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Ambient dash lighting.

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Crispian, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Crispian

    Crispian Senior Member

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    So,my recent purchase of a w212 facelift is going well,the only thing that's niggling is that the ambient lighting strip above the glove box is significantly dimmer than all the others,is the light element something that can be swapped out for a new item?

    Thanks in advance .
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Hmm- never noticed if mine is like that or not- must pay more attention!
    Is it the same in every colour ?
     
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    Crispian

    Crispian Senior Member

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    Yeah,it's noticeably dimmer on all colours,,I was in my father's S class the other day and his are all the same brightness which made me notice mine more.

    And once you've noticed it.....:geek:
     
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    It will all be covered by manufacturer warranty i should think buddy
     
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    It's coming up for 5 years old so I doubt it will be covered.
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    I guess so unless it was extended
    So if it really bothers you it might be worth your local Indy putting it in Star, could be just a simple reset is needed?
     
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    I'll give that a whirl,got a good indie just round the corner.

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    Mercland?
     
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    Yup.

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    You say you have just bourght it , if that was from a dealer , the least cover you will have is 3 months i believe
     
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    This is a very interesting post...is it possible to change the colours in the ambient lighting? Even for a 2010 w212 E class?
     
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    Not sure on yours tbh,mines a late 13 plate facelift.
     
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    I believe that was only available on the 2013 facelift and later
     
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    Thanks John and Crispian for your replies, it's not a problem, I was just curious, and I can live with the subdued "Beige" lighting.
     
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    All that talk about glovebox lighting, got me a bit restless ... anyone care to take a pic or two of the OEM light conduit used?

    :rolleyes:

    I feel a mod coming ...
     
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    Seen a few of those ambient lighting mods ........................ they never look quite right :confused:
     
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    Well, I already have footwell lights; power socket tray light; drink holder light; interior door handle and grab recess lights ... I like it :)
     
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    Sure, plenty :)

    Door handle and grab recess lights (just fitted them last month) :
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    Power socket tray light:
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    Footwell lights:
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    Drink holder :p ... with light and movement sensor
    [​IMG]
     
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    Lovely that David
     
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