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post #1 of 18 Old 02-25-2017, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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no puddle lights

we've a 2017 f55s basic with sport, storage packages with auto paddle shifters. I bought 2 pairs of fancy puddles lights a couple of months ago prior to getting our Mini and today I go to install but there's absolutely no basic puddle lights on the doors. I can see where the light would be if... , anyone one knows if the doors puddle light wiring behind the door panels?
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Is there a rubber or plastic rectangular plug in the center bottom of the door? If so, pull it out carefully as there is a lip on the end. You can work it loose and tell which end had the plastic piece that holds it in. If the door is wired you will find it there. It has a small male plug on the end of 4 wires.
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Picture?

I thought all F-chassis MINIs had puddle lights.....or it could be another in a long line of weird regional differences...
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I rechecked and verified our Mini has no puddle lights, the plastic door panel has an indention so to say as to where I'd assume the puddle light be situated at. It doesn't have a blank cover over the spot and just a solid plastic piece of door panel. If I really really really want to install the puddle lights I'd have to modify and cut the panel for fitment(scary). I'd have to pull door panels to see if wires exist If having to do that, might as well spend more money on better door speakers. Geez

This was an Nov. 2016 build shipped to the US

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I thought they were in the metal base of the door underside; very odd and as a bove another regional oddity!
A quick trawl on here seems to think they are part of the 'excitement ' pack!

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Figuring out the options on these cars almost requires an AI anymore. My MA admits to being befuddled by my questions about ambient lights, secret compartments, etc. etc. He ends up having to go out on the floor to find an identically provisioned car to verify if a feature exists or not.

Which can be problematic because my car is so weird for an AZ MINI. Manual transmission JCW? Waaaaa? So to paraphrase one of our esteemed genius politicians, "I have to buy the car to see what's in it".

It's actually kind of exciting. Like opening a mystery present. MINI God taketh away, but MINI God also giveth.

11 days. Oh lord. Is it here yet? Is it here yet? Is it here yet?
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Just an FYI Outmotoring has a cool replacement unit that will project a mini John Cooper Works logo on the ground when you open the door! I think the set is about $30.
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I always thought from watching youtube videos that it was situated in the plastic door panel as some having to trim some plastic to fit the slightly larger replacement puddle body. I'll go and check the metal door underside this eve, hope it's there
on another note as I browse our local Mini dealership's inventory via online I noticed this under the interior specs heading:

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry

we don't have the Remote Keyless Entry option so... and why I may not have the puddle lights
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On mine the lamps are a roughly 2" x 3/4" oblong mounted in the bottom of the plastic door trim, about 2/3 of the way back from the hinges.
There is also a separate lamp in the door mirror (driver's side only) that projects the MINI logo on the ground.

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sorry dp mike is right
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