computer saying inop side light but they work

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my c3 1.6 hdi is telling me that one of the side lights is not working but they are.
the constant bleep is driving my wife mad is there any one that has an answer to this problem :?:
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Hello fhwrd, welcome!

Its the BSI computer that monitors the lights and their current draw. It would be worth considering changing the side light before any other work as they are very cheap and not the most difficult to change (but not the easiest).

C3 Side Lamps are available here

The side lamps are the W5W type that are also seen in the rear number plate lamp unit.
W5W Citroen C3 Side Lights
W5W Citroen C3 Side Lights
It can be difficult to see that these lamps have failed because they are quite dim compared to the other lamps in the headlight
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Is your car fitted with LED sidelamp bulbs? These can cause a fault too...

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Hi it's me once more , my side lights on my 06 citreon c3 were not working and only illuminated when main lights were on, problem solved I thumped the headlight and they came on must be a loose connection thanks to all for your reply,s to me and for your advise thanks Paul.
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