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Old 04-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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2012 Focus - Add NAV after the fact?

Wondering if anyone could answer this. I have a new 2012 Focus SEL with MyFord Touch and no on screen NAV. Curious if this could be added after the fact. From some reading online it I see things that say all I would need is the SD card from Ford to go in the SD Card reader. Ford's official response on syncmyride.com is that the car has to be built with on screen NAV and cant be added after the fact. I dont buy the response 100%. The car already has NAV through Sync Services, just no on screen. If the car already has MFT and the SD slot to put the car in, what else would the car have to be built with to add on screen NAV to the existing MFT setup?


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Old 04-26-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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someone else was saying that there was hardware components involved, like a GPS, but I have no idea.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Buy a Garmin. It would probably be cheaper, and easier.
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I contacted Ford about this directly a few months ago when I was considering buying an SEL off of a lot in central PA. They insisted that it would be a mistake and there was no way to do an upgrade down-the-line.

I'm sorry, but it's not looking good.

Good luck, and post a fix up if you find one!
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I'm interested in seeing how well this solution would work: Take and Android smartphone running Google Navigation, and plug in the video output from the phone into to the VGA input in the center console. Hopefully Sync could completely control the Google Nav Application, although probably not through MFT, but through voice commands or the steering wheel controls.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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I'm interested in seeing how well this solution would work: Take and Android smartphone running Google Navigation, and plug in the video output from the phone into to the VGA input in the center console. Hopefully Sync could completely control the Google Nav Application, although probably not through MFT, but through voice commands or the steering wheel controls.
I believe video input only works while in PARK..
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All post 2010 vehicles with Sync have GPS built in whether you have NAV or not, since they have turn by turn directions and it also needs location for 911 assist.
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you are correct....the owners manual says the same thing. I havent had a chance to test that yet or see if there is a way to override it. :)

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I believe video input only works while in PARK..
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I'm interested in seeing how well this solution would work: Take and Android smartphone running Google Navigation, and plug in the video output from the phone into to the VGA input in the center console. Hopefully Sync could completely control the Google Nav Application, although probably not through MFT, but through voice commands or the steering wheel controls.
I was thinking exactly the same thing!

I have an Android with a video out cable and I was going to run Google Nav and plug it into the VGA input and see what happens. Since the car has a USB charging port it will be perfect as I won't even be using up my battery.

Ever since I've had the phone, I have been using its nav instead of my Civic's because its way better and it includes traffic info. In fact, I just used the Nav on my phone two days ago to find the Ford dealership after failing to find it on my Civic's nav. Being able to plug it into the display is just a bonus.
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I'm interested in seeing how well this solution would work: Take and Android smartphone running Google Navigation, and plug in the video output from the phone into to the VGA input in the center console. Hopefully Sync could completely control the Google Nav Application, although probably not through MFT, but through voice commands or the steering wheel controls.
Has anyone given this a try?
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