve this issue.
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pop that dash apart and get us some part numbers!
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