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Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Service notes

The following information is illustrated using a Mercedes-Benz W 212 E350 featuring direct tire pressure monitoring system, and a Mazda CX-5 featuring indirect tire pressure monitoring system as an example.

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Kia Sorento - Formation of odour in vehicle interior

Kia Sorento

Formation of odor in vehicle interior; replacement of cabin filter

In the case of the above-mentioned vehicles, odors 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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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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Opel Astra K - Engine warning lamp lighting up

Opel Astra K

Engine warning lamp lighting up

In this repair case, the customer complains that the engine warning lamp lights up while driving.

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Mercedes Benz - Xenon headlights

Mercedes Benz - Xenon headlights

Read operating hours counter / set counter to zero

In some variants, the information about the operating minutes of the xenon lamps is stored in the supply module of the xenon headlight.

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Volvo V60 - Replacement of direction indicator bulbs

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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ABS/ESP control units for braking and driving dynamics

ABS/ESP control units for braking and driving dynamics

Useful information and valuable tips

Here you will find useful information and valuable tips on the subject of hydraulic units for brake systems / control units for braking and driving dynamics.

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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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Lancia Musa - Hazard warning signal switches on without being activated

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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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; ESP indicator lamp lights up

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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Peugeot 307 CC - Rear light failure

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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Audi A3 - Trunk lid lighting not functioning

Audi A3

Trunk lid lighting not functioning

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by water entering the trunk lid lock.

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Restoring vintage cars

An engineer in the spirit of da Vinci:

restoring vintage cars with his heart and soul

Maciej Rzepecki is a very versatile man: he is a passionate aviator, sailor and engineer with a flair for design. But one of his passions burns extra bright: the restoring of vintage cars. We paid a visit to the Rzepecki Auto Jablonna in Poland in order to showcase his skills and those of his team in the 2020 Workshop Calendar.

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Opel Mokka - Parking Aid Acoustic Signal Permanently Sounds

Opel Mokka

Parking Aid Acoustic Signal Permanently Sounds

On the vehicles listed above, the acoustic signal of the parking aid, also known as PDC (Park Distance Control), may sound permanently when reverse gear is engaged.

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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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Toyota RAV 4 - Safety belt warning buzzer

Toyota RAV 4

Safety belt warning buzzer

If there are complaints for these vehicles that with unoccupied front passenger seat / with empty front passenger seat the safety belt warning light and buzzer are activated, a possible cause is a high sensitivity to the passenger seat occupancy sensor.

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VW Crafter - Auxiliary battery is not charging

VW Crafter

Auxiliary battery is not charging

In the above vehicles, incorrect coding of the electric system control unit may be the cause that the auxiliary battery is not charging.

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Citroen C4 - Bend lighting not functioning

Citroen C4

Bend lighting not functioning

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by the rear axle sensor of the level control. In general, an error message is also displayed.

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Renault Twingo - ABS warning lamp not functioning

Renault Twingo

ABS warning lamp not functioning

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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Mini Cooper - Faulty fuel gauge

Mini Cooper

Faulty fuel gauge

If complaints are made that the fuel gauge of the above-mentioned vehicles is inaccurate or faulty in any way, a possible cause for this error is the fuel level sensor (fuel feed unit).

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Opel Corsa - Poor engine starting

Opel Corsa

Poor engine starting

If there are complaints for these vehicles that the engine will not start and/or misfires, a possible root cause may be the spark plugs.

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Fiat Grande Punto - Starter not functioning

Fiat Grande Punto

Starter not functioning

The vehicles mentioned above can have a faulty starter relay that can cause the engine to not spin or start.

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Honda S2000 - Delayed acceleration

Honda S2000

Delayed acceleration

If on these vehicles there are complaints that the engine runs poorly at idle, or only responds with a delay on acceleration, the problem may be caused by a faulty intake pipe pressure sensor.

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KIA Ceed - Engine has no power

KIA Ceed

Engine has no power

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a defective camshaft actuator. Also, various fault codes are stored in the engine control unit in conjunction with variable valve timing.

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Peugeot 206 - Engine malfunction indicator light is on

Peugeot 206

Engine malfunction indicator light is on

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by a defective plug contact on the air flow sensor. 

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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.

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REPAIR INFORMATION

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