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Was going to put this under corolla niggles but someone might not see it. Drove the car for first time in the dark when you put the car into drive ambient lighting goes off ( the front tray, cup holders, and the door lights the ones under the handle to shut the door) this seems a bit pointless to me as I do not find it a distraction which I assume is why they turn off. Have looked in Manuel and it looks like the only feature to alter them is either on or off by the dealers.

 

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This seems a bit odd, but mine did that initially. 

However,  they are now on all the time but subdued in drive I think, then putting into P increases intensity.

No idea why, but it does seem they are on low as I pointed it out to my other half.

I think initially on getting the car, I was obviously acclimatising, and didn't notice they actually dimmed

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Morning all.

I'm new to this forum and new to Toyota, I got a GR Sport estate on Thursday, from the price and specification list my car should have ambient lighting, unless I've misunderstood. There is no ambient lighting though, can you physically see bulbs or a lighting strip in the areas where they should be? I can't see anything on mine.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Beta said:

Morning all.

I'm new to this forum and new to Toyota, I got a GR Sport estate on Thursday, from the price and specification list my car should have ambient lighting, unless I've misunderstood. There is no ambient lighting though, can you physically see bulbs or a lighting strip in the areas where they should be? I can't see anything on mine.

Thanks

Ambient lighting on a UK spec Corolla is only Standard on Excel and MY21 Design it is not fitted to GR Sports

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Thanks for the reply but according to the price and specification list the hatch back GR Sport does not have ambient lighting but the estate does, it's on page 20. Mine should also have a leather style armrest and luggage utility rails but it's not got those either.

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I've had a look on the Toyota site for you and I cannot see ambient lighting mentioned for the GR sport TS. It says fabric armrest. I am looking under styling. 

If you go into the Excel specs, it says leather like arm rests and blue ambient lighting front and rear doors. I only saw luggage rails for Excel.

Maybe the spec booklet you have is not UK? Did you get it from the dealer where you bought your car? If so, best query with them. But the Toyota sales site seems to be consistent with what you have.

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4 minutes ago, Timmon said:

I've had a look on the Toyota site for you and I cannot see ambient lighting mentioned for the GR sport TS. It says fabric armrest. I am looking under styling. 

If you go into the Excel specs, it says leather like arm rests and blue ambient lighting front and rear doors. I only saw luggage rails for Excel.

Maybe the spec booklet you have is not UK? Did you get it from the dealer where you bought your car? If so, best query with them. But the Toyota sales site seems to be consistent with what you have.

Thanks for looking, I've downloaded the specs as a pdf from toyota.co.uk, it's under brochures and price lists, the GR Sport hatchback does not have these items but the estate does. Pages 20 and 22.Corolla_Price_List_Spec_&_Equipment_tcm-3060-1959544 (10).pdf

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The link does not load, but the spec sheets may be out of date. For example, I can't look at the web site to see the specs for my car, they all changed 12 months ago.  But an old brochure would tell me what I have. The web site is the one to go by, if you have just picked up your new car. 

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https://www.toyota.co.uk/brochures-pricelists

 

The spec list is dated May 2020, I downloaded before I ordered the car and I've checked today and it's still the current one, thanks for looking anyway. It's not a big deal and I only asked as another thread mentioned that the ambient lighting can be turned on or off but only by a dealer and I thought the dealer may have turned mine off.

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4 hours ago, Beta said:

Morning all.

I'm new to this forum and new to Toyota, I got a GR Sport estate on Thursday, from the price and specification list my car should have ambient lighting, unless I've misunderstood. There is no ambient lighting though, can you physically see bulbs or a lighting strip in the areas where they should be? I can't see anything on mine.

Thanks

Don’t worry you haven’t missed anything I’ve got ambient lighting it only comes on when you start car or open either front doors when you put it into drive or reverse the lights dim to the point you can hardly see them.

wished now I had gone for the design model now and saved a whole lot of money As I don’t think the excel is worth the extra outlay for what you get.

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4 hours ago, Beta said:

https://www.toyota.co.uk/brochures-pricelists

 

The spec list is dated May 2020, I downloaded before I ordered the car and I've checked today and it's still the current one, thanks for looking anyway. It's not a big deal and I only asked as another thread mentioned that the ambient lighting can be turned on or off but only by a dealer and I thought the dealer may have turned mine off.

Unfortunately, Toyota are not that good at updating these brochures. Added to which a lot of info on the web is confusing because it refers to specs available in other countries. When the Corolla was launched, some of the reviews by the UK mags included the wrong specs. I thought my car would have a 1st "launch" gear before the CVT cut in, thanks to reviews I read. So I understand your confusion, but made worse by the incorrect brochure from Toyota themselves. Looking at the brochure, and the fact you effectively ordered your car and chose your preferred model from the brochure, if it was me, I'd take it up with Toyota to be honest. As Rosgoe says, you are not really missing much, the ambient lighting is fairly underwhelming, but added to the leather like arm rests etc, I can see you may well feel a bit short changed as a matter of principle.

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2 hours ago, Timmon said:

Unfortunately, Toyota are not that good at updating these brochures. Added to which a lot of info on the web is confusing because it refers to specs available in other countries. When the Corolla was launched, some of the reviews by the UK mags included the wrong specs. I thought my car would have a 1st "launch" gear before the CVT cut in, thanks to reviews I read. So I understand your confusion, but made worse by the incorrect brochure from Toyota themselves. Looking at the brochure, and the fact you effectively ordered your car and chose your preferred model from the brochure, if it was me, I'd take it up with Toyota to be honest. As Rosgoe says, you are not really missing much, the ambient lighting is fairly underwhelming, but added to the leather like arm rests etc, I can see you may well feel a bit short changed as a matter of principle.

Thanks Timmon for having a look and giving your opinion, you've proved I've not gone mad and imagined it, the problem is I'm not confused I chose this car based on Toyota's published specification not on something I'd read, may or may not be wrong, in a magazine. I don't think trading standards would be as forgiving as you.

I got the specs from toyota.co.uk they should not include specs from other countries on there, as for updating the info that's bang out of order, there will be someone today considering a Corolla and will order based on the published specs, as published today. Today it says the Corolla GR Sport estate comes with ambient lighting, leather arm rest and luggage utility rails, and has done since May 2020, mine does not.

I'm going to ring the dealer tomorrow, I originally asked it there are any bulbs or light strips visible to see if mine were just turned off by the dealer, the spec does say my car has them.

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Virtually all manufacturers, including Toyota, have disclaimers on their brochures, specification lists, etc, where they reserve the right to make changes to vehicles specs without notice, and that these documents are not infallible. In the case of the May 2020 specification list linked to, the declaration is on the last page. So it could well be that specs have been changed since this price and spec list was published.

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