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Best option for Carplay / Android Auto head unit in 2012 FFE

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:42 pm
by Roanhouse
I just got my first electric car in a used 2012 FFE. I have been so used to android auto and Carplay in my wife's Sonata that I can't go back to using google maps on the phone by mounting it.

what is the best sub $400 value headunit and mounting bracket so that i can get my rearview camera access, microphone, wheel controls, and most importantly carplay / android auto support



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Re: Best option for Carplay / Android Auto head unit in 2012 FFE

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:32 am
by tinilk
Roanhouse welcome to the club! Perhaps nobody has replied because very few of us have tried to upgrade our car's infotainment.
I would expect a fancy aftermarket head unit to be a nightmare to wire up and keep all the functionality. But may be feasible to replace your APIM with a newer Ford APIM that's running Sync 3. (Your 2012 has Sync 2 just like my 2014.) An APIM from a 2017 or 2018 FFE it may work, but I don't know if anything was changed either software-wise or hardware-wise that would make it incompatible with your car.

Here's a related older post:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4500

Has anyone done an APIM upgrade successfully? Is there a video or a step-by-step guide out there somewhere for the FFE specifically, instead of a gas Focus or a Fusion/C-Max?

Re: Best option for Carplay / Android Auto head unit in 2012 FFE

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:49 pm
by Roanhouse
This is the only thing i have found about this is getting one from a later car and putting it in as long as you have th my ford touch 8"

https://www.4dtech.com/12-14-ford-focus ... ord-touch/

Re: Best option for Carplay / Android Auto head unit in 2012 FFE

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:32 am
by Dobrinia
TSB 17-1009 replace Sync2 -> Sync3