Headlight beam not switching on/off
2003 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol

The dipped beam setting does not come on immediately with the stalk switch. After about 4 mins they come on (switch still on). Both sidelights and high beam ok. Turn switch off and lights stay on even with key removed. I have the mk2 Picasso with the fuse-box with no relays. I was told probably the comm2000 unit so i got a second hand one with correct numbers from E-bay but still the same. Both old 2000 unit and the new one show the light indicators on the dash (green=dipped/blue high), so i'm beginning to think this is not the unit at fault. I have a diagnostic tool but does not show any faults. I have also had the B.S.I unit out and given all contacts a good clean. Has anyone had a similar problem and found the solution? All i can think to do now is to start at the headlamp unit and clean up all wire ends and contacts working my way back.

Problem added: Jan 25, 2022 (3 months ago)
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harleybear
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Citroen Xsara
Year: 2003
Variant: Picasso 1.6 petrol
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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Thought that year was a mk1 . Your scanner may not be capable of checking all systems . This shows various fuses / relays related to dip beam which I would really check out for security and fitment .

https://fuseandrelay.com/citroen/xsara-picasso.html

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