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Hdale85

Has any documented an 8" retrofit?

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So I just purchased a 2013 SE today that came with the little 4.1" system, I'm just curious if anyone has documented or knows what pieces are needed to swap that system out for the 8" Mytouch system? Or the Sony system out of the Titanium? I saw a video on youtube of a guy in China doing it so it's has to be doable just wondering what all parts are needed, whether there are wiring changes, etc etc.

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It would be very interesting to know the price for the retrofit kit.

Anyone successfully contacted these people and obtained a quote?

I tried a while ago but didn't receive any response to my email.

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Wow that's pretty cool, not sure that's the route I wanted to go, but curious what it costs :)

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Unfortunately these retrofits will probably not be available for older Fusions, so that's why I resorted to a homebrew solution (pics are in:

 

http://www.fordfusionforum.com/topic/16106-the-answer-to-sync-2-3/

 

Going to redo it in the winter without the Sony receiver - just a SDR and an amp.

That'll make the faceplate very clean.

Edited by eGuru

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Can the Sony system work in a car that didn't come with it? Or was there a lot of extras that would be required? I found someone selling the control panel, radio, and lcd unit all together. But I wonder what extra stuff I'd have to put in. Seems likely the antenna might need swapped unless they used one standard shark fin that has all the antenna's in it.

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I quote:

 

There is a Chinese company that is selling a total MFT replacement system.

Touchscreen with Android wifi,3g. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, IT RETAINS THE STOCK CLIMATE CONTROLS ON THE TOUCHSCREEN.

Here is a link to the item. http://www.suavdvdgps.com/a/Full_Touch_A...4/794.html

The company only takes MoneyGram or Western Union.

Seems a little hokey.... I did some research and I could find reports of people getting the item they paid for. But there were complaints of no support.

So to me it seems they honor your order, but then your on your own after you get the radio.

They quoted me $485 plus $60 for shipping from China to the USA. Not sure about duty free or taxes...

So tempted to take a chance. That's a good price....

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yeah that price really isn't bad.... I was expecting at least 1200-1500.

 

Wait is that the one in the video? Or the other one?

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Reading the features, I'd be worried about the resolution on the screen. It says 1024x600 which seems a bit low for a screen that size.

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Well, you can't have everything.... ;)

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Well....that's not entirely true now lol. You can have everything, just somebody has to make it and you have to pay the price. Although I can't imagine using a nicer screen would of added that much more cost, they may of needed a better processor/gpu solution but still maybe 200 bucks at the worst end. Either way I think I want to stick to OEM.

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I wish there is someone who has already installed it and can/will give a review......

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I quote:

 

There is a Chinese company that is selling a total MFT replacement system.

 

Touchscreen with Android wifi,3g. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, IT RETAINS THE STOCK CLIMATE CONTROLS ON THE TOUCHSCREEN.

 

Here is a link to the item. http://www.suavdvdgps.com/a/Full_Touch_A...4/794.html

 

The company only takes MoneyGram or Western Union.

 

Seems a little hokey.... I did some research and I could find reports of people getting the item they paid for. But there were complaints of no support.

 

So to me it seems they honor your order, but then your on your own after you get the radio.

 

They quoted me $485 plus $60 for shipping from China to the USA. Not sure about duty free or taxes...

 

So tempted to take a chance. That's a good price....

 

Tempting, yes, but you have no recourse if they don't accept credit cards. That's why scam artists use Western Union for payment.

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Beethoven,

 

Did you find a link to any webpages that describe the user's experience with the product - good or bad?

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No, haven't found any page, yet......

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This is his reply to my e-mail:

 

From: Thierry
Date: 2016-10-10 17:04
To: sales@suavdvdgps.com
Subject: RE: FW: Ford Fusion/Mondeo Android radio APP GPS Scren system
Hi, Do you have any (honest) references?
Best regards
Thierry
Hi,dear Thierry,
This is our company latest design model,there is no any(honest) positive references here.
As a new client,we fully understand your concerns,it is very difficult to trust one new foreign supplier.
Thanks and best regards.
Sincerely yours,
Mocal Chen
Website: www.suavdvdgps.com
ADD: 2B,Huafeng Industrial zone,Xixiang Baoan,Shenzhen,518102,Guangdong,China.
Car Stereo DVD GPS! sales@suavdvdgps.com

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That kind of response does not bode well.

Makes me think that the references they did get did not like the product.

 

And that he did not give any kind of assurance about his product, other than he understood you not trusting them.

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http://www.fordfusionclub.com/213-electronics-discussion/661290-after-market-radio-2013-fusion.html

 

This guy installed it (same thing, but from AliExpress). Here's the album he posted: http://www.fordfusionclub.com/album.php?albumid=11049

 

He replied To a message in his profile a few months after install stating jr still worked well. Seems like it actually does...work.

 

I'm desperately trying to find a way to upgrade my stereo, was going to even 3D print the face plate(or laser cut a salvaged faceplate for original 4" screen, own a shop have both tools available).

 

Even more desperately I considered buying one of the stereo units were discussing just to get dimensions for the face plate and any brackets and what not. That was until I kept reading how impossible of a task this is. Honestly, I couldn't care less about the SYNC, but if I understand correctly, it is so heavily integrated into the car that I NEED it? If not, I don't see why it's not possible, but I've never done this before.

 

Lastly I considered getting the linked stereo and "hijacking" it with a raspberry PI and having more control. Still some things i'm not sure about functionally with that approach too, though.

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I have a 2016 Fusion S with the base 4'' screen. I am also interested in upgrading to, perhaps, a MFT but my question is what is the wattage output on my base unit vs a MFT unit? I havent been able to find an answer anywhere. If anyone knows, could you please PM me? Thanks so much.

-Chris

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