Floating calliper guide pins

Practical repair tips

The floating-type calliper, also known as a floating calliper, is one of the most frequently used brake callipers in vehicles. A special feature here is that the brake calliper can be moved by means of guide bolts.

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Replace handbrake cable

Basic information and valuable tips all about damage assessment of parking brakes

The following repair notes are based on the example of a Mazda 6 but they can also be applied to identical vehicle models.

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Opel 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.

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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 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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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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VW Touareg

Faulty particle filter regeneration

If the above-mentioned problem is identified, one possible cause may be a defective exhaust differential pressure sensor.

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Renault Espace IV

Discharged battery, engine does not start

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, a possible cause may be a faulty heater fan control relay.

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Opel Vivaro

The engine oil pressure indicator lamp lights up while vehicle is being driven

If the above-mentioned problem is detected in connection with the error codes stated here, there could be two possible causes creating the trouble.

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The HELLA film "Passion for Clean Mobility" was awarded "Gold" at the New York TV & Film Festival 2019. The film "Light and Beyond" came among the finalists.

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Brake Fluids & Chemicals

Our fluids for active braking safety

The brake fluid range from Hella Pagid is sensibly supplemented by brake cleaner and mounting paste. Both of these quality products are tried-and-tested, easy to use, and ideal for optimizing the braking and road safety of a vehicle.

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Hella Pagid Brake Systems - OE Competence

Over decades, numerous vehicle manufacturers have come to rely on PAGID’s original equipment competence and consciously choose its first-class brake components. The unique OEM expertise of the PAGID brand is incorporated into each and every brake pad and brake lining from HELLA PAGID and illustrates the supplier’s particular strength in the independent aftermarket.

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Coolant radiator replacement

If the coolant radiator is broken, it needs to be replaced.
A few things need to be observed though! In this video we show you what it is in detail.

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BMW i3

Service connections for air conditioning system

During maintenance or repair work on the vehicles listed above, the question "Where are the service connections?" arises.

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Mazda 3

Display for outside temperature

In the above vehicles, the display for the outside temperature may change of its own accord.

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Peugeot 307

ABS warning light illuminates

If the above error is discovered together with an illuminated ABS warning light, this may be due to a cable fracture underneath the heat shield cover for the rear muffler.

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Programming car keys and changing batteries

In this chapter we would like to take as an example the ignition key with the 3-button radio remote control (folding key) of the Volkswagen Group for the vehicle makes Skoda, Volkswagen and Seat. This vehicle key allows the vehicle to be opened and locked both mechanically and also via radio signals

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Audi A1

Exhaust gas recirculation radiator; Engine warning light comes on

If, in the vehicles mentioned above, the error memory indicates an issue with the exhaust gas recirculation, this may be due to a faulty exhaust gas recirculation radiator.

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Alfa Romeo 147

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) too sensitive

ESP indicator lamp lights up sporadically. If the ESP system is activating too early, this may be due to faulty software evaluation in the control unit.

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Opel Astra J Sports Tourer

Replacing the lamps in the tailgate

To replace the lamps, proceed as follows: Switch off the ignition and light switch; Open the tailgate; Remove plastic covers.

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Thermal management in hybrid vehicles

This page provides you with a good overview of the topic of hybrid vehicles: From the basics and system properties, to solutions for thermal management, right up to the special features regarding maintenance and repair work.

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Ford Focus C-Max

Loss of refrigerant

With the above vehicles loss of refrigerant may occur if air-conditioning system lines are broken or cracked.

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Specific vehicle repair information


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

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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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Here you will find an overview of the current campaigns and special offers from HELLA.

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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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