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    Thread: Backlighting on Steering Wheel buttons does not illuminate

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      01-05-2009 08:56 AM #26
      I have an idea after seeing the pictures for NA phaeton. I will install a super LED I use for the license plate on my passat and emits a ultra white with bluish accents, should be great.
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      01-05-2009 03:03 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by PanEuropean »
      There are quite a few errors in the 2004 brochures that list equipment or capabilities that were not included in the North American version of the Phaeton. I think VW has caught most of these errors by now, and corrected the documentation for 2005. I suspect that the 'ambient footwell lighting' was something that was assumed by the copywriters, because it exists on the Touareg, which is electrically very similar to the Phaeton.
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      Errr... Sorry to be a spoilsport, but I do have footwell lighting in my French 2004 V8.
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      01-05-2009 05:17 PM #28
      Does the footwell lighting stay on when the vehicle is in operation, or does it only come on when the door is opened (in conjunction with the dome lights)?
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      01-05-2009 05:43 PM #29
      It only lights up when I open the door.

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      01-06-2009 01:48 AM #30
      Same as the North American Phaetons.
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      01-06-2009 08:33 AM #31
      Err... I'm afraid I didn't get it then. Were you expecting the lamp to stay on when driving ?
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      01-06-2009 02:05 PM #32
      I was not, but the conversation at the beginning of this thread (which dates from about 4 years ago) discussed whether the Phaeton had 'ambient' footwell lighting, similar to the Touareg.
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      01-06-2009 04:53 PM #33
      make sure the icon with the car and the door open is lit amber and the light will turn on when u get in and you can see your feet and key hole. Why someone wants it on while driving?
      There a way to hack the off/on to make it stay on or you can install cool red LEDs as footlights to enhance the red theme going on.
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      01-09-2009 01:27 AM #34
      Michael, my car has a button on the right side of the steering wheel, but I'm fairly confident that it doesn't have a heated steering wheel. Do all Phaetons have a button there, whether they have heat or not?

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      01-09-2009 05:20 AM #35
      Yep.

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      10-07-2012 01:48 AM #36
      Photos re-hosted.

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