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Adding 12 color ambient lighting possible?

I'm in the process of buying a 2018 GLA250W CPO

The only feature missing is the 12 color ambient lighting.
The salesman said he didn't think it was possible to add it.


I found some info on google about adding it to a C300 (which required plugging in a OBD device to enable it)



Does anyone have info on adding this feature to a GLA250 (either at the dealer or aftermarket DIY)?
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would be interesting to learn that the colors are behind a paywall
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The info I found was for a lighting kit at cartuningstation.com
I think the OBD device was used to activate the 12 color control in the Mercedes Command console.
It looks like there is additional lighting hardware involved also.

I'm not completely comfortable with plugging in some 3rd party OBD device that will alter the MB programming/options.
I was just hoping that someone had info on an available MB dealer upgrade.
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Given all the places where the ambient lighting is installed, suspect it would be quite a chore to replicate it if not original equipment.

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I have it and its pretty underwhelming. Interesting but underwhelming compared to other interior LED schemes (BMW, Camaro) I've seen. It's very subtle almost to the point of unnoticeable.
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I appreciate the interior lighting subtle as I don't want my exterior night vision compromised, but to each their own of course. My wife keeps changing colors but I can deal with that.

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I have it and its pretty underwhelming. Interesting but underwhelming compared to other interior LED schemes (BMW, Camaro) I've seen. It's very subtle almost to the point of unnoticeable.

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Underwhelming may be too negative. Subtle is better. It is indeed subtle.
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Hi all, did you buy and mount the set ? I'm intreresting too

Ciao a tutti, avete comprato e montato il set? Anch'io sono interessato
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