Originally Posted by Doctor Drew
This happens every time I leave work. Ambient light doesn't seem to make a difference (ie: The dome light won't come on in my dark parking lot, but if I stop at a gas station on my way home it will probably come on even under the bright gas station lights).
Try this the next time you get into your car. Turn on the car, open the door, keep it open. Hold the Ambient Light button (not sure if that's the correct terminology) for five seconds, the lights should turn on. Do it again to turn it off. Close your door, drive off and you should be fine.