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From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

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Sporktek
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From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by Sporktek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Picked up an 08 Taurus X Eddie Bauer edition today. There was a nearly identical 08 EB TX next to it on the lot that had JUST sold that had the OEM touch screen nav. Mine has the Microsoft Sync 6 Disc changer instead. Can the touch screen be swapped directly in for the 6 Disc unit, if so, anything to be aware of, such as needing to have the BCM programmed to accept it, steering wheel controls still work, etc? If not, any recommendations on a decent setup that won't break bank? I've been thinking about a Chinesium Android based head unit with touch screen so that I could always have up to date Google maps navigation and other apps, so if anyone's gone that route successfully without breaking the vehicle's security or anything, I'd be very much interested.

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Re: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by jmarcl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:26 pm

Sorry you haven't had any replies... new user with the same question!

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Re: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by spy1309 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 pm

You can if you have the proper wireing, I believe that you can find what you need in e bay .

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Re: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by jmarcl » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

spy1309...Thanks again, I'll take a look and see what I can find. As a thought, are there any new units that will fit/wire adapt to the 08 Taurus X?

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Re: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by spy1309 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:48 pm

I think the ones from early Flex but don t know about the wires, also there were some android ones aftermarket that fit ...I don t want to lose the cd changer ....still have lots of cd s.

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Re: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Post by mmsstar » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:47 am

Flex is totally different, the touch screen is a separate part not part of the head unit.
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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