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So this might be a dumb question, but in driving my GT the first few times at night I noticed that there is no illumination of the heat, vent speed, and vent control settings. I swear that I saw a picture somewhere of those all lit-up pretty but maybe it was an earlier Evora.

Are those controls supposed to be illuminated by either accessory on the ignition, when running, or when the headlights are turned on with the GTs? I've got my first service tomorrow but want to come prepared to complain or just understand that at night I'm just going to need to go by feel for the settings.
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2017 400 definitely lights with headlights (anything beyond parking lamps - so normal headlights do it)
 
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I'd check the plug at the HVAC controls. I had a similar issue on my 11 where the lights weren't working so I was about to order a new one and when I took it apart to look over things it suddenly worked.
 

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Did you ever figure it out? I have a 2021 GT and mine don’t light up either. Only the buttons illuminate (recirculate, a/c, defrosters).
As far as I can tell right now I am seeing lights around the dial, but they are dim, and do not increase with the dimmer settings. What is more annoying is that there is maybe a very small red illumination on the dials, but it is so dim there is no way to see it during normal driving without staring down.

What I just do now whenever I change the settings is turn to one extreme and then dial back to approx where I need.
 

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Strange. At nighttime I see nothing lit but the 4 surrounding buttons. I tried fiddling with dimmer but nothing. Tried tapping around it with my hand and nothing.

As far as I can tell right now I am seeing lights around the dial, but they are dim, and do not increase with the dimmer settings. What is more annoying is that there is maybe a very small red illumination on the dials, but it is so dim there is no way to see it during normal driving without staring down.

What I just do now whenever I change the settings is turn to one extreme and then dial back to approx where I need.
 

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Here's a earlier thread on this...https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/backlighting-on-hvac-controls.84985/
 

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Thanks for sharing. Apparently this issue has been an issue for over a decade. After reading that thread another showed on the bottom.


Here's a earlier thread on this...https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/backlighting-on-hvac-controls.84985/
 

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21 GT, headlights on. All lights up. Dimmer does nothing to it.

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