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Just curious if anyone has added the illuminated door sill plates. If yes, were they easy to install? Also, would they also work on the rear door area?
 

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I installed in fronts on my '17 Impala cost too much for two wasn't going to waste more on four. Came with a wiring harness and ground that "T's into an existing connector to work with door/dome lighting, butts against the rubber door seal and wiring goes under the seal and through the rocker channel. Haven't seen the ones for the Traverse....length may not accommodate the rear sill plate and may have to splice if not an electrical connector/tap for access. Have dealer print off the instruction set to see if you wish to tackle andif rears are feasible.


Wasn't worth the trouble for my Redline and don't need it with the stock puddle lights under the mirrors. Went with the unlit stainless steel stick-ons.
 

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... don't need it with the stock puddle lights under the mirrors.
I didn't think there were puddle lights under the mirrors. If there are on all the Redline Editions, mine are not coming-on.

Is there a way to activate them?
 

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I don't see puddle lights listed in the manual for my 2018 unless I'm missing something.
 

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Yeah, puddle lights are under the passenger/drive door panels, when open.

The Traverse doesn't have approach lights (or any lights) that face/point down on the sideview mirrors, on any trims.
 

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Yeah, puddle lights are under the passenger/drive door panels, when open.

The Traverse doesn't have approach lights (or any lights) that face/point down on the sideview mirrors, on any trims.

My mistake. Sorry about that, I confused the surround camera lenses under the mirrors with puddle lighting. My Avalanches with the retractable mirrors were the ones that had the puddle lamps under the mirrors. That's why the right or left portion of the surround picture turns black when the corresponding door is opened when the cameras are active.



The '18s have puddle lamps on the bottom edge of the door, like the hatch logo beam active when it is dark outside..
 

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The '18s have puddle lamps on the bottom edge of the door, like the hatch logo beam active when it is dark outside..
My 18 Redline doesn't have anything lighting up the ground on the Driver or passenger side of the vehicle. I wonder why?

I'll have to talk to the service folks next time I'm in for service.
 

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My 18 Redline doesn't have anything lighting up the ground on the Driver or passenger side of the vehicle. I wonder why?

I'll have to talk to the service folks next time I'm in for service.
It only lights when the door is opened.

Also, the 360 image also turns black on the portions of it when either of the corresponding doors is opened.
 

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It only lights when the door is opened.
Thanks for the info.

I looked at the bottom of the driver door, there inner door panel is fairly wide at the bottom and contains the light that shines on the ground when the door is open.

I never noticed any lights on the ground before with the Traverse. At least we'll be able to see our feet in the puddle after we open the door. :wink:

On some of my other vehicles, the light was under the mirrors, like thomcat mentioned. When you approach the vehicle with you FOB, the lights would illuminate the ground below the door and would prevent you from stepping into or onto undesirable substances or critters. :surprise:
 

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My dad's 1960 Impala had red lights on the rear ends of the arm rests that lit up when you opened the door; idea being someone behind you would know you had the door open. Didn't light up the ground, though.

I learned to drive in that Impala. Three on the tree!
 

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I never noticed any lights on the ground before with the Traverse.
It took me a while, but I finally figured-out why my "Puddle lights" didn't work on my vehicle.

I had turned-off my indoor lights when I get in the car. There is a switch on the overhead console (image 1). It seems that this switch also turned-off the puddle lights.

Learn something new everyday! :grin:
 

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Still curious about my original question if anyone has installed the illuminated sill plates. I know they are battery operated. Just wondering if installation is simple or not?
 

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Still curious about my original question if anyone has installed the illuminated sill plates. I know they are battery operated. Just wondering if installation is simple or not?
Does the dealer sell them? or is this an aftermarket part?
 
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