2013+ Ford Escape Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
2020 Escape SE I3 & 2020 Titanium Hybrid
Joined
·
282 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
So yesterday I added navigation to my wife's escape, my plan is to add the full CP assist package and this step one. It's a bit of a bear compared to other fords to access and swap the APIM.I will try and give step by step but I probably forgot something. You will need 7 and 8 mm sockets and trim pry tools. It would also help to have some extra ford trim clips on hand in case you loose a few.

Your journey begins with removing screen, remove the back cover with a trim tool and then unscrew the 3 screws. Then disconnect the LVDS wire and remove the screen.
78542


Next, remove the trim spear and radio controls by unscrewing these two screws and gently prying it off paying special attention to the end of the spear so as not to snap it off. Don't forget to disconnect the radio controls.
78543


Next remove the center vents after unscrewing these two screws and disconnecting the hazards button.
78544


Began to remove the center console trim by loosening these two center screws.
78545


Pry and remove this piece of trim by the driver's door, there's a solid shot at lease one of these clips will fall under and you'll have to remove the lower kick trim and fish it out.
78546


Then, remove this this piece of trim.
78547


Remove this side trim by prying from the bottom, you don't have to remove the little cover in this case. Disconnect the headlamp switch.
78548


Release the Cupholder/Gearshift assembly by depressing these tabs with a trim tool or butter knife. It should then hinge up. (Do not attempt to remove the sides of the center console until you remove this part!) You can then disconnect the electrical connectors.
78549


Remove both sides of the center console, On the driver's side you'll need to remove this cover and unscrew the screw in there. Then you can pry each side off with a trim tool.
78550


Next, remove the storage area by by unscrewing one screw on each side and prying up.
78551
 

·
Registered
2020 Escape SE I3 & 2020 Titanium Hybrid
Joined
·
282 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Pry off this cover:
78552


Remove two screws that were under that cover:
78553


Remove two screws under the steering column that secure this piece and gently pry it off. Don't forget to disconnect the electrical connectors for the A/C and PAD
78554


You can now see the ACM, Disconnect the electrical connectors,pry out the wire push-in retainers and remove 4 screws.
78555


You can now see the apim, unscrew 3 screws and finagle it out, the cables to it are rather short so be prepared with a right angle pick to help disconnect the wires.
78556


You will now have a pile of parts:
78558
 

·
Registered
2020 Escape SE I3 & 2020 Titanium Hybrid
Joined
·
282 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Programing:

See a guide on forscan programing for a better explanation.

Goto: https://www.motorcraftservice.com/AsBuilt (you may need to select your region and then click the link again)

Enter your vin and download your current asbuilt data. Open forscan with an extended license and download your default asbuilt values into the replacement APIM. Then modify those values:

To enable NAV in the APIM:

7D0-01-02 xAxx-xxxx-xx

To enable Siruis Travel Link in the APIM:

7D0-01-02 xxxx-xxxx-xA

To enable navigation repeater in the IPC:

720-17-01 xxxx-xxFx-xx

Also needed:
9=IG Present, GoB Not Present, ALT Pantone, RG New (NAV APIM) :
7D0-06-01 9x



78557
 
  • Like
Reactions: BiilyJones

·
Administrator
2014 Ford Escape Titanium, 2.0L, Sync 2 MFT
Joined
·
6,236 Posts
Programing:

See a guide on forscan programing for a better explanation.

Goto: https://www.motorcraftservice.com/AsBuilt (you may need to select your region and then click the link again)

Enter your vin and download your current asbuilt data. Open forscan with an extended license and download your default asbuilt values into the replacement APIM. Then modify those values:

To enable NAV in the APIM:

7D0-01-01 xAxx-xxxx-xx

To enable Siruis Travel Link in the APIM:

7D0-01-02 xxxx-xxxx-xA

To enable navigation repeater in the IPC:

720-17-01 xxxx-xxFx-xx

View attachment 78557
Thanks for sharing this. It should help out a lot of 4G owners.
 

·
Registered
Persian Green 2020 Escape Ti Hybrid
Joined
·
2,608 Posts
Bit more difficult that the 3G.
Fact of life when doing mods is that you have to really work to do them sometimes.
Try adding wires to the connectors at the top of a Fusion BCM for rear fogs or DRLs or adding a heated steering wheel.
 

·
Registered
2020 Escape SE I3 & 2020 Titanium Hybrid
Joined
·
282 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Not hard, eBay has them or you can get one for your local junkyard. I got mine from a 2020 explorer.
 
  • Like
Reactions: smartguy69

·
Registered
Persian Green 2020 Escape Ti Hybrid
Joined
·
2,608 Posts
Not hard, eBay has them or you can get one for your local junkyard. I got mine from a 2020 explorer.
Having done this type of upgrade on multiple models I highly recommended that you download your existing as built from the APIM and cluster using ForScan before you start. Multiple people have seen as built values change from what is on the Motorcraft site on more than one model with Sync 3.4. It also allows you to verify that your OBD2 adapter can communicate with both modules.

You'll need it for the cluster just in case you fat finger the change and need to revert back, with the APIM you need to restore it to the donor APIM before you make your change to re-enable the NAV function. Using the above donor example the features in the donor are not the same as what's in your Escape and you need to load the correct config in order for things to work correctly (e.g. an F150 has a climate display tab and those functions prevent the Escape climate controls from working correctly, a Kuga config won't work right in an Escape etc).
 

·
Registered
2020 Ford Escape SE 1.5 AWD and 2017 Escape SE 2.0 AWD
Joined
·
27 Posts
I tried the IPC part (To enable navigation repeater in the IPC:720-17-01 xxxx-xxFx-xx)
on my 2020 escape, I don't have nav and don't intend on adding a nav APIM. it does work to gain the repeater for android auto in the IPC so that is nice. It just shows the distance arrow to the next turn which is all I wanted, shame they didn't make it possible to show digital speedo and the repeater like my 2017. The nav menu is inoperable on the IPC without the nav unit as well which is great since I cant save any previous destinations and such anyway plus It shows the compass when not using android auto. Good enough for me. So thank you for posting this!

Sorry for the dirty IPC and blurry pics I will get some better ones tomorrow had to test it out before the kids got to bed.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
2020 Ford Escape SE 1.5 AWD and 2017 Escape SE 2.0 AWD
Joined
·
27 Posts
I said I wasn't going to add nav but then I found couple good deals online and ended up with a digital cluster and a nav unit from a 2021 ecosport. I just want to say what a pain it was to remove the trim without breaking it. There are a lot of steps but install went well and had no issues. Thanks for the DIY!
 

Attachments

·
Registered
2022 Escape SE FWD 1.5L
Joined
·
82 Posts
I had the base model Mazda CX-30 prior to my Escape. I added Nav to it. Bought a Nav SD card online for less than $50. Pried open the cover to the SD slot inside the center console armrest. Inserted SD card and closed it up. Next time I started the car I had factory Nav like in the top 2 trim levels. This is a very useful thread to show me I won't be adding Nav to my Escape.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,729 Posts
I can’t believe auto makers are wasting their time implementing nav into car systems. Haven’t used mine ever since WAZE was released. And WAZE is free!
 

·
Registered
2020 Ford Escape SE 1.5 AWD and 2017 Escape SE 2.0 AWD
Joined
·
27 Posts
I can’t believe auto makers are wasting their time implementing nav into car systems. Haven’t used mine ever since WAZE was released. And WAZE is free!
While I do use android auto sometimes I find it a pain when there are two owners in the car, say my wife has her phone plugged in and using Android auto or just charging the phone and I need to drop her off and continue to my destination or vice versa. So then I plug my phone in and put in the address and go on my way but when I arrive I usually forget my phone in the car because I would normally not have it plugged in otherwise. not a huge deal but its just easier to punch it in on my car and not have to deal with any of that. Also android auto does not allow you to use nav in motion which the factory system does, at least on my 2020 it asks if a passenger is using the system hit yes and I can type in the address on the fly, I never have much luck with using the voice control. Another downside of not having built in nav I can't listen to Sirius XM or radio and use turn by turn directions through the speakers. Reasons may be small but the last 2 trips we took It just was so much easier.
 

·
Registered
2022 Escape SE FWD 1.5L
Joined
·
82 Posts
I can’t believe auto makers are wasting their time implementing nav into car systems. Haven’t used mine ever since WAZE was released. And WAZE is free!
Believe there are many who use a phone as a phone and don't do all the fancy stuff with them. Much more convenient to have navigation in the large screen above the dash than a small phone screen wherever it is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,729 Posts
While I do use android auto sometimes I find it a pain when there are two owners in the car, say my wife has her phone plugged in and using Android auto or just charging the phone and I need to drop her off and continue to my destination or vice versa. So then I plug my phone in and put in the address and go on my way but when I arrive I usually forget my phone in the car because I would normally not have it plugged in otherwise. not a huge deal but its just easier to punch it in on my car and not have to deal with any of that. Also android auto does not allow you to use nav in motion which the factory system does, at least on my 2020 it asks if a passenger is using the system hit yes and I can type in the address on the fly, I never have much luck with using the voice control. Another downside of not having built in nav I can't listen to Sirius XM or radio and use turn by turn directions through the speakers. Reasons may be small but the last 2 trips we took It just was so much easier.
Waze does all of your requests. My iPhone allows me to drive while using Waze. My iPhone allows me to use waze in motion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,729 Posts
Believe there are many who use a phone as a phone and don't do all the fancy stuff with them. Much more convenient to have navigation in the large screen above the dash than a small phone screen wherever it is.
Waze mirrors on my Escapes screen if I want. That’s what CarPlay is for. Waze also uses user information so it will pick the best route if their is a backup along the route. Waze also alerts you of speed traps and road hazards. It adjusts in real time. The list is vast what this app does. But whatever, I still like a paper book over reading it digitally. So I get where your coming from.
 

·
Registered
2020 Ford Escape SE 1.5 AWD and 2017 Escape SE 2.0 AWD
Joined
·
27 Posts
I do use waze as well. I just want it all I guess. I modify the crap out of my cars so why not add everything. If I can find the part cheap enough you can bet I will make it work. I actually was against adding nav but then a deal came along and here we are.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top