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72Formula 11-28-2013 10:32 PM

Install sync in non-sync
 
Hi all,

I'm an electrical engineer and really want to hack the 2009-2013 unit in my truck for an after work project. I've been searching on this forum for a while and it seems like the majority say it is a nightmare or cant be done. I've been pulling wiring diagrams and nav unit pinouts and comparing the different years and I'm not really seeing the big deal so far. This is a project I want to tackle and I figured I'd start here. I was wondering if anyone has successfully done this, but I just haven't stumbled upon the post yet. My goal isnt to replace every existing module and swap it out with what I have, but re-purpose the old stuff and make this work. I anticipate making custom harnesses or maybe have a microcontroller running CAN commands like I saw one guy doing on here.

Anyway, I'm going to pick up a 2013 unit off ebay and start by getting it running on my bench unless somebody convinces me this is a lost cause.

Thoughts?

ojai150 11-29-2013 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 72Formula (Post 13790367)
Hi all,

I'm an electrical engineer and really want to hack the 2009-2013 unit in my truck for an after work project. I've been searching on this forum for a while and it seems like the majority say it is a nightmare or cant be done. I've been pulling wiring diagrams and nav unit pinouts and comparing the different years and I'm not really seeing the big deal so far. This is a project I want to tackle and I figured I'd start here. I was wondering if anyone has successfully done this, but I just haven't stumbled upon the post yet. My goal isnt to replace every existing module and swap it out with what I have, but re-purpose the old stuff and make this work. I anticipate making custom harnesses or maybe have a microcontroller running CAN commands like I saw one guy doing on here.

Anyway, I'm going to pick up a 2013 unit off ebay and start by getting it running on my bench unless somebody convinces me this is a lost cause.

Thoughts?

Please post a tutorial video of all your progress,..

ajhorn 06-30-2014 12:26 PM

Howdy, I am doing the same thing, I have purchased a radio from a 2013 f250 and the sync module & harness and want to install in 69 GTO, the long plug is normal, speaker wires and illumination dimmer wire power etc... the small one however is confusing to me. dvd sig L+, & L-, Shield? audio system on? Audio corp. protocol A & B, DVD signal R+ & R-, L+ & L-? CAN ANYONE please explain where to hook these up to get my sync to work? ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH appreciated. thank you anyone in advance.


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