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USB Ports/SYNC Update

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oceanmachine7
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USB Ports/SYNC Update

Post by oceanmachine7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 am

I've been using the USB ports in my center console since getting my 2018 Limited a few months ago, but I recently tried updating SYNC from them and nothing happened. I figured I might need to use the USB ports in the media system instead, but for the life of me, I could not figure out how to get the covers off. Does anyone have any tips?
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Media Center USB Covers
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Dougboffl
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Re: USB Ports/SYNC Update

Post by Dougboffl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:18 am

1st - I don't think there is anything under those square blocks (pic). I believe those are for optional equipment and just plugs/covers when the optional switches are not installed (I might be wrong).

I think the Sony media system does not have a hardwire plug option those hardwaire plugs are sooo 2014-ish anyway, just use the Alex-Ford app and tell her to play whatever you want.

2nd - I believe the only USB are under the armrest, where I think you tried to plug in for SYNC3 update. A certain Micro-SD card adapter I have will not register as installed in the under armrest ports. I don't know if it is a fraction too short or what but no bueno. Try a few different devices in the port.

oceanmachine7
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Re: USB Ports/SYNC Update

Post by oceanmachine7 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:38 pm

Thanks. I could've sworn the dealer said there was USB ports in there, but I could be wrong. I'll keep trying the USB I've been using.

RogerThat99
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Re: USB Ports/SYNC Update

Post by RogerThat99 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:57 pm

I have a 2018 SEL AWD. This is my third one. I had a 2012 and a 2015 before the 18. The sync voice commands don't work well is this car. Worked great in my 2015. I always dials the wrong number, or puts on the wrong song from the iPod, or sometimes says it doesn't support this function. I don't know if it needs to be updated or what, but it doesn't work for $hit.
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kioolt
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Re: USB Ports/SYNC Update

Post by kioolt » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:22 pm

The USB stick needs to be formatted exFat before it will work.

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