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2020 Rav4 Limited Hybrid sticker price 0ver $42,000. Why cant Toyota illuminate every dam Switch! I should never need a flashlight to find a switch. The cargo light is so dim it is worthless. Charge more money if you have to, but I find this a safety hazard and unacceptable for a car that costs this much money. I hope Toyota selects me to do a in depth survey. I want to tell them how every single person in the 2017 Rav4 online paid focus group I participated in all agreed about this, and Toyota didn’t listen to a single word.
Toyota going places in the dark! Hey Toyota Jan sorry you are getting wet I can’t find the window switch.
 

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The lighting is awful. No lit window switches, dim overhead and cargo lights, and the blue footwell provide almost zero light. This is my biggest gripe about the car (unless my engine block is recalled).

I cant remember whether or not my gas tank switch is lit up. This car gets such good gas mileage I seldom have to fill up!
 
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I'm not bothered by the window switch illumination. I've had several other cars that work the same way, and it's pretty easy to work by touch. The lack of illumination on the lock button bothered me for a while (it's far less tactile than the window buttons) until I turned off the setting that automatically locked the doors.

FYI, there's a thread on the interior forum on how to add illuminated switches from similar, compatible models. It's not too expensive or hard (which also means Toyota didn't exactly save that much money and could have easily illuminated them).

But the one that really bothers me are the switches to illuminate the cabin lights. They're impossible to find by touch, and there's a certain annoying irony that you need to turn on a light to find the light switch. My old RAV you could just push the light itself: simple, elegant, effective. Nobody's found a way to illuminate these switches. And yet, the ugly SOS button is backlit. Yeah, that one bothers me a lot.
 

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I'm not bothered by the window switch illumination. I've had several other cars that work the same way, and it's pretty easy to work by touch. The lack of illumination on the lock button bothered me for a while (it's far less tactile than the window buttons) until I turned off the setting that automatically locked the doors.

FYI, there's a thread on the interior forum on how to add illuminated switches from similar, compatible models. It's not too expensive or hard (which also means Toyota didn't exactly save that much money and could have easily illuminated them).

But the one that really bothers me are the switches to illuminate the cabin lights. They're impossible to find by touch, and there's a certain annoying irony that you need to turn on a light to find the light switch. My old RAV you could just push the light itself: simple, elegant, effective. Nobody's found a way to illuminate these switches. And yet, the ugly SOS button is backlit. Yeah, that one bothers me a lot.
Just wondering- do you happen to have the dimensions of the 2018 overhead console? I’m trying to see if that one will have the same dimensions (and thus perhaps be compatible) with 2019 RAV4?
 

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See this post for comprehensive information how to replace the driver side window master switch with a backlit one. Depending on which one you choose it can cost as little as $45 or as much as $350 for a brand new switch.

 

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Just wondering- do you happen to have the dimensions of the 2018 overhead console? I’m trying to see if that one will have the same dimensions (and thus perhaps be compatible) with 2019 RAV4?
I don't, sorry. But looking at photos online, they seem to be completely different. I don't think there's going to be a good solution for this one. My only thought right now is to put a light inside the assembly and hope some leaks around the cracks between the switches.
 

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I'm not bothered by the window switch illumination. I've had several other cars that work the same way, and it's pretty easy to work by touch. The lack of illumination on the lock button bothered me for a while (it's far less tactile than the window buttons) until I turned off the setting that automatically locked the doors.

FYI, there's a thread on the interior forum on how to add illuminated switches from similar, compatible models. It's not too expensive or hard (which also means Toyota didn't exactly save that much money and could have easily illuminated them).

But the one that really bothers me are the switches to illuminate the cabin lights. They're impossible to find by touch, and there's a certain annoying irony that you need to turn on a light to find the light switch. My old RAV you could just push the light itself: simple, elegant, effective. Nobody's found a way to illuminate these switches. And yet, the ugly SOS button is backlit. Yeah, that one bothers me a lot.
I'm not bothered by the window switch illumination. I've had several other cars that work the same way, and it's pretty easy to work by touch. The lack of illumination on the lock button bothered me for a while (it's far less tactile than the window buttons) until I turned off the setting that automatically locked the doors.

FYI, there's a thread on the interior forum on how to add illuminated switches from similar, compatible models. It's not too expensive or hard (which also means Toyota didn't exactly save that much money and could have easily illuminated them).

But the one that really bothers me are the switches to illuminate the cabin lights. They're impossible to find by touch, and there's a certain annoying irony that you need to turn on a light to find the light switch. My old RAV you could just push the light itself: simple, elegant, effective. Nobody's found a way to illuminate these switches. And yet, the ugly SOS button is backlit. Yeah, that one bothers me a lot.
I replaced all interior lights with brighter LEDs plenty of light
 

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The same person on the Toyota team who voted against lighted switches probably also voted against sound insulation. ;)
 

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The same person on the Toyota team who voted against lighted switches probably also voted against sound insulation. ;)
We call those people bean counters. :)
 

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We call those people bean counters. :)
The President of Toyota scolded them a few years ago and said "No more boring cars!". This is their way of making that happen, by hiding subtle changes and hoping the consumer doesn't find out about it :ROFLMAO:
 

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I noticed that my Limited has the drivers window button lit by just a small line so at least I can find my window button. Now, finding that small door unlock button is a challenge.
 
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2020 Rav4 Limited Hybrid sticker price 0ver $42,000. Why cant Toyota illuminate every dam Switch! I should never need a flashlight to find a switch. The cargo light is so dim it is worthless. Charge more money if you have to, but I find this a safety hazard and unacceptable for a car that costs this much money. I hope Toyota selects me to do a in depth survey. I want to tell them how every single person in the 2017 Rav4 online paid focus group I participated in all agreed about this, and Toyota didn’t listen to a single word.
Toyota going places in the dark! Hey Toyota Jan sorry you are getting wet I can’t find the window switch.
I couldn’t agree with you more. Toyota should be ashamed of themselves. You can’t see the window switches, the door locks, nothing. What were they thinking? Honestly, I would consider not getting another RAV4 because of this. Really stupid. Same goes for the overhead lighting and the switches for the moonroof.
 

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I just found this post today via searching, because our $40k RAV4 Prime SE (which we brought home new a few days ago) also lacks the backlighting for the window switches on the doors, the mirror adjustment on the driver door, the overhead lights, and the door-lock switches. Mind-boggling frustrating. My 2001 car has all these switches nicely illuminated -- from 19 years ago! In one single short evening drive last night, my wife and I needed to find the window-opening switch, the overhead light switch, and the door-locking/unlocking switch -- and had to get our iPhone flashlights out to find them... (Of course, the reason for getting the overhead lights on was precisely to be able to see where the other switches are! But we were afraid we might touch the SOS button by mistake.) What on earth, Toyota????
 

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Nope... AliExpress/Amazon. I got the illuminated switches from Ali, $70 for all 4 doors. Also got the door handle bowls for another $22. Looks like this (lights are not as bright as they look on photo):

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