Just recently finished up swapping the center console of my 2013 ST2 for facelift parts. My local junkyard got a 2015 SE in (unfortunately it wasn't Sync 3 equipped car), which was my donor for most of the pieces. The rest I got from eBay. I wasn't able to find much info about doing the conversion on this forum so I wanted to make a post about it. This won't be a full guide, but I will be going over the parts I used and how I got everything working.
- Radio bezel (From a Sync 3 equipped car)
- Passenger airbag deactivation light
- HVAC control unit (From a DATC equipped car)
- Climate control/shifter trim w/ storage cubby
- Shifter surround trim
- Shift boot
- ESC button
- Center console assembly
- E-Brake trim
- Euro cup holder (I had to have it)
- USB extensions for the Sync 2 media input box
Installing the new console required pulling my seats and glove box. But after that almost everything about this swap was a direct fit. Luckily, Ford didn't substantially change the locations for any screw/bolt holes. The big exception was fitting the HVAC/shifter trim. That required cutting a substantial amount of the plastic behind the area out. This doesn't really hurt anything, I just had to move the key fob antenna out of the way to avoid cutting through it too.
I can post the diagrams I used to convert everything over if anyone's interested, but I just got a 3 day subscription to Ford's service website and used that to figure everything out. Listed below is (almost) everything I had to do to get all the new parts wired up properly.
HVAC: The connectors for the DATC control modules are identical on both pre and post facelift cars, but the pinout is totally different. I had to completely repin my connectors and do a bit of splicing to get everything to work.
Rear Defroster: Facelifted cars use CAN to tell the BCM to turn the rear defroster on or off. Pre-facelift cars do not, I haven't got mine working with the new setup yet but I'm exploring options to fix that.
Passenger Airbag Deactivation Light: The new light requires splicing on the pigtail from the donor car, the connectors are completely different..
ESC Button: This button also requires splicing on a new pigtail.
12v Outlets: The 12v outlets on facelifted cars have a different connector, but the same mounting solution. You can either transfer over the old outlets or splice on the pigtails from the donor car.
USB Ports: The ports on Sync 2 cars are built into the same board as the SD card and component inputs. I had a friend solder up some extensions using the pigtails from the donor car and ran them back to the original ports. (That box lives under the console storage compartment now)
AUX Input: This solution is kinda janky (not really a concern for me since I don't use it) but I connected the audio wires of the component inputs to the left and right side wires for the aux. I haven't even tested this yet, but if it doesn't work I'll figure something out later.
Center Console: I transferred over the entire center console wiring harness from my old console to the new one before making any other modifications. Way easier than adapting the one from the new parts.
That covers basically all the big details of my swap. I doubt many people will be interested in doing the same, but it was a fun little project. If anyone wants any more info feel free to ask. Happy modding!