If your Ford Sync audio isn’t working, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many Ford owners have reported this issue, and there are a few things that you can do to try and fix it.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different ways to troubleshoot your Ford Sync audio and get it working again!
How to Fix a Ford Sync Radio with No Sound?
If your Ford Sync radio is turned on but you’re not getting any sound, there are a few things that you can try:
First, make sure that the volume is turned up. You can do this by pressing the “Volume” button on your Ford Sync touchscreen. If the volume is already turned up all the way and you’re still not getting any sound, try turning the radio off and then back on again.
If that doesn’t work, try plugging a different device into your Ford Sync system to see if you’re able to play audio from that. If you are, then the issue is likely with your phone or MP player and not with the Sync system itself.
If you’re still having trouble, there are a few other things that you can try:
Soft Reset your Ford Sync system
This can be done by turning the ignition off followed by these steps-
- Open and close the door
- Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery and wait for a minute.
- Connect the negative cable to restore power to the electrical components.
After following this, wait for a minute or two and try running the audio again from Ford sync. If there was any software glitch or minor bug, it should get fixed after doing this.
Double Check the Bluetooth or Cable Connection
If you’re using a Bluetooth connection to play audio from your phone to your Ford Sync system, make sure that the Bluetooth connection is solid. To do this, go into the “Settings” menu on your Ford Sync touchscreen and select “Bluetooth.”
From here, you should see a list of all the devices that are currently paired with your Ford Sync system. Select your device and then select “Disconnect.”
Once it’s disconnected, try reconnecting it and then try playing some audio again. If that doesn’t work, try connecting a different device to see if you’re able to play audio from that.
The same goes with a cable-connected device. Check if the cable you are using is of good quality. Sometimes connectors get damaged and cause audio signals to not pass through.
Updating your Ford Sync software
Sometimes outdated firmware can cause this issue as well. In that case, you’ll need to update your Ford Sync software.
You can do this by going to the About and checking for any updates. If you see an update is available, try updating the system to fix the issue.
Factory Reset the Ford Sync system
If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still having trouble, you may need to do a factory reset of your Ford Sync system.
WARNING: This will erase all your data so make sure to back everything up before doing this!
To do a master reset, go into the “Settings” menu and select “General”. From here, select “Advanced System Settings” and then select “Master Reset.”
Enter your four-digit PIN code and then select “Erase Everything.” Once it’s finished, try setting up your Ford Sync system again from scratch and see if that fixes the issue.
The process may vary depending on the model of your device but you should get an idea of how to do perform the master reset on Ford Sync from this.
Reach out to Authorised Ford Service Center
If you’re still having trouble and none of the above steps have worked, your best bet is to reach out to an authorized Ford service center.
They will be able to diagnose the issue and fix it for you.
If you are still under warranty, you can get your system fixed without spending a dime. And we recommend going for it without trying any master reset yourself as they can better diagnose the system and may save you from erasing all your data.
In case you are out of warranty period, they are still the best bet in case all other processes fail.
How to Maintain Ford Sync for Durability?
Even if you don’t face any issue with Ford Sync, it’s still recommended to follow some maintenance tips for longevity.
First of all, avoid exposing your system to extreme temperatures as that can damage the system permanently.
It’s also important to keep the system clean and free of any dirt or dust buildup. And lastly, make sure to update the software when updates are available as they usually bring bug fixes and performance improvements.
We hope that this article helped you fix the issue of Ford Sync audio not working. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.
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