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Newbie
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Registered: ‎01-19-2009

Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

If your having issues connecting your Sansa to the Ford SYNC.  You'll need to change the USB setting on your Sansa (fuze) to MTP.  It will then play through the USB car port.  Works with all the SYNC voice commands. 

 

Pretty Cool!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,286
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

Well of course it would (work in MTP mode that is).

 

SYNC is Microsoft software.

 

Heaven forbid they make it operate in MSC mode like virtually all the other new auto stereo sound systems with USB capability do.

 

I never have owned a Ford. This is just one more reason I never will.

SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎01-17-2009

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

Or Found On Road Dead. Smiley Tongue
SanDisk Fanatic
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Registered: ‎12-16-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

So if I use Linux and can only get my Fuze to operate in MSC mode (mine is version 2 Fuze, it does not work in MTP mode) and switch to MTP mode then I will see nothing when connecting the Fuze to the car.

 

Files on the internal memory cannot be seen in one mode when you have transfered using the other mode.

 

You would have several other options though:

1. Only transfer songs to the microSd card.

2. Not buy a Ford

3. Get one of those FM transmitter thingys.

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,676
Registered: ‎12-04-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

I have never owned a Ford nor will I (Dad Works for Chevy) but I do wish I could connect my Fuze straight to the Car with USB plugs, but I will settle for the Aux in, from the headphone jack.

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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 124
Registered: ‎10-30-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity


@Tapeworm wrote:
Or Found On Road Dead. Smiley Tongue

 

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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

Hate to turn this into a car war but my 1994 Mustang has 170,000 miles on it... and the only thing wrong with it is the O2 sensor is bad (because I drove through water that was 4 feet high). Never had anything thing done to it repair wise besides oil changes and tuneups. All original 8-cylinder goodness.

 

 Anyways, now that I got that out of my system, I wish I could try my fuze in my dads '08 Fusion. Sadly that just got totaled by a truck on the toll road. So I'll wait til we get a new one and try it out. Thanks for the tip about changing the mode.

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-08-2009

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

How do you change the setting to MTP? Sorry, I'm not very good with electronics. 

 

Thanks,

 

Tom

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Posts: 328
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: Ford SYNC USB Connectivity

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I will totally stand up and defend Ford/Microsoft on this one. My buddy has a Navigator with SYNCH. It's freaking AWESOME. AND you absolutely DO NOT need to have it in MTP. It most certainly works in MSC mode, as well. If the Fuze does not work in MSC then it's a Fuze issue... not MS or Ford. Not sure if it would see a card, though.

When my friend got the SUV he asked what type of player he should get since it will NOT work with his Rio Karma. I had him get a 120 GB tiny little USB hard drive that fits right in his console. His entire 35GB collection is on there... and it works flawlessly.

Synch seriously ROCKS. It's just to bad that Ford doesn't make a car I like or I would seriously consider one JUST FOR MS SYNCH. It's that cool....

 

 

Message Edited by Peregrine on 05-08-2009 09:59 AM
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