2 silly questions....

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  1. Binky

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    We have a Viseo A class and I asked the dealer why the headlight flash on the indicator stalk doesn't actually flash the headlights (the blue light on the dash comes on and you can hear the relay click, but no flash). It does, however, switch between main and dipped beams when the lights are on. He said that all A class Burstners are like this. Is that your experience?

    Secondly, the bonnet seems quite flimsy with a lot of movement. This has caused problems with the alarm pin switch. Again, have others experienced this?
     
  2. Chris

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    We used to have a Burstner Aviano.

    Can't say I ever tested whether the lights flashed but the bonnet sure was flimsy and only half opened making it very difficult to do any work on the engine.

    Not sure if that helped or not:)
     
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    I can't believe that . I think he is pulling your chain.I'd think thee is a wire off somewhere.
     
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    I concur.
     
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    And you believed the dealer? :rolleyes:
     
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    Our lights on our A class Burstner flash - In any case it is the same equipment as a van or coachbuilt?
    Bonnet closes fine - though we have no alarm - so can't comment on that
     
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    "They all do that" is a common response to any query made at a non too reputable dealer.
     
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    I think the dealer lives on mars.
     
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    What a load of b*llocks! The light should be capable of doing a single flash - its supposed to be a warning light after all! Tell him you want it to be fixed asap and to stop talking rubbish!

    As for the bonnet, sorry I don't have one so can't comment.
     
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  10. Judge Mental

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    Flimsy A class bonnets can have problems with alarm sensor..really down to skills of fitter it may need a plate..my friends Hymer did. If dealer fit his responsibility!

    If van new on fiat chassis take it to them?
     
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    hi I have a 2014 Burstner aviano and two of my friends have the same vans none of them flash the headlights I have reported this to camper uk who have reported it to Burstner as I think this is a safety issue because for ages I have been flashing wagons and cars to let them out it does not tell you any where in the manual they don't work
     
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    If your van has HID headlamps (discharge bulbs) do some Google research. I've just done a very quick search on the subject because it occurred to me that things might have changed with HID (they take a finite time to start) and it appears that that might be the 'problem'. If your van uses conventional (filament) bulbs then they should flash.
     
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    Thank you all for your responses - it's much appreciated. Interestingly I e-mailed Burstner direct and got the following response:

    Dear Sir,

    thank you for your message.
    Our integrated motorhomes (Viseo, Aviano, Elegance and Grand Panorama) are indeed not equipped with headlight flashers that work even when the headlights are off.

    Best regards,

    Frederic Schmaltz

    After Sales – Kundendienst – S.A.V.
    Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
    Elsäßerstraße 80
    D-77694 Kehl-Neumühl / Rhein

    As Sparky says, It does beg the question why they don't state this is in the manual, as I have been flashing like a demented exhibitionist for ages, unaware that my flashes have never been witnessed!
     
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    I fitted some of these behind the grlle on my amarok as DRLs and full beam assist lights https://www.lazerlamps.com/home/lights/rs-range/rs4 - I wonder if as the relay appears to be working a similar set up would work as both a headlamp flash and as a full beam support light..
     
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    That sentence doesn't really read right ... it would run better without the 'not', are you sure something wasn't lost in translation?
     
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    This is a 2015 thread OP probably sorted by now(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Makes sense, as its written, to me but leaving out the last eight words would make it clearer.
     
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  18. Binky

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    Copied exactly as I received it from Burstner. Since the original post I have heard of a number of owners who have headlight flashers that dont. Basically, instead of flashing I just bturn the headlights on and off. Not ideal at all.
     
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    I'm surprised that non flashing vehicles are road legal... as flashing headlights is an approved "I'm here" signal...
     
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    Not a legal or MOT requirement.
    You're correct, it does mean 'l'm here' but flashing headlamps is more often, mistakenly, taken as a 'go on then, I'll wait' indication.
     
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