MyFordTouch hacks, mods, updates, etc.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by nummypuppies, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. CapnBananas

    CapnBananas New Member

    Hey I saw this thread and wanted to shed some of my 2 cents. First off let me state that most ford techs couldn't write a line of code to open a simple program on a computer much less tell you anything about the my touch and how it works. Secondly I bought a new 2014 fist, acquired all of the software that is written and another mytouch system out of a totaled fist and playing with it in a sandbox environment. So far without it being installed into the car I've successfully made it say welcome the the cockpit upon entry, installed a better audio equalizer program. That being said I have yet to test this in the field so how it reacts to the car is as of right now yet to be determined. However I do plan on doing the work as soon as I get more free time.

    This is currently a alpha project and I do plan on releasing versions as it becomes stable. However as of right now I do not want to risk the thought of messing up someone else's car.

    Keep in mind apple applies their updates via third party hype. Half of the software has came from ideas of the jail breaking community. That being said ford doesn't care to much on the idea of technological interactive ness because of safety and also there is no third party influence due to most gear heads being more attracted to power than technology, so instead of feeding the nerd they feed the gear head.

    I will keep everyone updated as I move along with the project.
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  3. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Sounds awesome maybe you can figure out how to unlock for backup cam. Without having add some box, and splice up the wires. I know I'd really appreciate that and I'm sure many others would too.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
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  4. CapnBananas

    CapnBananas New Member

    I'm only as of now at a very basic understanding of how the car interacts with the mytouch so I'm not making any promises on the back up camera. Even tho the coding and programming is still in retrospect the same as a computer the way that it interacts with the car makes it difficult to understand in some ways and easier to understand in others. Also since the fist does not come standard or packaged from my understanding equipped with a back up camera option, adding one would require a different format for any thing you were to install since all hardware interacts with software in many different ways.
  5. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Being able to load GPS maps would be another great option (on cars without the navigation option). After all, all STs come with the GPS hardware regardless.
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  6. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member has told me that their back-up camera module will work on all myfordtouch vehicles, including the Fiesta ST. The Fiesta already has a backup camera. According to Tom Yankovsky;

    "I have the kit in stock, so pick out a camera you like, and I'll get it out to you. As for installation, it depends on your skill level. Some customers do the job themselves, and others take it to a shop. The module is basically Plug'n'Play, so what's left is mounting the camera and running the camerawires from the rear to the front." Here is an article on the Fiesta rear camera part numbers.
  7. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    Any way to monitor engine diagnostics or is Touch purely an entertainment integration.I'd love a boost gauge..
  8. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    If you can add in an equalizer then I hope you can also add in a 3-way variable crossover.
    Time alignment would be nice but not absolutely critical if the speakers are located properly in an install.

    When adding in the EQ were you able to delete the factory EQ settings then add the EQ? Or is the factory EQ still there before the new EQ? Deleting them completely would be best.

    Optimally it would be great to have a line level output, RCA, section to run to the amps instead of speaker level out to amps or a processor...the least a signal is processed, converted, etc....the cleaner it will be, as you obviously would understand. That would be a hardwire solution and I have found most modern vehicles are more difficult to do this with as using large integrated chips but there sure could be a line out of the processor to the factory amp stage...

    On the C6 Vette the stock HU had a very clean audio out though only around 1 volt, more is better of course. They did all the crap to it in the horrid Bose amp so it was easy to solder some RCA's to a harness adapter and feed the amps or into an EQ/Line Driver, or other combination processor, etc...dis

    I have the Audison Bit 10 on my shopping list but would much rather just have a clean RCA signal out that had some EQ and Crossover tuning in the HU, Crossover is not an absolute if a band pass amp is used, I have an Arc Audio XDQ V2 here to use, 150x4, 600x1, small and 7.5lbs with bandpass crossover built in.

    VERY much looking forward to progress on this, in fact, please check your PM's

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  9. ST_Rocketman

    ST_Rocketman New Member

  10. Kevin R

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  11. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I have not used This model in the Fiesta ST but I have used their product before on a new Dodge with very good results from back up cam to playing Iphone stuff to the screen to being able to program Nav as you drive as well as watch movies though I found that movie thing very irritating as well as highly illegal. That unit was plug and play had a lic plate frame camera for a easy clean install worked very well though if I recall the plugs were a very very tight fit and the pins needed great care when plugging in..
    If I was to get this I would contact them and ask if it does indeed fot our cars as it did not list the FiST in the Models but showed a pic of how to control the features with a Fiesta steering wheel...
  12. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    I emailed them and it they said it works for our car. Probably going to do this soon. Hoping someone would do it first and put up a nice write up of how to run the wires and take the dash apart.

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  13. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Well If no one has let me know I'll see what the Helms manual has for tips on getting the headunit out.
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  14. CapnBananas

    CapnBananas New Member

    It sucks taking it out that's all I'm gonna say
  15. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    Hey Rodmoe, any pics from the Helms manual on this topic? Also, anyone have a part no for the fiesta rear view camera? Or at least an aftermarket camera that fits in the license plate light that works well?
  16. moff3tt

    moff3tt Active Member

    Please do your best to optimize MFT. One of the things that bothers me immensely that to me makes the unit feel extremely overpriced is that there is significant input lag. I change the volume and the display is the better part of a second behind. Otherwise like most other people some kind of "performance" app would be awesome that shows estimated horsepower, throttle position, boost and etc much like the torque app on android.

    I know someone looked into using Fiesta Titanium parts for the rear view camera but I don't remember if the parts just wouldn't fit or if it was a software/hardware issue with MFT. If the actual camera parts fit with the lockpick that sounds like a great way to unlock the rear view camera that we wouldn't mind having even though rear view cameras are not racecar.
  17. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Here ya go hope it helps SER~us~en~file=E165807_EUR_580_JPG~gen~ref.JPG SER~us~en~file=E166282_EUR_580_JPG~gen~ref.JPG SER~us~en~file=E166298_EUR_580_JPG~gen~ref.JPG SER~us~en~file=E166305_EUR_580_JPG~gen~ref.JPG
  18. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I have use the Lic plate frame cams in the past an at light they are pretty bad as the lic plate lites mess them up at least till I put purple LED's in for the lights.. There are a few remote mount units out there that have good reviews. I have now experiance with them though so can't help there ..
  19. Kevin R

    Kevin R Member

    Thanks for posting that RodMoe.

    I guess eventually someone will put a video of the removal on Youtube LOL.
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  20. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Glad to help
  21. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Send me the money to buy it and I will do just that for you. ;)


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