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« on: February 20, 2012, 12:54:48 PM »

Anyone know what the orange light is between the map lights on the 2011 Acadia Denali's?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:58:48 PM »

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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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 01:02:25 PM »

Thanks, it actually just came on for the first time last night and made me wonder what it was indicating.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 01:28:04 PM »

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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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »

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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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 01:43:38 PM »

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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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »

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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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 02:32:03 PM »

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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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 02:42:05 PM »

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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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 05:35:53 PM »

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.   wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 07:26:23 AM »

Replace the bulbs with LEDs.  XenonDepot sells them, but they are a little pricey.   wink

I've seen that before.  I don't think my wife would go for it price wise but they sure would make a big difference.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 08:47:02 AM »

You get a discount being on the forum!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 08:48:27 AM »

You get a discount being on the forum!!

Anyone know how much it would cost for a complete set of LED's for the Acadia?
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 10:17:18 AM »

Anyone know how much it would cost for a complete set of LED's for the Acadia?

You can communicate directly with XenonDepot through the forum.
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 10:24:07 AM »

You can communicate directly with XenonDepot through the forum.

I'm assuming to expensive and the wife wouldn't go for it.  She wouldn't see the benefit in it like I would.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 10:34:38 AM »

Pretty sure it only comes on when the headlights (not DRLs) come on.

Mine is always ON, does not matter if the headlights are on or off.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 10:40:35 AM »

Mine is always ON, does not matter if the headlights are on or off.

I believe it's always on as well.  Comes on when the vehicle is started.  Provides better lighting than the current interior lights.
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 11:17:32 AM »

Hawkeye,
Bonk and I did installs search Putco light install. Like Speleos said contact Xenon on the forum
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »

I'm assuming to expensive and the wife wouldn't go for it.  She wouldn't see the benefit in it like I would.


Here are the lights installed in mine, left side is led, right side is standard.


pictures dont do it justice. it is a great improvement.
Here is the write up for the install.
http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php?topic=5974.0

with the discount code "AFLED" they are $107.30    shipped free.
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/Premium-LED-Dome-Light-Kits-p/980035.htm?CartID=1
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 01:14:28 PM »

Mine only comes on when the headlamps automatically change from DRL to the regular headlamps depending on the
darkness of the surroundings.  When it is bright enough outside, the headlamps will go off, the DRL will come on and the orange light goes out.  Of course this happens only when the Exterior Lamp switch is set to Auto and not Parking Lamp or Headlamp.  If either of the last two settings are selected then the orange light will be lite.
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