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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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Jumbo LED | Luminator LED | Light Bar LED 470 PO

THE NEW STREETSMILE

Jumbo LED | Luminator LED | Light Bar LED 470 PO

Inspired by the idea of marrying together quality and styling at the highest possible level, this new product family carries a consistent design signature and offers the right solution for every kind of taste and for every kind of vehicle!

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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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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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BMW 3 series (E90/E91/E92) - Poor air-conditioning system performance

BMW 3 series

Poor air-conditioning system performance

With the above-mentioned vehicles it can happen that, when the weather is extremely damp or humid and when a journey is particularly long, the air-conditioning system will only blow out warm air.

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Opel Corsa B - Engine jerking while driving, irregular idling

Opel Corsa B

Engine jerking while driving, irregular idling

If there are complaints about the problems mentioned above, the problems could be caused by a defective idle speed control/idle actuator.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Front Passenger Airbag is Disabled

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Front Passenger Airbag is Disabled

If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be an assembly fault with the seat-occupant detection (weight sensing system).

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Vehicle Electronics

Vehicle Electronics

Strong electronics product range for steadily growing repair volumes: sensors, actuators and engine control units

Stay in touch - we will share our expertise on electronics products in OE quality with you.

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Volkswagen Golf 4 - Motor dies shortly after starting

Volkswagen Golf 4

Motor dies shortly after starting

The above vehicles can experience the engine dying shortly after it has started. This could be caused by a malfunction of the immobiliser. Voltage pulses when starting the ignition can occasionally cause faults in the instrument cluster.

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Opel  Meriva B - Air intake temperature too high

Opel Meriva B

Air intake temperature too high

On the vehicles listed above, the following message may appear in the DIC (Driver Information Center): Code 84 (reduced engine power).

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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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Citroen C3 - Coolant temperature warning lamp lights up

Citroen C3

Coolant temperature warning lamp lights up

If the warning lamp for the coolant temperature lights up on the vehicles listed above, the cause may be a defective coolant sensor. The formation of cracks in the coolant temperature sensor can cause the aforementioned error message.

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Ultrasound-based parking aid - park distance control (PDC)

Exhaust gas recirculation system in vehicles

Useful information and important tips

The exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) reduces NOx emissions in internal combustion engines. This page provides a wealth of interesting information on the most common system variants and how they work.

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Alfa Romeo Model 147 - Engine will not start

Opel Corsa-D

Low beam: Replacing the H7 bulb

Replacing the halogen bulb in the right-hand low beam (front passenger side). Replacing the halogen bulb in the left-hand low beam (driver's side).Light sources should always be replaced in pairs — this applies especially for the low beam and high beam.

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Hyundai IX 35 - Engine will not start

Hyundai IX 35

Engine will not start

If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be a faulty switch on the clutch pedal. The switches prevent the engine from starting if the clutch pedal is not actuated or is partially actuated.

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Peugeot 4007 / 407 / 807 - Insufficient engine performance

Peugeot 4007 / 407 / 807

Starting behaviour and engine performance insufficient

In such a case, the fuel filter can be clogged. The reason for this could be that, as a result of using the fuel additive, Eolys 176 (fixed by the car manufacturer), a sludge-like mass has formed and then blocked the fuel filter.

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Mercedes Benz E- class - Engine warning light comes on

Mercedes Benz E- class

Engine warning light comes on

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by the servo motor for the swirl flaps. Oil may reach the servo motor through the air hose.

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With HELLA and Hella Gutmann, OE expertise meets diagnostics

ELECTRONICS - READY FOR THE FUTURE

OE expertise meets diagnostics

Independent workshops benefit from HELLA's original equipment expertise and comprehensive electronics portfolio. With professional workshop equipment and diagnostic tools from Hella Gutmann, all drive types and assistance systems can be serviced.

BMW 3 series - Engine control light is on

BMW 3 series

Engine control light is on; Vehicle starts up poorly

f one or more of the above-mentioned defects are reported for these vehicle models in conjunction with various error codes regarding the adjustable camshaft, this may be due to a sticking or stiff magnetic valve of the VANOS system.

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Citroen C3 Pluriel - System pressure too high

Citroen C3 Pluriel

System pressure too high

If customers complain about the air-conditioning system performance on the vehicles mentioned above, the cause may be a faulty condenser.

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Opel Insignia - Poor engine performance / Final speed is not achieved

Opel Insignia

Poor engine performance / Final speed is not achieved

In the above vehicles, an improperly tuned engine software may be the cause they are not able to reach their final speed. The customer may also complain about the performance of the engine.

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Audi A3 - Heat output too low

Audi A3

Heat output too low

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by contaminated engine coolant. Such contamination blocks the small openings in the heat exchanger preventing flow.

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Frustrating repairs?

Don't cry! We're here for you!

Sometimes repairs can be somewhat emotionally challenging. See for yourself how HELLA is by your side with electronics expertise. But, be careful: For genuine workshop heroes only!

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Opel Insignia - Height adjustment system for seating defective

Opel Insignia

Height adjustment system for seating defective

If the height adjustment system for the seating in the vehicle mentioned above no longer functions, it can be the fault of a blocked adjustment spindle.

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REPAIR INFORMATION

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

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HELLA ONLINE TRAINING

Take advantage of the HELLA online training to refresh and expand your knowledge. Learn about the HELLA core competency areas at your own pace.

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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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NEW PRODUCTS

Here you can find all information about new products, product ranges and extensions from HELLA. 

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