Ambient Lighting

Ben Jackson

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Hi! I wonder if anyone can help please. It a a bit of a long story, but I’ve just changed the interior in my E220 Estate because the front 2 seats had split. I understand that to be a bit of a problem with the leather look vinyl. I found a leather interior and spent a happy weekend changing it all over. The new one comes with ambient lighting strips in the door cards, they’re all connected up, but don’t come on. Do I have to tell the car that it has these now and if so, how? Thank you.
 

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If your car didn't have ambient lighting before the interior change you may be lucky and be able to have them coded in using Star diagnostics at a Mercedes indy. It may also be a case of requiring new door control modules to accept ambient lighting.
Was there a loose plug from the ambient lighting that would fit in a door controle module inside the door as you say its "all connected up"?
A mercedes indy can advise.

Where are you located so someone here may be able to point you to a recommended indy?
 
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If your car didn't have ambient lighting before the interior change you may be lucky and be able to have them coded in using Star diagnostics at a Mercedes indy. It may also be a case of requiring new door control modules to accept ambient lighting.
Was there a loose plug from the ambient lighting that would fit in a door controle module inside the door as you say its "all connected up"?
A mercedes indy can advise.

Where are you located so someone here may be able to point you to a recommended indy?

Thanks so much for your help. Everything connected up ok to the door module with no loose wires left. I’m in Leicestershire near Loughborough.
 

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Jay at Mercland is probably you're best bet then.
 

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Out of interest, have you checked for ambient lighting in your Settings/Lights menu? I presume it won't be there and as suggested, the setting probably needs to be switched on by an MB Independant first.
 
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Out of interest, have you checked for ambient lighting in your Settings/Lights menu? I presume it won't be there and as suggested, the setting probably needs to be switched on by an MB Independant first.
Yes, there’s no ambient light option. I think I’ll go down the route of taking it to an Independent. Thank you.
 

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