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kdkool

Installing the OEM Myford Touch Sync2 system

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All right boys and girls, Just wanted to start a thread about my venture into installing the OEM SYNC 2 navigation system into my 15 XL LWB cargo van....

This is what I started with...

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With a dremel and some bent pieces of metal....

 

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and this is where I am as of right now...

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Next on.... Wiring!

 

To be continued....

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Awesome.  I can't wait to read about how the wiring goes.

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Did your van already ship with SYNC?

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All right, I just finished soldering the harness together with the GPSM module, SD Card Hub, and the front panel connector. All that's left to do is tie 12V / GND / and 3 canbus interfaces to the car to get it powered on. Not yet arrived is the backup camera and the Mic. :-(

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6 hours ago, chong said:

Did your van already ship with SYNC?

No... Just the basic AM / FM radio. The only "option" my vehicle came with was the rear glass and cruise control.

 

Goal for this project is fully functional Navigation / Bluetooth Audio / Bluetooth Phone / Backup Camera

 

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Are you following someone else's write up on how this work or are you blazing this path yourself?

I'm most curious to see how the stock radio is configured in your van.

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On 3/26/2017 at 9:31 AM, chong said:

Are you following someone else's write up on how this work or are you blazing this path yourself?

I'm most curious to see how the stock radio is configured in your van.

No I'm not following any one else's write up. I ordered an electrical diagram book and reverse engineered the wiring diagrams to make a custom harness.

The stock radio in my van has AM and FM radio with 2 front door speakers. No canbus signals. Switched ignition 12V powers the radio on and off. That's about it.... Are you looking for any other details?

 

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Quick update.... finally got some decent weather to work on this over the weekend.

System powers on and plays for audio for a few seconds. Sadly, it powers down with a battery savings message. I can power it back and it repeats itself. I'm not really sure if I'm missing anything obvious. I checked all my connections 3 times but I haven't found anything. I powered the APIM and the GPSM off fuse F67 just like the OEM system. The ACM and the front buttons are powered off F79 also like the OEM diagram. I found a strange discrepency in the wiring diagram and the actual wire color connected to my mechless ACM with regards to pins 3 and 5. Kind of odd but I tried matching up to how the SYNC 2 system is defined. Haven't found anything else more obvious yet.

Next step is to see if the BCM or IPC needs any coding to enable anything. Possible things I can think of is needing delayed accessory power enabled or if I need to enable the canbus on the IPC (pins were not populated on the IPC harness). If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I'm all ears.

 

 

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All right good news! Used forscan to enable the BCM to allow for for a CD player / Touchscreen and it all works now. Doing so also enabled delayed accessory power so all things stay powered on until the door opens.

*Happy Dance*

Only thing left now is to install the mic, backup camera, and install the SD slot. One weird thing so far is that 911 emergency doesn't work. I'm sure it's another setting of some sort... For another day!

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Hmm, you have temperature display in the cluster screen top row. Want.

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The default language of the display appears to be French...Interesting.

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Perhaps it was meant to be shipped to Quebec.

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On 4/5/2017 at 2:13 PM, mrtn said:

Perhaps it was meant to be shipped to Quebec.

Funny that you mention that because I bought the APIM / Screen from ebay and it shipped out of Quebec. 


 

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I got the backup camera in mail today.

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Just got it mounted. Looks really good for an aftermarket camera. Just gotta wait for some more pins to come in so I can populate the APIM harness. Going to run the camera off the reverse signal coming off the GPSM module.

 

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Interesting! 

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On 4/4/2017 at 11:04 PM, kdkool said:

One weird thing so far is that 911 emergency doesn't work.

I may be tipping my hand a bit here, but your APIM came from a car with a different CAN architecture. That's why 911 Assist doesn't work.

How are you wiring up the camera? If you aren't currently seeing a camera fault when you go into reverse, you may expect some difficulties when you get the camera hooked up.

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8 hours ago, chong said:

I may be tipping my hand a bit here, but your APIM came from a car with a different CAN architecture. That's why 911 Assist doesn't work.

How are you wiring up the camera? If you aren't currently seeing a camera fault when you go into reverse, you may expect some difficulties when you get the camera hooked up.

Backup camera works great. Backup camera goes directly into the APIM harness at pins 14 and 15. I just clipped the backup camera's RCA jack off and terminated it with the mating pins for the APIM connector. I then went in with forscan to change the value of A128 to a A328 at 7D0-01-01 to activate the backup camera.

I'm not sure what you mean by "tipping your hand" but the canbus infrastructure should be the same if the vehicle model could be factory optioned with the SYNC2 / SYNC3 systems. The 3 canbus interfaces are of the same speeds between all the ford vehicles I've studied. Sure, there may be different modules that may be missing or present dependent on options. I guess worst case scenario, I could sniff the canbus packets on another vehicleand resequence them to fake the 911 assist problem or figure out how to deactivate it within the APIM. I haven't had the time to do it yet but I believe reprogramming the restraint module should clear my 911 assist issue. Will confirm in a few days when I get back to the vehicle.

 

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