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Parking aid from HELLA – We got that!

Bleep, bleep, bleeeeeeep – someone must be teaching this parking aid to play the trumpet! As the workshop's friend, we have prepared something: our ultrasound-based parking aid. You can hear it when it really matters.

Fiat Panda The low beam is not functioning

Fiat Panda

The low beam is not functioning

The low beam can fail on the vehicle named above. Replacing the bulb and checking fuses F12 /F13 for the low beam did not solve the problem.

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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. A closer look at the door mechanism revealed that the fastening screw of the door check strap had come loose.

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Checking the alternator Technical product information

Checking the alternator

Technical product information

The alternator supplies all electrical components in the vehicle with electricity. Should the alternator lose its full functionality, the electronics will fail after a certain period – the battery will no longer be charged, and the vehicle will no longer be roadworthy.

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Audi A6 Exhaust warning light is on

Audi A6

Exhaust warning light is on

On these vehicles, if the exhaust warning light comes on and engine performance is poor, the following error codes may also be recorded. As preliminary analysis, check the turbocharger’s blow-off valve and the subpressure line.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse (W204)

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse (W204)

Sporadic malfunction of instrument panel lighting

If this problem is detected in the above-mentioned vehicle, a possible cause may be damage to the wiring harness of the ambient light/rain sensor. In addition, sporadic failures could occur in the exterior lighting function and in the wiper control caused by the rain sensor.

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Ignition coils from HELLA – We got that!

Fed up with ignition coils that quickly give up the ghost? Then we have something for you: our ignition coil range is not only inspiring because it has a high level of reliability, but even more so because it is a wide product range for almost all applications. It will ignite a spark in you, we promise!

Fiat Grande Punto Engine does not start

Fiat Grande Punto

Engine does not start

If the engine does not start and / or the instrument cluster remains dead when the ignition is switched on with the above-mentioned vehicles, the cause could be a defective ground connection in the engine compartment.

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Toyota IQ - Smoke generation

Toyota IQ

Smoke generation

Smoke generation may be experienced when driving one of the vehicles listed above. Engine oil can collect in the charge-air cooler and get into the combustion chamber, thus causing smoke to be generated during operation.

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Flushing the car AC system Technical product information

Flushing the car AC system

Technical product information

Harmful substances and solids can form in the refrigerant circuit, leading to component damage. It is therefore absolutely essential that the air-conditioning system be flushed during repair work, and above all when exchanging the compressor.

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Vauxhall Adam - Stop lamps permanently on

Vauxhall Adam

Stop lamps permanently on

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be incorrect adjustment / positioning of the stop-lamp switch. This can cause the stop lamp to light up permanently without the brake having to be applied.

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Mazda 2 Low beam is not switched on automatically

Mazda 2

Low beam is not switched on automatically

If, in the case of the above-mentioned vehicle models with automatic running lights, the headlights are not set on "AUTO" in the headlight control switch, a possible cause of failure may be a defective ambient light sensor.

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"We got that" - oil level sensors

Everything under control with the oil level sensors? As a friend of the independent workshop, we’re with you all the way whatever the challenge: with our high concentration of electronics OE competence, a lot of love for the product and sometimes even with a motivating wink of the eye!

Ford Focus Various problems affecting bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering light

Ford Focus

Various problems affecting bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering light

Broken cables on the control boards in the headlamp are a possible cause. In order to remedy the situation, the headlamp can be removed and repaired. After removing the rear cover on the headlamp, there is a clear view of the internal wiring or circuit board.

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VW Sharan

VW Sharan

Engine warning light illuminates

There has been a complaint of a drop in performance during the acceleration phase in the above vehicles. The engine warning light (malfunction indicator light, MIL) illuminates and the following error codes may also be stored.

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Crankshaft sensor Technical product information

Crankshaft sensor

Technical product information

The crankshaft sensor is one of the key providers of information of the engine control. It detects the speed and position of the crankshaft and forwards this information to the engine control in the form of an electrical signal.

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Honda Legend Scratching and knocking noises in the area of the windshield

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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Seat Altea Water ingress on the side direction indicators

Seat Altea

Water ingress on the side direction indicators

If the above-mentioned defect is detected, it may be related to the-build-up of considerable amounts of condensation in the side direction indicators.

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MCC Smart forfour Headlamps permanently light up

MCC Smart forfour

Headlamps permanently light up

If the headlamps on this vehicle are permanently on and / or it is not possible to switch between low and high beam, the cause could be a faulty multifunction switch.

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Volvo S60 Water ingress on vehicles with sunroof

Volvo S60

Water ingress on vehicles with sunroof

Vehicles with an adjustable or sliding sunroof are affected. When the sunroof is opened, water can penetrate into the vehicle interior.

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Programming and training tyre pressure sensors

Programming and training tyre pressure sensors

Technical product information

The HELLA universal tyre pressure monitoring sensor can be fitted on almost all original and accessory rims. If necessary, the sensors can also be replaced individually and combined with other original sensors.

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Citroën Relay Interior lamp is permanently on

Citroën Relay

Interior lamp is permanently on

If the above-mentioned defect is detected, this malfunction can be seen in connection with the contact pin of the sliding door. In addition, the door ajar warning lamp in the instrument panel may be activated.

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Ford Ranger New light source does not work

Ford Ranger

New light source does not work

In the case of the above-mentioned vehicles, it may happen that a replaced, new light source does not work. We have already noticed on many vehicles that, after changing the light source, the ignition has to be switched off and on once so that the function can be restored.

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Renault Kangoo 1 - Central locking system fails to unlock

Renault Kangoo 1

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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Vauxhall Corsa-C - Engine is not running true

Vauxhall Corsa-C

Engine is not running true

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by dirt in the dosing unit. There may also be complaints of difficulty starting or the engine stalling.

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Lambda sensor - Cause of failure, testing and troubleshooting

Lambda sensor

Technical product information

The lambda sensor determines the remaining oxygen content in the exhaust emission, and provides the engine control with an electric signal to control the air-fuel ratio.

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Citroen Berlingo - Failure of the low beam

Citroen Berlingo

Failure of the low beam

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a frayed cable harness. Additionally there may be electrical failures/malfunctions.

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Mazda 3 (BL) - Noises coming from air-conditioning compressor

Mazda 3 (BL)

Noises coming from air-conditioning compressor

If "beeping" noises are heard coming from the engine compartment during operation of the air-conditioning system in the above-mentioned vehicle, the cause may be an inadequate attraction of the magnetic clutch of the air-conditioning compressor.

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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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Online product catalogue

ONLINE PRODUCT CATALOGUE

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

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New products

NEW PRODUCTS

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

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