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Just slogged through the long DRL post and it seems that will fix our issue.

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Now, if someone could just fix the Elige knob illumination issue.
Been working on a fix!
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Just went and unplugged the proper DRL plug (easy). MY11, Oct 2010, build needed no panel removal just a lay upside down in the seat move. Went in with dikes for zip ties, 1 new tie, tiny screwdriver and a small blade for elec tape removal. 3 mins and I'm out. (go see the great DRL thread)

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with DRL, nothing to the knobs
with lights, knob dots (still a little dim but working well) and whole panel react with gages' dimmer on dash
turn signals flash in hyper-mode (same as bulb out signal)

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For me this is easily worth it. I won't reconnect the plug. We'll see if I get sick of the fast flash and go for that fix.

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That's Crazy. It must be Lucas.
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Ok so maybe they are supposed to light up ... but mine seem like they do not want to.
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they are dim even when they are working, but if you sit in a dark garage, turn on the headlights and adjust the dimmer you will notice them.



I actually like the fast blink, and you get over the noise quickly.

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jet37 and Toaster, are your DRLs activated?

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Yes.
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Just seems like the paint in the dot is a bit too heavy and blocks more light than it should. Dremel to grind down slightly to improve transparancy????

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jet37 and Toaster, are your DRLs activated?

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Ronev I had to work out what a DRL was No, UK cars do not have DRL's I did find this link if it helps DRL at the Evora - Interior/Exterior/Lights/Glass/Alarms/ICE/HVAC and Other - The Lotus Forums
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June 2010 build, 2011 2+0. They light up on my car as well. DRL working on my car to.
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Well, looks like something else going on. I disconnected DRL, but still no illuminated rotary climate controls.

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Fuse, bulb, or connector
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Fuse, bulb, or connector
The dealer told me that the illumination of the
Climate controls is part of a package that I don't
have.

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Really, strange. Seems pretty basic and standard. If so, there must be a way to add it.

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The dealer told me that the illumination of the
Climate controls is part of a package that I don't
have.
You need a new dealer. Sometimes I am amazed with what dealers try to get away with. There is no such option in any package.
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Yeah, I emailed Lotus....I'll get an answer.

Thanks, tbd and everyone!

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Is it panel #1 that doesn't illuminate or all of them? Maybe just a new panel?

(note - on mine the headlights have to be on to make the console light up).
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You need a new dealer. Sometimes I am amazed with what dealers try to get away with. There is no such option in any package.
Not so sure. I was told I have a "premium interior illumination package" on my LE, which includes accent lighting in the doors (a nice touch, IMO) that the standard cars are not supposed to have. Also, all of the HV controls on my car are illuminated whenever the car is running day or night .

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Just panel #1 on mine. The side buttons are lit.

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JLSELISE, I have the accent lighting in the doors working.

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