Last post on Oct 06, 2008 at 5:51 PM
You are in the Lincoln LS
What is this discussion about?
Lincoln LS, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Sedan
Sep 27, 2008 (4:20 pm)
No I have no phone controls anywhere. I have heard their is a web site called sync my ride, to add the features of the sync system to non sync cars. Also ford sells a sync kit but I have not looked into it yet.
Sep 28, 2008 (8:02 am)
After you told me about SYNC I was really excited and I went on the internet and did some research. Unfortunately SYNC came about in the 2007 generation of Ford/Lincoln and everywhere I've been searching there is no mention of being compatible with the older style Lincoln LS I have. I really liked the SYNC from Ford but I doubt it can be integrated into our existing THX Navigation System
As per other posts I've read some newer fords (08 models) had the option of adding SYNC to them and Ford created specific kits for each car which included the steering wheel controls and the NAV system. Since no kits were created for the older generation LS's I doubt that this would be a cookie cutter solution but rather a customization that would be beyond my abilities (changing steering wheel and wires)
If someone is aware of a similar product out there that would integrate with the Lincoln LS '03 THX Navigation system it would be great to know about.
In the end I want to use my existing NAV system to dial out and to receive incoming calls over bluetooth (all of it using the display already there) not using additional external connectors (such as the Parrot Adaptors which would require front mounting of their unit)
#5 of 6 Re: [jokersmith]
Oct 06, 2008 (3:34 pm)
FYI: I called my dealer (as I'm having issues with my existing NAV system - you can see my other post) and I've asked them if there are any other options for me such as putting a SYNC system in my car. (simillar to what the new FORDs/Lincolns have).
I was quickly told that it's not possible for the LS series....
- I guess we're stuck with off-market products as Lincoln/Ford do not have one for us
Oct 06, 2008 (5:51 pm)
So what are some after market choices? I have seen a unit by motorola, that is about the size of a garage door opener. It uses FM modulation and bluetooth to sync the radio and the phone.