Ford Edge

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Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm

I have a 2018 Ford Edge. When I went to update it the software was not available for my make or model. So two questions. When I chat with the folks from Crutchfield they say I don't need a t-harness. But I called idatalink yesterday and she said if the car is not listed it will not work. Is there any possible way to hook the DSR-1 to the Edge or should I take it back. Or, when will the firmware be available for the Ford Edge if ever. It matters because it may be the difference between me going all Rockford or switching to another option.

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:12 pm

It was me you talked to. What I said was that there is no t-harness or maestro firmware for the Edge, so the DSR1 would have to be used in standalone mode. If you remove the OEM Amplifier, you will lose the ability to control your volume from the radio, and also your steering wheel controls.

However- If you keep the OEM amp installed, hook the DSR1 up on the output side of the OEM amplifier and use the DSR1 as a processor, it will work.
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:18 pm

Thanks for your response and help yesterday. Another question for you. Let's say I install it in the manner that you suggest (after the factory amp), will the factory amp still be able to drive speakers that are still hooked up to the factory amp? So for example if I want to keep the speakers in the back doors and not hook them to the aftermarket amp to avoid purchasing quality speakers in the back doors can I have it both ways—if I want?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm

Yes, that should work.
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:26 pm

Dara,

Do you know if and/or when they will be adding the Edge to the list of compatible cars?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

We suspect it is the same as the 2017 model, but we haven't tested it yet, which is why it isn't on our website. I don't have an ETA at this time.
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:08 am

The only two I saw on the website are for the Focus and the Mustang. I have a feeling it's more about the version of Sync vs. Sync 3 you have. And which factory upgrade you have. In this case the Sony upgrade.

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:17 pm

Do you know where the location of the Sony amp for the 2018 Ford Edge sport is?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by Zack Flynn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:20 pm

If it is the same as the 17, it is behind the left rear quarterpanel trim
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks Zach it is. I found it. Thanks! Now if only there an update for the 2018 Edge!!! Not quite sure what the difference between Universal mode and DSR1 mode is. Any thoughts?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 pm

I’m sorry I think I meant Maestro mode. Sorry two more questions. Does anyone know if the unit can be flashed using the 2017 Edge flash or do I have to wait for the 2018 one to post? And I went to where I purchased the DSR-1 and they told me that I needed to install it using Universal mode. What does that mean and what are the downsides. Remember I purchased this unit so I don’t lose any controls, beeps, buzzes, or backup camera and steering wheel controls. Thoughts?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by billr » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:34 am

Universal mode tells the DSR1 that you are using rca inputs, so basically you are not using the Maestro side of the DSR1. If you are using a T-Harness for one of our applications then you are using it in Maestro mode.
If we don't list the 2018 Edge there is a good reason for it; either a protocol changed or possibly a wiring change. If the application isn't listed I wouldn't recommend flashing as something else.
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks for that billr. So in essence if I use universal mode will I loose all steering wheel functionality, beeps, blips, etc. etc.?

Are there any new updates on when the DSR-1 might be updated to include the 2018 Ford Edge?

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Re: Ford Edge

Post by billr » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm

universal mode really isn't a great option for the Edge, you really need the vehicle specific version. Hopefully soon we'll have that out.
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Re: Ford Edge

Post by studstables1 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:02 pm

Billr, Do you if they are updating the DSR-1 with the 2018 Edge in mind? If not I’m going to need to return this thing and look for something else.

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