The only problem we had on our recent 3000mile France/Italy trip was the above.
The sidelights stopped working sometime between fitting a radio in the UK prior to departure although it seemed to be fully functional before we left and passing through a thunderous cloud-burst somewhere in France.
I established that the 10amp fuse in the box by the driver's feet had blown so replaced it and the sidelights were working again.
Very quickly however the car filled with smoke before I was able to remove the fuse which had melted but not blown.
Fortunately all other lights (brake, indicator, head & rear fog) continued to work OK.
On our return I've isolated the burnt red/black wire which exits the fuse-block and replaced as it hadn't done any damage to surrounding wiring.
Now the panel lights, panel dimmer switch and foglight tell-tale lights are working but still no side-lights.
Any suggestions please as to where I should be looking next?
I guess there's a fuse or relay somewhere I haven't found or maybe a fault in the steering column stalk switch?
When I do it still begs the question as to why the lights blew in the first place - any known faults in this circuit?
I now know that our wiring on the radio was slightly incorrect as the earth should have gone to the dashboard chassis and not directly to the car's chassis since this gives a direct route to earth in the case of a dead short.
Thanks in advance, Twofives.