UPGRADING FROM MFT/MLT(SYNC2) TO SYNC3 - If you are replacing MFT/MLT(SYNC2) with SYNC3 here is your REQUIRED purchase list: 

  • SYNC 3 APIM (see store for current stock and pricing which varies based on nav versus non nav and generation of APIM)
  • SYNC 3 Screen - (MFT screens are NOT compatible with SYNC3) / (see store for current stock/pricing) - See New Section in the store listing proper screen types -
  • You will transfer your existing screen brackets
  • APIM to SCREEN Cable - Included FREE with Screen AND APIM purchase.  Sold separately for $35
  • APIM Programming (you may program it on your own if you feel you are capable of doing so)  - See store ($1 or $50)
  • GPS Antenna - Required for both Nav and Non Nav - $17.50
  • You will also need to update your USB media hub - I will provide info as to what you need and where to get it AFTER you buy the above items.  I do not provide this hardware. Hub upgrade will cost you in the area of $60-$125 roughly.  Minor wiring may be required.  You will need to send a pic of your current media hub.  USB media hub upgrading  is required!  
  • Note that SYNC3 does not support video in or line in audio like MFT/SYNC2 does - You will lose these functions.
  • I do not purchase your old system...I recommend you keep it.
  • PRICES FOR ALL ITEMS ARE IN THE STORE and/or listed above.  Just add everything up to get your total.  Shipping is extra (around $16).  I DON'T GIVE QUOTES.

All APIMS support Android Auto/CarPlay and have latest official public software release (Currently 3.0.18093).  CarPlay requires CarPlay compliant USB Hub (obtain from your dealer).

Questions- Contact:  JASON@FLVPmods.COM - DO NOT CONTACT ME ASKING QUESTIONS RELATED TO OBTAINING HARDWARE FROM OTHER SOURCES/VENDORS

You will need to provide your VIN (all APIM purchases).

​If I don't have something in stock in the store please contact me.


SYNC3 PROGRAMMING 

UPGRADING ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED NON-NAV SYNC3 VEHICLES TO NAV:

If you wish to upgrade your existing SYNC3 system to support OEM navigation the APIM only must be replaced.  This  will come programmed for your vehicle.  Please visit the store for current SYNC3 NAV APIM stock and descriptions


Upgrading SYNC 4" to SYNC3:

I do not sell kits/parts specific to the 4" upgrade for upgrading SYNC 4" screens to SYNC3 8 screens (except screen brackets - see store).  The parts required to do this include all the MFT to SYNC3 parts requirements listed below plus acquiring the correct HVAC/radio control bezel, additional USB media hub wiring, screen brackets, addition of wiring, re-wiring of vehicle harnesses, and advanced programming of vehicle systems.  I do not offer programming for these upgrades.


REMINDER THAT I AM AVAILABLE TO DO SYNC3 INSTALLATIONS IN THE CENTRAL WISCONSIN AREA AS WELL TRAVELLING TO ILLINOIS AND MINNESOTA.  YOU CAN ALWAYS COME TO ME AS TOO.  CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL JASON@FLVPMODS.COM

I now will assist with programming data of SYNC3 upgrades to match your vehicle and options.  If you need help with programming data for your SYNC3 unit whether you have hardware to program it yourself or you can send it to me, I can help.  This is for data programming of the APIM only for MFT/SYNC2 to SYNC3 Conversions.  I do not program 4" to 8" conversions.  No other services. - $50

I tend to get questions as to why I don’t offer kits/kit pricing for MFT to SYNC3.  Let me explain.


My products are intended for the person who wishes to educate themselves enough about the upgrade that they understand the basics of what they are receiving and know the exact condition, model, etc.   I now sell refurbished display units so the condition is like new for those.  I also have screens for sale with defects and with those I describe the defects in the description.

The big difference between myself and other sellers is the information disclosed on the APIMs I use.  I break down the APIMs to generations and for navigation models, what mapping they have installed.  Unlike other sellers I will not sell a 1st generation APIM.  These are known to have a higher than normal failure rate and also have a known cold weather defect.  No one else discloses this that I know of.  Based on information provided by Ford I know which APIMs this affects and will not sell those (which also affects some generation 2 APIMs as well…I won’t sell those that are affected).

Based on the pricing differences in generations of APIM, mapping data for navigation models and screen conditions I do not offer kit pricing.  Just assemble the parts you need/want and add up the pricing in your head or a piece of paper, etc.  It doesn’t take much effort.

I also do not provide you the media bay upgrade parts.  Sure I could and mark up pricing on them like other vendors but why when I can just tell you exactly what you need and where to get it.
Yes, it does take just a little more work on your end but you get exactly what you expect along with knowing you won’t be getting an APIM Ford knows has issues (gen 1 SYNC3 apims and yes even some gen 2’s).
For upgrades the items you purchase from me are a display unit, APIM, GPS antenna and programming (if not doing it yourself). 


****IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT FOR AN OEM EQUIPPED SYNC3 VEHICLE, THAT PROCESS IS DIFFERENT.  CONTACT ME FIRST****


PLEASE READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

This page contains:

  • SYNC3 - Upgrade to Navigation or Upgrade from MFT/MLT (SYNC2) for Certain Vehicles
  • Upgrading OEM Non-NAV SYNC3 to NAV (APIM Replacement)
  • Programming Services
  • ​4" to 8" Conversion