Swapping Factory NAV to factory none nave HU, been done, or other way around?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by raamaudio, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    Since we use our phones and now have a FireHDX we can use for NAV we really do not need the factory NAV so I am considering swapping with somebody that wants NAV, hopefully pretty much plug and play, anybody done a swap, either way around?

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2014
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  3. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I don't think that it's possible to "trade".
    Since the GPS hardware is already installed in all FiSTs (nav or not), what makes the ones with the Navigation option different is that the software (maps, etc.) is factory installed. To my knowledge, not even the dealers can alter that.
  4. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    Everything is in the player/brain module except display and antenna's including maps I am sure as it would not make sense to load the maps someplace else. Just have to take out the antenna for GPS (and Sat radio if donor car does not have one)
  5. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Isn't the maps loaded on the SD card in the armrest?
  6. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    The nav in my car sucks. It isn't Canada friendly. I get better on my smartphone or iPad mini if I need one
  7. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    I forgot, I believe you are correct, maybe just swap the SC card.

    I hope they were not stupid with this as well, blocking a review camera, does not play DVD, if the SD is locked to the car somehow that would be quite maddening to say the least.
  8. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Just took out the SD card and the screen read please insert NAV SD card
  9. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    The ST is already equipped with the GPS hardware. There's gotta be something other than the SD card to enable Navigation or we'd find them on eBay for $25.
  10. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    Thanks for testing and letting me know.

    If I pull my card and put in another car with NAV and it works then that would tell me the car is not married to the car at least.

    It still might not work with a none NAV car swapped but I imagine it should.

    Another idea, the dealer could probably flash that as there are those that might buy a car and have the NAV installed at the dealer;)

    I will call a but in service at the dealer in town and see what he can find out for me.

    Thanks again!
  11. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    I heard the HU was NAV ready, they might have to just install the antenna unless integrated in the HU.
  12. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    First time having a car with GPS. I'm old school and still uses the book. Would have to try it in a non nav st
  13. scooby2

    scooby2 New Member

    I have an A4 sdcard that I could send to someone if they want to try it.
  14. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    I've been reading the Shop manual... and from what I can tell, the software itself may be swappable by means of the APIM unit (this is what the sync is loaded to... think of it as the hard drive (?). I am willing to test this out if someone with Nav wants to mail over their APIM and SD card.

    I am thinking of stopping by the dealer on Monday since there is some sort of vehicle service action needed according to my VHR and asking them about flashing the APIM to a nav version of sync. The Dealer is able to flash the APIM using the... OASIS (on-line automotive service information system). If a FiST came in to them and had issues with the APIM, they would try flashing it first. Otherwise, order a new one and install the software if it did not come with it. So if the dealer can't flash it, then I will try to find out the part number for the stupid APIM.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  15. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Can anyone provide more info. on this? I would like to add Navi to My Ford Touch Sync unit.
  16. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Anyone with more insight if this can be done?

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