How to Update Ford SYNC 3 Navigation Maps to Europe F7 (2017)

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SYNC 3 Navigation Maps F7 2017 Update

New Version for 2018 F8 EU maps here!

Tutorial and short links updated on 19-04-2018 to work with latest (and officially supported) SYNC3 Apps and latest maps which in detail means

  SYNC 3 Version 3.0.13 (Build 18025)
  Navigation Maps Version F7 (2017, Development Test Edition)

If you are not familiar with updating your vehicle, please don’t attempt to do so. The source packages are original Ford installation archives and can be installed via a custom installation skript. This guide will not enable navigation on SYNC 3 devices that don’t have it activated, there is simply not enough space available for installation.

I’m explaining updating SYNC 3 V2.3 and V3.0 maps as these are the current versions. If your version is below 3.0 (like 2.0 or 2.2), please update in advance. This maps update consists of a Navigation Voice Guidance Package and the F7 maps themselves.

Downloads are quite big (around 22 GB) and you need at least one extFat-formatted USB stick with sufficient space (32+ GB recommended) – better use 2 usb drives for making installation process easier and more reliable. Installation takes almost 2 hours where you need to keep your engine running!

As the binaries are publically available I neither do charge for this service nor take credit for it. However, if you like this tutorial, I’d appreciate donations via paypal – see button at the bottom. 🙂

And here we go!

Covered Countries

AFAIK maps for these countries are included:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican City

How to get your SYNC 3 Apps Update

To download latest SYNC 3 Apps for your EU spec Ford vehicle you can use one of these sites:






Denmark (thanks to Mfas):

Finland (thanks to AK):

Czech (thanks to Rado):

Being on one of those websites simply enter the VIN of your vehicle and let the system check for updates.

If for some reason the latest release won’t get offered for your EU car, you can use this link to download a typical EU release on your own risk (as always)

Worldwide SYNC 3 3.0.3 (18025) Upgrade Downloads

If you don’t have access to a service website and/or no local Ford dealer nearby you can use one of the following links to update your SYNC 3 to Version 3.0.3.

These upgrade packages will only install on vehicles with an APIM module (SYNC 3 in this case) for the specified region/country!

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