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Thread: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic)

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    '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic)

    Can anybody with a '11 CTS Coupe confirm if the shift stick console has night time illumination or not. I just noticed the other night that mine has none, I want someone to confirm if this is normal or not before I take it to the dealer. Seems strange that it would not be lit up. You can see my interior night "running" view in the attached pic.
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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    If the coupe is like the sedan there should be an overhead led light shining down on to the shifter from the overhead light bezel

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    My wagon does not, and no overhead light either.

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    No, it does not. It's supposed to look 'sharp'. I actually like it this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK
    If the coupe is like the sedan there should be an overhead led light shining down on to the shifter from the overhead light bezel
    The coupe does have an overhead light. At least my '12 Premium does the reason why mention the trim level is because I believe the base does not have the lighting package.

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    My model has all available options. Just to clarify, my question is regarding running lights, not during stationary door open, or interior lights-on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump49
    My model has all available options. Just to clarify, my question is regarding running lights, not during stationary door open, or interior lights-on.
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    Yes. I have the overhead LED while running that shines on the shifter (I'm not talking about map or courtesy lights) along with the lights along the dashboard.
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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    I can also confirm that the Stick Shift (Manual Transmission ) equipped 2011 Coupe has a small LED that shines straight down from the top console, the one that houses the two courtesy lamps, garage door opener and sunroof controls. It is in a recessed small section in the center of the console closest to the windshield.

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    OMG, feeling stupid now, after reading these replies, I took a look and I do have the small LED light as described by cawengr! Its such a subtle light I never noticed until today (after 3 years of ownership). Case closed. Thanks for all info.
    -mw

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump49 View Post
    OMG, feeling stupid now, after reading these replies, I took a look and I do have the small LED light as described by cawengr! Its such a subtle light I never noticed until today (after 3 years of ownership). Case closed. Thanks for all info.
    -mw
    Hello speedbump49,

    I see the forum members have helped answer your question for you. I am glad you were able to find the LED light. If you ever have additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
    Cadillac Customer Care

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump49 View Post
    OMG, feeling stupid now, after reading these replies, I took a look and I do have the small LED light as described by cawengr! Its such a subtle light I never noticed until today (after 3 years of ownership). Case closed. Thanks for all info.
    -mw
    Yes, we discussed this on another thread. The LED is so dim it might as well not even be there. I've never been in a situation where it's been dark enough for me to notice, but granted, I live in a concrete jungle. Oh well, the sweet light pipes along the dash and door handles (and in the footwells) make up for it.

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    Re: '11 CTS Coupe: Need help clarifying if console illumination is broken or not (pic

    sorry to bring up this old thread, but it proves that the search function on this board works. I was driving Linda's CTS after dark for the first time and I thought it was strange the shifter wasn't lite up. I can use the trans selection on the dash, but it would be nice to have the stick selection lit up too. I didn't notice any led light above, but our cts is the base model, maybe don't have it? thanks, douglas


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