Overview: The PAC MS-FRD1 Radio Replacement Interface with
Microsoft SYNC retention allows the replacement of the factory radio in select
2008-up Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles. The
MS-FRD1 will maintain operation of the SYNC system in vehicles with Sony, THX,
Audiophile, and Shaker audio systems; along with audio systems without external
amplifiers. The MS-FRD1 allows audio from the SYNC system to play through the
aftermarket radio's auxiliary input. This interface will also retain an external
factory Sirius Satellite Radio tuner as well as Rear Seat Entertainment (if the
factory satellite tuner is built into the factory radio chassis, it cannot be
retained). Microsoft SYNC or the factory Sirius tuner can be controlled from the
Steering Wheel Controls or from the separate multi-function LCD display.
Note: Aftermarket radio must have an
auxiliary input in order for the SYNC audio to be heard.
Vehicle Compatibility Chart: last updated December
|Edge 2008-2011||MKS 2009-2012|
|Escape 2009-2012||MKT 2010-2012|
|Expedition 2009-2013||MKX 2008-2010|
|Explorer 2008-2010||MKZ 2008-2012|
|Explorer Sport Trac 2008-2010||Navigator 2009-2010|
|Flex 2009||Mariner 2009-2011|
|Focus 2008-2010||Milan 2008-2011|
|Fusion 2008-2010||Mountaineer 2008-2010|
- Aftermarket radio must have an auxiliary input in order for the
SYNC audio to be heard.
- Not compatible in vehicles equipped with navigation.
- Vehicles equipped with a radio that has an internal satellite
radio tuner will not be able to retain the factory satellite radio.
- 2011 vehicles require revision 126.96.36.199 or higher.
- Must be revision 188.8.131.52 or higher to retain Ford "MyKey"
SYNC Functions: The PAC MS-FRD1 retains all function of the
SYNC system, including:
- Voice Recognition Music Search
- Auxiliary Input
- Bluetooth Audio Streaming
- Bluetooth Phone
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation
- 911 Assist
- Vehicle Health Report
Note: Aftermarket radio must be set to
the Auxiliary input to hear SYNC, USB, Bluetooth Media,
Satellite Radio, or Line-In audio. Phone call audio and
SYNC Voice Prompts will always be heard no matter what
mode your aftermarket radio is in.
LCD Display/Controller: In vehicles that are equipped with
an OEM external LCD display (excluding Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ) all SYNC,
Bluetooth, and Satellite Radio text will be displayed on the vehicle's OEM
screen. In vehicles that are not equipped with an OEM external LCD display;
all SYNC, Bluetooth, and Satellite Radio Text will be displayed on the included
LCD Display/Controller. The LCD Display/Controller has four functions:
- Menu Button: Pressing this button will
bring up the menu of available options for the current SYNC
- Text Button: If you want to see other
text options available from SYNC, pressing this button will
cycle through your available text options.
- OK Button: This will make menu selections
and pause the USB/Bluetooth Audio source when not in the menu.
- Scroll Knob: This works just like the
track forward and track back buttons on the SWC (steering
wheel controls). If you are in a menu mode, it will cycle
through available menus.
Note: These functions only work when the
interface is On and in SYNC, Phone, or Satellite Radio mode.
Wiring: Provides RAP accessory output wire,
reverse trigger wire, illumination output wire, parking brake
wire, and VSS wire.
SWC Output Connector: The MS-FRD1 provides a SWC (steering
wheel control) output connector attached to the included radio harness for use
with an optional PAC steering wheel control adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); , allowing you to retain your vehicle's steering wheel
controls once your factory radio is replaced with a new aftermarket head unit.
- SYNC Retention Radio Replacement Interface: 3.515"
(w) x 0.975" (h) x 3.595" (d)
- SYNC Retention Display/Controller: 4.435" (w) x
1.455" (h) x 1.095" (d)
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.