I am the proud owner of a 2003 Lincoln Town Car. Very late the model year (4/2003) Lincoln announced the late availability of 2nd generation radio/GPS/navigation system in the town car. This would be an all new DVD based system that would also replace the trunk mounted remote CD player with a 6-CD in dash unit. The word at the dealer was that this was the Nav system to be used in ALL Lincoln's starting in 2004. My 2003 has this Radio/Navigation system. I have been told (unconfirmed) that the unit is made by 'Denso'. At that time the dealership mentioned, and I believe I even saw in print somewhere, that this same unit would have a factory add-on Satellite receiver (Since it's a Ford, it will be Sirius). For 2004, Lincoln has advertised this fact everywhere. Having carefully looked and played with the 2004, I can find no differences at all with mine. I would like to get this upgrade. The bad news is that Dealerships in my area have proven completely unable to help.
I think I have found the add on kit at "Radios & More". Part Number: 4047452 http:// www.radiosandmore.com/prod_detail.asp?pn=4047452
Talking to a very nice gentleman there, it seem that Ford sells this for 2004s. However there is another complication. It seems that the existing unit must have the proper software level, and he can not upgrade the radio SW.
Does anyone on this forum have any experience with this situation?
How can I tell if the 2004 will work for sure?
What SW is required in the radio, and how does one get and apply the updates?