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Here's the scoop...

I have an '09 XLT with Sync and Sirius. I want to convert to the factory Nav unit.

Here's what I'm thinking...

From what I have read, the SYNC module should be plug-and-play. The dealer said the Sirius antenna might have to be split to accommodate the GPS unit, and I will either have to get a Double Din mounting bracket or an OEM bezel for Nav-equipped models (which I probably won't be able to find in silver).

But basically its plug-and-play.

Now, in reality I would LOVE a Pioneer premier 90BT...BUT Pioneer makes the OEM unit from what I read and after my last vehicle I don't want to give up steering wheel controls (plus I actually like how SYNC works).

Does anyone have any insight to provide as to whether or not this will work?
 

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Actually, starting with the '09 models, the OEM nav units are made by Sony.

While SYNC add-ons may be plug and play, several Ford modules may need to be "flashed" by the dealer to get them to work.

I haven't been able to get a 2009 service DVD yet, but the minute I have one, I'll post what I can find out about it.
 

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jpark said:
Actually, starting with the '09 models, the OEM nav units are made by Sony.

While SYNC add-ons may be plug and play, several Ford modules may need to be "flashed" by the dealer to get them to work.

I haven't been able to get a 2009 service DVD yet, but the minute I have one, I'll post what I can find out about it.
Thanks, I appreciate it. And while you're at it, can you check into if the older Pioneer ones will work as well? I HATE HATE HATE Sony car audio. almost as much as I hate TomTom. ;)
 

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This is my first post, I just got a 2009 Escape XLT.

I am also interested in buying a 2009 factory Nav unit (The Sony one, probably from ebay) and would like to know how to make everything work.

I like SYNC and the steering wheel controls (don't care about keeping SIRIUS) and I want to make sure I can just get the unit, get the proper bezel then plug it in and have it work after a visit to the dealership to have it "flashed." Is there anymore work involved than that?
 

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udmsvt said:
jpark said:
Actually, starting with the '09 models, the OEM nav units are made by Sony.

While SYNC add-ons may be plug and play, several Ford modules may need to be "flashed" by the dealer to get them to work.

I haven't been able to get a 2009 service DVD yet, but the minute I have one, I'll post what I can find out about it.
Thanks, I appreciate it. And while you're at it, can you check into if the older Pioneer ones will work as well? I HATE HATE HATE Sony car audio. almost as much as I hate TomTom. ;)
I'm with you. I never had a Sony that wasn't just Balony. I have had several Pioneer units that I did installs on cars and trucks that I owned, back in the day that were magnificent units. As for the newer units now, they have lots of features. But I am unimpressed with their audio performance...
:shrug:
 
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