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Currently the ambient lighting has only one color, will software update enable multicolor ambient lighting?
 

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If you're talking the ambient lighting beneath the wood accents (or steel accents on R design etc) around the dash and doors, most likely no, it is meant to be natural ambient lighting the way it is.

The multi-color ambient lighting comes as part of a package and are LEDs in the ceiling, one between the front map lights and one found near each second row reading lamp in the roof liner. The ambient lighting I mentioned above may even be part of that same package, not 100% right now because for one, it's been a long time since I read about all that and two, I got a FE which came with everything.
 

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As far as the multi-color ambient lighting in ceiling (I believe in three different spots?), is that really all it is supposed to be? Looks like three tiny lights about the size of Tic-Tacs, is there any way to change the brightness? Seems a bit strange to me.
 

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As far as the multi-color ambient lighting in ceiling (I believe in three different spots?), is that really all it is supposed to be? Looks like three tiny lights about the size of Tic-Tacs, is there any way to change the brightness? Seems a bit strange to me.
Yep, those are the multi-color lights. There are settings in the menu under lighting that changes intensity etc but I'd have to mess with it to see if it changes all ambient lighting intensity, just the door and dash ambient lighting, the multicolor ones etc. Play around with the settings.
 

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I mean ambient lighting beneath the wood accents and dash.
Yeah, as I described, you cannot change those and it is highly doubtful those will be made multi-color. It's the 3 small ones I've mentioned that are meant to be multi-color.
 

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Yep, those are the multi-color lights. There are settings in the menu under lighting that changes intensity etc but I'd have to mess with it to see if it changes all ambient lighting intensity, just the door and dash ambient lighting, the multicolor ones etc. Play around with the settings.
I don't recall seeing any options to change the multi-color light intensity (just the color) in the settings but I'll look again.
 

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I don't recall seeing any options to change the multi-color light intensity (just the color) in the settings but I'll look again.
I remember there is an intensity setting but I'm not sure if it is for only the multicolor, only for the ambient dash and door or if it is for both. I just set everything to be as bright as it can be since most of my driving is done in the city with street lights everywhere so since it was a set it and forget it thing for me I didn't really mess around with other intensities.
 

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Ok. People are calling it all ambient lighting but Volvo distinguishes between the two. The AMBIENT lighting is the "natural light" (yellow-whitish color) that is around the dash and door trims as well as foot well areas. The MOOD lighting is the one that changes color and those are 3 LEDs - one in the front map lights and 2 in the rear map lights. The AMBIENT lighting color cannot be changed - not even with a software update. They only used white color LEDs to light those areas. The AMBIENT lighting is the one that you can change intensity of - Low or High or Off.
 

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In my inscription you can vary the intensity of the mood lights (high-low) and decide if you want a fix color or let it vary with temperature. Alas I've never seen it vary with temp sofar, let's see what happens after the software update...
 

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I'm surprised and disappointed Volvo didn't do something more interesting with the ambient lighting! Our 2015 F150 has pretty cool LED ambient lighting with 7 different colours!
 

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The colored LEDs that are in there are more than enough for me. I like them as is, very subtle yet you have 8 or so color choices. If they were more prominent I would turn them off, I don't want to drive in a rave.
 

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Does anybody mentioned change colors by temperature doesn't work for the mood light, what ever interior temperature is, it only persists on the white color.


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