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Can the group help me by seeing if your CT200h behaves like mine? I'm trying to understand whether this is a feature (though what value it would have eludes me) or a glitch -- i.e., a short or software-design flaw.

The other night I took my first extended night drive. The blue light at the top center of the dashboard that is present in any mode but Sport (when it changes to red) regularly went out under moderate or greater acceleration, though not under gentle pressure. The light came back on when I eased pressure on the accelerator and remained on until I re-applied the accelerator with moderate or greater pressure, when it went out again.

This occurred repeatedly over several hours. I stopped and started the car (a reboot!), and the behavior continued.

It did not occur when in Sport mode, when the blue light turns red. It occurred in both Normal and Eco mode. I did not test EV mode. The rest of the dash lighting always remained on. So did the blue LED shining downward onto the center console and all other lighting.

There appeared to be no correlation to overhead streetlights being brighter or dimmer as the blue light went on and off. I couldn't find any other external correlations either.

Any corroboration would help me determine my next step: resignation to the situation or a trip to the dealer. This isn't a big deal, but the light coming on and off was distracting, and of course I want the car to function properly.

Many thanks for any help.
 

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It's Normal

If you accelerate gently the "blue" light will say on. :D

If you get in the power range it goes off; another gimmick to help you drive economically.

Summary: Lead foot = no blue light ;)
 

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Somewhere I read that it was designed to "coach" the driver to use more a economical driving style. The light on indicates driving in an "eco-friendly" manner, light off= using up dead dinosaur juice.
 

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You'll see that it happens as soon as you go into the power section/mode on the gauge and turns back on when you go below it.
 

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Reckon this is another location specific setting ? Just tried to make the blue light go away but it refused.

And I tried quite hard too ! (As the fella I disappeared at the lights will testify).

Also need to find the switch to turn on the red and blue LEDs in the roof that I've heard about (cupholder illumination). My CT is a UK spec, so this could be another minor difference in the same net as the reverse camera gridlines.
 
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