Ford cites numbers that Sync is a key reason why buyers shop Ford and Lincoln. Some customers feel differently after purchase. Power Initial Quality Survey ranked Ford No. Enter your vehicle and switch on the engine. When Sync 3 is fully loaded, insert the USB stick. Wait until an “installation complete” message appears (it may take approximately 1 minute). This should now have produced a new log file. Return to your PC and complete your update by uploading the log file onto the Ford website.

  1. Ford Sync Version 4.6 Download Windows 7
  2. Sync My Ride Updates Download
  3. Sync Version 4.6
  4. Sync V4.6 Features
  5. Ford Sync Version 4.4 Download

Ford is calling off the car connectivity relationship with Microsoft that produced Ford Sync. Ford instead will partner with Blackberry and use its QNX operating system. Worse for Microsoft, it’s possible other auto companies might bail on the company in the future. These automakers are looking for a technology partner that is able to lower their costs, improve performance and reliability, and get more third-party apps into the dash, and Microsoft hasn’t been pulling its weight.

Microsoft is far from dead in the water — the software giant counts more than a dozen automakers as clients and we understand that several are happy customers. Bing is picking up support in the dash in response to a power play by Google that may have backfired. And even when Ford pulls the plug, there’s still a decade of revenues coming from Ford because of the need to support and update legacy systems until end-of-life (currently about 11 years). About 7 million Ford and Lincoln Sync cars are on the road.

“Industry’s worst-kept secret”

Here’s what’s happening, according to industry sources, none of whom want to be quoted because Detroit and Silicon Valley love gossip but not gossipers. In 2008, Ford thought it had a winner when it became the first automaker in the US to work with Microsoft for an in-dash infotainment solution providing Bluetooth, USB, voice recognition, a touchscreen interface, and optionally navigation. It shipped first on the 2008 Ford Focus and underwent continual improvement since then, in response to continual griping. Fiat introduced a similar Microsoft product, Blue&Me, a year earlier in Europe.

Ford tried to improve Sync, and leaned on Microsoft to improve the back end, but the improvements apparently weren’t enough, especially as other automakers brought out systems that owners liked better (some ironically using Microsoft software in the background). Rising expectations for functionality rose faster than Ford could make improvements. Satisfaction ratings fell. Some say Microsoft got the basics right — Bluetooth, voice input — but never got past that plateau of core functionality. As a result, Ford will switch from Microsoft to RIM’s QNX. The deal hasn’t been announced but it has also been described as “industry’s worst-kept secret.”

Ford could choose to continue, modify, or abandon the MyFord Touch interface. Sync is the car-Bluetooth-USB-voice recognition component. MyFord Touch and the similar MyLincoln Touch are touchscreen interfaces that break the home screen into four quadrants: phone, navigation, entertainment, and climate control. (It’s possible to have Sync without a touchscreen.) Separate from Ford’s plans to move away from Microsoft, it is planning to add more knob and buttons to the center stack and simplify voice response. Lincoln on new models will move from capacitive sliders to traditional knobs for audio volume and fan speed. That starts on some 2015 models.

Clobbered by J.D. Power and Consumer Reports

Ford Sync Version 4.6 Download Windows 7

Four in ten buyers say in-car technology is the main reason for buying a car, according to an Accenture report. Ford cites numbers that Sync is a key reason why buyers shop Ford and Lincoln. Some customers feel differently after purchase. The annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey ranked Ford No. 27 of 33 brands. Lincoln matched the industry average and was ranked No. 17. IQS measures problems per 100 (PP100) vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership.

IQS used to mean things that broke but now it also includes subjective, touchy-feely issues such as brake dust, road noise, size of dashboard buttons, or ease of using a touchscreen. Consumer Reports last October ranked Ford and Lincoln Nos. 26 and 27 on reliability. Its survey includes more than just broken mechanical systems in the results.

Next page: Don’t write Microsoft off yet…

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RadioPRO4 Interface for Ford Vehicles with CAN bus

Year(s)MakeModelTrim LevelAdditional Info
2007-2010FORDEDGEALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2012FORDESCAPEALL TRIM LEVELS
2007-2014FORDEXPEDITIONALL TRIM LEVELS
2006-2010FORDEXPLORERALL TRIM LEVELS
2007-2010FORDEXPLORER SPORT TRACALL TRIM LEVELS
2009-2014FORDF-150ALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2016FORDF-250ALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2016FORDF-350ALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2016FORDF-450ALL TRIM LEVELS
2013-2016FORDF-550ALL TRIM LEVELS
2005-2007FORDFIVE HUNDREDALL TRIM LEVELS
2009-2012FORDFLEXALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2011FORDFOCUSALL TRIM LEVELS
2005-2007FORDFREESTYLEALL TRIM LEVELS
2006-2012FORDFUSIONALL TRIM LEVELS
2005-2013FORDMUSTANGALL TRIM LEVELS
2010-2012FORDTAURUSALL TRIM LEVELS
2009-2012LINCOLNMKSALL TRIM LEVELS
2010-2012LINCOLNMKTALL TRIM LEVELS
2007-2010LINCOLNMKXALL TRIM LEVELS
2007-2012LINCOLNMKZALL TRIM LEVELS
2007-2014LINCOLNNAVIGATORALL TRIM LEVELS
2006LINCOLNZEPHYRALL TRIM LEVELS
2009-2011MAZDATRIBUTEALL TRIM LEVELS
2008-2011MERCURYMARINERALL TRIM LEVELS
2006-2011MERCURYMILANALL TRIM LEVELS
2005-2007MERCURYMONTEGOALL TRIM LEVELS
2006-2010MERCURYMOUNTAINEERALL TRIM LEVELS
  • Does not retain SYNC. SYNC retention requires theMS-FRD1.
  • Factory amplified Systems will not fade as neither the aftermarket radio or the RP interface have the ability to control the amplifier’sfader.

Vehicle Specific Notes

  • 2013-2014 F-150:Only compatible in base model trucks equipped with the center stack radio (pictured below)


  • 2008 F-250/350/450:Not compatible with model trim XL (fleet vehicles). These vehicles do not have the necessary CAN bus signals
  • 2013 -2016 Ford Super Duty:Only compatible in base model trucks equipped with the double DIN radio (pictured below)

RP4-FD11

Sync

RadioPRO4 Interface for Ford Vehicles with CAN bus

Installation Instructions

It is VERY important that you use the latest version of Interface Updater. Not doing so may damage the interfaces software.

Detailed Instructions

Sync My Ride Updates Download

  • If this is the first time, download and install 'PAC-UP Interface Updater'. This will install the necessary software to update the firmware on the RP Interface. This can be found at in the 'Download' tab at the very bottom of the firmware list on this page.
  • Download the firmware file to a location on your computer that you can easily find.
  • Open the Interface Updater Program by going to Start >All Programs >AAMPof America > Interface Updater.
  • Connect thePAC-UP to the computer using suppliedUSBcable. Connect thePAC-UP to the RP Interface.
  • Click the 'Connect' button to establish connection between thePAC-UP and the computer. The 'Connected' check box will be checked if successful. If unsuccessful, disconnect the PAC-UP from the computer, restart the software, then reconnect thePAC-UP and try again.
  • Select your RP Interface from the 'Interface select' pull down menu.
  • Click 'Update firmware'. The new firmware can be found where you saved it before beginning.
  • Once the files are chosen the update will begin. When successful it will show the text 'End Update'.

IMPORTANT: It is very important that the second from last digit of the revision number on your module matches the second from last digit of the new firmware file revision number. If your numbers do not match, please contact our tech support department.

  • Firmware Download, Version 1.5.4.6 (Released on February 14th, 2020)
    • Changes JVC default function on 'Select' button from 'OK' to 'Band'
    Download
  • Firmware Download, Version 1.5.4.5 (Released on June 23rd, 2015)
    • Adds 2013-2016 Ford Super Duty applications
    Download
  • Firmware Download, Version 1.5.4.4 (Released on February 13th, 2015)
    • Adds Fusion
    • Separates Sony & Pioneer
    • Adds Alpine VR command
    • Fixes LED problem without proper radio selection
    Download
  • Firmware Download, Version 1.2.3.3 (Released on May 10th, 2013)
    • Adds short press long press dual command functionality for SWC
    • Fixes issues seen with SWC when used with new Alpine & JVC head units
    • Adds new Kenwood Bluetooth function support for SWC
    • Fixes issues with Reverse, Parking Break, and Illumination not working in older vehicles
    • Adds re-calibration of OE Steering Wheel Controls to accommodate other vehicles and to improve SWC detection
    Download
  • Firmware Download, Version 1.1.2 (Released on June 4th, 2012)
    • Fixes THX amplifier not turning on in 2012+ Lincoln Navigator
    Download
  • Firmware Download, Version 1.1.1 (Released on April 5th, 2012)
    • Initial Release
    Download
  • Utility/Other, Version 2.6 (Released on July 21st, 2017)
    PAC-UP Interface Updater
    Download

An all-in-one radio replacement and SWC interface, the innovative RadioPRO4 comes pre-loaded with amplifier retention and SWC software, navigation-based output signals, and other features that save time and money during installation.

  • Retains steering wheel controls (pre-programmed)
  • Data controlled accessory and navigation outputs
  • Retains factory amplifier
  • Retains Rear Seat Controls
  • Provides factory RSE activation
  • In package updatable using the PAC-UP

Sync Version 4.6

Provides

Sync V4.6 Features

  • 12V ACC output (RAP)
  • Vehicle Speed Sense (VSS)
  • Retains factory amplifier
  • Illumination
  • Reverse Trigger
  • Parking brake output

Patent # 8,014,540 & 8,184,825

RP4-FD11 Instruction Manual
Rev 1.3 ***These only apply to modules that are paired with harnesses labeled V2 or higher***
Download (1.09M)
RP4-FD11 Instruction Manual
Rev. 012015
Download (1.2M)

Ford Sync Version 4.4 Download

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