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Old 04-23-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Focus 2012 MyTouch,can you add navigation ?

Focus 2012 with MyTouch Sync Canada.
Does anyone know if navigation can be added without going through Ford ?
I am reading that a navigation SD Card contains the software and maps, so
can I get a SD Card (origional Ford) and make it work? When I go into
MyTouch settings, 'Where Am I', it give my coordinations so there must be
some type of GPS installed.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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I remember reading about not being able to add navigation to the non navigation units

I don't remember the exact details but I was reading it up on the Flex forums when I was looking for something else. The dealer messed up and got them a non navigational equipped Flex when they wanted one and Ford told them they cannot just swap it in. The software doesn't allow for it if I remember right
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Posted via FF Mobile Yea its not a simple swap or usb update. It would be nice if it was but....sync does have directions, just no map.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Added nav

I bought a wrecked focus 2012 nav on ebay and installed it in my 2012 focus without sd nav and it worked and even has the nav voice control. It doesn't seem to be tied with the vin, i took a chance and got lucky. Everything on the internet and ford dealership said it wouldn't work. I see the port for the usb backup camera so i may look into adding it in the future. The unit that i replaced looks identical to the installed nav unit, so i trust that it is just a program that needs to be installed for a nav addon.

I now have the full nav for $500. Anyone need a 2012 center bezel and working sync mft / sony unit?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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There was plenty of disscussion about this in this Forum. The bottom line is that to have the Nav working with MFT, your car needs to be factory build that way. So far, no after market kit or way will allow you to purchase the SD nav card and make it work on your MFT. I use my 115$ Garmin, it's cheaper and she talks funny :)
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:08 AM   #6
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Working nav upgrade

Maybe so, but I have fully functioning nav in my sync services nav focus 2012 titanium. It took the a3 sd card and the update without an issue. It can be done and my car is proof of this. If you have the junky sync services nav, this is a 25 minute install. It worked for me and it'll work for you.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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I bought a wrecked focus 2012 nav on ebay and installed it in my 2012 focus without sd nav and it worked and even has the nav voice control. It doesn't seem to be tied with the vin, i took a chance and got lucky. Everything on the internet and ford dealership said it wouldn't work. I see the port for the usb backup camera so i may look into adding it in the future. The unit that i replaced looks identical to the installed nav unit, so i trust that it is just a program that needs to be installed for a nav addon.

I now have the full nav for $500. Anyone need a 2012 center bezel and working sync mft / sony unit?
I've been looking to do exactly what you did but haven't been able to find the part. Can you post which seller you bought from so I can keep an eye out?
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #8
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Yes, here is the auction that I just won:

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So the APIM is actually integrated with the screen? Huh.

Was it easy to swap?
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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I added navigation to mine. It gets updated 4x a year for free for life, has lots or free traffic routing services and never freezes mft and is voice controlled.

I just bought a tomtom, a nice beanbag holder and holder arm. I even saved $600 over Fords price...lol
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