2011 Ambient lighting on premium only... - Page 2 - MustangForums.com

Go Back  MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005-2014 Mustangs
Reload this Page >

2011 Ambient lighting on premium only...

Notices
2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

2011 Ambient lighting on premium only...

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-11-2010, 07:48 AM
  #11  
Norm Peterson
6th Gear Member
 
Norm Peterson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 7,523
Default

Originally Posted by v6motorheadftop View Post
lol I want it more for safety reasons. My future wife likes the idea of them lighting when you enter,
I don't quite follow this train of thought. Don't the map lights come on when you hit the 'unlock' button on the fob? Isn't that enough light?

but wants to have them off while driving.
As it should be.

Eyes tend to be drawn toward any light, and down at your feet is not where you need to be looking (even unconsciously) unless the car is stopped. It really is OK for kids to grow up with the understanding that it gets dark at night and that that's not something that you have to "fix" by turning on another light.


Norm
Norm Peterson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 11:00 AM
  #12  
alkemist
5th Gear Member
 
alkemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pineapple under the Sea
Posts: 3,115
Default

Originally Posted by Norm Peterson View Post
I don't quite follow this train of thought. Don't the map lights come on when you hit the 'unlock' button on the fob? Isn't that enough light?
+1

Everyone has their reasons.. but the logic of just having ambient lighting when you open the car for lighting purposes only seems a little off.

Last edited by alkemist; 11-11-2010 at 11:17 AM.
alkemist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 11:25 AM
  #13  
pdonket
4th Gear Member
 
pdonket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,846
Default

I also don't understand the safety portion...to be honest they aren't bright enough in my opinion to really guide your way into the car or anything, upon entry the map lights overwhelm them anyway so you hardly can tell that they're on.

I personally keep mine on when i drive, they produce a pretty small amount of light in the cabin and I've never found myself gazing at them or anything while I drive. I personally think it's a personal preference whether to drive with them on or off
pdonket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 11:57 AM
  #14  
v6motorheadftop
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 496
Default

the entire thing about safety reasons is because the little kids tend to "forget" items in the car and they somehow end up on the driver and passenger side floor. I've had a friend trip over a roll of table mats and one fall from slipping on a toy. THis is my largest concern as you cannot see down in front of the seats as well. I'm not sure if it would have made a huge difference but it could have.

On a side note, iit was pretty funny to see them fall
v6motorheadftop is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 03:24 PM
  #15  
kiwi4100
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ohi
Posts: 11
Default

I put in leb strip lights from wallmart in the front footwell of my 2014 v6 base ,jumped them into the map light switch and that give full control of the lights.Very simple very cheap and very wow. kiwi4100
kiwi4100 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JoshyGT
The New S550 2015-2020 Mustang
16
09-19-2017 09:52 PM
Roxon68
The New S550 2015-2020 Mustang
17
03-17-2016 09:13 PM
algregory
4.6L V8 Technical Discussions
4
09-11-2015 12:44 PM
Roush05
5.0L GT S550 Tech
11
09-10-2015 01:23 PM

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory