Footwell lighting?

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    There has been no mention about footwell lighting or interior lighting. Does anyone know if this is built in?
     
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    i would hope so.
     
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    No footwell lighting and the passenger seat is manual. Only the driver has a powerseat
     
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    This is different from the regular Prius then? I saw some red footwell lighting in that car.
     
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    might depend on the package. what about theatre lighting, and turning on as you approach car with fob?
     
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    What is theater lighting? I don't recall if it has the proximity sensor light from the fob. I would imagine it does. Maybe light from under the foldable side mirrors?
     
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    the lights come on dim and get brighter over a second or two.
     
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    Which are the lights that you are referring to?
     
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    interior. map lights and footwell if you have them.
     
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    Oh yes. That would be a nice touch. I'm curious about this too.
     
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    It's not explicitly mentioned like it was in the past but it's part of the "remote illuminated entry" in the brochure (it's in the same like as the 3-door Smart Key System)
     
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    I don't know about US models but European models only turn on footwell lighting when headlights are turned on .
     
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    I'm just interested for brighter interior lighting since I drive in the dark often. A lighter cabin is easier on the eyes.
     
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    At night, I can barely see the dim orange footwell bulbs in my '16 regular Prius.

    Old eyes? Weak bulbs? Or both? They are pretty useless.
     
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    They're pretty dim in the Gen 3 as well. The idea is that they're just ambient light when the car is in Drive. When in Park, they brightened up as part of the illuminated entry function.
     
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    Thanks. I will have to check again and see if they are any brighter when the car is in park
     
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