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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:27 pm

So, the AsBuilt data for my TCU has only one line in it

Label 754-01-01 shows A782 and 86

The AsBuilt file from Ford for my car shows

<DATA LABEL="754-01-01">
<CODE>3000</CODE>
<CODE>0000</CODE>
<CODE>008D</CODE>
2012 Candy Blue FFE
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:25 am

So, a couple years back I reached out to Ford and asked for a copy of my MFM user data. It's a legal requirement in California and Europe, so they had the facility for it. I did not live in either place BUT their T&C explicitly said I had to right to a copy of that data on demand without any qualification.

Despite being in the T&Cs most reps I talked to told me it was not possible, so I really made a pain of myself - reached out to the AZ and MI attorneys general noting the failure to abide by their own T&Cs and eventually got contacted by someone who understood what was going on and got that request fulfilled. He also told me that it should be possible to do that through the normal support channels now, though I haven't tried since.

Since my case was very MFM-centric I reached out to him for this, noting that my car is outside the date range but that it has the newer SYNC that the update is targeting. What follows is not confirmed or binding in any way and may change as things develop.

From what I can tell so far it should be possible to buy the modem BUT there is a possibility that the programming for it would be tied to the VIN on the back end, meaning any vehicle that is not explicitly added to the upgrade list would likely not be able to use that new TCU even if it gets programmed to the car.

If I'm somehow able to get my car added to that list (as it has SYNC 3) I will be sure to ask about the possibility for others to be added as well. No idea what the response will be and I can pretty much guarantee it would not be offered to anyone that still runs SYNC 2

Out of curiosity, how many US based pre-2016 Foci on this board have installed a SYNC 3 upgrade?
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:07 am

Don't want to hijack the thread, but what was in the MFM data????
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:47 am

I didn't dig in too deep before mine started having problems and my attention shifted elsewhere. I'll see if I can find the thumb drive and get since more for you.
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:25 am

I upgraded my '14 to Sync3. Surprisingly how easy it was. I also now have the mustang startup screen instead of the ford logo :lol:
I'm finally getting around to replacing the media hub with a plain Jane USB port. I wish there was a way to disable the nag screen as I don't have a crapple phone so getting raped for the apple blessed hub holds no appeal to me.

I had thought about tossing in some charging USB ports but with a 12V plug on the back and top of the center console, adding another 12V plug for USB charging in the console seemed redundant.

EDIT: BTW I have a non-NAV sync3 module with a cosmetically flawed but fully functional It's mostly configured for the FFE some of the settings could still be tweaked that is looking for a good home :)
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a4bry4
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:33 pm

I am looking for assistance post upgrade to the 4G modem. I had the 4G upgrade yesterday performed at my local dealer on my 2016 FFE as part of a recall campaign (no cost to me). I downloaded the Ford Pass app on my phone and followed the instructions, however the Ford Pass app no longer seems to have the ability to remote start. What am I missing?
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scottt
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:46 am

a4bry4 wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:33 pm
I am looking for assistance post upgrade to the 4G modem. I had the 4G upgrade yesterday performed at my local dealer on my 2016 FFE as part of a recall campaign (no cost to me). I downloaded the Ford Pass app on my phone and followed the instructions, however the Ford Pass app no longer seems to have the ability to remote start. What am I missing?
Whoa, no cost to you????

Huh???
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Heima
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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:43 pm

I read somewhere that the remote start and some other features were still in development. So that might come later, or.....

I am with Scottt, how did you get this done for free?
And I see you are in Northern California, so which dealership?
I might just go there.
Thanks

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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:30 am

I am also wondering how @a4bry4 got this for free!

Also...far and away the most critical function I need the modem for is to keep track of charging progress. Am I fully charged? Am I still charging? If there is an aftermarket solution for that, I am willing to consider it as well. I think some chargers may have this functionality built into them, but that would only work on that charger. I want to check on my charging progress while I am at work and other places out in the world.

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Re: AT&T sunset and MyFordMobile app

Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:56 pm

It would not be terribly difficult to setup a device to sniff CANBus traffic and send out updates on a prepaid cell connection (or wifi if an open AP is in range)

So if you don't mind rolling your own it can be done.

Chargers can definitely tell you when power draw drops to 0, but it can't tell you the state of charge. There's nothing in the J1772 spec that lets the car signal anything but charging and fault states.

The CPHome stuff can send you a push after about 15 minutes without draw.
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