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What is the little red light that is by the sunroof controls?



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What is the little red light that is by the sunroof controls?
My understanding is that the light is used as an way to provide guidance where the controls are when you are driving at night / in the dark. It serves no other purpose that I am aware of.
 

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If you're driving it pitch black darkness you might be able to use it for that, otherwise that little red light is difficult to see at night as well.
 

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I think the 2017 Sport and Sport Touring have red and the lower trims have blue.
 
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Mine is blue and I find that it helps subtly light my cup holders when it's dark.
Mine is blue also (Touring 2016) but I doubt it makes it to my cupholders although I can't honestly say I have ever noticed.

Just supposed to be a (very) subtle visual target one can use to get in the ballpark of the sunroof controls when it is dark. Any brighter and it would certainly be a distraction...right?

Or you could use the map lights
 

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I was just wondering that the other night, it does seem to illuminate the cupholder area.
 

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The blue one is to illuminate the console/cup holder area, the sunroof button labels are illuminated so there's no other reason for a little light except for ambient lighting over the console. go out on a dark night and let your eyes get accustomed to the dark...look down at the console then place your finger over the light. You'll see a big difference.

Think the light matches whatever colour your speeedometer display is.
 

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Its just ambient lighting. Depending on model of car it will be a different color. I have a coupe touring and its ambient lighting is blue. Look down at the stick shift/cup holder area and then block the light. You'll see what its purpose is at that point.
 

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