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Linking front foot well lights to ambient lights?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by icefree, May 19, 2018.

  1. icefree

    icefree Member

    Apr 8, 2017
    Northern VA
    Has anyone attempted to link the front foot well lights to the ambient lights in the doors? On the Model 3, I noticed that the foot well lights are on at night. On the Model S, the foot wells are pitch black at night, and I thought it would be nice to have it linked to the ambient light setting. I know it could/should be controlled via software, but the likelihood of having that feature added is probably very low, So before I go and tear apart the door to figure out the wiring harness, I was wondering if anyone has figured this out already.

    I have the upgraded extra bright LED foot well lights, I'll likely cut an extra hole in the liner and install the original lights as secondary ambient lights. I guess I could just add the secondary lights and have them wired to a switched 12V source, so they would be on anytime the car is on, but I thought it would be clever to link it to the ambient light toggle.
  2. battleroyale

    battleroyale Member

    May 24, 2017
    Bay Area
    #2 battleroyale, May 19, 2018
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
    Supposed to be added to the model S and X in a firmware update per an Elon tweet a couple of months ago. So we'll probably get it sometime in 2020.

    It's annoying that my OG infiniti Q45 has ambient footwell lights but my S doesn't.
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  3. redbaronace

    redbaronace Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Model S is supposed to receive ambient footwell lights via firmware update?

    I would love to have some lighting in the footwell area. It is so dark up front.

    I am adding the light in the center console via the usb mod that was posted in another thread.

    If I could have some additional footwell lighting would be great.
  4. whitex

    whitex Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2015
    Seattle area, WA
    2020? Optimist! :p
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  5. ambo33

    ambo33 New Member

    Aug 12, 2020
    Hi! 2020 Checking in! Still not a thing! I want my ambient lights controllable on my X! CMON!
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