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  1. alcohenusa

    Indexing USB then nothing.

    The map files vary somewhat depending on your Sync version. 2.20 maps files: For my 2018 Fusion with Sync 3.0, it is 12.9GB. There are 7 files in the SyncMyRide folder and 2 files in the root folder (autoinstall.lst and DONTINDX.MSA). For my 2020 Ranger with Sync 3.4, it is 12.3 GB. There are 14 files in the SyncMyRide folder and 2 in the root folder (autoinstall.lst and DONTINDX.MSA). Then you need to download the License file and place it in the SyncMyRide folder. Sync update files also vary depending on what Ford thinks your existing version is and what you are updating to. The Sync 3.4 update for my 2020 Ranger is 1.8 GB with 7 files in the SyncMyRide folder and the same 2 files as above in the root. This was going from 3.4.20282 to 3.4.21194. The Sync update for my 2018 Fusion was only 417MB with 4 files in the SyncMyRide folder and the same 2 files as anove in the root. This was going from 3.0.19205 to 3.0.20204. While many users have successfully done this on a mac, you may consider using a windows pc to build your USB if you continue to have issues.
  2. alcohenusa

    Indexing USB then nothing.

    Sounds like your USB is not set up properly. It should not be trying to index the USB. Did you build it using windows or mac? Some users have had issues on macs getting the USB properly configured. Check the instructions that you can download from the maps site and make sure it is set up exactly as instructed.
  3. alcohenusa

    Sign recognition and maps

    Some US Ranger (and probably other vehicle) owners have enabled this function via forscan. It adds settings in the Instrument Panel (IP) for how much over the limit you want a warning and then flashes on the IP. The vehicle has to have the right hardware for it to work.
  4. Actually, 2016s did come with Sync 3. I know my friend’s 2016 Edge has it. It may not have been available in all models though, but not sure about that. I also did not see where the OP said he has a Fusion but maybe so. Anyway, here is an article (there are others) talking about the update that came out to allow CarPlay and Android Auto to be used on 2016 Sync 3. The 2016s did not originally allow CarPlay and AA. They also needed a new USB hub to support CarPlay. https://9to5mac.com/2017/05/19/ford-carplay-models/
  5. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I had helped a friend update his 2019 F250 which interestingly only gets Sync 3.0. He got a free update and it was 2 20. After seeing that be successful, I bit the bullet and purchased the 5 year subscription for my 2018 Fusion. Just finished that update and it is also 2 20.
  6. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I can confirm that this map update is providing NA 220. I know the web site says it is 120, but it is really 220, even for Sync 3.0 vehicles.
  7. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I received an email from ALOM to re-download the maps. It looks like a generic email for anyone that may have received the wrong files.
  8. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I re-downloaded this morning and got an updated file. The files within the zip have newer date/time stamps. I am somewhat skeptical that this is 100% correct but there is no way to tell for sure at the moment. The old file had a folder with the 119 version in the name. The new one just has the file structure without a version number. I am trading emails with ALOM about this and will post more info if/when I hear back from them. EDIT: No new info from ALOM other than the correct files will download now.
  9. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    And the best part of this is they are still providing 119 when you download! I sent an email asking what is going on. Last year they provided incorrect license files. Now they provide the wrong maps!
  10. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I see they have now updated the web page to say NA120 is the current map. Earlier this morning it still said NA119.
  11. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    Well, the Web site has maps available again, but the main page still says it's NA1.19. And for my 2018, they are no longer free. A 5 year subscription is $199 for download and $239 for USB. A one time update is $109 for download and $149 for USB. While I really would like an update, I'm not going to pay for something that I may already have. If someone still has free updates, then please post what version you get.
  12. alcohenusa

    Sync 3.4.21194 Now Available from Ford

    I decided to re-download the update from the Ford site and noticed they made a small change to the Autoinstall file. All the files are now dated 8/30/2021 instead 8/27/2021. I re-ran the update and got the XML file. I uploaded to Ford and now the site shows I am up to date!
  13. alcohenusa

    Sync 3.4.21194 Now Available from Ford

    Ford web site still says to upload the xml file. In any case, the site still says I have the 21194 update available even after doing the wifi scan and the car reports back as up to date. They just can’t get this process right. It shouldn’t be this hard…. But at least everything functionally works in the car.
  14. Ford has officially released an update for Sync 3.4 (v21194) that fixes the issues with Sirius/Travel Link. I updated via USB and everything worked except it will not give me the XML file to report the install. Also ran the wifi update and it still does not report as up to date in Ford’s system. NOTE: This update is not for older vehicles that can only get Sync 3.0.
  15. alcohenusa

    Problem with update

    This looks to be part of the 2.20 Map update which is only available using the wifi method (and I believe only 3.4 users are getting it, at least for now). There are about 13 individual files and it will take a while for all of them to download and install. Sync will report that the maps are 2.20 some time prior to all of the files being installed.