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Puddle Lights - Problem with Rear Doors

StormCruzzer

Member
Jan 7, 2021
10
3
Virginia
Anyone who has installed puddle lights in both the front and rear doors.. Have you ever had a problem with the rear ones dimming when the front door is open? As you can see in pictures 2 and 3, when the other door is closed, they look incredible (The T is much sharper than it shows in picture). But when both doors are open, the rear puddle light is barely even visible. When I shut the drivers door, the rear door puddle light gets brighter. Does anyone know if this is an overall power issue? Or is the car programmed to dim the rear puddle light if the front door is open?







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MarsOrBust

Member
Sep 25, 2020
458
287
Kepler-22b
Yes, my RPMTESLA lights did just that. I ordered a new set of 4 from a different vendor and it still dims a little when both front and back are open but substantially better than before. I am the only that notices it because I was looking for the issue with the new set.
 

Protect1989

Member
Jul 14, 2020
376
357
Dallas, TX
its because you have the Logo lights in the front. They draw more power than the standard light pattern. Thus when you have your front door open and then open the rear, the rear will not illuminate.

If you purchased just the standard upgrade LED, all 4 doors will work just fine. I know from experience with AO logo lights and have since returned/went to the upgraded LED without logo
 

Protect1989

Member
Jul 14, 2020
376
357
Dallas, TX
I did not. I only installed the AO logo puddle lights in the front doors and their standard upgrade on the rear doors.

I am pretty sure they mention it on the website that the logo puddle lights draw more power and if all doors are open, the rears will not illuminate. Once I switched out the logo puddle lights to the standard upgrade puddle lights, zero issues
 

TLLMRRJ

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
1,785
1,749
Houston
I did not. I only installed the AO logo puddle lights in the front doors and their standard upgrade on the rear doors.

I am pretty sure they mention it on the website that the logo puddle lights draw more power and if all doors are open, the rears will not illuminate. Once I switched out the logo puddle lights to the standard upgrade puddle lights, zero issues

You're saying your Tesla came from the factory with blue footwell lights, or that some previous owner put them in, or some shop put them in for you, or the Blue Footwell Light Fairy did it?
 

Protect1989

Member
Jul 14, 2020
376
357
Dallas, TX
I never said I have blue footwell lights at all. I don’t know what you’re referring to.

I did upgrade all the puddle light and my footwell lights with AO brighter LED package and have zero issues.
 

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