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Some ambient lights no longer working

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Hi Folks:

I?m sure I can get this resolved fairly quickly at the dealer but thought I?d check if any of you have had this happen, and if so what the fix was.

The ambient lighting in my car is working with the right color and intensity I setup but it?s stopped all together in the stripe just above the glovebox across the passenger compartment, and the same height on the doors (I think that was there before, but I know the one above the glovebox was).

So it?s just part of the ambient lighting that isn?t working. Anyone seen this?

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Have you tried turning it off and then back on to full brightness to see if it comes on? I've had no issue with mine.
 
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Have you tried turning it off and then back on to full brightness to see if it comes on? I've had no issue with mine.
Yes, I have. Only thing I haven?t tried is a full system reset. But that would take some time to get my settings back to where they were.


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Yes, I have. Only thing I haven?t tried is a full system reset. But that would take some time to get my settings back to where they were.


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I was going to suggest resetting the system. At least if it works you'll save yourself a trip.
 
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I was going to suggest resetting the system. At least if it works you'll save yourself a trip.
I tried it a short while ago. No change :-(


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On your doors, it's UNDER the arm rest.
 
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On your doors, it's UNDER the arm rest.
I know. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about the lighted stripe above the glove compartment. Is it my imagination that there was a light there? My car is in at the dealer's today, so we'll see what they say too.
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I know. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about the lighted stripe above the glove compartment. Is it my imagination that there was a light there? My car is in at the dealer's today, so we'll see what they say too.
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Oh, no you're correct. LOL

Yes, the stripe on your dash should light. You just mentioned that you thought there were lights on the doors as well and I was just noting that they are ONLY under the armrest on the doors.

They'll get it straightened out for ya, bro.
 
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Just got a call from my dealer and he said they fixed it and that it was their fault. When they replaced my head unit for the fader issue they failed to reconnect a single switch.


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Just got a call from my dealer and he said they fixed it and that it was their fault. When they replaced my head unit for the fader issue they failed to reconnect a single switch.


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Hahahaha

I'm glad that they took care of it. I didn't know that you had the stereo done. There's a very low chance that they go bad. Usually just a connection issue.
 
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Ok, saga is over and my beautiful red light is back on above the glove compartment. Most 1st world problem ever, but it makes me happy. :).


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Why isn't there an ambient light strip on the driver's side? It seems a little lopsided not having it there. Plus, it would be nice to have a little bit of light there.

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amb this this is PD Gunner my stinger had ambient lighting working perfectly as of last week lights went dark only thing working was the white lights that come on on the floor and Yes mine had the strip by the dashboard go all the way across to the driver side cannot find how to turn on or reset the color any help would be appreciated thank you.
 

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Welcome, did you unplug your battery, wait 10 minutes an plug it back in, that will reset the ECU. If that doesn't work check the fuses....
 

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Just purchased an 18 2L Premium has settings for ambient lighting bit cannot see it or the lights even....do I actually have them or not?
 

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Welcome @Pandasaur The setting for that will be on your dash cluster. If the car has it you can notice it a lot more at night..
 

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Welcome @Pandasaur The setting for that will be on your dash cluster. If the car has it you can notice it a lot more at night..
Yeah the settings are there but I have it on 4 and haven't noticed them really
 
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In my case it was the wiring they messed up when they replaced my head unit. They fixed it pretty quickly once I took it in.


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