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  3. Hi MWR. You had not mentioned you planned on having someone else do the installation. Okay, that is clearer. In the meantime, the video generally shows you what the installation involves (your #2 question). Hopefully another member who has done this will jump in. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  4. If I do this I would buy a kit (some are only$500-$600) and pay someone to install it.
  5. Hi MWR. I understand what you are looking for. However, that is the work necessary. And if you scroll through that post I linked to, there is not much reading. It is ~95% photos. However, unless you want to pay someone else to do the installation, there in no shortcut for the work. And it is not very hard. So the short answer to your questions is...There are no reliable, inexpensive, purchasable, pre-packaged and "easy-to-install kits". You can purchase the ~$1,500 kit offered by companies like 4D Tech, or you try to source the parts yourself from Salvage Yards etc. If you source the parts yourself, you can do it for $300-$500 (according to your resourcefulness and luck), then perform the install yourself following online instructions like I linked to, or following the the online videos available. It is not hard if you have some basic tools (screwdrivers, allen wrenches, trim removal tools etc.) and the right How-to video. I am sure if another member has information that may help you, they will certainly jump in to help. Good luck. Also...If you want a general idea what it takes to do yourself, you can take a look at this How-to video for the Lincoln MKZ (cousin to the Fusion). While the trim pieces and removal do differ, the overall installation is very similar and will give you an idea of what is entailed. The electronics are essentially the same, only the surrounding trim differs:
  6. Thanks! However, that explanation is way more than I'm even willing to read, much less do that work. I'm looking for an easy-to-install kit that people have actually bought, installed, and got working. And, yes, I know there are a lot of videos out there. But again, same thing as I said before.
  7. Hi MWR. Take a look at this thread on another forum for a pretty in depth explanation: http://www.2gfusions.net/showthread.php?tid=3881 If you Google "Ford Fusion SYNC 2 to SYNC 3 conversion", can find more information and videos. Good luck.
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  9. My 2015 FFH SE has Sync2. I'd love to have Sync3 to get Android Auto. Multiple companies offer a conversion kit, at wildly varying prices. Has anyone done this conversion? If so, (1) a link to the product, please, (2) what did the installation involve, and (3) and what was the result?
  10. Multitask

    Sirius xm missing channels in sync 3.0

    If everything is up to date, and no hardware was swapped out (that you know of), and XMSirius asked for the correct # and you gave the one you see. THen I would assume the ACM is defective. You can attempt a Factory Reset, and see if that helps... otherwise time for the dealer (and talk to the place that you bought it see if they will fix under the warranty.
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  12. Hello I am look for a little help I just bought a used 2018 Ford fusion Energi that has sync 3.0 build 19205. I can not get all the channels that subscribe to with sirius xm my number stops at 219 sirius has a bunch of other channels that i just cant access with sync 3 for some reason . I have worked with sirius support to fix problem and nothing we did works sirius says that my radio should be getting all the channels. The sync 3.0 will not even let me type in the direct tune over the 200 numbers if i try to tune to anything above it will only let me type a 2 digit number. I have not gone to the dealer yet and have them try and fix it. My ford says my version of sync is up to date and i did a map update . no the channels did not work before the map update. If anyone has any ideas please let me know .
  13. bbf2530

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    Hi Jsantunes. First...when you say "Then an update came", what kind/type of update are you referring to? A SYNC update? If yes, how was it installed? Did you install it manually via USB or was it installed automatically via WiFi? Or are you referring to an update to your phone OS? Is your phone fully updated also. If not, perform an OS updates. Okay, so flying a little blind at the moment, I would recommend this: First, if it was not a SYNC 3 update, check the Ford SYNC 3 update website to see if you have any available updates for your car: https://help.ford.com/update-sync/ If there is a SYNC 3 update available, I would recommend you download and install it after you perform the other recommendations below. Next, check the phone volume in your SYNC/Audio system, in case it was accidentally turned down. You must adjust the phone volume with the volume knob, during a call. If that does not work, then try deleting, then repairing your phone. If that does not work, try performing a SYNC reset by following the instructions in your Owners Manual. You may then need to repair your phone and reenter your presets. Try those suggestions, let us know how you make out and good luck.
  14. Jsantunes78

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    I just got my 2017 Fusiona Energi and everything was great then an update came and my android phone would ring, I could answer but couldn't hear the caller. I would have to hang up and call them back.
  15. That may be a good idea. my ipod is also in the arm rest usb. I think however the ipad having the setting auto lock off, in other words display always on is a bad idea overnight or the iPad battery
  16. Could be... I have a Gen 7 touch, and I haven't seen that ti's having to 'charge', but then I keep it in the arm rest. I even set it to Airplane mode do it does not 'try' connect to anything... On Playlists, I don't use them... so I'm not going to comment
  17. I believe the issue was at the display on the iPod was staying on. I just turned on the display auto lock to 1 minute. We'll see if that has an effect but I believe the iPod was simply draining because it's screen was on
  18. Not sure about the power on the USB port , but the ipod is always on, and if it's not getting a charge from that port, then that would explain it.... It probably gets turned off when the vehicle is off....
  19. Muzicman61

    Deleting text messages?

    If they really bothers you, I imagine you could delete the phone from Sync, then add it back. That would certainly delete them all.
  20. Two observations. While using the USB collection in the console next to the seat on my 2020 Lincoln nautilus In order to see all my playlists contents, initially I had to manually go into the playlists on the actual iPod. Now works great. Otherwise Sync 3 reported some lists empty Occasionally I am finding my iPods battery dead and it has to recharge while driving. Any idea why the battery would drain when the car is off? thank you Eli
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    I've seen discussions about the 'hotspot' and why didn't F/L allow the updates that way... I'm sure they could have , but it's data intensive, and you would pay WAY more for the 'hotspot' than planned.... Cheeper to connect to WiFi and then it's as free as it can be. BUT, there are issues with doing it that way... not horrible ones, but they are there.... amount of time, good WiFi connections etc.... USB seems to be the most reliable, and fastest...
  22. bbf2530

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    Hi TINole. My SYNC 3.0 equipped MKZ has its own hotspot too. However, a hotspot is a data connection. SYNC updates need a WiFi connection. Unless that has changed for SYNC 3.3/3.4, you would still need to be connected to a WiFi network, with a strong WiFi signal. If I am mistaken, perhaps a SYNC expert will jump in to give you more specific information. Good luck.
  23. TINole

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    The vehicle has it's own hotspot.
  24. Randyroyalty

    Deleting text messages?

    Thanks for the reply. I have noticed, though, over the last several days that older messages do seem to just magically dropoff after a couple of days. I am not sure how that dropoff point is determined, though
  25. bbf2530

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    Hi TINole. Concerning WiFi versus USB updates: WiFi updates are sometimes spotty. You have Automatic Updates turned on. Do you also have your SYNC system connected to your home WiFi network (or someplace else you park for extended times during the day) and does your vehicle get a strong WiFi signal when parked? While I only have SYNC 3.0 in my 2018 MKZ, and things may have improved with SYNC 3.3/3.4, I have found the USB download method to be more stable and reliable. On the other hand, some owners have had issues getting USB updates to complete properly, or had issues transferring the files from their computer to the USB drive, etc. Like anything it can sometimes be a matter of personal experience. Keep us updated and good luck.
  26. Muzicman61

    Deleting text messages?

    I've looked in the past but never found a way to delete them. Wasn't a big issue to me so I never pursued it further. If you find a way, let us know.
  27. TINole

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    Running OS version 9 on Samsung S8. I have automatic updates on, do I have to download 3.4 onto stick and upload like I had to on 3.3 or does it update itself? I will try it with audio other than Sirius and find someone to call me while I am in those two modes and get back with you. THX
  28. Multitask

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    That is odd... Sync 3.3, have you checked for 3.4 , or at least a later version of 3.3? also, what version of the Android OS ? Does it happen with listening to the radio, or USB device? Also, have you tested it with Google Maps?
  29. bbf2530

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    Hi TINole. Unfortunately, other than performing a hard reset of your SYNC system (procedure in your Owners Manual), I do not have a solution. However, I would recommend making a service appointment so the issue can be diagnosed and corrected. When you bring your vehicle in, do not just tell them what is wrong, hand them the keys and leave. Be sure to demonstrate the issue to the Service Writer or Tech. Yes, I realize you would probably need demonstrate in this case anyway, since you would not want to leave your phone with them. It is simply something I always recommend. Always demonstrate the issue and have the Service Department employee clearly state they see/hear/feel it happening. This helps avoid the dreaded "Could not duplicate the customers concern" diagnosis. If you personally showed it happening, they can't say they could not duplicate it. In the meantime, perhaps a tech member will jump in with more specific advice that may help. Keep us updated and good luck.
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