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Under door armrest lights

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by sukeband, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. sukeband

    sukeband Member

    Feb 16, 2016
    United States
    Question. When do the under the armrest door lights come on? Mine only come on when the doors are opened and go off shortly after closing. I think this is part of the "ambient" lighting.

    I can't seem to get these particular lights to stay on under any other circumstances. On the controls menu, there's a button you can toggle from grey to blue that says "ambient" but this button does nothing that I can see.
  2. CraZ8

    CraZ8 Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Fort Montgomery NY
    Mine comes on at night and provides ambient lighting. Would love to have color change ability
  3. Dithermaster

    Dithermaster Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    Madison, WI
    There's a button in the Control page next to Dome, I think it's called Ambient. When it's on their are always on (at various levels of dimming), and when it's off they only turn on when the dome light would (doors open, etc.). This is from memory, so could contain errors.
  4. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

    Nov 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale, CA
    The owner's manual has this to say:

    If you turn on AMBIENT lights, the lights on the door armrests turn on whenever the headlights are on.

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