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Installing Sync 3 in a 2013 MKZ


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#1 tuminatr

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:56 PM

Yep here it goes I am gonna install Sync 3 in my 2013 MKZ. I have seen several people do this on Mustangs and Fusions and Ford has built there systems to be interchangeable. I will post a walk through in the near future


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#2 dwonder

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:23 AM

That would be cool, cuz I read somewhere that older Lincoln's couldn't be upgraded to Sync 3. I'm curious to see it

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

Ok I do have the Sync 3 system installed and it works except for my parking assist. Here are a few pictures from the install. I bought the programmed sync module from OEM Radio solutions and it works as it should. Now there are some caveats this is sync 3 V1 and does not support car play or android auto and my auto parallel parking does not work anymore. If you want contact info for the place I got the sync module from pm me or here is his Facebook page
 
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old sync 2 module and screen
New sync 3 module and screen
Sync 3 in a 2013 MKZ

Edited by tuminatr, 07 September 2016 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:27 AM

Don't see any pictures..



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:52 PM

 
here you go, the module is out of a 2016 MKC

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

How hard was it to take the dash apart?



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:52 PM

How hard was it to take the dash apart?

I'd love to know this as well, as I'm also looking to replace my MKZ's Sync 2 console with the new Sync 3.  Many Thanks!



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

I was going to ask if this could be done after having 2017 MKZ as a loaner while 2014 was getting recall work done. Will there be step by step instructions at any point? Actually, I'm not concerned about parking assist as I can't get it to work right in my 2014 and I know how to park.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

I'll be upgrading mine to sync 3 probably next week. I'm just waiting for 1 more part to come in.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

I'll be upgrading mine to sync 3 probably next week. I'm just waiting for 1 more part to come in.

Did you source the parts yourself or buy a kit? Who's doing the programming?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

Sourced the parts myself. Guy name Dan will be doing the programming. He have successfully did the programming for several people remotely. I have everything I need except for the new usb hub, which should be delivered Wednesday or Thursday. So I should be installing this friday. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

eBay, car-parts or somewhere else? I have some automated searches set up for eBay and when I'm ready I may start calling around to some yards from car-part to see what they'll do on prices.

 

Dan seems like the expert on the Fusion forum, I see that he'll remote into your laptop and program with Forscan. Keep an eye on what he does and report back if you can ;).



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

I found the screen and apim on car-part.com. As far as programming, I gave dan my VIN and he put together a sync 3 as-built file for me according to my vin. I will do the programming myself with forscan. I'm so ready to install everything. Still waiting to get my car back from the dealership. They had to repair some things under warranty. They assured me that I'll have it back next week though.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Laminar, are u attempting to do the conversion as well?

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

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Edited by caddydaddy25, 24 June 2017 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

Hey guys, hopefully you all can help me out. I bought a 2014 mkz and not realizing after test driving 4 of them that the one i chosen didn't have a back up cam. So i went to this local place that installs back up cameras, radios, etc. He said that my car would need an interface installed into the current radio to make it happen one that is $300 that will allow the camera to work and another that is $500 that will allow me to add up to 4 cameras, built in navigation, allow me to use apps on my phone etc. Was trying to find the interface myself but having no luck. has anyone else run into this problem. I think the interface allows me to run sync 3



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:24 PM

I don't know much about that. I wish I could help you. Hopefully someone here will be able to help



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

Finally upgraded my 2014 mkz to sync 3. Everything seems to be working good so far.


Edited by caddydaddy25, 30 June 2017 - 11:05 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

Rue, I just re-read your message. By looking at it, it seems like they are referring to upgrading to sync 3 but i'm not 100% sure. If that's the case, $800 doesn't sound bad.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:53 PM

I have a 2013 MkZ w/ THx radio. Front speaker has an irritating "buzz" when listening to spoken words. How hard is it to replace the front speaker? Any videos on this task? Thanks.






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