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2014 SCrew XLT 4.2 to MyFord Touch OEM

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Old 03-09-2015, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 2014 SCrew XLT 4.2 to MyFord Touch OEM

Hello all, I am looking for some more information on upgrading from the 4.2in MYFord stereo unit to the 8in MyFordTouch upgraded stereo.

By a stroke of luck i was able to get the screen, stereo, and bezel from an FX4 with 500km on it, the guy went full aftermarket amp/HU for his truck.

I have seen a few discussions on swapping, people generally reference a chinese unit, that gets shutdown, and then the conversation seems to stop.

Can i plug in the MFT unit to the truck directly, or is there something else that is needed?

in order to get the gps to work, is there an antenna in there already if there was no nav before? i have seen an aftermarket maps unit that upgrades the stock unit but dont know much about it.

im looking to do a step by step if i ever get to that point in the next few weeks, and go from there.

thanks!
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Hello all, I am looking for some more information on upgrading from the 4.2in MYFord stereo unit to the 8in MyFordTouch upgraded stereo.

By a stroke of luck i was able to get the screen, stereo, and bezel from an FX4 with 500km on it, the guy went full aftermarket amp/HU for his truck.

I have seen a few discussions on swapping, people generally reference a chinese unit, that gets shutdown, and then the conversation seems to stop.

Can i plug in the MFT unit to the truck directly, or is there something else that is needed?

in order to get the gps to work, is there an antenna in there already if there was no nav before? i have seen an aftermarket maps unit that upgrades the stock unit but dont know much about it.

im looking to do a step by step if i ever get to that point in the next few weeks, and go from there.

thanks!
This was discussed before and from what it look like the plugs are the same and yes you will need a GPS antenna. Let us know how it turns out.
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If you have the 4.2" screen the 8" will not plug in directly unless you replace the entire dash harness and other modules involved, the connectors are completely different.

This conversion has been discussed at great length by many others and if you manage to make it work I would be interested in your step by step because I would also like to do the swap.


P.S. And yes the Chinese version is straight up garbage right out of the box, several forum members tried and only lost $$$ on a system that did not work and they could never get their $$ back.
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If you have the 4.2" screen the 8" will not plug in directly unless you replace the entire dash harness and other modules involved, the connectors are completely different.

This conversion has been discussed at great length by many others and if you manage to make it work I would be interested in your step by step because I would also like to do the swap.


P.S. And yes the Chinese version is straight up garbage right out of the box, several forum members tried and only lost $$$ on a system that did not work and they could never get their $$ back.
Thanks for correcting me.
I swear there was someone else that wanted to do that and he showed where the connections were the same...
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4dtech was working on this, but they havent said anything in a long time.
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