2015 Ford Explorer SYNC 3 Retrofit Kit for MyFord Touch Vehicles - Kit Contents
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14-15' Ford Explorer SYNC 3 Upgrade for MyFord Touch

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  • Product Description

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    Save $600! Use Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps from your mobile device on the SYNC 3 screen rather than selecting the $600 option to add factory navigation. 

    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*)  


    Want to retrofit SYNC 3 into your MyFord Touch (SYNC 2 with 8" screen) equipped vehicle? Now you can! 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.

    The capacitive touch screen has impressive functionality such as the convenient swipe, and available navigation pinch-to-zoom functionality similar to what is found on your smartphone. SYNC 3 reacts quickly to your commands. From a light tap on the capacitive touch screen to simple voice commands, SYNC 3 delivers noticeable high-speed performance.

    Via SYNC AppLink, launch and voice-control some of your favorite mobile apps or access them in the organized apps section, which automatically loads SYNC-enabled apps from your paired and connected smartphone.

    Android Auto™ enables Google voice search, maps, music and more through steering wheel and touch screen controls. Apple CarPlay™ allows iPhone users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road with Siri® or a touch screen.

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    • 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.



    • Adds Apple CarPlay™
    • Adds Android Auto™
    • Latest SYNC 3 software (currently version 3.0)
    • 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**



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



    • 2014 & 2015 Ford Explorer equipped the 8" MyFord Touch system



    • 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 – “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.  

  • Product Videos

    • Add Apple CarPlay to SYNC 3 | 2015 - 2016 Ford Explorer
    • SYNC®3: New Features | SYNC 3 How-To | Ford
    • SYNC 2 to SYNC 3 Upgrade | 2011 - 2016 Ford Explorer

    Add Apple CarPlay to SYNC 3 | 2015 - 2016 Ford Explorer

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Super fast, easy - works great

      Ordered online. It shipped immediately and arrived quickly - very well packaged in several inches of foam. Written instructions were Ok, but the YouTube video showing the exact process was perfect. Installation took about 30-40 minutes at a very slow and careful pace. Started up and worked perfectly.

      This was a major upgrade to the Sync 2 system, and Apple Car Play brings my 2014 up to the same level of tech that I'd want out of a new Explorer.

      Great customer service too - they called within minutes of receiving my order to respond to a question I raised in the order comments section, and the system came preconfigured with my VIN so no dealer visit was necessary.
      on Jan 13th 2019


      I have a 2014 Ford Explorer that had the factory Sync 2 unit and after replacing it with the Sync 3, it's a total game changer! Much more responsive touchscreen, I can use Android Auto, and the cleaner interface makes my vehicle feel brand new all over again! Worth the purchase! on Aug 29th 2018

    3. Great product

      This was a great purchase, I started to fallout of love for my 2014 Ford Explorer until I got this upgrade and now it’s like I have a whole new car!! on Aug 7th 2018


      Easy install and well worth the investment! Upgraded my 2015 Explorer and am extremely satisfied!! Truly plug n play! Watched the videos and it only took 30 minutes! Thank you 4DTech!! on Jan 1st 2018

    5. Awesome!

      My Sync 2 was killing me, screen became so inaccurate it was unusable. Replaced it with Sync 3 from 4DTech and could not be happier. The instructional videos made installation a breeze. 30 minutes from start to finish including the included hub replacement. Absolutely love this upgrade. Thank you 4DTech! on Nov 18th 2017

    6. Best update ever

      I no longer want to drive my Sport off a cliff every time I have to get Bluetooth audio working! Sync 3 is such a huge upgrade. And 4dtech made it super easy, with great instructions, excellent packaging and fast service.

      I agree that the force required for the side trim pieces seems scary at first, but just be slow and firm and it's really a very easy swap.
      on Oct 23rd 2017


      This is truly a super easy installation. The online videos that Scott has posted, made the install a breeze! Agree with the most difficult part is removing the side trim pieces but if you use some dash trim removal tools and take your time it makes it easier. I'm very pleased with Sync 3 and it is far better than MFT. Very responsive and the addition of Apple CarPlay is awesome! Navigation is spot on too. Took me about 30 minutes to complete and that includes swapping out the USB hub that is included with the kit. All features work perfectly and I was impressed that I did not have to reprogram all of my radio and Sirius channels again.

      A shout out to the excellent support team and their fast email responses!!!

      on May 8th 2017

    8. Works as advertised

      Just completed changing out my 2016 Ford Explorer's MSFT Sync 2 MyFordTouch to the Sync 3 w/Nav system I purchased last week from 4Dtech.

      Scott made it look easy to pull the side trim pieces from the 2015 he used for the video. In reality, that was my most challenging and difficult part of the install.

      This is truly a plug & play install although the adapter cable they provided for the new USB hub to enable Apple Carplay wasn't needed at all.

      While pricey, in my mind, well worth it to me to have a system that is less likely to freeze and that will continue to be updated and improved. As far as I can tell, there will no longer be any support for Sync2 systems since Ford & Microsoft have terminated their relationship.

      Excellent customer support and answered all my pre-install questions.

      Bill Dunn
      on May 7th 2017

  • Warranty Information

    One year from date of purchase. See our policy page for more details.