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2014 Lincoln MKZ with 2017 MKZ FCIM installed
Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:39 AM
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:29 AM
The dealer wanted $1100 for the fcim, but I found one on carparts.com for $300. Once you remove the old fcim, there is a bracket around the disc receiver that have to be removed in order to get the new fcim to seat properly. Removing that bracket will not cause any harm to anything. That was the easy part of the installation. Once you get the new fcim installed, you'll see where the modifications are needed at right away. The trim pieces on the newer fcim's are cut at a different angle than our original ones as u can see in the pictures. What we had to do was cut the tips off of my original fcim trim panel and we used a plastic bonding glue to attach the pieces to the new trim panel. Then we sanded it down real good and repainted the trim pieces.
Edited by caddydaddy25, 28 July 2017 - 04:59 PM.
Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:40 AM
This swap is also being done with the Fusions as well, and a very good way to honestly...INCREASE the value of a 2013 - 2016 (without Sync 3) if its done right. Especially if the vehicle is beyond its warranty.
The only reason Ford and Lincoln won't do it (offer a upgrade program), is because they much rather sell a newer car to a customer. It's worth even a few thousand bucks if it improves the quality of life for your vehicle, and are happy with a 2013 to 2016 model beyond Sync 3.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:20 PM
The particular panel that I have doesn't have the buttons for the cooled seats, so I have to use the touchscreen for mine. But there are panels out there that does have the buttons for them. As a matter of fact, I found a guy yesterday that have a panel with the touchscreen and navigation APIM for $500 if anyone is interested. The panel have the cooled seat buttons on it If I recall correctly, I don't think my original panel had a button for the cooled seats. With that said, the wiring harness that controls that section probably doesn't have the wires in it to support pressing a button to activate them so the buttons on the new panel may not activate the cooled seat. I'm not 100% sure about it, but that's what I'm thinking. If someone is looking just for sync 3 upgrade, this would be a good deal for them because I'm sure those guys will sell the screen and apim for probably around $300.
Edited by caddydaddy25, 28 July 2017 - 05:17 PM.