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Old 09-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
That doesn't work, although the modules are roughly the same, only those vehicles provisioned with it at the factory and showing up in their "as-built" files are capable of performing navigation, or at least that's the line that IVT and Ford claim is true.

If you could get them to provision the module that had nav enabled you could swap it into your car, but they seem to be unwilling to even when people will offer good money for it after the fact.

Some one already proved its possible to add navigation to a mft equipped car just by taking the already provisioned and working module out of a wrecked car with navigation. Another member here even went to the trouble of buying the module outright from Ford, but they directly refused to set it up, so they may have to resort to subterfuge just to prove that it can be done.
(He's talking about me in the last sentence)

I'm getting it done today, actually. The module is at the dealership being provisioned in another car, hopefully as we converse. They provisioned it in my car the first time and it worked perfectly except for the Nav. Apparently the features of the module are installed in some kind of ad-hoc fashion, and it all streams directly from the Ford servers. This means that it checks against your VIN when it attempts the provisioning. Everything installed except for the Nav application, which he couldn't get installed.

Either way, it's sitting in a Nav-equipped car right now being provisioned, and it should be good to go either tonight or tomorrow morning for dropping it into my car. I'm currently sitting at around $1200 cost (for the module, SD card, and provisioning), but I would have gladly just given $1200 to Ford to have done it all for me in one instance. It's just too bad I have to jump through hoops to give them my money!

Either way, subterfuge does not equal illegality. Thus far I've done nothing illegal, so there would be nothing wrong with others doing this exact thing. I've even had the help of a few service techs in getting it done, so really the only shady portion is actually purchasing the module (which Ford makes it difficult to do).
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