4 inch display on 8 inch screen

I replaced my apim module part number
JB5T-14G370-ABD with part number JL3T-14G370-GSF. After programming, the display shown is only 4 inches on my 8 inch screen. Is there any way to make this work for an 8 in screen?

SYNC Region: North America & Canada

Navigation Variant: No

Install Type: Original OEM / Stock

Old SYNC Version: 3.0.17276

New SYNC Version: 3.0.17276

Do you have a error message, if so what is it?

Update Method: Official Ford

Syn3 Updater Version:

Syn3 Updater Documentation Read:

Syn3 Updater Log File

JB5T-14G370-ABD is a 2018 Explorer Sync 3 APIM with NAV, 8 inch screen.
JL3T-14G370-GSF is a 2018 FORD F150 APIM Non-Nav with 4.2" Screen.

So you swapped the 8 inch Nav equipped APIM with a 4.2 inch Non-Nav equipped APIM. And you retained the old Sync 3.0.17276 version. The replacement APIM is loaded with 4.2 inch version of the Sync software. Fortunately for you, the 8 inch software will work with the replacement APIM you used.

To solve the Sync version and screen size issues, upgrade to Sync 3.0.20204 (JR3T-14G381-AX). This is not available thru the Syn3 Updater application on this site, but can be done thru the Ford Owner site or manually. You will need the accompanying voice file (JR3T-14G391-CE) and Gracenote file (JR3T-14G423-CB).

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Actually meant to put the original is also non navigation. Are these files installed using a jump drive?

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Reason I ask I put both on an exfat formatted jump drive and it appears that it’s not doing anything.

Did you create the relevant autoinstall.lst file? without this nothing is going to work.

Is this correct?

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You are also missing the most important file, the SYNC 3 8inch file

You need to make sure the contents of the autoinstall.lst is correct. it needs to resemble something like this

Item1 = JR3T-14G381-AX_1599788486000.TAR.GZ
Open1 = SyncMyRide\JR3T-14G381-AX_1599788486000.TAR.GZ
Item2 = JR3T-14G391-CE_1557247163000.TAR.gz
Open2 = SyncMyRide\JR3T-14G391-CE_1557247163000.TAR.gz
Item3 = JR3T-14G423-CB_1548263512000.TAR.gz
Open3 = SyncMyRide\JR3T-14G423-CB_1548263512000.TAR.gz
Options = AutoInstall

autoinstall.lst (342 Bytes)

EDIT: i have also updated this post to be retrofit as it’s not OEM if you have replaced the APIM with another APIM…

After putting the jump drive in, it shows that it is detected. How long after that should I see it’s installing or doing anything?

It should say installing a few seconds after, if it doesn’t you have done something wrong.

Ok so I now have the 4 files you sent me. I plugged it back in my car and it said indexing complete. Not sure if it’s doing anything else, currently I just see the time on the display.

These are the 4 files you sent me. You mentioned earlier that I needed to get the one from Ford website. Is the problem I’m using the one you sent me instead of getting it from Ford

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it’s still not correct, all the TAR.GZ files need to be in a SyncMyRide folder the autoinstall.lst stays where it is

For me it worked by downloading the update for my donor car and it jumbed back to my 8: screen.

Yep, you could also do it that way, if your donor car isn’t a 4inch screen

You guys are awesome. It worked. Thanks

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Well my donor car was a 4inch, i just downloaded the full update an extracted that and that worked out for me.

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