I am planning to install the OEM Ambient Lighting in my 2011 SE. To accomplish this I have been acquiring the various required parts. In doing so I have managed to amass enough parts for more than one system. If you have a 2009-2012* SE or SEL and would like to add the OEM Ambient lighting, then this is the deal you have been waiting for.
This is the Ambient lighting found in the Limiteds. The "kit" includes 5 LEDs and lenses, the lighted ring cupholder assembly, the control module, the illuminated switch and the replacement bezel for inside the center console and obviously the wire harnesses.
The LED placement is as follows;
2 LEDs go in the rear cover on the center console to light up the 2nd row footwells, 1 LED goes in the center console just forward of the bezel holding the power point, Aux plug and Sync USB port, and 1 each that go in the front row footwells just above the vent under the center stack. The lighted ring cupholder assembly will replace your existing cupholder.
While these are "Experienced" parts, electronics don't wear out. They are good or they aren't. I have tested the set and all 5 LEDs and the cupholder work and cycle through the 7 colors. Also included is a bonus connector you will use to tie into your car's wiring. The connector pigtail has 3 wires. 1 to power the circuit, 1 to provide the illumination for the switch and 1 ground.
And now the price. This will cost you $175.00 shipped in the US. Pictures of the various components are available upon request.
Current pricing from Tasca will be right about $350.00. Don't confuse this with the Ford Accessory Ambient lighting kit which sells for about $200.00 and only includes the front footwell lights and LEDs that you install in a hole you drill in your existing cupholder.
*while I don't know this to be true I suspect you can at least add the 5 LED's to the "13 & up SE or SEL.