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Old 08-20-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Question Interior Ambient Lighting

Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a search but came up with nothing.

I keep going back and forth on this feature. I am worried about how it will stand up log term use. Will the plastic scratch easy will it discolor because of sun etc, will debris be able to fall behind the plastic and be visible?

I know this is “new” for a car but do any of the disciples or anyone that has seen it have any ideas on the long term durability of the ambient lighting system?
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Well no one really will have any awnser to those questions because the car hasnt been released yet hence no long term testing was able to be performed. But I can tell you a few things that may help.

1. The plastic should be easy if not very easy to remove (If replacing and cleaning under it should be nessesary. It might take a mechanic or a dealer to show you how but it definatly wont be hard. And I can't imagine the plastic being over $150 - $200 to tottally replace. It's just plastic haha.

2. The lights will be LED which are very inexpesive but are known to last a very long time. (That light on the end of your TV remote is a LED. How long has that thing been running lol.)

I definatly think this feature will be worth having personally.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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yeah im not sure but has it been confirmed only to come with the leather seating? or can we get it without
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #4
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from what i've read in the guide you won't need to get leather with it. what i wanna know is will there be more colors available later or would we have to change that out ourselves?
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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from what i've read in the guide you won't need to get leather with it. what i wanna know is will there be more colors available later or would we have to change that out ourselves?
nothing has been said about colors except the blue or orange, it is unknown if they will offer more colors

This is about as close to confirmed as one can get.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=17

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The lighting is dimable – it comes with the leather interior upgrade, as I recall. It is ice blue unless you order an Orange Accent interior -- then it is orange in color.

Gimmick -- perhaps -- but as someone pointed out, it's a COOL gimmick. Further, it allows you to see the door handle and window buttons at night -- so it has a purpose as well.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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My question is, you won't need the RS package to get the lighting correct? So I could get an LT, ask for leather seating, and that comes with the ambient light I guess...
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
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correct, that is the way it looks. No matter which trim you get, if you order leather you get Ambient Lighting
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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correct, that is the way it looks. No matter which trim you get, if you order leather you get Ambient Lighting
Actually, it may not come with the LS. That is intended to be the base Camaro, so I'm guessing it only comes as an option with the LT and SS. Correct me if I'm wrong.

As stated previously, LEDs last for a long time. Durability shouldn't be a concern.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:41 PM   #9
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Actually, it may not come with the LS. That is intended to be the base Camaro, so I'm guessing it only comes as an option with the LT and SS. Correct me if I'm wrong.

As stated previously, LEDs last for a long time. Durability shouldn't be a concern.
Most unlikely as none of the LS vehicles in chevy lineup have leather as an option. Most likely it will look like this

LS N/A LT1- Optional LT2 -Standard SS1- Optional SS2-Standard

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correct, that is the way it looks. No matter which trim you get, if you order leather you get Ambient Lighting
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Actually, it may not come with the LS. That is intended to be the base Camaro, so I'm guessing it only comes as an option with the LT and SS. Correct me if I'm wrong.

As stated previously, LEDs last for a long time. Durability shouldn't be a concern.
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Most unlikely as none of the LS vehicles in chevy lineup have leather as an option. Most likely it will look like this

LS N/A LT1- Optional LT2 -Stabdard SS1- Optional SS2-Standard
Ambient lighting is standard on the LT. ON the LS it comes with the leather seating. ON th LT leather isnt required as it is optional, and im Positive that a cloth seat option will be available.
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Ambient lighting is standard on the LT. ON the LS it comes with the leather seating. ON th LT leather isnt required as it is optional, and im Positive that a cloth seat option will be available.
Then that would make the Camaro the only Chevy that would have leather seating as an option for an LS. Yes the Ambient lighting is listed as included with the LT and I for one wont want the leather but will want the LT. That usually means mutiple LT options. And since the RS package will not be available on the LS, I am willing to believe that most of the "goodies" wont be an option for the LS.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:55 PM   #12
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i agree, i dont think ambient lighting will be an option for LS, they want people to spend more money and buy the LT. Therefore they add more bells and whistles.
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You can just buy the interior LED kits off Ebay. They are just as good if not better.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #14
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You can just buy the interior LED kits off Ebay. They are just as good if not better.
I'd worry about the quality of any wiring unless you just buy components and build the kit yourself. Everyone knows that eBay has its share of questionable merchandise.
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