He has HID (Xenon) low-beam headlamps."headlamp washer"? is there is washer for that?
yes,that is correct!He has HID (Xenon) low-beam headlamps.
Headlamp washers and auto-levellers are requirements in a lot of countries.
Along with the auto-levelling, a lot of European cars offer turning lights aswel. (I.E. Point around corners - not to be confused with cornering fog lamps)
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Door lights. Front only.Does anyone know whether these light up at night, or how, if possible to get them actually hooked up to power to actually emit light. I am thinking that this must be a safety feature offered for oncoming cars to see that a door is open, however, my brief experiment with a flashlight at night really doesn't reflect a darn thing. Can anyone enlighten me please?
EX V6 AWD 2012.
A reply.Is this your answer to his question or a mistaken post..
Thanks for the clarification..A reply.
They are lights for the doors. See here: http://www.mancando.com/images/Interior/LEDDoorLight/SorentoR_Led Door Light 2.jpg
And I had them in my build date Jan-2010; Korean-sourced Sorento.
They are only in the front.
I believe they are called courtesy lamps. They light up when the door is open similar to the cabin light and are found only on the front doors.Does anyone know whether these light up at night, or how, if possible to get them actually hooked up to power to actually emit light. I am thinking that this must be a safety feature offered for oncoming cars to see that a door is open, however, my brief experiment with a flashlight at night really doesn't reflect a darn thing. Can anyone enlighten me please?
EX V6 AWD 2012.
Ah. So you mean if we peek under the red reflector (on Sorento), there may be a revelation..My 2001 Santa Fe was the same. Different markets had slightly different things. Mine had grey inserts. Behind that was wiring and bulb socket. I ordered the red reflector, put in a bulb and they worked. Later years removed the wiring as others tried but could not do this.
Maybe the Sorento is the same?
Hmm. I should check this tomorrow..This is documented in a post card I found underneath my seat that must have fallen during prep, and I am not certain this is documented in the manual, but if you have an interior lighting package, you can hold the button for 5 seconds in the center console (by the gear lever) to turn on the automatic color change cycle and push once more to set to one particular color or off.
There can not be switch as it should illuminate when door is openedPretty sure that before posting my original message, I slightly checked the reflectors and couldn't see anything to unscrew on or near the reflectors, and that's why I launched the question as to it's usefulness. Perhaps a pry open, but that might break the reflector. it would be such a shame to find out that they were dummy reflectors, however I suspect they are because there doesn't appear to be any switch associated.