Dome light redundancy? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
Tigeo
Focus Addict
 
Tigeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 113481
Location: Midlothian, VA
What I Drive: 2013 Ignot Silver Focus HB

Posts: 610
Points 2,889, Level 32
Points: 2,889, Level: 32 Points: 2,889, Level: 32 Points: 2,889, Level: 32
Level Up 93% Completed
Level up: 93% Level up: 93% Level up: 93%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 2 Tigeo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Dome light redundancy?

On the SE w/201a and moonroof, you get a button on the overhead console that turns all of the interior dome lights on as well as the ambient lighting. You also get a switch on the driver's side dome light that can turn all of the interior dome lights on (but not the ambient at the same time). Why the redundancy? I wonder why they didn't put the map lights on the overhead console?


__________________
If its not grown it's mined!
2013 Ingot Silver Focus SE HB manual, 201a, winter pkg, moonroof. Snorkel delete/K&N drop-in and a bunch of little stuff. Great sticker placement.
Tigeo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
SilverPony2001
Focus Addict
 
SilverPony2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Fan#: 27073
Location: Naperville, IL
What I Drive: 2013 SGM Sedan SE

Posts: 1,439
Points 5,642, Level 48
Points: 5,642, Level: 48 Points: 5,642, Level: 48 Points: 5,642, Level: 48
Level Up 46% Completed
Level up: 46% Level up: 46% Level up: 46%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 8 SilverPony2001 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigeo View Post
On the SE w/201a and moonroof, you get a button on the overhead console that turns all of the interior dome lights on as well as the ambient lighting. You also get a switch on the driver's side dome light that can turn all of the interior dome lights on (but not the ambient at the same time). Why the redundancy? I wonder why they didn't put the map lights on the overhead console?
The button on the overhead console is a part of the ambient lighting option. If you don't have ambient lighting, you don't have that button. It's made to turn on the ambient lights to white and the dome lights on. They probably didn't want to make two different dome lights for separate cars.

On a side note, If you have the dome light set to "always off" which I do, you can press the ambient lighting "all on" button and the lights will just turn white, leaving the dome light off.
SilverPony2001 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
Tigeo
Focus Addict
 
Tigeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 113481
Location: Midlothian, VA
What I Drive: 2013 Ignot Silver Focus HB

Posts: 610
Points 2,889, Level 32
Points: 2,889, Level: 32 Points: 2,889, Level: 32 Points: 2,889, Level: 32
Level Up 93% Completed
Level up: 93% Level up: 93% Level up: 93%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 2 Tigeo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Ok, farted around with it and see the differences. Thanks.
__________________
If its not grown it's mined!
2013 Ingot Silver Focus SE HB manual, 201a, winter pkg, moonroof. Snorkel delete/K&N drop-in and a bunch of little stuff. Great sticker placement.
Tigeo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
Slo86GT
Focus Addict
 
Slo86GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88885
Location: Hockley, TX
What I Drive: 2013 Sterling Gray Focus SE

Posts: 855
Points 3,087, Level 34
Points: 3,087, Level: 34 Points: 3,087, Level: 34 Points: 3,087, Level: 34
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 Slo86GT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
The all on including ambient lighting is called "Search Mode" according to the manual. It's handy on night time road trips with kids and black interior.
__________________
2013 Focus SE 5M Daily Driver
2003 Mustang GT V8/Auto Wife's Daily
1986 Mustang GT V8/5M Toy
- Jody -
Slo86GT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.