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Old 08-19-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default finally a good 2013-14 stereo install kit on the way!

I have been researching this Ford kit problem for a while. I just got off the phone with the I datalink marketing guys. They are releasing a much better kit than the Advent or the Metra next month. its in production now. attached is a image of their kit! I couldn't get any further info, but the guy said they should be announcing release dates on Facebook/marketing soon.


In addition, they will be releasing a newer I datalink Sync controller, that should allow for enhanced Sync and vehicle controls, like doors, tires, ect.

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https://www.facebook.com/idatalinkmaestro

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Certainly a step in the right direction, just hope it doesn't peter out like the Advent system.

Nice bezel but without an interface it's sort of useless. Would appreciate if you had a non facebook link for those of us that despise that place.

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thanks for the unhelpful link. That has none of the info requested
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I have been researching this Ford kit problem for a while. I just got off the phone with the I datalink marketing guys. They are releasing a much better kit than the Advent or the Metra next month. its in production now. attached is a image of their kit! I couldn't get any further info, but the guy said they should be announcing release dates on Facebook/marketing soon.


In addition, they will be releasing a newer I datalink Sync controller, that should allow for enhanced Sync and vehicle controls, like doors, tires, ect.

Their Facebook is

https://www.facebook.com/idatalinkmaestro

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Do you have any additional information or links besides Facebook? When is this going to be released?
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Thanks for the heads up about this. Definitely a wait & see kind of thing.

For me, right now it's a meh. It has the same crappy HVAC controls as OEM (I hate pressing the center button to cycle through defrost/heater/vent) and the bottom cubby for the USB jacks doesn't look deep enough to plug in a USB stick & close it like the OEM part.
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I'll just drop this here from the advent string to add a little more clarity:

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This part will not be available until middle of Fall. This will not be shipping next month. Here's the scoop:


Will work with 2013-2014 F-150 pickups with 4.3 inch screen ("My Ford") radios. It will have two trim bezels, one for standard 2Din radios and one for the Alpine 8 inch radio. The pocket has 2 USB, 1 HDMI and 1 AV 3.5mm flush mounted inside.


The HVAC ***** are all ours, but exactly match the OEM look, feel and functions. You will also be able to control your climate on screen.


The FO2 T-harness and software will:


Retain Sync
Add gauges
Add Vehicle Info - tire pressure, doors, batt voltage, check engine light
Add Visual Parking Assist (NEW) - Show you the distance to an object on screen when truck is in reverse.


Will create separate announcement post once we are closer to shipping.


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Oh and also gonna drop this here too:

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