if it works like most other ford vehicles(F150 for example), the climate control will still function perfectly normal with out the radio in there, the radio basically just a remote control and display, the climate control module still retains full functionality.Like completely or just the ability to control it from the touchscreen? If it's the latter I would be fine with that as I never use the climate screen on the touchscreen.
Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you want here but have you tried using Android Auto on sync?? It's a little glitchy right now but I can only assume it will get better over time as more cars adopt it, being a Google product.Honestly I really want to give one of the Android radios a go. I know it's a gamble but having it run Android (despite being Chinese crap) would be worth it in my eyes.
have you ever used a super cheap entry level android phone, you know with a crappy screen, a non responsive digitizer, and a slow processor?Honestly I really want to give one of the Android radios a go. I know it's a gamble but having it run Android (despite being Chinese crap) would be worth it in my eyes.
So as Kranny said upgrade to the Sync 3 2.2 with Navigation or just use standard Sync 3 2.2 with Android Auto as suggested as well. Ford is releasing updates regularly.The sync 2 system is garbage though. No apps, the navigation is horrendous, every source plays at different volumes... Everything about it is completely sub par.
Even Pioneer App Radio blows those things out of the water. But as you stated there are no aftermarket kits for the Sync cars just the basic Sync system cars (ST1). Honestly I don't miss having an aftermarket radio, Sync 3 does everything I need and even has the elusive playback feature for Sirius. Now if it showed more eye candy like Sirius station logos that would be great.have you ever used a super cheap entry level android phone, you know with a crappy screen, a non responsive digitizer, and a slow processor?
if so how, enjoyable was it? add to that poorly designed GUI and ultra cheap audio components. over the years I have had many people bring in these Chinese android radios to put in and not once have a seen something that could be considered anywhere near good.
You ever figure it out? I’m in the same situation.Basically I want to remove it all and replace it with an aftermarket radio but want to still retain the wiring for the speakers. I know I'll lose all Sync and Nav which is fine as I'm not really a fan anyways. Is it possible?