Shift Lever Lighting

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by bmorris218, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. bmorris218

    bmorris218 New Member

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    I just took delivery of a 2012 Prius V - III yesterday and went out to drive it at night for the first time tonite. After setting the overhead switch to auto to make the interior lights come on when opening the door or unlocking the car, I noticed that I couldn't find the shift lever after the interior lights when out. I know where it is, but it was not illuminated and I had to feel around for it. Is the lever supposed to be illuminated and if so is the light internal to the shifter or is the shifter supposed to be illuminated from the overhead console or the dash?
     
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    Is there no overhead LED aimed at the shift lever like we have in the Prius liftback? Some people have complained about it being too bright (washing out the dash) and wanted to disable it.
     
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    No, it is self iluminated when the headlights are on. I do agree it could be brighter.
     
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    Corwyn Energy Curmudgeon

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    Search the site for the post on filling the shifter with glow-in-the-dark material.
     
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    I just keep one of those large maglites that take 4 D batteries, the ones cops use, under my seat, so when I need to shift into reverse or whatever at night I can use that to illuminate the shifter. I've had the car for 4 months and I'm hoping at some point to be able to remember where the shifter is and/or get over my night blindness.
     
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    I couldn't find the posts!
     
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