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2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

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penelhum
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2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by penelhum » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:42 pm

I have a 2013 Taurus Intercepter.

I'm still looking for information on what all is needed to upgrade the stock radio to the 8". ive gone through a few threads and still not sold on that information.

Basic question, If i find a salvage vehicle with an 8" screen, can i then take all the pieces (screen, brackets, faceplate) and put them in my vehicle without having to purchase additional wires, harness, etc? will it plug and play?

ive seen kits which state i need to have a harness, im a bit lost. not sure if the harness is specific to the
kit.

Below is the radio faceplate of what I saw. It should be a 2014 Taurus, i just want the bluetooth capability

thanks
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penelhum
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Re: radio

Post by penelhum » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:32 pm

does anyone know of the part number for the 4" radio that has bluetooth?
my old one doesnt have bluetooth, alternatively i can get a replacement 4" with bluetooth to replace my 4" without bluetooth and i'll be happy with that.

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Re: radio

Post by mope » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:45 am

Since you've had no other responses:

The general history on this issue is: if you do not have a SYNC equipped car, you're screwed. Neither a 4" nor 8" radio would do you any good - you would also have to have the Sync module and computer programming to make it all work.

No option is plug and play (although, there is a chinese company who claims to have an option - I've not seen anyone actually purchase and install it yet though)

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by sugarmamaspickle » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 am

I have installed a plug and play chinese unit. I have a review of it in this thread...
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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by mope » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 am

sugar,

thanks for that! I've thought about it a handful of times since GPS would be great.

To clarify, you've got to have your phone/phone signal to hotspot for the gps to work??? Given the options (limited) would you do it again?

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by sugarmamaspickle » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 pm

The GPS works without data. Just relying on the pre-loaded maps. No clue on how to get the latest maps, but you can change the default app to google maps or a few others. The stock navi app is called iGo. I'd do it again, but I wish my dash was back together already! Without the dash trim there, I'm missing the trunk release and 12V outlets... It doesn';t bother me enough yet to figure out what all i need and to find it at a yard.

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by penelhum » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:02 pm

the faceplate that i have up there, is that compatible with a sync 3 screen?
do i have to worry about getting another (or any) faceplate/control panel to be compatible with the sync 3 screen?

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by mope » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:08 am

Penel,
just cruising my replys - i don't believe I see where you've answered the sync question.

Is your vehicle equipped with sync? If not, no OE hardware swap (4", 8", Sync 1/2/3) will work for you.
*Permanent disclaimer, people are reverse engineering and FORSCAN updating daily - while I've not seen anyone convert non sync to sync, that's not to say I've seen every thread across all Ford forums*

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by penelhum » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:09 pm

my vehicle radio i believe is not sync. i know its a 4.2" screen, it has no bluetooth, and i assume not sync.

That being said, ive seen people upgrade from 4.2" screen to 8" screen (sync 3) successfully. this includes obtaining a new screen, APIM, harnesses, wires, etc.

i simply need to know whether the faceplate i mentioned will be compatible with an 8" sync 3 screen

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by mope » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:20 pm

Can't answer your question, I've never seen it done. You'd have to wire in a Sync module as well......

Could you post links to the examples of people going from 4.2 non-sync to 8" sync? I'd love to take a look. If doable, I'll upgrade and post a step by step.

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by penelhum » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:19 pm

hey mope you have pm.

what state are you in by the way

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by Saunders1986 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 am

I would also like to see examples! I was told the swap could not be complete in non sync cars. I would also do upgrade if possible!

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Re: 2013 Taurus interceptor radio upgrade

Post by Nelkev » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:10 pm

I have a 2013 Ford Taurus police intercepted wanna upgrade the radio any help it have a little screen

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