Lighted door sills and ambient footwell lights installed.

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by JCEV, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    Got my plugs put in and as goodwill for the many troubles with the PDI they installed these two items at no cost . I like the fact that the footwell light brightens getting in and out of the car and then dims to a soft glow while driving. It's not very bright but does what it's meant to do. I really like the flashy door sills, nice to see when opening and closing the door. They are overpriced due to install costs but just gimmicks in the end. I'm a sucker for gimmicks though. Got to figure out my other lighting now as you can see the samples of blue or pink using the 12v.
     

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  2. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Ever since we got our Clarity in December, I've enjoyed the overpriced, gimmicky, but still classy, light-up door sills!
     
  3. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    Oh yeah I love that stuff but I'm geeky like that. I just don't want to overhype it :)
     
  4. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    Ooo that "CLARITY" is nice looking :D
     
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  5. Heino

    Heino Active Member

    How wonderful how difficult it would be to DIY this install? Anyone have the part numbers for the above?
     
  6. lanb

    lanb Active Member

  7. stanigu

    stanigu Member

    I ordered it without looking at the installation instructions, thinking it's similar to the one in Prius which wasn't bad at all. Nope. I was wrong. I returned it.
     
  8. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Wow! Nearly 100 steps to install those door sills! It doesn't appear anyone told the designers of the Clarity that lighted door sills were going to be an option. I'll now appreciate them even more whenever I open my door (which, unfortunately, is usually the front passenger door because the Clarity is my wife's car).
     
  9. lanb

    lanb Active Member

    or you could get a battery operated wireless door sill :)

     
  10. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    Here is the rear which isn't illuminated
     

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  11. ANDY NGUYEN

    ANDY NGUYEN New Member

    thanks for sharing pictures of the lights installed! Do you know if the lights are standard on the touring model? There's some illumination in ours but I like the look of yours.

    Totally agree with everyone about 100 steps for lighted sills. that's ridiculous.
     
  12. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

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  13. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    @Tek_Freek , thank you. For $18 and free shipping, that’s a steal. Just ordered them.
    And they will cover a scratch I made because hadn’t got around to putting on a piece of 3 M clear stick on I had laying around. Laziness will bite you in the butt every time! And I’m used to stuff taking forever to get here from China or Taiwan, but with free shipping and no tax, my cheap*ss side doesn’t mind.
     
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  14. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    Don't be in a hurry to get them. They ship from China (iirc) by way of a dingy rowed by a 103 year old. Easy to apply and stops the scuffing.
     
  15. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    I opted for the lighted door sill option. The 100-step installation process makes it easier to justify the expense. However, I'm afraid of scuffing the aluminum and I end up kicking the door panel when getting out as I carefully avoid stepping on the sill. Those black door-sill protectors will be great if they resist scuffing successfully.
     
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  16. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    If you mean the ones I bought, then yes. They do help with scuffing. I also have a tendency to kick the doors on the way out. Big feet problem. Not sure if there is a solution for that.
     
  17. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    In the comments under the video (YouTube) he states that they have to be connected to existing wiring.
     
  18. Claire Green

    Claire Green Member

    Couldn't one just run a wire from the overhead dome light near the rear view mirror and power up the lighted door sill?
     
  19. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    I would think so. A good solution.
     
  20. Alex800st

    Alex800st Member

    What are these plugs I keep reading about and how to check them?
     

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