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2013 Fusion ambient lighting

Hey guys, just bought a 13 fusion se, I'm curious if the current ambient light package ford offers is compatible on the 13 fusion or if there still waiting to release one for it. Any info would be appreciated!
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The 2013 doesn't have ambient lighting available?

The "dealer-retrofit" package was crap anyway. Couple little light strips and a chincy ring for the cupholder.
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The 2013 doesn't have ambient lighting available?

The "dealer-retrofit" package was crap anyway. Couple little light strips and a chincy ring for the cupholder.
True that. The $250 Ford aftermarket system is less than half of what the original equipment lighting system contains. If you want the real deal you can expect to pay in excess of $600 in parts from Ford including the OEM cup holder bezel, button bezel, lights, controllers, etc.
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The 2013 doesn't have ambient lighting available?

The "dealer-retrofit" package was crap anyway. Couple little light strips and a chincy ring for the cupholder.
The 2013 does have ambient lighting available but it's only standard on Titanium

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True that. The $250 Ford aftermarket system is less than half of what the original equipment lighting system contains. If you want the real deal you can expect to pay in excess of $600 in parts from Ford including the OEM cup holder bezel, button bezel, lights, controllers, etc.
I was wondering if you could explain this a little more. I was told by the dealer when I bought my car that ambient lighting was factory installed and not available as an add-on, but I bought some splash guards from another dealer and they told me I CAN order it and have it installed. It costs about $250 for the kit and about $300 for installation. I was under the impression that it's the same ambient lighting that comes standard on the Titanium. Is it not?
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I was wondering if you could explain this a little more. I was told by the dealer when I bought my car that ambient lighting was factory installed and not available as an add-on, but I bought some splash guards from another dealer and they told me I CAN order it and have it installed. It costs about $250 for the kit and about $300 for installation. I was under the impression that it's the same ambient lighting that comes standard on the Titanium. Is it not?
Hi Reedus. As mentioned above, even if it is available for the 2013 models, the "ambient lighting" kit available as an aftermarket add-on is not the same as the factory system. Not even close.

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What are the differences? I've searched around online but info is scarce and what I can find is very conflicting.
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The dealer kit is a cheezy plastic ring you clip into the cupholder (instead of the integrated one) and two light bars for the front footwells, rather than LEDs in the center console shining in all four footwells. Dealer kit won't light the storage compartment either. I'd imagine the control button is crappier too
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You don't want to waste money on a kit that has rings for the cup holders because you can't use them in the 2013 anyway. They decided to not include cup holders as part of the ambient lighting in the 2013 Fusion...not sure why...I was kinda looking forward to watching my water bottles light up

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The dealer kit is a cheezy plastic ring you clip into the cupholder (instead of the integrated one) and two light bars for the front footwells, rather than LEDs in the center console shining in all four footwells. Dealer kit won't light the storage compartment either. I'd imagine the control button is crappier too
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You don't want to waste money on a kit that has rings for the cup holders because you can't use them in the 2013 anyway. They decided to not include cup holders as part of the ambient lighting in the 2013 Fusion...not sure why...I was kinda looking forward to watching my water bottles light up
See, now those are two conflicting stories. One says there is a crappy cupholder light and the other says there aren't cupholder lights at all. I've gotten similar conflicting info elsewhere as well. When I spoke with the dealer, they told me the kit was for the cupholders and footwells.
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