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Old 07-12-2019, 11:46 AM
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Enable Navigation using FORScan?

I have a 2015 F250 Lariat that has the MyFordTouch radio and Sync 2. I was shocked to figure out apparently it doesn't have navigation (or heated seats but that will be another post). It says "information" instead of "navigation" in the upper right corner. I have watched some YouTube videos of some being able to activate Nav using FORScan. Is this really possible?
I have seen some companies advertising selling APIM units equipped with Nav that you swap out but they are $600+.
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:01 PM
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I asked this question in the Forscan forum a couple of months ago without any answers. I will be watching this thread.
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:36 PM
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Yes, it's now possible that Sync 2 is basically ancient and has been hacked (which is why I didn't feel bad doing it).

I enabled it on my 2013 that has the 8" APIM but only had "Information" in the upper right corner. Not condoning hacking software but you can see the instructions if you google "enable navigation sync 2" and go to the focus forum that is the top result below the videos.

You'll need to buy the Ford Nav SD card but that's it. I picked up a genuine used Ford A10 card on fleabay for $38....plugged it in after performing the steps you can find by googling what I mentioned above and it worked like the truck came with nav.

***Back up your as-built data with ForScan before you start and save the file somewhere safe.
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by saratoga2011 View Post
Yes, it's now possible that Sync 2 is basically ancient and has been hacked (which is why I didn't feel bad doing it).

I enabled it on my 2013 that has the 8" APIM but only had "Information" in the upper right corner. Not condoning hacking software but you can see the instructions if you google "enable navigation sync 2" and go to the focus forum that is the top result below the videos.

You'll need to buy the Ford Nav SD card but that's it. I picked up a genuine used Ford A10 card on fleabay for $38....plugged it in after performing the steps you can find by googling what I mentioned above and it worked like the truck came with nav.

***Back up your as-built data with ForScan before you start and save the file somewhere safe.
That was another question I had. Is it self explanatory on how to back up the as-built data on FORScan?
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:41 PM
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Yes, it's straightforward in ForScan.

Basically, your sync 2 already has the nav software. You enable the nav by setting the bit in the APIM. Then you generate a software license to use the nav and load it to the APIM via a USB. Navigation now works when you insert the proper SD card because it's enabled and you have a license to use it.
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:53 PM
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You can enable NAV with FORSCan by following directions in this link. You will need a Map SD card. You can find the latest on eBay for less than $50. The latest is A10 - GM5T-19H449-AD.

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As I stated in your other link, the 6.7 Forum has more data that might be handy.

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Originally Posted by saratoga2011 View Post
Yes, it's now possible that Sync 2 is basically ancient and has been hacked (which is why I didn't feel bad doing it).

I enabled it on my 2013 that has the 8" APIM but only had "Information" in the upper right corner. Not condoning hacking software but you can see the instructions if you google "enable navigation sync 2" and go to the focus forum that is the top result below the videos.

You'll need to buy the Ford Nav SD card but that's it. I picked up a genuine used Ford A10 card on fleabay for $38....plugged it in after performing the steps you can find by googling what I mentioned above and it worked like the truck came with nav.

***Back up your as-built data with ForScan before you start and save the file somewhere safe.
You can download the truck AB data from Ford at this link

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