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Dacia Sandero - Failure of the ABS warning lamp

Dacia Sandero

Failure of the ABS warning lamp

If a The ABS warning lamp may fail in the above vehicles. 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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Suzuki Alto - Value displayed on coolant temperature gauge is too low

Suzuki Alto

Value displayed on coolant temperature gauge is too low

If these vehicles display an irregular coolant temperature value, the possibility of a bad ground connection to the thermostat housing bracket must be considered.

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Tyre pressure monitoring system RDKS

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Technical product information

From the end of 2014, all new vehicles have a tyre pressure monitoring system on board as standard. It provides a warning about insufficient tyre pressure and protects the driver against increased fuel consumption and tyre damage.

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Renault Espace IV - Cruise control does not maintain the specified cruising speed

Renault Espace IV

Cruise control does not maintain the specified cruising speed

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be faulty software (engine control unit).

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Range Rover IV / Sport - Trailer towing device cannot be released to swivel out/in

Range Rover IV / Sport

Trailer towing device cannot be released to swivel out/in

If the above problem is identified, one possible cause may be a defective electronic control unit for the electrically-powered swivel tow bar.

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Peugeot 307 CC

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. Fuses, cables and connectors also do not exhibit any fault.

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VW Golf 3, Vento, Polo

VW Golf 3, Vento, Polo

Engine not running true and with high speed

If the above fault with this error code is detected for this vehicle type, it may be caused by the throttle unit being clogged by carbon deposits.

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ENGINE COOLING - BASICS

ENGINE COOLING - BASICS

The temperatures generated by the burning fuel (up to 2,000 °C) are detrimental to engine operation. Therefore, the engine is cooled down to operating temperature. The first kind of cooling with water was thermosyphon cooling.

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Alfa Romeo 159

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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Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Replacement of direction indicator bulbs

In order to replace the front direction indicator bulbs in this car, the headlamp/s has/have to be dismantled.

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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 illuminated

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 DPF

Technical product information

The Diesel Particulate Filter System DPF

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)

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

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

Coolant pumps

Technical product information

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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Seat Mii Radiator fan permanently in operation

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

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

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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Vauxhall Zafira B Signal horn does not function

Vauxhall 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)

Noisy 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

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

Inconsistent electrical malfunctions

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.

Specific vehicle repair information

REPAIR INFORMATION

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

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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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