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Just curious if the HVAC control area is suppose to be back-lit when the parking/headlights are on. Dash lights work fine, just dark down there. Car in sig.
 

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The panel is supposed to light up, but I've heard of others who have the same problem.



The 3 dots in the knobs aren't lit in early Elises (but a Lotus engineer was smart enough to drill a hole eventually!).

If you need a new HVAC panel, let me know, I have a spare.



-Jerry
 

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Just curious if the HVAC control area is suppose to be back-lit when the parking/headlights are on. Dash lights work fine, just dark down there. Car in sig.
So what's the fix for this? All my lights/switches working fine, including the dimmer/odometer reset switch, EXCEPT HVAC control area. Fuse? Connection? circuit board? bulb?
Please steer me in the right direction. thanks
 

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bump.
anyone? anyone? Bueller?
 

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All I've learned is that there are 2 HVAC controls available. One is "illuminated" while the other is not and the certified Lotus mechanic that explained this to me says that both parts are "plug & play"(go figure why Lotus would do that, oh, 'cause they're Lotus!). I have personally checked the parts catalog on a few sites and so far, this stands true. I asked another LT member who was nice enough to post a video for me of how and when this "illuminated" HVAC control works, we both have 2011s. It seems that the HVAC goes on as soon as you insert the key and stays on until you take the key out. However, you can control the brightness just as you do for all the other dash displays.

Hope this info can help somebody.


Lee
 
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