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Can anyone tell me the mode of operation of illuminated treadplates. If I open the door when it is dark, they don't light up. If I sit in the car, and fiddle with the lights (move from auto to on) they seem to come on and stay on. Have I got a duff car or am I missing something?
 

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Should indeed come on when you open the door regardless of interior lights in my view...
 

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I've no real idea but I recall from launch vehicles I saw that they were on when the door was open regardless of interior or exterior lights.
 

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The tread plates are in parallel with the centre light in the overhead console. You need to set that central light to door mode (holding down for 4 seconds) for the treads to illuminate when you open the door
 

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L550, thank you so much. That has worked perfectly, and it also means the footwells light up as well as the lights on the bottom of the wing mirrors.

You are a DS guru.

Any idea why this wasn't already set up?
 

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Yes the vehicles are setup in door mode when they're built, but some early units were manually taken out of this mode to check that the rear courtesy lamp buttons in the headliner were operational. This is just part of the extensive testing of early build vehicles.

Normally cars have the switch for on/off/door activation on the interior lamps but because the DS has this fancy touch activated MPC you have to hold down the centre lamp to change the mode. It's no big deal when you're used to it, I suppose that could be why the inspector never changed it back.
 

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Fabulous info L550. Seems like insider info to me. The rear lights work perfectly, and so does everything else, apart from bluetooth (i think).
 
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