So in turn.
- the air conditioning is not working, because sync4 has NA software, and I am in Europe, Poland. From what I learned from people in my country, it is possible to make the air conditioning work, I just need to load the European sync4 software.
_ when it comes to sync3 updates - you are wrong. I had sync3 NA 2.0, updated to 3.4 EU, and yet it shows me on the ford website that there are updates available, then I replaced the sync3 32gb NA memory with a 2019 European model sync3 64 gigabytes of memory and still on the ford website it shows me that there are updates, ford does not know that you have a newer system in sync, until you generate an xml file and upload it to the ford website, then they already know, or how a ford dealer will connect your car to the computer.
as of today, it remains to find a way to enter a different VIN of the car in the sync4 module so that it finds an EU update for it instead of NA.
Hi Slav. The information I provided is correct. Unfortunately however, you did not understand what I previously wrote. And now you are discussing two different situations. Which makes it more confusing.
First, I addressed you trying to update via the "Check for Updates" button on your vehicle SYNC screen in my previous reply. And that information provided was correct.
Now, you are discussing a "...sync3 NA 2.0, updated to 3.4 EU" vehicle, which was then "upgraded" to SYNC 4 etc...and trying to use the Ford SYNC 3 update website, which is a very different updating situation with differing results (and messages). So let's try to stick to one discussion for now.
We have been through these discussions many times in the past, with others who upgraded from SYNC 3.0 to SYNC 3.4 using CyanLabs and other "third party" sources. Now it will happen all over again with SYNC 4. 🙃😉
So to try and explain...Again, yes, the Ford SYNC 3 update website
system will recognize your VIN, but only as being equipped with the SYNC system it came with from the factory. However, any supposed updates which are shown as "available" are no longer applicable to your SYNC 3.4 equipped vehicle. They are available updates to the original SYNC version which came in your vehicle, not what it was "upgraded" to, which was SYNC 3.4, and now SYNC 4.
And the proof of what I stated is how you need to find another source, other than the Ford SYNC 3 website, to actually obtain your SYNC 3.4 updates. And now you will need to borrow
...cough, cough...someone else's VIN in order to attempt to get SYNC 4 updates. Again, a third party source, as previously mentioned.
A SYNC 3.0 vehicle which has been "upgraded" to SYNC 3.4 via Cyan Labs or other third party sources can not
obtain SYNC updates through the Ford SYNC 3 update website using the actual/real vehicle VIN.
And any SYNC 3.0/3.4 equipped vehicle which is "upgraded" to SYNC 4 will not
be able to obtain SYNC 4 updates via the Ford SYNC 3 website either. Nor by any other Ford SYNC update website. Not without other third party sources, or "borrowing" VIN's from SYNC 4 vehicles in junkyards etc. (and even this is a theory with SYNC 4 at this point).
a VIN from someone else's SYNC 4 equipped vehicle would cause problems for them when they try to update their SYNC system, if necessary. Problems which I assume most members here would not like to happen to them.
The point of my previous replies, and this one, is simply to let others know that anywhere near to full SYNC 4 capability will not
be available with a vehicle which came equipped with SYNC 3 from the factory. In theory and reality. And that information is correct.
As far as the Climate Control system being made operational etc...? Well, once it is made operational by someone, then we will know it is possible (well, at least in the EU/Poland). Until then, it is not working, and stating it is possible
to get it operational and/or actually getting it to work are only theoretical exercises.
Hope that makes the information more understandable.
Good luck. 🍻
And again, I just want to reiterate I am not
telling anyone what to do with their own vehicle. Anyone who wants to "upgrade" from SYNC 3.0/3.4 to SYNC 4 via swapping SYNC APIM/Modules etc. should certainly go ahead and do it if they wish. I am only attempting to make as much information as possible available, pro and con, so no one spends a lot of money/time and gets unwelcome surprises.