11-13' Ford Explorer SYNC 3 Upgrade for MyFord Touch

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 Use Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps from your mobile device on the SYNC 3 screen.

Get $50 back! Simply send us your old module. (Limited time only. Pre-paid return shipping label and free pick-up included. See below for details*) 

Our complete SYNC 3 retrofit kit contains genuine Ford parts, includes everything needed and comes pre-programmed. Please note, some of the pictures depict the kit with navigation - We offer this kit with and without factory navigation. It may also be depicted with on screen climate controls - this kit will retain existing on screen climate controls, but will not add them to a vehicle that did not have them before.

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INCLUDED:

  • Genuine Ford voice activated navigation system control module.
  • Genuine Ford 8" Capacitive Touchscreen.
  • Screen to module cable.
  • Under dash, retrofit GPS antenna (Required - existing antenna NOT compatible).
  • Replacement Media Hub.
  • Media Hub Wiring Adapter.
  • Vehicle specific programming - NO trip to the dealer required! (VIN Required During Checkout)
  • Full printed instructions & live technical support.

 

FEATURES:

  • Adds Apple CarPlay™
  • Adds Android Auto™
  • Latest applicable SYNC 3 software
  • Plug n' play - hassle free installation w/ no cut or spliced wiring
  • Retains ALL Factory Features - (Backup Camera, Heated Seats, Park Assist, Climate Controls, etc†)
  • Designed for the DIY'er
  • (Optional) Voice Activated Navigation w/ Full maps for USA, Canada and Mexico**

 

INSTALLATION:

  • Install Time: ~20 minutes
  • Install Ease: 1 out of 5

 

COMPATIBILITY:

  • 2011, 2012 & 2013 Ford Explorer equipped the 8" MyFord Touch system

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

  • Q – “I have manual climate and the bottom right corner of my screen just has the date. Will this add the on screen controls?”
  • A – No. There is not a cost effective way to add automatic climate control.

 

  • Q – “My backup camera does not work, will this fix it?”
  • A – No. Backup camera failures are common. If the backup camera is not working, it will need to be replaced.

 


  • Q – “Will this add SYNC Connect / FordPass controls from my phone?”
  • A – No. SYNC Connect is a separate modem optioned in some vehicles. We do not currently offer a kit to add this functionality.

  • Q – “Will this kit void my factory warranty?”
  • A – No. This kit will not void your vehicle warranty. Although Ford will not warranty the components in our kit, we do for one full year! 

  • Q – “Can I still update the SYNC software when updates are available?”
  • A – Yes. You will still be able to update SYNC via USB thumb drive from our software updates page HERE. 

  • Q – “Will this kit affect my SiriusXM subscription?”
  • A – No. SiriusXM subscriptions are NOT affected by our kit - your SiriusXM ID will remain the same.

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* Continental USA only. Must have a 2013+ production date, no physical damage and in working condition. See Policies for more info.

**Regardless if your SYNC 2 system is navigation equipped or not, you will need to select "Navigation Version" option under "Kit Options" if you would like SYNC 3 to have navigation.  

† The Explorer will not display the source "Bluetooth Audio" & "USB" in the instrument cluster (All other sources will still display in the cluster). Bluetooth Audio and USB will still show as a source on the main screen. When selected, Bluetooth audio will still Artist, Title and Track information in the cluster. The only loss is the ability to select "Bluetooth Audio" & "USB" from the cluster. This caveat only found in SYNC 3 software versions 3.0 and higher. Downgrading to version 2.3 will return this functionality. 

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  • 5
    So easy, so awesome

    Posted by DC on Jan 13th 2018

    These kits are amazing. I watched the DIY install video a couple of times, and was able to perform the upgrade in less time than predicted - 18 minutes from unpacking to having my old mytouch unit repacked and ready to send back in!

    Thanks guys...these things are amazing. Now my favorite car has the updates of a 2016/17 Explorer without the hassle and expense of buying a new car!

  • 5
    2013 Ford Explorer Sync 2 to 3

    Posted by Mike on Dec 29th 2017

    Just finished installing. Very easy after watching their videos. Wife is very pleased. Only issue was the usb cable on the module was very short making plugging it in a bear. Used a dental hook to hold it forward.

  • 5
    Great upgrade for 2013 Explorer

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 5th 2017

    This was a great purchase easy installation with video so much better that sync 2 . Great customer support. Would highly recommend . Fast shipping with 3 day free . Thanks 4D tech

  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by Alan on Sep 12th 2017

    My Sync 2 would quit working and then in a few days/weeks would magically come back alive. Several months ago it gave up completely. I tried the battery disconnect trick with no success. My dealer was far from being helpful other than "yes, we've had lots of problems with Sync".
    Ordered the Sync 3 and followed excellent installation video. Minor differences between video of 2016 install and my 2011, primarily regarding the placement of the GPS antenna on top of heating duct. Panel on my dash was not removable but I could get my hand between the panel and the heating duct enough to slide the antenna in place. Was concerned but GPS thru Apple carplay works fine. Would not hesitate to recommend 4D Tech to others.

  • 5
    Great upgrade!

    Posted by Bobby on Mar 9th 2017

    I am very pleased with my upgrade to the Sync 3. 4D Tech went above and beyond to make sure I had my kit in time for a road trip. The kit came with everything I needed, including an optional bezel that made the new usb hub fit perfectly in my Explorer. The instructions were clear and the process was pain-free.

    I definitely recommend the upgrade!

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