I would guess if you just bought the stock module it may not be plug and play, but these modules claim to work with specific models of car.I thought I read somewhere that the wiring is different and it would be a hassle to do
I don't think it's a plug and play kind of thing, but I could be wrong
I have Android Auto / Carplay in my other car and love it. It would be a must have when I change out the ST.Anything is possible with time and money, it's for you to decide of if it's worth it or not.
Car Play along with most Apple stuff is the price you pay for being in the walled garden, you must have the USB hub with the MFi chip in it to even use Car Play. So add that to the cost of upgrading.
It would be cheaper to get the rest of the '13-'14, along with all ST1 owners together and get somebody like Scosche to design and make an install kit that actually works and looks OEM.
Then you can buy a compatible Pioneer, Kenwood or Alpine radio, MUCH cheaper and you'll benefit more than YOURSELF.
Any update on this? I converted my f250 from a sync2 to a sync 3 but I didn't have to rewire anything. I would like to do the same with my 17 ST as the sync 1 unit is garbage.I know it's been a while... As a quick update, the Focus's standard Sync system is wired completely differently from the Mustang, apparently.
When my buddy and I tore apart my car and got it hooked up, we were able to run sync, but without any steering wheel controls or being able to plug in the new face plate do to different wiring. The Sync 3 APIM & screen wouldn't even turn on while the old Sync system was still plugged in.
Here's where the creativity comes... I decided that I didn't want to give up, so I purchased the entire wiring manual for all 2017 Ford Focus vehicles. I was able to trace which wires needed remapping or spliced in from other CANBUS connections (specifically for HVAC features).
Now, I haven't done the conversion yet, but I have it all remapped in a Google Sheet for everyone to check out if anyone is interested: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gcnD6WD13f6KCUbdTTUSo0fGOTXCJtv5HmeemhjlwD8/edit?usp=sharing
This spreadsheet will soon be updated with pictures from the manual on each connector's pinout numbering so that anyone who is interested should be able to perform this upgrade (if I report success on getting it to work on my next forum post update).
I'm planning on doing the conversion this Sunday and will update afterwards.
Wish me luck!