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About IraF

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  1. IraF

    3M Clear Bra

    I have had a clearbra on my 2014 mkz hybrid and then traded up to the 2017 mkz hybrid and did the same for that car, and never regretted making that decision, as for chips I never noticed any on either car and since I am not an avid collector of insects, they easily come off the bra. Before the clearbra, I used the 2 piece bra which would collect dirt and pebbles which did leave some marks on the hood. Easy decision to go to clearbra
  2. Gracenote not that important
  3. If my memory serves me correctly , when navigation maps came out for NA 1 16, gracenote was set back to and again it's just a guess, compare your gracenote to mine and see if there is a difference and again I can be entirely wrong. Driving today a message came on the screen new system update and when I checked it was the same as what I posted above. The file itself will not do anything, it has to go with other files. The image that I am posting is for updating to build 18093 and notice the last file, guess one would replace that file with the file that shows up on my screen in order to update gracenote Also need on the root directory autoinstall.lST and DONTINDX.MSA. AGAIN THESE ARE GUESSES!!!
  4. let me know what happens
  5. My fault I traded the MKZ 2014 to a mkz 2017 and also changed profile which I forgot about. I was able to track the file down and without going into how I got it. It is referring to Gracenote which I will post some of the version 0‚} *†H†÷ ‚n0‚j1 0+0‚ *†H†÷ ‚ ‚Ford Part Number = JR3T-14G423-CB Version Number = SYNCGen3.0_3.0.17024_PRODUCT Type = Gracenotes File1 = gracenotes_new.img File1 Hash Value = b3bf9223d2e993281787cb13001839e5445f2019a5e4dfb68f1ea799c013db4d File1 Size = 1094713344 Save Location = /fs/images/ ‚Æ0‚Â0‚ª aõá 0 *†H†÷ 0d1 0 UUS10U Ford Motor Company1806U/Ford Motor Company Internal SyncGen3 Issuing CA0 150129183522Z 190129184522Z0V1 0 Uus10U Looks like I already have that and again sorry about the confusion with regards to the Lincoln mkz 2017,need to go to other forums and change to Lincoln 2017 hybrid mkz
  6. You will notice update.jpg which is from my lincoln owners page that shows I have the latest update from December 24, 2018 and when I click on details you will notice JR3T-14G381-AM (update1.jpg)date confirmation and Version. (Dec24, 2018 Version SYNC3v3.0) Now if you look at 20190131_131923.jpg you will see that I have Build 18093 SYNC 3, Software Version: 3.0, but now it gets interesting. Viewing 20190131_132004.jpg you will note Automatic System Updates and you will note it wants to download JR3T-14G423-CB_1548263512000.TAR.GZ, but never really goes any further then what you see. I have tried using a WiFi extender and I am sure that the configuration is properly connected. You say I should call Lincoln, been there done that, after explaining the problem I should go to the dealer, that's their answer Anyone knows what that file does or how to obtain JR3T-14G423-CB_1548263512000.TAR.GZ??
  7. IraF

    Trunk opens without key fob

    After going to dealer my car works actually as it should whether decklid is enabled or disabled, no fix needed, just a "NEW KEYFOB" needed under warranty, didn't even know keyfob's are not always programmed correctly. New KeyFob, decklid enabled, new keyfob more then 3ft away, cannot open trunk with doors locked Disabled powerdecklid cannot open trunk if keyfob is more then 3ft away. KeyFob Culprit, no tsb needed. Checked with other keyfob and that too needed replacement, under warranty problem fixed. Still no work needed to be done with car. So it works as it is supposed to as you indicated but did not know about KeyFobs.
  8. IraF

    Trunk opens without key fob

    See Below updated info.
  9. IraF

    Trunk opens without key fob

    After FIXING the PROBLEM as I mentioned above the decklid no longer opens UNLESS I HAVE THE KEYFOB. No Need for me to see dealer. See #15
  10. IraF

    Trunk opens without key fob

    I have had this car since January 2017 and never knew about Trunk unlocking without an FOB and when I go to a mall obviously I put things in the trunk and I am willing to bet some "BAD GUYS" are aware of this fact. Thanks for the info you mentioned previously in one of your posts which obviously got my attention.
  11. IraF

    Trunk opens without key fob

    I am glad that you mentioned this and as they say "One Learns Something New every Day" I have a Lincoln 2017 MKZ and I was able to open the trunk by just pushing the button on top of the trunk, "HOWEVER", there is a way in my car to disable that from happening, by going to vehicle and "Disabling Remote Decklid" which can be found by left hand switch on dashboard, skip 1. 2.System Information 3. Vehicle on/off Remote Decklid-->Off. No FOB on me, I tried opening trunk as you described but couldn't, with key fob on me or by unlocking trunk from car that still works. Pictures shown as perhaps my explanation not clear.
  12. Having reprogrammed the Lincoln 2017 MKZ Hybrid finally Android Auto now shows up on Navigation Screen along with Google Maps and Waze as well as bringing update history up to current status.
  13. Update, I reverted back to EU AU Version 2.2 since going back directly from 18025 to 17109 would not work, once the au version was present I then upgraded to us version sync3 2.3 17109 and android auto appeared on navigation screen and can use Google maps or Waze. No changes were done to phone, indicating build 18025 has a bug. My account still shows 10Feb 2.3 confirmed even though earlier tonight it showed that I was successful in uploading sync3 3.0 build 18025 I even loaded my phone with xml file and uploaded that way, and said it was successful for sync3 3.0 , but still shows 10Feb 2.3, so much for "FORD" So it's the next day, not that I care I am back to sync3 2.3 and got that working again, but I checked my account and it still cannot confirm the sync3 3.0 update and I tried a few times via laptop and it told me that the upload was successful and also tried via cellphone and also told me the upload was successful but neither method was successful as you can see. Don't waste your time going to the dealer to try to get it confirmed, useless.
  14. This is my case and may not be yours but I suspect there is a bug in Sync3 Build 18025. Let me explain in version sync3 2.3 an icon was showing up on my navigation screen as android auto and on my galaxy 9 I had android auto, maps and waze all there and when I connected the phone via usb in the car android auto showed up on the navigation screen. Upgraded today to sync3 build 18025 and nothing changed on my phone but now I am minus android auto on the navigation screen. repaired phone purposely, useless, took landline to phone and also galaxy 9 and first thing they had me do is go to settings and check for android auto setting on the navigation screen, ain't there suggestion go to dealer, HA,HA, HA Luckily I kept the sync3 2.x versions and backtrack. More laughs I tried uploading for fun the xml file from today and it confirms the update was successful , however when one goes back to software updates I still see 2.3
  15. How to confirm that I updated to sync3 2.3, after receiving an email from ford that I need to confirm the sync3 2.3. Trying it on the computer with an email did not work and even ford said that it was useless and I needed to leave the WiFi on at night with car off and the signal would be picked up in a 5 to 10 minute window. Doesn't Work. Better way is assuming you have the email from ford about confirming the sync3 2.3 on your phone as well , just transfer the *.xml file from computer to cellphone and select from phone the *xml file using file explorer and the proof is File explorer or whatever file explorer you have on your phone should do the job.