: Passenger Side Door Sill Plate Light



nemosr
01-08-13, 01:34 PM
On my 2012 SRX upon opening the front passenger side door the sill plate light of the Cadillac logo does not illuminate. I think it should and it does on a 2013 loaner that I borrowed. The dealer says that they think on the 2012's that it isn't suppose to light. I think that is garbage and that they just don't want to repair it.

2012 SRX owners, I would appreciate it if, the next time you are near your car, you would open the front passenger side door to see if your door sill plate lights up.

Thanks very much!

Since posting this thread and reading the much appreciated replies, I can report the passenger side door sill plate logo light does not go on even in the dark.

ladypro
01-08-13, 01:44 PM
i thought the same thing untill i opened the door in the dark

adamjeeps
01-08-13, 02:04 PM
Mine lights up when its dark outside, did not in daylight.

BriggZ
01-08-13, 02:35 PM
Mine lights up whenever the door opens. Also the courtesy light in the door shining on the ground lights as well.

Cadillac Cust Svc
01-08-13, 05:14 PM
Nemosr, if you don't mind sending me an email with the last eight of your VIN, I can check my resources for any insight or confirmation! Email me anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com, and I would be happy to investigate.

Best,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

SrxNamja
01-09-13, 12:01 PM
Yes, mine lights up whether car is on or not.

nemosr
01-09-13, 12:08 PM
Nemosr, if you don't mind sending me an email with the last eight of your VIN, I can check my resources for any insight or confirmation! Email me anytime at Katie_Lucile@gmexpert.com, and I would be happy to investigate.

Best,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

Katie, twice I have attempted to send you emails with the last eight of my Vin and both times the emails were returned with "NO SUCH ADDRESS" messages. What should I try next? Thanks, Nemosr

adamjeeps
01-09-13, 12:51 PM
I am thinking the driver door needs to be open also?

Marc NY
01-09-13, 12:54 PM
Katie, twice I have attempted to send you emails with the last eight of my Vin and both times the emails were returned with "NO SUCH ADDRESS" messages. What should I try next? Thanks, NemosrIf you want you can PM me or just post your your last 8 of your VIN # and I will be happy to look up your build history and post it for you.

Cadillac Cust Svc
01-09-13, 03:24 PM
Katie, twice I have attempted to send you emails with the last eight of my Vin and both times the emails were returned with "NO SUCH ADDRESS" messages. What should I try next? Thanks, Nemosr

Nemosr, I'm terribly sorry but it appears I made a slight typo when I originally posted my email address. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I edited my post above to read the correct address (which is Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com).

Best,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

Black SRX Perf
01-10-13, 05:45 PM
My 2010 does NOT light up when the passenger door is opened first.
If that is by design, it's dumb.

Marc NY
01-10-13, 05:54 PM
My 2010 does NOT light up when the passenger door is opened first.
If that is by design, it's dumb.I just checked my SRX's passenger door at 4:50 PM today and the Cadillac in the sill plate was illuminated, although you couldn't easily see it I had to put my hand over the top of it to see that indeed it was on... BTW: the driver's door was closed and yes the car was also off.

TS - SRX
03-18-13, 05:12 PM
I just noticed a similar thing on my 2012 SRX and after finding this thread did a bit of testing.

With the car in the garage:

Driver's side always comes on when the door is opened.

It seems that the Passenger side comes on depending on how much light is hitting the light sensor in the car (maybe the driver's side too as this wasn't exactly a scientific test).
The Garage has no windows, but with the large Garage door open there was enough light getting to the sensor to stop the passenger sill plate from lighting. However, after closing the garage door, the passenger sill plate lit up.

I have a 2012 Premium Trim SRX in case trim level matters (I don't think it does).

I hope this helps,

nemosr, any official word on the way it should work?

SRX CADDI
03-18-13, 07:50 PM
I have a 2010 premium and it does illuminate. I also had a 2013 srx base model and did not illuminate. maybe it depends if you have a base model compared to a full option pkg..

TheCaptain
03-22-13, 09:17 PM
Base Collection's will not illuminate. Any Collection package up from a base will illuminate.

nemosr
04-04-13, 07:17 PM
Captain, my SRX is a 2012 Luxury Edition. Since it is not Base, should I be expecting that Passenger Side Sill Plate Light should illuminatie when the door is opened? I look forward to your reply and thanks.

TheCaptain
04-04-13, 09:11 PM
Yes it should light up.
FYI the Collections go as follows:
Base -> Luxury -> (2010 has a Luxury/Performance before Performance) Performance -> Premium (2010 had a Premium Performance as well - 2.8T)

Kauai 1
04-05-13, 12:16 PM
I was curious after reading the above, so I experimented with my 2012 Luxury last night and this morning. The passenger-side sillplate light does NOT come on when only the passenger door is opened, regardless of the amount of external light. Both sill plate lights come on when the driver-side front door is opened. If the driver door is opened first, then closed, the interior lights remain on during the delay period. If you open the pasenger door, the sill plate light is on....but, of course, the other interior lights are still on as well.

allgm
04-05-13, 04:54 PM
[QUOTE=Kauai 1;3275965]I was curious after reading the above, so I experimented with my 2012 Luxury last night and this morning. The passenger-side sillplate light does NOT come on when only the passenger door is opened, regardless of the amount of external light. Both sill plate lights come on when the driver-side front door is opened. If the driver door is opened first, then closed, the interior lights remain on during the delay period. If you open the pasenger door, the sill plate light is on....but, of course, the other interior lights are still on as wel





Same results as your 2010 Premium

TheCaptain
04-06-13, 11:18 AM
Hmm, no passenger sill light with just the passenger door? I'll have to go check mine again...

Turbo Dude
04-06-13, 02:45 PM
I have a 2010 premium and it does illuminate. I also had a 2013 srx base model and did not illuminate. maybe it depends if you have a base model compared to a full option pkg..

My 2010 premo does the same

TheCaptain
04-06-13, 04:22 PM
Ok, my old '10, the Passenger side doesn't illuminate unless the driver's side has already opened; my '13 illuminates the passenger side upon door opening.

Rocky4052
06-12-14, 12:27 PM
Ok...I understand all of this. In my case, the passenger side lights up, but the driver side does not. How do you repair this? Is it just a bulb? How is it replaced??

TheCaptain
06-13-14, 10:49 AM
You have to find out what is damaged or non functioning in order to replace it. Which will take some electrical testing done at the source (sill plate). Maybe the door sensor isn't operating, or maybe you just need to change out the sill plate light?

Rocky4052
06-13-14, 12:19 PM
Yes, but how is the unit taken apart...I see no screws or anything holding it.Don't want to break anything.

You have to find out what is damaged or non functioning in order to replace it. Which will take some electrical testing done at the source (sill plate). Maybe the door sensor isn't operating, or maybe you just need to change out the sill plate light?

TheCaptain
06-13-14, 01:26 PM
If someone has a drawing (Rippy? :D) It's most likely push/pull clips. Everything is these days. Just have to find out what direction to pull (most likely straight up).