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    I have a 2008 Ford Fusion SEL with voice activated navigation version of SYNC. The SyncMyRide.com site says I'm up-to-date with the last (and only) update on October 2007. Could that be right? That seems like the first version install and I thought I've read of a few more updates. I'm only looking for a possible update because when my (Microsoft Win8.1) phone is connected, the contacts don't show, and with music, it doesn't show any info, just blank text areas. Maybe I need to reset?
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    Yea... the dealerships usually have WiFi and mine will let me go there and do the updates, so you might get them to allow you too... ๐Ÿ˜Ž Not to mention they can see if happening or not... ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Nah... I don't drink! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Hi FordF150. Yes, it will/can. If you use another VIN to download the latest SYNC 3 update, install it and report the installation, the real owner will not be able to receive that update. And if they updated already and reported the installation, you will not be able to receive that latest update.That is one of the problems with this method. It is nice of you to be one of the few people I have seen actually worry about what happens to the real owner of the vehicle after a VIN is hijacked like this. Good luck.
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    New User - review so far "Pitiful"

    Same on my Lincoln MKX 13 and 16 but apparently you and I should do some learning...
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    New User - review so far "Pitiful"

    Hi NOTMY. To my knowledge, Build 19205 is the latest available SYNC 3 build. And I believe what asteele posted was not necessarily what comes up on his SYNC screen, but a list of available commands. Every command does not come up on the screen. I am guessing he may have obtained that list from his Owners Manual. I'm sure he will correct me if I am wrong. However, I have a 2018 MKZ, updated twice from 17xxx, to 18xxx, to Build 19205, and all of those commands asteele listed work in my car. Like all of us, you will need to do some learning. So as mentioned previously, the best thing we can do is peruse the SYNC section of our Owner Manuals, where there is a pretty extensive list of available commands, and utilize the tutorials and tutorial videos available on the Lincoln Owners website. EDIT - I can also mention that there is a newer NAV map update, if you are interested. The latest NAV maps version is NA 1 18 (you are on NA 1 14). However, you may not be interested, since you will probably have to pay. The first update after vehicle purchase is free and it looks like you never updated. However, I am not sure if there is a time limit on that free update. Hope this information helps and good luck.
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    iPod classic endless indexing

    Thanks bbf. Iโ€™ll likely end up going the flash drive route as well. I thought about having the dealer check it out but to be honest I have very little faith in the dealer being able diagnose and fix sync related problems. The last 2 Ford trucks Iโ€™ve purchased I seemed to know more about sync than the sales and service people did. Itโ€™s really sad.
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    Sync 4 coming

    I suspect there's going to be some hiding and watching on the part of potential Ford buyers. I'd wonder just how much data is being stored and accessed every time the vehicle hits the road. Do I need another $50 a month data plan just so my entertainment/navigation system will function? Then again, I'm one of those (fading in numbers) who likes to have his music collection saved on a local system (phone, mp3 player, USB drive) rather than entrusting a carefully curated list involving thousands of songs (and their embedded data) to a remote server. I embrace useful tech (Alexa provides me with news/entertainment and keeps track of everything from locks to lighting in literally every room) but relying on Internet access while on the road might be a stretch. We'll see.
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    Sync 3 by USB

    Hi Seacow. Just an observation: Unless the instructions for your SYNC version are drastically different than usual, the instructions on the Ford site instruct to download the SYNC update file to your computer, unzip the zipfile, then move the unzipped files to the USB. So you unzip the file before moving it to the USB drive, as Multitask stated. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Sync 3 by USB

    OK, good so far... don't move the .zip file to the drive, unzip it on the Mac, then copy the 2 files and 1 folder to the flash drive. Make sure it's formated as fat32 or exfat and that it is a USB 2.0 drive, a USB 3.0 might work, but a 2.0 will definatly. the 0k file is the donotindx.msa (btw)
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    Sync 3 by USB

    What version is it now? What is the name of the file you got from the owner.ford.com site? after you unzip it, are you then copying those files to your flash drive? you should see 2 files (one is 0k and is just so that it does not try to index the drive) and a folder with files in it
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    Sync 3 by USB

    Make sure you are using a USB stick v2 (black internal connector), not v3 (blue internal connector). After downloading, unzip the files including folders to the USB Stick (Do not put the ZIP file on the USB Stick). Insert the USB stick into the USB in the RUNNING vehicle. It can take up to 5 mins for the top of the screen to say it's updating. Depending on so many factors, the update can 30+ minutes (personally it's never taken more than 15 mins for me). It will then advise you that you can remove the USB stick. Then turn off the vehicle, open the drivers door to shut down all electronics. Wait a few minutes, then restart the vehicle, and check that you have to new version installed. I hope that helps..
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    Map Updates Now Available For Sync3

    Haha, I did the same thing (trying to use the modem ESN instead of SYNC's) when I was signing up for the map update. Once I got past that and followed the instructions exactly, my update went just fine on my 2018 Fusion Hybrid Platinum. Took just under an hour. The thing that upset me a little is the date of the map information: January 2018. You would think it would at least have been January 2019. It was bad enough that I had January 2015 data for two years on a vehicle I bought new in September 2017. My other half has a 2019 Subaru Forester and it's received two (free) map updates so far and we've owned it less than a year! I did some spot checking of newer businesses (but older than January 2018) near our house and the POI information is still old and stale. Hopefully the freeway info has been updated. The I-15 coming home to San Diego from Las Vegas on my old maps still showed freeway transitions that were switched from one side of the freeway to the other for years now. I'd be interested to see if they fixed that. I'm just glad that Ford didn't have the audacity to charge for this update. I'm guessing the next one won't be free.
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    Hi Fused1979. I have had issues with the web site for my 2018 Fusion Platinum since I bought it. Many times I get the never ending spinning circle, but after multiple tries, I was finally able to download 19025. This is the third update I have done since buying this car and the reporting of the successful installation has never worked. It takes the file and says successful, both then still tells me that the same update is available. I occasionally go in to try and report the update but it is the same thing over and over again. Now, I am back to the never ending spinning circle. Doesnโ€™t matter which browser I use. The help line always gives me the story that it is a known issue and being worked on. I have had 3 other Sync vehicles and this has never happened on any of them. I am willing to share my download if you would like to try it though it is a different year. 2018 Fusion Platinum with Nav and Sync Connect.
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    For those that wonder, or care, it's SYNCGen3.0_3.0.19205_PRODUCT get it at owner.ford.com . or owner.lincoln.com ; SYNC3 Consumer Assembly Upgrade - Release 3.0.21 - Only for NonNav/NonEU assemblies.
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    Map Updates Now Available For Sync3

    as has been mentioned, how long did you leave the USB stick in the car? I would leave it in for about an hour... see if it does anything along the way... if it says it's done, don't believe it, wait the whole hour, and then check... if not, then Talking to Ford might help. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Map Updates Now Available For Sync3

    Hi all. Yes, I have also downloaded my SYNC3 NAV maps update file (well, it is a large file, >13Gb so is downloading as I write this) from the Lincoln/ALOM Technologies site. Instructions state to plan on a 1 hour install, during which time the car/engine must be kept running, so I will install it tomorrow during a 2 1/2 drive I have to Penn State. As alcohenusa mentioned above, the map update is complementary for 2018-2019 vehicles. No charge if you download the files yourself onto your computer, or a $40 charge to have them mail you a USB drive containing the files. I opted to download for free. I will post back tomorrow night or Sunday and let everyone know how the install went on tomorrows drive. To get your SYNC ESN serial number, go to "Settings" on your SYNC screen. Then scroll down to and click on "About SYNC". Then be sure to scroll to the bottom to get your "SYNC Serial Number (ESN)" number, not the "Onboard Modem Serial Number (ESN)", which is listed first. FYI: My current NAV Map file in my 2018 MKZ is "NA 1 16". I am assuming the update will be "NA 1 17"? I will post back with that information too. Good luck.
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    This is a huge improvement over the original AA app. If you have an Android phone and Android Auto loaded you'll have to go to the app's 'Settings' and toggle the first item. In your Sync3 system turn on Android Auto. Plug your phone into the center console USB port and you'll be good to go! Note, the 'new' display only shows up on the vehicle screen. All AA compatible apps you have on your phone will show up as icons on the main screen. When an app is running it appears on a bar across the bottom of the screen.
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    Refs Sync3 & Waze Navigation Sound

    whom ever desided that the volumn be controld independant should have considered a place to controld it in the menus.... but I don't run the world... ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Refs Sync3 & Waze Navigation Sound

    Well you guys were right i know have volume going up when navigation speaks why it did not work before i have no idea i had tried many times just did not work for some reason it has just stated to work thanks to everyones reply
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    It probably doesn't know what to do with the new version Try removing AA, then reinstall it
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    Battery Saver

    Good reason to always carry something like this. Basically it's a 21st century set of battery cables. I've used mine multiple times (always on other people's cars so far) with absolutely no issues. Connect the cables to the + battery terminal and a handy ground (the lug on the Edge's firewall is perfect) and start er up. I pull mine out and top off the charge every six months.
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    Unofficial Update - v3.0.19119

    Yea, I know... but I don't always know where I'm headed.... I like to wander... 8) Apparently 19205 is out there...
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    Quelle surprise... They just don't give a $hit
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    Updates Maps

    its been 20 months since I got my car and still no update for sync3 navs sync 3 nav 1-14 is outdated to before 2013: true story, there is a new highway built in my area back in 2013, I thought a 2016 ford would have it by default..NOPE