Sidelights not working

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My Name: Doublehelix

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Hi to you all.

I have recently bought a C3 and my sidelights have decided to stop working. I shall go for the cheapest option of changing both bulbs (they look blackened so I assume they are both blown) but where is the fuse for these lights if it is that which is at fault instead of the bulbs?

Also, is this a common problem or could something else be causing the sidelights not to work?

Many thanks.........
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Hi Doublehelix

If the bulbs are blackened, I would change them.

C3 Side Lamps available here


Fuse box layout diagrams for the C3 are in the 'tips' section here:
https://citroenc3owners.com/tips-for-any-citroen-c3-f8/

but the side lights are not fused. Only the Dipped and Main beam are fused.

Side Lights (GOOD):
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Side Lights (BAD):
C3 Side Lights not working
C3 Side Lights not working
My Name: Doublehelix

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Thanks once again C3driver52.

I did not know they were not fused but they look like the blackened ones in your posted image.

Both are blown and look like they are a bit of a 'mare to get out of the headlight unit if you have big hands like mine.

I've bought a couple of bulbs from a local auto spares shop and I will fit them tomorrow, as I never got a chance today.

Many thanks for all your help.
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