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  2. rubyinla

    SYNC 3 - upgrade costs

    Thanks for the advice. I have a feeling you are correct, but I'll give the Ford route a try... Interesting that I've talked to 2 guy service writers who quoted me prices to update the 2.?? software. Lady I just talked to, who's not a service writer, is the first person to understand my request. Interesting that the updates are to fix updates, not surprising, but interesting 🙂 Obviously, from all the recommendation I've read CyanLabs seems legit. I'm just reluctant to wade into a sea of acronyms and serial numbers that I know nothing about. If this Ford / Lincoln "as-built" can't be changed I'll just sit on my hands and be happy that it runs and isn't a red brick 🙂 Thanks... I'll post what happens
  3. Last week
  4. bbf2530

    SYNC 3 - upgrade costs

    Hi ruby. A few thoughts: First, if your self-installed upgrade to SYNC 3.4 is working properly and you can overcome your "guy genes", stick with your current SYNC version and don't worry about updating. There is nothing new in the updates other than bug fixes, and you won't gain any new features because there are none. In fact, the last update or two were instituted to fix things that the previous one or two updates broke.//LOL So if everything works now, the best advice would be to leave it alone. Next: You will need to rely on third party (i.e. CyanLabs) sources, or bootleg versions of the software to update. Neither Lincoln/Ford nor a Lincoln/Ford Dealer can/will update your "as-built" information. My guess is that even the Lincoln Dealer that told you they would do it for $200 did not really understand what you were asking them to do, and think you just want a vehicle that was factory equipped with SYNC 3.4 to be updated to the latest version of SYNC 3.4. I realize our "guy genes" are difficult to contain, but if everything is operating correctly, leaving things alone so an unnecessary update doesn't break anything would be the best course of action. There are no new features in the latest updates. Only bug fixes. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  5. rubyinla

    SYNC 3 - upgrade costs

    The journey continues... My 3.4 unit came with revision 19200 installed. Since we now have 20282 out there my guy genes have kicked in and I'm feeling compelled to update my unit. Not feeling super confident about using CyanLabs I got on https://www.ford.com/support/sync-maps-updates As luck would have it, Ford still thinks I have 2.3 installed, and has a cool update for me based on my VIN. The folks at Ford said they couldn't change my as-built to my 3.4 to go along with my new 3.4. Said I'd have to get the dealer to do that. Well, I've called 3 dealers and left 4 messages on successive days and still have not received a call back. Lincoln guy want's $200 to do the update, but wasn't the sharpest pencil in the stack so I'm not trusting his mumbling. Hopefully, this week, I can get through to a "service" advisor to get a price to just change my "as built" to show 3.4. My other option is to find a '19 or '20? and "borrow" their VIN for the exercise / exorcism 🙂 One of the caveats for the CyanLabs update was a caution about doing this with 2020 year vehicles. Being a 2016 vehicle and a 2019 screen that should not be a consideration. To be continued....
  6. Ed Power

    keyless entry help

    I was not aware of the mirror preset buttons on the door. When you mentioned them I looked them up and used the 1st one. I will try the other for another persons code later. Now the seats and mirrors adjust properly. Thank you
  7. bbf2530

    keyless entry help

    Hi Ed. You are very welcome. However, I am confused and have no idea as to what part of my advice helped? 😂 What did you do? What was the outcome? Is everything working properly now? If you can explain what you did, and how it helped, it may help others with the same problem in the future. Good luck.
  8. Ed Power

    keyless entry help

    Well, just like you, I too have learned something. I'll try the function you mentioned and get back. Thank you very much.
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  10. bbf2530

    keyless entry help

    Hi Ed. I learn (or re-learn) something new every day! Yes, you are correct. I just looked it up in the 2010 MKZ Owners Manual and that function is available and should work. In fact, it is also available in my 2007 (not my 2018 though). I use the factory code and never set up a personal entry code, so I probably forgot about that available feature over the years. Okay, all of that being said...I guess we go to Troubleshooting 101: Will the mirrors adjust to your preset memory positions when you press the Memory preset buttons on the inside of the door? Change the mirror position with the manual mirror adjustments. Then press a memory preset button. If the mirror does not readjust to the memory preset button being pressed, then it is likely an issue with the power mirror memory function itself. If it does readjust to the memory preset button, then there is a likely a glitch in the keyless entry/mirror memory function that would need addressing. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  11. Ed Power

    keyless entry help

    Yes I am supposed to be able to input my own code and the mirrors and seats will adjust to the positions I had set but I seem to be missing something somewhere. At least on the 2010 MKZ. I have a 2016 MKZ hybrid that I don't think does that but not sure as I'm the only one driving it so nothing changes. Thank you for replying.
  12. bbf2530

    keyless entry help

    Hi Ed and welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. If you are following the Owners Manual instructions and the system is not operating correctly, then then there is possibly/probably some sort of electrical/electronic issue. To be honest though, I have a 2007 and 2018 MKZ, and am not aware of that being a feature of the MKZ. Does your 2010 Owners Maual state you can set the seats/side view mirrors to adjust to a keyless entry code? They can be set to a remote keyfob, but I am not aware of them being programmable to a keyless entry code. Perhaps another member will jump in with more assistance. Keep us updated and good luck.
  13. Ed Power

    keyless entry help

    Hello. I have a 2010 MKz and I have been trying to enter a keyless code. I have no problem entering the code but what I do have a problem with is that the mirrors keep setting to something other than what I want. The seat goes into position just fine but I can't get the mirrors to stay in memory. Can someone give me instructions to set the mirrors and seat to go into my adjusted specs when I enter the door code? I have followed the manual and reset the code countless times but always the mirrors giving problems. Thank you,
  14. Very interesting information! Thanks for sharing! Perhaps the ratio you see is due to atmospheric conditions? Where are you located? Close to sea level or a higher elevation? I'm wondering if another variable is causing the OAR to be a little less than optimal.
  15. 02LincLS

    Best Replacement Speakers

    Thanks for the reply! That's promising. I did a quick side by side of your speaker and the components I was looking at and the cutout diameter looks like the difference... Crutchfield says your 62.11's don't fit either, yet you say they fit perfect. Did you do minor mods to get them in? I'll search again for your pics because I did see them on my original search. This makes me want to spend more money and build a system. Return the Reference's or not...what to do, what to do. I apologize for derailing this topic a bit. I find TomV's plan to characterize the stock drivers pretty interesting. One concern is that the signal processing is heavily adjusted for cheaper driver limitations. Since the aftermarkets are so much more capable, it might be hard to find one with similar T/S. Since referring to a replacement only, and not adding an amp or anything else, sensitivity and resistance are probably the most critical. Unfortunately that doesn't say much for sound so replacements would likely need to be done at least as a pair anyway, even if just one is broken. Preferably the whole set of 4 locations.
  16. Izzy3906

    Best Replacement Speakers

    Hello I got Kappa 62.11i and they fit perfect.
  17. I've been doing extensive data logging and monitoring of this Learned Relative Octane Ratio "OAR" and a few other pids. I replaced my spark plugs with identical NGK laser iridium and gapped to 0.028". My learned octane continued to drop despite only fueling with 93. I was highly hesitant to put an octane booster in the tank but ultimately needed answers on if I was seeing false knock. Well, the OAR responded immediately and went from -.031 to -.084 which is desirable. I have always filled up at this same Mobil station and had no issues in the past. A Shell station nearby yielded the same results. With 3/4 tank of this supposed Mobil still in the tank, I added a 15 oz bottle of Lucas octane booster, and topped off at another Shell location where the pump was specifically marked "Top Tier". OAR jumped from -0.32 to -0.84 but more drive time is needed to see if will eventually max out. A couple side notes: the octane booster was diluted a bit since I filled up 16 gallons. I would have needed only 11.7 gallons of fuel to raise 30 or so octane points (for example 93 octane +3 = 96). Since the tank was filled, it probably only raised octane about 20. Since the OAR is not pegged at -1.00, I'm thinking that the car thinks this fuel is still not quite 93 octane. I am hoping that refueling at the top tier shell station after this tank is done will leave the OAR unchanged or improved. I'll reply back here with the results in a few weeks. If I ever had to run 87 octane in my turbo cars, I'd NEVER go wide open throttle. The OAR is a complex and marvelous safety system that looks at many interacting variables and always tries to make your engine run as safely and efficient as possible. It detects tiny issues way before your ears ever could, and fixes/ prevents bad situations with lightning response times. Fueling with 87 significantly limits the protective overhead, loses up to 10% hp (40+ hp in my case) and considerable gas mileage. Those that have "never had an issue" can thank the PCM, but they likely have no idea what hell it is preventing from unleashing upon their engine and wallets. and with the fuel price debacle what it is, I'm sure there are stations doing all kinds of crazy stuff. You're playing with fire using 87 because even the data from using 93 at a reputable brand is showing that the PCM is making protective corrections. At the very least, grab a cheap bluetooth adapter and monitor your OAR, especially if modified. The sale of higher octanes in this elevated gas price period is likely way down, making things worse. The Mobil referenced above is $5.50/gal and the top tier Shell is $6.00.
  18. 02LincLS

    Best Replacement Speakers

    Funny this thread just came up. I noticed the entry chime sounded funny in my car over the weekend. Figured out yesterday the passenger front woofer is somehow blown. I have the base system unfortunately so I never really crank it. I have no idea how this happened. One other bug I noticed is the driver front tweeter will not play unless you momentarily turn the volume up. It will kick in and stay playing. I am hoping these are purely speaker failures and not APIM or amplifiers. I ordered a set of Infinity Reference 6530cx components just for ease of install as I didn't want to get into installing an amp and removing all the car's signal processing. I have always used their Kappa's in the past and loved them but Crutchfield says the Kappa 603cf's don't fit. I'm guessing that despite being shallower than the Reference's, the magnet is so huge, it's OD must interfere with something inside the door. I am fine with minor mods, and wouldn't rule out cutting the speaker opening bigger if that was the only issue to fit Kappa's. If anyone has the Kappa 6-1/2 components installed and can confirm this, that would be awesome. I searched the site through Google but came up dry.
  19. Hi there, I bought a 2011 mkz hybrid on April 1st and have been slowly fixing things up since. So today I bought a replacement door hinge from the dealer and when I got it I noticed it came with an unusual bolt. I'm not sure what it's for though. I think it has something to do with aligning the door, but I'm not sure how that would work. Anyone know? Thanks for any tips
  20. i was in the process of putting paddle shifters from a 2010 mks in my 2010 mkz and i went to test the select to shift wires after looking at a wire diagram. before running the wires and adding the pins to the clock spring on the wheel but unlike the Taurus or mks which is only the two up and down and a ground. mine goes has a four wire PCB that has the two up and down wires a ground (which acts as a signal wire) and a power wire and i thought that all i needed was the up and down and a ground/signal but after hooking up to the paddles before running wires up to the wheel i cant make it shift gears do i need a controller in the middle? and if so what do i use
  21. Multitask

    Best Replacement Speakers

    I would think it is up to the 'ears' of the owner...
  22. The topic of what are the "best" replacement speakers for the factory systems has been asked frequently. Most answers come from someone who has already tried an aftermarket speaker with some success or the person is referred to Crutchfield to find something that simply fits the factory location. The problem we have is that no one knows the driver specifications of the factory OEM speakers, other than they are 4 ohm and the physical dimensions. Well today I happened to find a really cool device to measure loud speakers. Dayton Audio DATS V3 Computer Based Speaker & Audio Component Test System This DATS V3 device could be used to find the actual T/S parameters of our OEM Lincoln drivers. Then we could search for aftermarket drivers with similar specs, but perhaps a higher quality design. Keeping the T/S parameters similar should keep the factory tuning as optimal as possible. So in my opinion, this would be the way to recommend the "best" replacement speakers for our Lincolns.
  23. ATM

    First Time Lincoln Owner

    Thanks! We're super happy with this car. It's already becoming a favorite of mine within a month of getting it. Little better shot with the window tint.
  24. 17MKZ3.0TT

    First Time Lincoln Owner

    Nice! Love that color. That was my first choice, but I got tired of waiting and went with black/black.
  25. blumagic

    Sync Brain Fart

    I had the same problem as I was traveling I was in Ga heading to NC, mine did the same thing, I tried everything to get it back working turned the vehicle off let it sit, turned it back on same thing, it was updating the SXM which don't need wi-fi....
  26. Chris109

    Sync Situation

    I had posted on the Ford Sync Forum about a situation that popped up recently about music being played/shown not in order from my external hard drive even though it was fine in the past. Mp3 tags are what they should be. ( https://fordsyncforum.com/index.php?/topic/7490-albumssongs-no-longer-in-order/ ) However, now something new has happened where I would be playing music, change the source to radio, then go back to the music, and the song that was playing starts again, but the track meter would show the point where I had changed the source (ex. track would show a certain time where I stopped the song but the track starts from the beginning). I've done a master reset but it seems it has gotten worse. Sync is updated. Unfortunately, my local Lincoln dealer with whom I had a good rapport with, was sold and the new owners were not allowed to become Lincoln dealers. Now I need to find a good Ford dealer.
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