HELLA TECH WORLD NEWS

Renault Kangoo 1 - Central locking system fails to unlock

Renault Kangoo

Central locking system fails to unlock

If the above deficiency is observed in the this type of vehicle it may be caused by a faulty sensor in the tank filler neck or an incorrect tank cap.

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Mercedes-Benz W210 - Illumination of the ESP control lamp

Mercedes-Benz W210

Illumination of the ESP control lamp

If there are complaints about the above mentioned fault, the problem may be caused by a faulty or incorrect brake lamp switch (brake pedal position switch).

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Opel Antara - Radio display sporadically fails

Opel Antara

Radio display sporadically fails

A faulty alternator controller may cause sporadic failures of the radio display in the above vehicles. Furthermore, the engine may enter the emergency mode.

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Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Useful information and important tips

On this page, those interested in technology will find a whole host of details relating to the respective system variants, practical tips for changing tyres, and important information to be taken into account during tyre fitting.

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Ford Focus - Illumination of the malfunction indicator lamp

Ford Focus

Illumination of the malfunction indicator lamp

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by a defective throttle potentiometer and/or a corroded connecting plug.

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BMW Mini - Lighting up of the engine warning light

BMW Mini

Lighting up of the engine warning light

If the coolant temperature gauge fluctuates and/or the engine warning light comes on in the above-mentioned vehicles, a possible cause could be the presence of air locks in the cooling system or in the coolant circulation system.

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Skoda Octavia - Vehicle not starting up

Skoda Octavia

Vehicle not starting up

If this deficiency is detected in connection with the above error codes, it may be caused by a short-circuit in an injection valve.

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Light is emotion, Light is HELLA

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Jaguar S-Type - Ticking Sounds From Instrument Panel Area

Jaguar S-Type

Ticking Sounds From Instrument Panel Area

In the vehicles listed above, ticking noises can arise from the instrument panel or the instrument cluster area. The potential cause for this is one or more actuator motors of the heating/air-conditioning system.

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VW New Beetle - Poor engine starting performance

VW New Beetle

Poor engine starting performance

Poor engine starting performance, excessive engine knocking at idle, engine runs in emergency mode. If the above problem is raised, it could have several causes. Implausible values may cause the symptoms described.

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Kia Cee-d - Airbag malfunction indicator light is lit

Kia Cee'd

Airbag malfunction indicator light is lit

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by a defective plug connection. The following fault codes, among others, may be stored.

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BMW 5 Series - SRS - warning light lights up

BMW 5 Series

SRS - warning light lights up

Ingress of water into the interior of the above vehicles can cause the SRS warning light to light up. Ingress of water through the noise insulator of the front and rear doors generally drenches the carpet in the interior of the vehicle.

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Opel Zafira B - Engine power loss

Opel Zafira B

Engine power loss

If there are complaints for these vehicles that the engine jerks, experiences loss of power and the error code P1106 is stored in the engine control unit, it is possible that the cause of failure is a defective or faulty atmospheric pressure sensor.

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Honda S2000 - Delayed acceleration

Honda S2000

Delayed acceleration

If on these vehicles there are complaints that the engine runs poorly at idle, or only responds with a delay on acceleration, the problem may be caused by a faulty intake pipe pressure sensor.

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Renault Twingo - ABS warning lamp not functioning

Renault Twingo

ABS warning lamp not functioning

A problem in the instrument cluster may prevent a failure in the ABS system from being displayed. Even during the self-test, after turning on the ignition, the ABS warning lamp does not light up.

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Audi A6 - Exhaust warning light is on

Audi A6

Exhaust warning light is on, poor engine performance

On these vehicles, if the exhaust warning light comes on and engine performance is poor, the following error codes may also be recorded.

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keys

Open sesame:

Radio transmitter car keys are standard today

Gone are the days when cars were unlocked manually. Key models based on infrared have long since been overtaken by modern remote key systems.

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Fiat Seicento

Irregular engine running; No entry in the event memory

The front right ground cable connection may be faulty if irregular engine running is identified in the above vehicles and there is no entry in the control unit’s event memory. 

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Opel Omega B - Failure of the rain light sensor

Opel Omega B

Failure of the rain light sensor

If a malfunction/failure of the automatic windshield wiper function is complained at in these vehicles, a possible source of fault is the two rain sensor relays.

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Stay healthy and safe – infection protection in the workshop and at the car showroom

Stay healthy and safe

Infection protection in the workshop and at the car showroom

After a partial standstill of public life during the global pandemic, almost everything is still different in many places. In workshops, too, there are always new challenges and uncertainties emerging. 

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Volvo V90 D3 - Insufficient/delayed throttle response

Volvo V90

Insufficient / delayed throttle response

In such a repair case, the customer complains that the engine reacts inadequately and/or with delay to the power increase requested by the accelerator pedal sensor (gas pedal) during the acceleration phase.

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BMW i3 (I01) - Failure of the central electrics

BMW i3

Failure of the central electrics

Power steering, radiator fan and driving-dynamics control not functioning. If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be fuses that have not been installed correctly/in compliance with requirements.

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Audi Cabriolet - Insufficient light output

Audi Cabriolet

Insufficient light output

On the vehicles mentioned above, customers have complained that the headlamps produce a reduced and insufficient light output. The reason for this problem is a faulty coating on the headlamp reflectors. 

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Opel Insignia - Engine overheats

Opel Insignia

Engine overheats / defective thermostat

The above vehicles can experience engine overheating due to a defective coolant thermostat. Micro-cracks in the thermostat housing can allow wax filling to escape so that the thermostat no longer opens.

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Checking the exhaust gas temperature sensor

Checking the exhaust gas temperature sensor

Useful knowledge and valuable tips

Testing the exhaust gas temperature sensor, illustrated using a VW Passat 2.0 16 V TDI from 2015 as an example.

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Citroen C2 - Failure of the power steering

Citroen C2

Failure of the power steering

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a defective torque sensor. The customer notices this defect by an increased steering effort.

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Specific vehicle repair information

REPAIR INFORMATION

Vehicle-specific diagnostic and repair information relating to a variety of fault symptoms.

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HELLA online training

HELLA ONLINE TRAINING

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Campaigns and special offers

CAMPAIGNS AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Here you will find an overview of the current campaigns and special offers from HELLA.

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Online product catalogue

ONLINE PRODUCT CATALOGUE

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