415-00B Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC 2014 Fiesta
General Procedures Procedure revision date: 06/15/2013

SYNC Module [APIM] Programming

  1. WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this section, refer to Health and Safety Precautions in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. If a new APIM is being installed, install the new APIM before carrying out the following procedure.
    Refer to: SYNC Module [APIM] (415-00C Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC/Touchscreen Display, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE:

  1. Connect a battery charger to the vehicle and select the low charge setting. The negative battery charger lead must be connected to a clean chassis ground, not the negative battery post.
  1. Plug the diagnostic scan tool into a power supply due to the length of time the programming requires.
  1. Connect the diagnostic scan tool to the VCM , and the VCM to the DLC .
  1. Connect one end of the USB cable (male type A 4-pin to male type a 4-pin) to the diagnostic scan tool's USB port, and the other end to the vehicle’s USB port.
    General Equipment : SYNC USB 2.0 A Male to A Male Cable
  1. Close the IDS software program.
  1. Place the ignition in the ON/RUN position. For ON/RUN position information with Push Button Start vehicles,
    Refer to: Steering Wheel and Column Electrical Components - System Operation and Component Description (211-05 Steering Column Switches, Description and Operation).
  1. NOTE:

  1. From the OASIS tab, select the "SYNC" button. The Last Recorded State — Software is displayed.
  1. NOTE: There are 3 types of APIM programming available:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, select 1 of the 3 options (Standard, Custom, or Module Replacement), and select the "Read SYNC" button. The current APIM assembly, Vehicle Interface Processor (VIP), and Consumer Interface Processor (CIP) software levels are compared to the last recorded state in the Ford online database, and the available software is displayed.
  1. NOTE: Do not disconnect the VCM or USB cable during APIM programming unless directed by the diagnostic scan tool on-screen prompts.

    Select the "Program SYNC" button to begin the APIM programming process.
  1. Follow the diagnostic scan tool on-screen directions. After programming is complete, the diagnostic scan tool displays "Programming has been successfully completed."