2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

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2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by CCAutoworks » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:38 pm

i have a early built 2011 ford f350 Lariat that had the standard radio in it with sat. i replaced this radio with a RR FO1 harness as well as a Pioneer AVIC-5201NEX. I was told that the sat was built into the radio on the 11s but was not in the 10s. my truck has a SDARS (Sat Module) under the steering column that the antenna plugs into. my scan tool still sees the data from the module so im wondering if there is a way i can still retain this in a early built 2011. it was a mid 2010 built truck so im wondering if it was possible one of the hold over trucks that they used up 2010 parts for. if there is a way i can retain this that would be great.. thanks a lot

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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:31 am

There are big differences between the 2010 and 2011 trucks; mainly that the steering wheel controls switched from analog to digital. Because of that, the only way to attempt retaining satellite would be a custom firmware.
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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by CCAutoworks » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 pm

The only reason we went with your kit is because looking at the install manual for the 11+ trucks it says on your paperwork that it will retain Sirius which is why we went with your system

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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:54 pm

https://maestro.idatalink.com/search/se ... io_id=7855

We do not state we can retain satellite in this vehicle, because in the 2011+ models it is built into the radio.

As a test, you can try flashing it as a 2010 and see if the satellite works. That will give us an indication of whether we could make it work before having an engineer take the time to code something that might not work.
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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by CCAutoworks » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Ok your install guide says for the 2011 install satellite radio. I will pull the module this weekend and try reflashing with a 2010 firmware. And see what happens. Will report back

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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by CCAutoworks » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:56 pm

ok, SO i flashed the module to a 10 to retain SAT Radio and the truck will now recognize the module and put out sound but none of the steering wheel controls will work with a 10 flash. so im not sure where to go from here ? or is there anything else that you need me to do for testing ?

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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:15 am

Dara DeGrand wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:31 am
There are big differences between the 2010 and 2011 trucks; mainly that the steering wheel controls switched from analog to digital. Because of that, the only way to attempt retaining satellite would be a custom firmware.
That's why I mentioned the difference in the two model years above; flashing as a 2010 will break your steering wheel controls, because they are a different type. I will talk to the engineer this morning to see if he is able to do a custom firmware for you.

When using the satellite radio when it's flashed as a 2010, are you able to see station and song title information on the radio? We suspect that you don't see any of that information there. We are unable to get the text data from the tuner to show on the radio screen in the 2011+ models, which is why we normally do not support it.
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Re: 2011 F350 lariat non nav sat retention

Post by CCAutoworks » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:01 pm

well my sat radio is not activated yet but it shows the preview channel and says preview..

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