OK, so after a short absence from the forum, I'm back...with another problem, my sidelights work, and come on, but not by themselves!
Let me explain...
With or without the auto-headlights switched on is regardless of outcome. Basically, if I switch the stalk to sidelights, they come on...along with the dipped headlights. If I switch the stalk to headlights, the sidelights stay on, as well as the dipped beam. If I switch it back to sidelights, guess what.........no change. Sidelights and dipped beam.
Again, this is the same with the auto lights switched on.
Now I know it's not such a bad thing that my headlights still work, but I have a lovely black Picasso, so would like to drive in some conditions with my sidelights on to increase my car's visibility to others, without driving with my headlights on all the time unnecessarily.
Oh, and for those interested in the outcome of my last posts.... no I still haven't replaced the turbo/gasket/manifold or any work done to the pistons or air flow, and the car still runs fine, so I'm not entirely convinced that the garage I took it to last time where honest about the 'seriousness' of the problem.