Headlamp adjuster light staying on

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I have just bought a C3 2006 with 50000 miles. Went out for a drive and it kept saying fault on the fog light. Didn't have lights on and then tonight after it had gone dark I noticed the headlight adjuster light was on even though it was locked and everything was locked. Can anybody help. Thanks
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Hi turtle59cdo

Is there any evidence of water in the headlights?


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The link above has pictures of the headlamp adjustment motor and shows how it can be affected by water in the headlights.
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No signs of any water in the headlights.
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I've also had this happen, and wondered if anyone had any bright ideas. (this and a post on another forum which didn't get any answers were the only two references to this I could find!)

Not sure if it's been the whole time I've had the car (only a few weeks) or whether it started after I had to change a headlamp bulb last week - only noticed one night over the weekend.

No sign of water inside the headlamps.

Have done a temporary fix by taking the relevant fuse out (it's one of the ones in the secret fuse box next to the bonnet release handle) as i don't use the car every day, and I don't want the battery to go flat, but I don't really want to do this every time I use the car...

I also get an occasional bleeping when I take the the key out (think this might be supposed to mean I've left headlamps on which I haven't.)

Hmph.
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Catford_Cat wrote:No sign of water inside the headlamps.
Its very common to have water in the headlights because the waterproof cover is often fitted incorrectly, particularly by first time fitters.

I would say change the headlights but if you want to diagnose before doing that you could disconnect the headlight wiring to see if the fault clears.
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Just thought I'd update -

It appears that the headlamp adjuster light goes off a minute or two after you lock the car - a few things (including, for reasons equally obscure, the electric window buttons) also stay illuminated for a short while before they go off...

Not quite sure I can see the point of that!
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Catford_Cat wrote:Just thought I'd update -
Thanks for the update :)
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My adjuster light also stays on. I also have a missing cover on the back of my drivers side headlight which leads to it filling with water. Had no idea these 2 issues could be related!
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