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austinkli 02-10-2014 09:27 AM

Can Ford Sync be added to Shaker?
 
I saw somebody selling a Ford Sync Bluetooth part that was supposed to be plug and play for the Shaker system. Was curious if it's possible to add this to an 07 with the Shaker? He had a disclaimer that it would not give you all the sync options, just the ability to answer the phone and talk. Does anybody know if this is true or not?

Also, he mentioned he had it in his 08, so I wasn't sure if it was compatible with an 07.

Rudolph Hucker 02-10-2014 10:01 AM

i got it in mine
it's superb..a must have..can even stream via bluetooth music from my smart phones

austinkli 02-10-2014 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8347288)
i got it in mine
it's superb..a must have..can even stream via bluetooth music from my smart phones

Thanks. Did you install it yourself?

jz78817 02-10-2014 02:28 PM

I suppose it's possible, but I can't see how it'd be worth the hassle.

austinkli 02-10-2014 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jz78817 (Post 8347434)
I suppose it's possible, but I can't see how it'd be worth the hassle.

It's a manual that my wife is not very good at driving yet and she talks to her grandfather everyday with the phone in her lap on speaker. If the harness is already built for it then it wouldn't be much of a hassle at all. Very worth the "hassle" I'd say.

DAD_23 02-10-2014 04:05 PM

I would love this as well. Link to part if possible. How hard is the install?

SPARTAN VI 02-10-2014 04:46 PM

If it's anything like hooking up an external aux jack on my '05 Shaker500 head-unit, it's probably very simple. If I remember correctly, you'll need to remove the cover for your center console, before you can begin removing the trim around the head-unit. This can all be done with basic hand tools.

VistaBlueGT/CS 02-10-2014 04:56 PM

A quicker and easier option you may want to consider would be something like the GoGroove FlexSmart X3 Blue-tooth FM Transmitter. I have an '07 and just bought one ($50 shipped); my bro-in-law recommended it, and I'm pretty impressed so far.

Not as nice as a factory unit, obviously, but pretty cheap and easy!

SPARTAN VI 02-10-2014 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by VistaBlueGT/CS (Post 8347495)
A quicker and easier option you may want to consider would be something like the GoGroove FlexSmart X3 Blue-tooth FM Transmitter. I have an '07 and just bought one ($50 shipped); my bro-in-law recommended it, and I'm pretty impressed so far.

Not as nice as a factory unit, obviously, but pretty cheap and easy!

I went that route before I got my aux jack and it was a pain getting a frequency that worked throughout my commute. If you're okay with its imperfections, then it is a fast and cheap fix. But if you're like me and get annoyed by micromanaging it, then it'll eventually end up in the garbage and you'll go to the better quality, more involved, option.

jz78817 02-10-2014 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by austinkli (Post 8347443)
It's a manual that my wife is not very good at driving yet and she talks to her grandfather everyday with the phone in her lap on speaker. If the harness is already built for it then it wouldn't be much of a hassle at all. Very worth the "hassle" I'd say.

it isn't. The Mustang didn't get SYNC until MY2009. the wiring isn't there and the other modules don't support it.

austinkli 02-10-2014 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DAD_23 (Post 8347479)
I would love this as well. Link to part if possible. How hard is the install?

JZ confirmed what I already suspected. Can't do it on 07 and newer. If you have an 09 out later I will find the part number for you.

austinkli 02-10-2014 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SPARTAN VI (Post 8347519)

I went that route before I got my aux jack and it was a pain getting a frequency that worked throughout my commute. If you're okay with its imperfections, then it is a fast and cheap fix. But if you're like me and get annoyed by micromanaging it, then it'll eventually end up in the garbage and you'll go to the better quality, more involved, option.

I've used an fm transmitter with Bluetooth before. Mine was a $100 BlackBerry one that was actually amazing because the fm transmitter was so powerful. I've also used some that were crap.

This time trying to avoid that though. Anybody have suggestions?

jz78817 02-10-2014 08:42 PM

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This time trying to avoid that though. Anybody have suggestions?
replace the head unit with a Bluetooth-equipped aftermarket one.

VistaBlueGT/CS 02-10-2014 09:08 PM

Sorry, Spartan - I live in Podunk, IN. (3rd largest city, actually...but even still it wasn't difficult to find a frequency that works all over town.)

...I had not considered how different things might be in a bigger city, but I can picture the frustration I'd experience if there were more radio station options than tractors I pass on the way to work.

DAD_23 02-10-2014 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by austinkli (Post 8347577)
JZ confirmed what I already suspected. Can't do it on 07 and newer. If you have an 09 out later I will find the part number for you.

Nah, 07 here as well.
Thanks for the offer though.

austinkli 02-11-2014 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by jz78817 (Post 8347609)

replace the head unit with a Bluetooth-equipped aftermarket one.

A good idea, was trying to avoid that, but might be the route we take

Lethaldosage423 02-11-2014 09:17 AM

Your easiest,cheapest bet is it get a new rAdio with the Bluetooth in it. You can get radios that look pretty stock nowadays checkout crutchfield.com for fitment. Pioneer has always been high on my list

Norm Peterson 02-11-2014 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by austinkli (Post 8347443)
It's a manual that my wife is not very good at driving yet and she talks to her grandfather everyday with the phone in her lap on speaker. If the harness is already built for it then it wouldn't be much of a hassle at all. Very worth the "hassle" I'd say.

That right there is telling me she needs to focus a lot more on learning how to drive that car . . . and a whole lot less on being a chatterbox when she's behind the wheel. The Bluetooth stuff can wait until she gets better at the driving part of driving down the roads.


Norm

akdoggie 02-11-2014 07:42 PM

I have an '07 Mustang and I have an '08 head out of a Sable in there now. I have added the SYNC and also a '13 strg wheel from a Boss w.SYNC buttons. You have to add 4 wires to the back of the radio plugs to make the strg wheel controls work. The head itself, was a perfect plug and play, even though I was told it wouldn't work by others. It was a perfectly simple, plug and play, install. Everything worked, except SYNC, which wasn't installed right then. I added the SYNC, and it came from a kit sold on eBay.

9R3Z-14D212-A is the kit and can be found on eBay for under $65, new. It has a list price of over $600 from Ford, so it is quite a steal at $65 or less. It will NOT work with heads prior to 8* start number. The 9 series numbered head is perfect, IF you can find one cheap enough. The one I used was 8G1Z-EA. The reason they don't actually fit our '07s and back is that Ford didn't add the necessary wiring to the pre-08's, just like ambient lighting until 2008 Mustang models.

austinkli 02-12-2014 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by akdoggie (Post 8348049)
I have an '07 Mustang and I have an '08 head out of a Sable in there now. I have added the SYNC and also a '13 strg wheel from a Boss w.SYNC buttons. You have to add 4 wires to the back of the radio plugs to make the strg wheel controls work. The head itself, was a perfect plug and play, even though I was told it wouldn't work by others. It was a perfectly simple, plug and play, install. Everything worked, except SYNC, which wasn't installed right then. I added the SYNC, and it came from a kit sold on eBay.

9R3Z-14D212-A is the kit and can be found on eBay for under $65, new. It has a list price of over $600 from Ford, so it is quite a steal at $65 or less. It will NOT work with heads prior to 8* start number. The 9 series numbered head is perfect, IF you can find one cheap enough. The one I used was 8G1Z-EA. The reason they don't actually fit our '07s and back is that Ford didn't add the necessary wiring to the pre-08's, just like ambient lighting until 2008 Mustang models.

Thanks for that. I appreciate it.


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