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2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

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2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi all. Just picked a 2016 Police Interceptor Sedan 3.5 with ecoboost. Runs great but i have an issue with my radio. I press the sync steering wheel controls but nothing happens. I can chance radio stations, but the sync voice or phone button doesnt work. Also, if i push the phone button on the radio, nothing happens. I can also navigate through the menu to sync phone setup but when i press okay, nothing happens. Also, the usb and line in doesnt work when i press aux, it just goes back to the station i was listening to. I have been trying to figure this out since they dont seem to make a dash kit for my car, which makes it impossible for an after market stereo. Im not even sure i can swap my radio out with the touch screen sync radio. Any help would be awesome.
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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by mmsstar » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:45 pm

Sync is optional on the PI, you may not have it.

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:53 pm

is there a way to tell if i have it? Can it be added after? Can I upgrade to to touchscreen sync radio?

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by cyg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:26 pm

Take a look at this thread. I was able to add an aftermarket double din HU to my PI along with all the trimmings.
viewtopic.php?t=20023#p120502
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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm

cyg wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Take a look at this thread. I was able to add an aftermarket double din HU to my PI along with all the trimmings.
viewtopic.php?t=20023#p120502
that looks like it took a lot of work!! Is there a way to get the phone working on the original radio working? Did you have the same issue with the phone button and steering wheel controls?

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by crownedking » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:04 pm

the sync system is very confusing, click menu after hitting aux button to find and select usb audio, usb needs to be fat32 formatted. can also check the connection under the glove box.
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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:35 pm

crownedking wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:04 pm
the sync system is very confusing, click menu after hitting aux button to find and select usb audio, usb needs to be fat32 formatted. can also check the connection under the glove box.
when i click aux it flickers and goes back to the radio. I can try your method. Just surprised the aux button wouldnt control the input? Where is the connection under the glove box?

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 pm

crownedking wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:04 pm
the sync system is very confusing, click menu after hitting aux button to find and select usb audio, usb needs to be fat32 formatted. can also check the connection under the glove box.
didnt work :( just keeps showing as if it is looking at a usb and quickly goes back to radio. I was trying to post a vid but it wont let me

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by cyg » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:34 pm

italiasown wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm
that looks like it took a lot of work!! Is there a way to get the phone working on the original radio working? Did you have the same issue with the phone button and steering wheel controls?
It was a lot of work, but well worth it.

I could add steering control functionality, but for me it wasn't worth it. Having the head unit in the center console makes it very easy to answer phone calls, and adjust volume.

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:45 am

Cyg, do you have finished pictures of what the radio looks like in that console now?

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by Mike B » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 pm

FYI -to the OP - your car DOES in fact have the SYNC system in it. You can tell because the non-SYNC cars did not have the USB or AUX connectors near the glove-box. It's just a flat blank plastic piece there instead.

As to why it doesn't work ? Who knows. Maybe the past department disabled in internally or via. software. All I know is your car defiantly at least HAD it at one point. I'd bring it to Ford and see if they can re activate it.

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Re: 2016 PI Sedan Sync issue/center console

Post by italiasown » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 am

So i ended up bringing it to them already, they said the apim was blow, and that is what is causing the sync features to not work. I did however, see an aftermarket radio for this car (which is almost impossible to find) on the website radio-upgrade.com. When i emailed them to ask some details about the radio, the never responded back. It weird, because the add makes it seem like it has android car play, but they dont specify the make of.the radio. I would go aftermarket in a heartbeat if they had any kits for it. Here is the radio. http://radio-upgrade.com/index.php?l=pr ... tail&p=342

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