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Old 09-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #121
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I've kind of changed my mind, for the time being. For now I'm going to return this part and just buy a Garmin. With the iPhone 5 launching in a few weeks, trying to pay off this car, and wanting to buy a new bike...I'd rather conserve the funds until I'm sure of what I can do.

Don't get me wrong, I still plan on replacing this idiotic non-Nav system with the full Nav edition, but from this point forward I'm going to make sure of what I'm doing before spending the cash. Hopefully Ford will soon take their heads out of whatever places they're currently in and starts offering an upgrade solution.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #122
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Hey Jaclyn, everything that hotleadsingerguy has done so far is with OEM ford parts bought from a dealership. There is nothing aftermarket about it. We are just trying to add factory nav after the fact.
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As I BLEED FORD BLUE has said, I'm using all OEM parts purchased directly from a Ford dealership. Nothing about the warranty will be affected (but, as you can tell if you've read this topic, I'm fine paying money to get things working).

I do find it curious, though, that the only reply I've gotten from a Ford rep in this entire topic is that I might void my warranty. I've been all over Tech and Customer Support for the better part of a year and a half trying to get this working (since my dealership screwed me over when I bought the car) and the only reply I get is I could void my warranty.

The only thing I want is to get the Nav I was supposed to have when I purchased my car. I've already spent twice what I would have when buying the car...I just want to get this working and I've gotten *no* help at all from Ford.
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Jaclyn, nice of you to finally chime in. Why is Ford making it difficult for the OEM NAV to be enabled after the fact? A lot of us are willing to pay and this is more money for Ford....suggest this to your upper management, you might even get a promotion out of it! And we'll finally get NAV.....everyone wins, us, Jaclyn, And Ford...how 'bout it?
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Jaclyn,

Why has it taken so long for you to respond to this? And why is this such a hassle for him to actually get it enabled?
He is purchasing OEM parts. Not aftermarket. Warranty wouldn't be voided at all.
He is clearly willing to pay what he needs to since his dealer lied. If he knew this from the beginning I'd imagine he would've gotten the Nav at time of purchase.
He has spent much more than what we pay. He has the same hardware. It's really the software isn't it?
I don't understand why this can't be enabled and why Ford isn't making it easier. It's not like this is some underground and illegal scheme, he clearly wants to spend money.
Why make it so hard for him?
Hey everyone -

I'm not able to comment on threads dealing with modifications. I just jumped in to let you know about the policy. As long as you're doing everything correctly, there's nothing to worry about.

I'm not trying to make this hard on anyone, I provide as much information as I can.

hotleadsingerguy - I'd like to have someone from our Customer Care Team contact you. Please PM me your VIN, the dealership you typically work with, and your best contact number.

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #123
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #124
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Thanks, hotleadsingerguy. I was out of the office yesterday so I'm catching up now. I'll reply to your PM shortly. :)

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #126
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I almost traded in my car because of the pitiful voice control and general crappiness of the MFT Navigation. Although it's nice to have something built in, a garmin and most definitely my android phone using voice offer a much much better experience. If I could do it all over again, I would have skipped the built in Navi and stuck with my Galaxy Nexus.

You may not have a nice integrated solution, but you will have better navigation.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #127
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You may not have a nice integrated solution, but you will have better navigation.
I agree with this. I don't have a smart phone, but my Garmin nuvi2555LMT is a very nice GPS. With the ProClip mount, it is very nicely integrated, and I get to use it in my other vehicles as well. The MFT Nav I have seen are not as nice, and I'm sure the updates aren't included as they are with my $200 Garmin
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Hate to revive an old thread, but thought this might help others.

The module that needs to be replaced, or actually just updated (which absolutely can be done by a tech), is in the center console. I don't have part numbers, but know this for a fact.
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