Originally Posted by digitizedsoul
I would REALLY like to know about this. I thought my incoming STI would have footwell illumination all the time, and learning it won't sucks.
There's a post where owners have confirmed the differences between STI lights and the footwell illumination kit. Basically the STI has "courtesy lights" which act differently than the footwell illumination kit. They even use different lighting components.
See post #10 in that link if you want to add the footwell illumination kit on top of the courtesy lights that come with it.