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Old 03-30-2012, 06:58 PM
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Where exactly is the ashtray light supposed to be? I have an SLT with lux package that was supposed to have an ashtray light. Its a split bench interior so the ashtray/cupholder is the drop down type. Now I don't actually have an ashtray, but the light wasn't part of the "smokers group" which I did not order. It was supposed to be part of the luxury package which I got. Point is it sure would be nice to be able to see my drink and change while driving in the dark. Should I bring it back to dealer and tell em they owe me? Or are the two maplights in the overhead console considered to be "ashtray lights"?
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:35 PM
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I think the lights in the overhead console are considered your ashtray light. I could be wrong though. I don't even have those so what I did is installed a l.e.d. strip in the small space above the cup holders in the drop down part. I found a cheap set at Walmart that just plug into your power plugs. With a little creative running of the wires I can still fold the cup holders up if I ever want to and the set I used has an on/off switch right on the plug so I can turn them on or off as well. It actually ended up working pretty well.
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There is a small light just above the cupholders when they fold out. It's at the back of the opening above the cupholders. It uses a very small incandescent bulb that shines through a green filter. So your cupholders should have a dim green light on them at night. If not, it's possible that the bulb went out.
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Best way to see the Ash Tray Light, is to get into your Ram at night
Take a sheet of white paper with you
turn your head lights on, if they are not on already
now hold the paper up to the center overhead console
it is the green light beam

I believe it can be controlled with your dash light rheostat switch, the wheel thingy that is part of your headlight switch
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Hmm, 3 different answers so far. Well, there ain't any green lights coming from the overhead console. I'll try fiddling with the rheostat and see if anything happens. I don't see anything at the back of the cupholders but I'll look closer tomorrow. If its missing I think I'm going to tell the dealer to install one under warranty since I believe I paid for it. Perhaps they omit it when you don't order smokers group? If so, that just isn't right.
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Whoops, GTyankee you are correct, there is a small green light in the overhead but it really doesn't illuminate jack. I don't know how they can call it an ashtray light since you cannot even see the foldout cupholders in the dark. There really ought to be a light in back of the folddown, there sure is room for one. Hemiblacks solution sounds kinda neat, got any pix?
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Here's a couple cell phone pics I just took. Not the greatest but you get the idea.
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well that is what my truck is missing, i gues i will live with out the ashetray as i quit when the cost per pack went up to 3 bucks. yup, i am a cheap bastard.
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well that is what my truck is missing, i gues i will live with out the ashetray as i quit when the cost per pack went up to 3 bucks. yup, i am a cheap bastard.
You're not a cheap basstid...just a wise one...LOL!
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I quit cigarettes years ago too, now I just smoke cheap stogies, but not while driving. I would just like to be able to see my coffee cup without fumbling around for it on dark mornings. I head for work before dawn. Little green overhead light doesn't shine that far down.
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