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Side lights, new bulbs, no change
Checked connectors, ok
Checked earths , look ok
Other lights , ok
Fuses seem ok although there isn't one for side lights.

Now what? Absolute pain in the a...
 

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Hi...have you checked all the fuses with a test light..the sidelights must be fused but could be off any fuse...I would start there...
 

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It is correct to say that the sidelights are not protected by fuses. They are controlled by electronic switches in the engine compartment fusebox. One can only assume that these are current limiting by design.

From reading other posts here, it seems that the 207 engine compartment fusebox is vulnerable to water ingress, so I suggest that it the first place to look.
 

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Side lights

The fuse box is dry.

If its a current limiting issue how is that caused, contact fault or wire break?
 

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Also, to set auto lights on and off, this car uses the radio and display in the centre of the dash. The setting for auto lights has disappeared from the personalisation menu. I'm certain it was there before! It must be connected to the side lights issue?
 

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If its a current limiting issue how is that caused, contact fault or wire break?
You misunderstood. The current limiting feature is my conjecture to explain how they achieve circuit protection without a fuse. I do not suggest it is connected with your issue.

If you think there is a connection to the vanished auto lights feature, I suggest a BSI reboot.
 

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Ok

I'll look at that, thanks.

Oddly, last year the mot had just been done when we bought the car. Afterwards my Daughter had the insurance company fit a box. I wonder if thats causing an issue as it was clipped into the loom apparently.
 

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Now you say that..I would try and find where they clipped into a loom and disconect (if possible)and do a bsi reset..their equpment may be giving the bsi a bad current drain on the sidelight circuit and locking it out to save further damage......
 

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Hi Noddy, its going for test tomorrow. Ive checked all I can for voltage etc, can't see anything wrong. May be the side lights havent worked since insurance put box in, although I was told he'd performed a full system check afterward.
Thanks for your advice. Will let you know what tomorrow brings.
 

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ELECTRICAL issue 207 water in fuse box flashing temp light failed lights, speedo

This was the result -

1 flashing temp light - changed thermostat - random flashing red light
2 side lights failed -
water in fuse box (nothing visible in the box itself until you remove large block connectors)

Water pump leak wash wipe -
cappiliarised water into loom
leaks into connector in fuse box FROM NEW - DAY 1 and peugeot know about this!

main dealer - wanted £1500 -

Local pug specialist -

NEW FUSE BOX
Recovered used block connector
NEW wash pump
2 diagnostics done on different occasions
TOTAL COST £580

this caused several electrical issues and the result is all cleared!

things it can cause are - flashing red light on temp gauge, speedo fail, lights fail, brake lights on permanent.

all car makers have known faults but this is a real shit one- I see it's causing alot of problema for alot of people. Hope this post helps someone remedy a fault.

Good luck!

P.s I wrote to peugeot and they ARE aware of this issue and blankly refuse to honor any help to remedy.
 

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Hi..well done for letting us know although Ive read other owners have had the same problem.Ive only read about it as I have never owned a 207.I know 307s have a water ingres prob on the abs as mine had a recall for it a few years ago,resulted in a plasic bag wrapped around the unit behind the bumper(a cack repair)
 
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