1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Interior lighting

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Dylock, May 2, 2014.

  1. Dylock
    Offline

    Dylock Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    64
    [May 2, 2014]
    Ok so today I've taken delivery of my new s3 to replace my 8 month old one :) now I'm really sure that all the interior lighting (cup holders, b&o speakers ect) was on all the time in the old one but the new one is only on when the headlights are on. Are they always on or am I imagining it? :/
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Jan 30, 2015]

  3. jsolo
    Offline

    jsolo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 3, 2014]
    Possibly unhelpful, but in my A1 Sport the BOSE speaker lights only come on when the dusk sensor kicks in. I take it you've already looked in the MMI to see if there was an always on option?
    #2
  4. Scotty2011
    Offline

    Scotty2011 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    65
    [May 3, 2014]
    Just comes on when the headlights are on. If the headlights are on during the day its difficult to see if the B&O/cup holder leds are on or not.
    #3
  5. Dylock
    Offline

    Dylock Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    64
    [May 3, 2014]
    Ok thanks,
    That's good to know, both the misses and myself swore blind they were on all the time in the old car. I have looked through mmi but found nothing, only brightness.
    #4
  6. constvoid
    Offline

    constvoid Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    29
    [May 4, 2014]
    And if you have the rain & light sensors the interior lights will only come on with the headlights if the latter are on due to the level of outside light. If the headlights are only on due to rain activating the wipers, then the interior lighting will be off.
    #5
  7. Dylock
    Offline

    Dylock Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    64
    [May 4, 2014]
    Yep I've got the sensors on both cars which are both identical except new one has acc, connect and adaptive lights.

    Now this is the interesting part.... I went back to the dealer and asked to check my old car and I was right, they are on all the time, even with headlights switched to off. That leaves the dealer stumped as well as me.
    #6
  8. K.A
    Offline

    K.A Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    8
    [May 4, 2014]
    can someone please confirm what do you get in the interior light package? is there footwell lights both front and rear and puddle lights under the door?

    Thanks
    #7
  9. Flibble
    Offline

    Flibble Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    89
    [May 4, 2014]
    Dimmable footwell lights in the front.
    Puddle lights in underside of doors.
    Red light in rear edge of door.
    Illuminated cupholders.
    Illuminated door handles (interior).
    LED reading lights front and rear.
    Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors.
    #8
  10. K.A
    Offline

    K.A Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    8
    [May 4, 2014]
    Thanks for the quick reply. is there no footwell lights in the rear? are the puddle lights on all 4 doors?

    Thanks
    #9
  11. Flibble
    Offline

    Flibble Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    89
    [May 4, 2014]
    No footwell lights in rear that I'm aware of. Not sure on other as mine's a 3 door so doesn't have rear doors to check. ;)
    #10
  12. J6YAK
    Offline

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    275
    [May 4, 2014]
    Yes puddle lights on all doors, don't think there are rear footwell lights??
    #11
  13. Pushed
    Offline

    Pushed Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    15
    [May 5, 2014]
    My a3 SB Sport with interior light pack has rear footwell lights.
    #12
  14. veeeight
    Online

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    1,731
    [May 5, 2014]
    My 3dr has rear footwell lights

    And carpet mat studs.
    #13
  15. Flibble
    Offline

    Flibble Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    89
    [May 5, 2014]
    Maybe I should check in the back when it gets dark...
    #14
  16. pedro61163
    Online

    pedro61163 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2004
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    18
    [May 5, 2014]
    My 3 door has rear footwell lights and no rear mat studs
    #15
  17. Flibble
    Offline

    Flibble Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    89
    [May 7, 2014]
    Checked, mine has the same.
    #16
    veeeight likes this.

Share This Page