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    Illuminated door handles...?

    I do not have the illuminated door handles. Is it possible to purchase them and install?

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    I'd image those are controlled by the BCM... wouldn't be easy, as well, the harness probably isn't there either

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    I have the handles that illuminate, but I think they only illuminate after I get out. It would be nice if they would sense my key as I approach the car and turn on ( in the dark of course). That's when I need help seeing the handle, not when I'm getting out.

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxplot View Post
    I have the handles that illuminate, but I think they only illuminate after I get out. It would be nice if they would sense my key as I approach the car and turn on ( in the dark of course). That's when I need help seeing the handle, not when I'm getting out.
    I agree but FWIW if its so dark you can't find the handles, they will light up if you push a button on the fob, assuming you can find the fob in the dark and either know which is the unlock button or don't mind activating something else. LoL

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    I'd image those are controlled by the BCM... wouldn't be easy, as well, the harness probably isn't there either
    Im sure it could be coded, its just the harness that may be the issue...

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxplot View Post
    I have the handles that illuminate, but I think they only illuminate after I get out. It would be nice if they would sense my key as I approach the car and turn on ( in the dark of course). That's when I need help seeing the handle, not when I'm getting out.
    Pretty sure if you unlock car conventionally with remote it lights up like an Xmas tree. My Lexus does the light on approach. Pretty cool I mess with wife before it senses the fob and say " has daddy's baby been missing me .....come on show daddy you are happy to see me ..." Wait ,..um I don't do that ..um a friend of mine does.."...
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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    Has anybody figured out whether or not this is possible? I would be interested in learning what's available and how to install these..

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    Nothing available.....had a friend who research this thoroughly; like blind zone detector is a factory only install.

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    Re: Illuminated door handles...?

    A lot of the times the wiring is in place, it usually just takes an adapter harness to be used or reprogramming. I also have a Camaro and the camaro5 forum is a huge forum and people have figured out how to add HUD, interior lighting, backup cameras, steering wheel controls, etc that did not come equipped with their specific vehicle. If gm built our ats in a similar way then the wiring is most likely there and its just a matter of getting the correct harnesses and possibly some programming.

    I am hoping as more people purchase these cars, more people will want to tinker with them and find out what can and cannot be done.

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