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How to turn on ambient interior lighting without the Premium Upgrades Package

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by WilliamZ, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. WilliamZ

    WilliamZ Member

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    I don't have the Premium Upgrades Package, and I just realized that I have the ambient interior lightings installed on both FWDs. Are there anyway to turn those on? Like re-wire or something. Without these lights, It is a total darkness without any lights at night. Thank you!
     
  2. cstromme

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    There is a light on each of the doors (a round one hidden behind a grill). Those should turn on even without the PUP. Do they not turn on on your car?
     
  3. WilliamZ

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    That was not it. It is LED strip ambient light hidden beneath the FWD armrest piece. thanks.
     
  4. ssq

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    Non PUP cars all have the ambient light LED fixtures present in PUP cars. I have requested Tesla to consider enabling it at a fair cost (like they enabled HEPA add on on non PUP for $750).
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Non PUP Here. The round light is there.Comes on when FWD is open. Off when closed

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    Led is there under the arm rest. Yes I would pay $$$ to activate.

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  7. timx

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    Interesting. Is there anything physically different anymore in the PUP? Seems it all could be upgraded after purchase now if it's just software settings and accessories.
     
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    Tesla needs to step up the PUP fast. Now all it has is headlights and "self presenting front left door" for a 4500 upgrade. Everything else is already in the car and/or can be added separately.
     
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    The self-presenting front left door is just software.
     
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    Maybe Tesla could consider demoing them in our cars. A 4-5 day activation and pay if u want permanent.
     
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    I think all the SW enabled options like this should be made available to buy piecemeal at a reasonable price point after delivery. Nice and easy revenue stream for TSLA, which will also make a lot of owners happy.
     
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    I wonder if they do it to prop up their residual values and CPO business. They could very well eliminate all "base" models by enabling all of these features. perhaps that's more profitable in the long run by getting owners to trade up.
     
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  14. Stasla

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    It's would be a good value proposition if they enabled them on CPOs for no or little additional cost.
     
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    Tesla usually enables all of the software upgrades available on CPO cars prior to sale to maximize the profit ...including the traction battery:cool:
     
  16. Uncle Paul

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    Maybe it is not software, but perhaps just a plug that needs snapped in.
     
  17. Stasla

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    Anyone take apart their door to check yet? I'm very curious.
     
  18. doublebo7

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    Maybe there's a fuse missing there enable this?
     
  19. Yinn

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    On the S, the door panels themselves were different. The wiring was in the back of the door and enabled though.

    I haven't opened up the X yet, but if the tubes are there; they are probably there for cost cutting and simplification. I would imagine the wiring harness is the same. This would either mean a fuse, or enabling via software.
     
  20. Stasla

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    If it's software, wouldn't mind bypassing it and hardwiring them so they are on all the time...
     

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