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Ford Edge Functional failure of the front headlamps

Ford Edge

Functional failure of the front headlamps

The complaint has been made that the front headlamps in the above vehicles experience a functional failure during operation.
The cause of this problem in this case is faulty software for the headlamp module.

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Audi A3 Functional failure of the front headlamps

Audi A3

Inaccurate fuel gauge

The complaint has been made that the above vehicles have an inaccurate fuel quantity indicator (deviation from the actual quantity in the tank on the instrument cluster display).
The cause for the above-mentioned issue is a software error in the control unit (instrument cluster).

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GOLF 6 REAR COMBINATION LAMP ENCODING

GOLF 6 REAR COMBINATION LAMP ENCODING

The exterior lighting on a vehicle offers a wealth of opportunities for customising the vehicle. Retrofitting LED rear combination lamps is a very popular modification. However, on modern vehicles it isn't enough to simply replace the lamps.

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Opel Ampera Battery charging cable deformed

Opel Ampera

Battery charging cable deformed

A faulty battery charging cable on the above vehicles may result in overheating and deformation up to the point of melting the charging cable.
As a result of the described issue, the battery will no longer be sufficiently charged or will not charge.

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Fiat Idea / Lancia Musa Hazard warning signal switches on without being activated

Fiat Idea / Lancia Musa

Hazard warning signal switches on without being activated

If the above-mentioned vehicles are found to have a problem with the hazard warning signal switching itself on without first being activated, the cause may be a defective hazard warning switch.

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Mazda 3 / 6 / CX5 Air-conditioning system not performing

Mazda 3 / 6 / CX5

Air-conditioning system not performing

The air-conditioning system of the vehicles mentioned above may experience a loss in performance. Sometimes there is no refrigerant left in the system.

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Kia Sorento I (JC)  Formation of odour in vehicle interior

Kia Sorento I (JC)

Formation of odour in vehicle interior

In the case of the above-mentioned vehicles, odours may form in the vehicle interior. In such cases, special attention should be paid to the cabin filter or filter housing.

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Our glossary for electromobility: We explain important terms

Our glossary for electromobility: We explain important terms

Passion for clean mobility! Electromobility is on everyone's lips – and increasingly also on the road. We at HELLA are contributing towards this: we offer customised electronics for mild hybrids to pure electric vehicles that accompany renowned manufacturers on the road to the future.

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BMW 5 Series /7 Series Stop light permanently illuminate

BMW 5 Series /7 Series

Stop light permanently illuminated

If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be a faulty ball head on the brake pedal.

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Mercedes Vaneo Radio-controlled central locking system unlocks itself

Mercedes Vaneo

Radio-controlled central locking system unlocks itself

If the above fault is complained of in these vehicles, and if the passenger compartment lighting also fails to switch off while driving, there may be a contact problem in one of the sliding doors.

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Technical product information The Diesel Particulate Filter System

Technical product information

The Diesel Particulate Filter System

In order to maintain the prescribed emission limit values, a diesel particulate filter that is also known as DPF is used in vehicles with diesel engines.

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Land Rover Freelander 2

Defective Contact Switch (Hood)

The warning notification "Hood open" is displayed on the instrument panel of the vehicles listed above. Additionally, an acoustic signal may sound when locking the vehicle, and the alarm control system may also be heard.

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Honda Legend

Scratching and knocking noises in the area of the windshield

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be the windshield wiper system and/or the wiper blades.

In such a case a faulty wiper arm (on the driver's side) is responsible for the noise generation.

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Coolant pumps

Technical product information

Coolant pumps are mostly driven mechanically, by a toothed belt or V-ribbed belt, and transport the coolant through the engine's coolant circuit. The pumps can be flanged directly to the engine or also installed away from it. 

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Peugeot 307 CC

Rear light failure

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a defective licence-plate light. No error code is recorded. 

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Seat Mii

Radiator fan permanently in operation

If the radiator fan in the vehicles mentioned above does not switch off, this may be due to a software error or a faulty ECU.

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Ultrasonic oil level sensor

This sensor is used to monitor the oil level by continuously measuring the engine oil level in the static and dynamic ranges. The sensor is designed for vertical installation from below in the bottom of the oil pan. Inside the housing there are the level sensor, temperature sensor, and sensor electronics.

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Volvo V60

Replacement of direction indicator bulbs

If the above-mentioned problems are identified, one possible cause may be a damaged wiring harness in the engine compartment. 

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Citroen Picasso

Battery is empty

If there are complaints for these vehicles that the battery is empty or that the vehicle will not start, a possible cause could be partly incorrect installation of the interior lights cable harness.

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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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BMW i3 (I01) Noises in the area of the doors

BMW i3 (I01)

Noises in the area of the doors

In this case, the customer complains of an unpleasant creaking or jarring noise when opening or closing the doors.

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Angular position sensor: Functioning and areas of application explained succinctly

Angular position sensor: Functioning and areas of application explained succinctly

An angular position sensor is used wherever a rotational movement is detected in the vehicle. Examples are vehicle level measurement or headlamp levelling and also measurement of the steering angle or of the throttle position.

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Intake manifold pressure sensor with integrated intake air temperature sensor

Intake manifold pressure sensor with integrated intake air temperature sensor

he intake manifold pressure sensor measures the intake manifold vacuum that exists in the intake manifold after the throttle. The measured values of the intake manifold pressure sensor and the intake air temperature sensor are required to calculate the intake air mass.

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VW Touareg Erratic driving behaviour

VW Touareg

Erratic driving behaviour

If the above-mentioned problems are identified, one possible cause may be a damaged wiring harness in the engine compartment.

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Fiat Panda Low beam not functioning

Fiat Panda

Low beam not functioning

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, it may be caused by a poor contact between the connection socket and the fuse box.

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Everyday workshop life during the coronavirus pandemic

Everyday workshop life during the coronavirus pandemic

In an interview: how a car workshop completely adapted to the pandemic, and developed and implemented hygiene guidelines.

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Toyota Prius - Overload in the hybrid control electronics

Toyota Prius

Overload in the hybrid control electronics

On the above vehicles, the emergency program may be activated following heavy acceleration.

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Alfa Romeo 159 Power steering makes noises

Alfa Romeo 159

Power steering makes noises

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by air that has entered the steering system. The noises are produced by cavitation and occur during the cold start phase in particular.

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Turbocharger actuator

All important information in just one video

Get useful knowledge and valuable tips on the subject of turbocharger actuators.
Simply and understandably prepared for you in a video.

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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VW CC - Noises during steering movement

VW CC

Noises during steering movement

With this kind of repair job, the customer complains of a grinding noise in the steering column area when the steering wheel is moved/turned.

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The world’s first electric Porsche

The world’s first electric Porsche

Retro meets electro

The tuning specialist Bisi Ezerioha has taken the legendary Porsche 935 – and fitted it with a 637 HP electric engine!

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Volvo different models - Parking brake slips

Volvo - different models

Parking brake slips

In the vehicles listed above, the electronic parking brake may release without being operated after the engine is started and the vehicle is put in gear.

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