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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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orange light between map lights

Anyone know what the orange light is between the map lights on the 2011 Acadia Denali's?
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Anyone know what the orange light is between the map lights on the 2011 Acadia Denali's?
It shines down on the cup holder/shifter area to provide a little light at night so you can see what you're grabbing. All model years have them as do most other vehicles. I like it as it keeps me from having to turn on one of the map lights at night making it harder to see the road.

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Re: orange light between map lights

Thanks, it actually just came on for the first time last night and made me wonder what it was indicating.
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Re: orange light between map lights

I believe all of the Acadias have that. I find it useful - not too bright to be distracting but enough light if you need to see something in that area.

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Thanks, it actually just came on for the first time last night and made me wonder what it was indicating.
I think it actually stays on even during the day if I am not mistaken but I could be wrong.

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I think it actually stays on even during the day if I am not mistaken but I could be wrong.
I believe you're correct. Just obviously would go unnoticed during the day unless you put your hand right up under it to verify. My Dodge truck has a nice greenish light that's actually brighter but not distracting at all.

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Re: orange light between map lights

One of my big interior complaints on our 2010 Acadia is that the interior lights (map lights, etc) are way to dim. They just seem light "dirty light" and not clear & bright enough compared to other vehicles I've owned.

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Re: orange light between map lights

this orange light is available on all lambdas as far as I know.
You probably had not noticed it because your nightime drives were in the city? lots of light possibly?

But in dark areas- mtns, desert etc-- the light is a very nice way to light up your center console.

My Travese is black on the inside. so at night- its pretty dark in the vehicle.
when any light comes in- light colors- light up...

so this little orange light lights up anything that appears in its range. key cards, white drink containers, maps etc.
It is also tied in with the cluster lighting levels.









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Re: orange light between map lights

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I think it actually stays on even during the day if I am not mistaken but I could be wrong.
Pretty sure it only comes on when the headlights (not DRLs) come on.

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One of my big interior complaints on our 2010 Acadia is that the interior lights (map lights, etc) are way to dim. They just seem light "dirty light" and not clear & bright enough compared to other vehicles I've owned.
Replace the bulbs with LEDs. XenonDepot sells them, but they are a little pricey.

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