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Perhaps I'm misinterpreting what I've been reading on the RS' feature list, but it doesn't look like it is going to come with the puddle lamps in the mirrors.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? That was a feature of my ST that I grew to absolutely love and depend on, and I'm gonna be a little sad if the RS doesn't have it.
 

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Not for the US.

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Not for the US.

Jim

That's really a bummer. :(

I wonder, since it's a global car, if the wiring in the door will have the provisions for the puddle lamps anyway? (That is to say, go gank a set of mirrors off of a junkyard Focus and swap em.)



heyhey you get sync 3 whilst were stuck with sync 2!
The grass is always greener... (I never really had a problem with Sync 2 in my ST.)
 

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I wonder, since it's a global car, if the wiring in the door will have the provisions for the puddle lamps anyway?
I have wondered the same about all the bits the EU is getting that we won't. I suspect that there is one main harness that will be the same but a few sub-harnesses that will vary by market. Would love to be proven wrong on this one!

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Considering Ford/Lincoln were the ones who invented puddle lamps, you think they would. I swear my ST has them, but that happens some features go while others are added.
 

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Says who? You might want to do some fact checking in the future. It says "Illuminated Entry System" under exterior features in the order guide.

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I saw that very thing, and I wasn't sure about it. On my ST3's window sticker, it was labeled something like "approach lights". 'Illuminated Entry System' struck me as their way of reiterating, "Hey, your car has interior lights that come on when you open the door."
 

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I saw that very thing, and I wasn't sure about it. On my ST3's window sticker, it was labeled something like "approach lights". 'Illuminated Entry System' struck me as their way of reiterating, "Hey, your car has interior lights that come on when you open the door."
Except it's listed under Exterior highlights. To me that would seem like an interior feature.
 

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Except it's listed under Exterior highlights. To me that would seem like an interior feature.

Indeed - excellent point... but since the nomenclature is the same and one of our local ST guys who owns a 15 doesn't have them on his car, I made the [gratuitous] assumption that the RS wouldn't have them either. :|
 

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My ST3 had puddle lamps and I actually really liked 'em a lot. I was bummed that my new RS2 doesn't have 'em. I think it's lame.
 

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My ST3 had puddle lamps and I actually really liked 'em a lot. I was bummed that my new RS2 doesn't have 'em. I think it's lame.
Agreed. Wonder how hard it would be retro fit ST head lamps. cant imagine it requires any software change...
 

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The rear view mirrors are larger on the U.S. destination RS's and why I don't know - compliance? As such, they are a different mirror to what is provided elsewhere. This is probably the reason they don't get the puddle lights when other destinations do. I know that's not a justifiable reason when it's implied that they do come with them. I found out the size difference when I had XPEL PPF installed and the installer said that the pattern cutout for the mirror doesn't apply because it's for the U.S. mirror which is larger than ours......
 

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I don't need any lamps lighting up the coolant/transfercase oil/turbo oil puddles my car leaves behind.....
 

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I don't need any lamps lighting up the coolant/transfercase oil/turbo oil puddles my car leaves behind.....
Your car has leaked all these things? :saywhat:

I think my mirrors are the same size my ST was. I'm gonna contact the dealer and see if possible to get the underneath mirror lights. I miss 'em.
 

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I had a 2013 ST, ST3 and it had puddle lights. I have a 2018 RS and it does not have puddle lights. :eek: You could also change the ambient light color on the ST and the RS is red only. Meh no big deal on either :tranquillity:

Let's drive our RSs and have fun :thumbsup: :driving:
 
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