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Post by CJ1949 on Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 am

Driving home in my new Bourton from the Dealers wondering when overtaking on the motorway or on roundabouts why people kept flashing and banging their hones and shaking fists etc. We could find nothing outside wrong with the Van but still the flashing continued etc

On taking it into storage with the wife in car behind she noticed that I kept indicating the wrong way?

On checking we discovered although the front indicators worked properly the rear was doing the opposite!
We were hoping to go away next week but the insurance company said 'Too dangerous' to use.
Waiting for the dealer to come back with a response/solution.

Wonder anyone experienced this problem before and is it difficult to fix?
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Post by Roopert on Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:11 am

CJ1949 wrote:Driving home in my new Bourton from the Dealers

This is definitely a problem for the dealer to resolve.

I'm not 100% sure of the legal situation and others might be able to advise, but I would think that it is not legal for a vehicle dealer to sell a vehicle in that (obviously not roadworthy) state. If it were mine, I would advise that the vehicle they supplied is not road legal, and that "time is of the essence" in getting it repaired, because a trip away in it is already booked.
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Post by Peter Brown on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:34 pm

To maintain the operation of the base vehicle bulb detection circuits on vans with the new LED rear light clusters, ballast resistors are connected in parallel to the LED's.  The resistors are fixed under the floor and I would guess that is where the wiring has been crossed - should be an easy fix.


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Post by Roopert on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:40 pm

But if that's correct - which seems likely - how the hell did it pass PDI like that?
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Post by Peter Brown on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 pm

That's certainly a question I would be asking.....
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Post by bikeralw on Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:56 pm

I imagine the PDI check goes much like the quick pre MoT check I carry out with my wife, she stands in front while I operate all the lights and indicators, getting a thumbs up. She then moves behind the van and we repeat the check. 
Opposite flasher operation would be missed.
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Post by rgermain on Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:16 pm

You could always pretend you are a BMW or Taxi and not use them hugegrins hugegrins
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Post by Paulmold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:40 pm

rgermain wrote:You could always pretend you are a BMW or Taxi and not use them hugegrins hugegrins
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Oi! Leave taxi drivers alone. As for BMW's I find Audi drivers much worse these days.

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Post by Roopert on Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:32 pm

In my experience, Mercedes Benz taxi drivers are the worst for ignoring all of the Highway Code when it suits them - or at least that's how it is around here...
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Post by rgermain on Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:15 pm

Paulmold wrote:
rgermain wrote:You could always pretend you are a BMW or Taxi and not use them hugegrins hugegrins
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Oi! Leave taxi drivers alone. As for BMW's I find Audi drivers much worse these days.

Sorry Paul, didn't mean retired ones. think_smiley_46
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Post by Paulmold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:48 pm

rgermain wrote:
Paulmold wrote:
rgermain wrote:You could always pretend you are a BMW or Taxi and not use them hugegrins hugegrins
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Oi! Leave taxi drivers alone. As for BMW's I find Audi drivers much worse these days.

Sorry Paul, didn't mean retired ones. think_smiley_46
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Post by kaspian on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:51 pm

Roopert wrote:But if that's correct - which seems likely - how the hell did it pass PDI like that?
Exactly but you have got to ask how it left the Factory like that in the first place . Excellence indeed......
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Post by CJ1949 on Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:05 pm

Alan Curry from AS came to our storage unit yesterday and fixed the faulty rear indicators in 10 minutes.
Wiring underneath rear - very pleased with the response & service.

Hope don't experience the 'other problems with the electrics' that some have experienced with their new Burton's.
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