HELLA TECH WORLD NEWS

Electronic boost pressure control Turbocharger actuator testing

Electronic boost pressure control

Turbocharger actuator testing

Useful information and valuable tips on all aspects of electromechanical control settings for adjustable turbochargers.

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Ford Mondeo Front headlamp goes out

Ford Mondeo

Front headlamp goes out

On the vehicles mentioned above, customers have complained that the front headlamps fail while driving.

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Mercedes C-Class Compressor does not switch on

Mercedes C-Class

Compressor does not switch on

If the air conditioning compressor in the vehicles mentioned above does not switch on and/or the radiator fans are running at full power, this may be due to a faulty SAM module.

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Opel Antara Air-conditioning system is not functioning

Opel Antara

Air-conditioning system is not functioning

In the above vehicles, incorrect service programming or incorrect coding could cause the air-conditioning compressor to no longer be activated.

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Audi TT Vibrations and noises

Audi TT

Vibrations and noises

In the vehicles listed above, operating the air conditioning system may result in vibrations and noises.

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Audi A6 Matrix LED Headlights

Audi A6 Matrix LED Headlights

Useful knowledge and valuable tips

LED headlamps or the control units have to process a multitude of data from different in-vehicle sources in order to calculate and realise the individual light functions. Here you will find important information to consider when replacing the headlamp and components.

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TECHNICAL VIDEO

Rear radar calibration for Lane Change assist

Rear radar calibration for Lane Change assist is important when you have changed the HELLA radar head after a collision for example. Watch this video on how to do this job accurately and correctly avoiding the pitfalls.

BMW 1 series: E87 - The footwell module (FRM) blocks the power supply to the exterior lights

BMW 1 series

The footwell module (FRM) blocks the power supply to the exterior lights

In the aforementioned vehicles, one of the tasks of the footwell module (FRM) is to monitor the exterior lights.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK - Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

Mercedes-Benz CLK

Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

If there are complaints for these vehicles that noise is coming from the area of the air conditioning compressor, a possible cause is the air conditioning compressor pulley.

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Tyre trends of tomorrow

Tyre trends of tomorrow:

without air, but definitely with intelligence

What will the tyres of tomorrow look like? Tyre trends of the future are quite revolutionary. Here we present our top 3.

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Renault All models - Alternator control lamp illuminates

Renault All models

Alternator control lamp illuminates

If the symptoms mentioned above occur on these vehicle models, the problem may also be related to a faulty alternator pulley.

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Peugeot 407 - Pollen filter clogged

Peugeot 407

Pollen filter clogged

If, on the above mentioned vehicles, there are complaints about a degradation in the function of the heater blower motor or air-conditioning blower motor and a reduced air flow is also apparent in the vehicle interior, the pollen filter is a possible cause of the problem.

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Volvo S40 - Stop light not functioning

Volvo S40

Stop light not functioning

If the above-mentioned vehicle is found to have a functional failure of the stop light to the left/right, this may be caused by a defect in the central electronic control unit/module.

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Seat Ibiza - Atypical steering behavior

Seat Ibiza

Atypical steering behavior

If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be an insufficiently secured steering column.

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Fiat 500 - Condensation in the footwell

Fiat 500

Condensation in the footwell

It is possible that condensation occurs in the driver/passenger footwell of the above-mentioned vehicles.

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Nissan X-Trail - Power steering failure

Nissan X-Trail

Power steering failure

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, a possible cause may be a faulty control unit of the power steering system.

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Range Rover Sport V8 Noise - (creaking/squeaking) in the area of the dashboard

Range Rover Sport V8

Noise (creaking/squeaking) in the area of the dashboard

If there are noises in the Range Rover Sport (see above for model series), such as creaking and squeaking, in the area of the dashboard, the precise cause is difficult to determine; it is probably caused by dirt build-up between the driving shafts of the recirculation flap.

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Subaru Outback - Sudden fast idle speed

Subaru Outback

Sudden fast idle speed

If a sudden fast idle speed is determined in the vehicles listed above, the cause may be a fault in the cruise control system’s servomotor.

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Head-up display, autopilot and more - that's what the car of the future really needs.

Head-up display, autopilot and more - that's what the car of the future really needs.

These are our top 5 features for your car! But what are the really revolutionary and important technologies that every one of you should have in your car? Here's the definitive answer: the following 5 features.

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Audi A4/A5/A6/A7/Q5/Q7/TT Loss of power in heating/air-conditioning systems

Audi A4/A5/A6/A7/Q5/Q7/TT

Loss of power in heating/air-conditioning systems

Due to defective coolant control valves (heating, transmission), coolant can leak and enter the connectors and wiring. This results in electric defects and corrosion. Other defects will frequently occur throughout:

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Opel Meriva - Interior temperature regulation

Opel Meriva

Interior temperature regulation

On the above mentioned vehicle it may occur that it is no longer possible to regulate the interior temperature.

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Volkswagen Polo - Heating/air conditioning temperature control

Volkswagen Polo

Heating/air conditioning temperature control

If there are problems with the temperature control of the heating or air conditioning in the above vehicles, a faulty evaporator temperature sensor may be responsible.

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Honda CR-V - Failure of dipped headlight

Honda CR-V

Failure of dipped headlight

The dipped headlight can fail on the vehicle named above. The cause can be a defect in the connection between the light switch and the cable plug.

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Service work on the charging system

Service work on the charging system

This section provides useful information and valuable tips surrounding all aspects of service work on the charging system, using a Volvo V60 equipped with Eco Start-Stop DRIVe as an example. The automatic start/stop function can only be guaranteed if all components of the start and charging system are operating correctly.

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Isuzu Trooper - Starter does not function

Isuzu Trooper

Starter does not function

If there are complaints for the above vehicles that the start does not function or activate (even though the automatic transmission selector is in [N] neutral), a possible cause could be a failure of the automatic transmission lockout switch.

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Mitsubishi Lancer - Alternator control light illuminates

Mitsubishi Lancer

Alternator control light illuminates

On the above mentioned vehicles a loose alternator belt pulley can result in the failure of the vehicle's electrical system and damage to other components.

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Peugeot 307 - Left parking light / tail light and licence plate light fail

Peugeot 307

Left parking light / tail light and licence plate light fail

In the above vehicles, the wiring harness may be damaged in the area between the bumper and the bumper bracket. In addition, the F22 fuse in the fuse box / relay plate of the instrument panel may have blown.

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Autonomous driving: When will the vision of the future become a reality?

Autonomous driving

When will the vision of the future become a reality?

It was always a bit like science fiction when automotive experts and large sections of the automotive industry envisioned, not all that long ago, what the future of individual mobility would look like in the not-too-distant future.

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Nissan Pathfinder - Frozen Evaporator

Nissan Pathfinder

Frozen Evaporator

On the vehicles listed above, it is possible that the evaporator may freeze after long periods of driving, and the air outflow speed from the interior nozzles may be reduced.

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Audi A1/A1 Sportback - Interrupted radio reception

Audi A1 / A1 Sportback

Interrupted radio reception

With this kind of repair work, the customer complains that radio reception is interrupted when the rear-window heater is switched on.

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This is how important intelligent thermal management is in electric cars

This is how important intelligent thermal management is in electric cars

Thermal management systems in e-cars are generally more complex than those in conventional vehicles. After all, pure electric cars, or battery electric vehicles (BEV), have a number of components that are particularly sensitive to hot and cold. And it’s also common knowledge that it’s a bit tricky to heat and cool the vehicle interior.

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Opel Zafira B - Signal horn does not function

Opel Zafira B

Signal horn does not function

The above vehicles can experience signal horn failure due to a fault in the steering column´s electronic module in the above-mentioned vehicles.

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Alfa Romeo - Condensation forming on the front fog lamp

Alfa Romeo

Condensation forming on the front fog lamp

If complaints are made about the above issue, this does not necessarily point to any error. If the covering pane is covered by condensation, the area where light is emitted should dry within 20 minutes of driving with the low beams turned on.

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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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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

Quick, clear and efficient – Find the right HELLA Product!

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