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Hi All,
Can someone please help, my auto lights on my C3 1.4 Hdi 2003 are not working. Its there a fuse our sensor I can look for. The manual does not seem to show me. Thanks
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Hello Gunner

I don't think there is a fuse for the sensor for the lights, but the one for the wipers is fuse no.7 (15A) may be worth checking.

You can check that the auto function has not been turned off, possibly, if you have this type of left stalk:
Citroen C3 auto lights stalk
Citroen C3 auto lights stalk
Try pressing (and holding) the button on the end, with the ignition on, and seeing if you get the chimes.
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Thanks C3driver52,

I have checked the stalk switch position, and its correct. I pressed the button but nothing happened.
Do you have anymore advise?

Thanks again
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Hi Gunner,

Try pressing and holding the button on the stalk till you hear the chime, but with the ignition key turned to only the first position (accessories). As I made a mistake in saying 'ignition on'.

If you don't get the chime, then maybe the stalk is faulty, or the BSI is giving problems.
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Hi C3Driver52
It worked.
Thank you.
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Hello people.

I keep on pressing and holding the button on the stalk and nothing happens.

Any suggestions?

Regards.
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Have you made sure the ignition key is in, and turned to the "ACC" position? It will only work if the key is in this exact position.
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Thank you matic now it works fine :-).
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Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I mounted DRL to my c3 and it won't work due to the headlights automatically switching on when I start the car. I tried the button at the end of the stalk with the key in all positions, no chime... Is thereany way to turn off the automatic headlights? Or what am I foing wrong? Thanks
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1Scotty1 wrote:Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I mounted DRL to my c3 and it won't work due to the headlights automatically switching on when I start the car. I tried the button at the end of the stalk with the key in all positions, no chime... Is thereany way to turn off the automatic headlights? Or what am I foing wrong? Thanks
You only need to put the key in accessories position, not all of them.

With the key in acc position, press and hold the button on the stalk and wait for the chime.
C3driver52 wrote:If you don't get the chime, then maybe the stalk is faulty, or the BSI is giving problems.
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