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2014 SHO Ambient lighting

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mrsbarnes123
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2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 7:14 pm

I am asking if anyone knows why my 2014 SHO does not have ambient lighting on passenger side? Thank You!!


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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 7:47 pm

We brought it back to dealer and were told it was a standard option and ordered a new bulb. We returned to them today to have it insstalled and were told there was no connection to plug it into.

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by jmr061 » Sat May 17, 2014 8:34 pm

I think you need to talk to another dealer.
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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by Orlaco » Sat May 17, 2014 8:48 pm

jmr061 wrote:I think you need to talk to another dealer.
No kidding.

If there was no place to install a new 'bulb' it takes it to another level too. ...aka manufacturing.


A dealership should have been aggressive acting as a representative of a customer with Ford when a car has such an issue.

However, I think the dealership is simply inept. Either their mechanic doesn't know his sh*$...or their management doesn't know what to do when things go wrong (that's beyond their control).

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:16 pm

Orlaco wrote:
jmr061 wrote:I think you need to talk to another dealer.
No kidding.

If there was no place to install a new 'bulb' it takes it to another level too. ...aka manufacturing.


A dealership should have been aggressive acting as a representative of a customer with Ford when a car has such an issue.

However, I think the dealership is simply inept. Either their mechanic doesn't know his sh*$...or their management doesn't know what to do when things go wrong (that's beyond their control).

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by jmr061 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Which ambient lighting are you missing? A pic perhaps? The light is actually a circuit board with 3 LEDs on it if I remember right. I'll have a door panel apart in a few days on my 13 SHO. I'll see what connector there is. In fact let me check the service manual.
Jason
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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:35 pm

jmr061 wrote:Which ambient lighting are you missing? A pic perhaps? The light is actually a circuit board with 3 LEDs on it if I remember right. I'll have a door panel apart in a few days on my 13 SHO. I'll see what connector there is. In fact let me check the service manual.

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:37 pm

The front passenger side foot well. The light should be under glove box.

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by mrsbarnes123 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:38 pm

I can post a pic tomorrow. Its to dark out right now.

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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by jmr061 » Sun May 18, 2014 12:17 am

Pic of where it should be at:
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Pic of what the connector should look like:
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Also from the manual for FYI:

The HVAC module provides the power and ground to the ambient lighting system, while the touchscreen is used to cycle through the different color variations or turn the ambient lighting feature on or off. There are 3 LEDs (red, blue and green) housed within each LED assembly. By illuminating various color combinations, the LED are able to produce 7 different colors of ambient light.

The ambient lighting LEDs provide illumination to the:

cupholders (located in the center console)
storage compartment (located in the center console)
front footwells (located under the instrument panel)
rear footwells (located in the rear of the center console)
The APIM uses software to monitor the user interface from the FDIM . Based on the ambient lighting system selections made using the touchscreen, the APIM sends ambient light color request and ambient light intensity request messages over the communication network for color and brightness settings. The HVAC module retains the last color and brightness setting between uses.

The BCM transmits parking lamps on, illuminated entry/exit feature active, and open door information over the communication network to the HVAC module.

Based on the input received from the FDIM (user preferences) and the BCM (parking lamps on, illuminated entry/exit, open door) over the communication network, the HVAC module provides voltage to the ambient lighting LEDs. The HVAC module also provides the ground source for the ambient lighting LEDs
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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Sun May 18, 2014 5:47 am

Definitely another dealer. There is a connector in each door for the door well ambient lighting. The door part is by the inside handle. It should shine down onto the inside of the handle. This covers the door part. Remember this bunch of Speaker replacement Groupies for models with ambient lighting there is one extra electrical connector per door so three.

Ambient Lighting, Mirrors and Windows.
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Re: 2014 SHO Ambient lighting

Post by jmr061 » Mon May 19, 2014 2:17 pm

mrsbarnes123 wrote:I can post a pic tomorrow. Its to dark out right now.
Make any progress?
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