HELLA TECH WORLD NEWS

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

Coolant pumps are mostly driven mechanically, by a toothed belt or V-ribbed belt, and transport the coolant through the engine's coolant circuit. The pumps can be flanged directly to the engine or also installed away from it.

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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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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

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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Opel Zafira B Signal horn does not function

Opel 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)

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.

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Angular position sensor: Functioning and areas of application explained succinctly

Angular position sensor: Functioning and areas of application explained succinctly

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

Erratic driving behaviour

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

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.

Mercedes-Benz CLK - Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

Mercedes-Benz CLK

Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

If there are complaints for these vehicles that noise is coming from the area of the air conditioning compressor, a possible cause is the air conditioning compressor pulley.

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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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The world’s first electric Porsche

The world’s first electric Porsche

Retro meets electro

The tuning specialist Bisi Ezerioha has taken the legendary Porsche 935 – and fitted it with a 637 HP electric engine!

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Volvo different models - Parking brake slips

Volvo - different models

Parking brake slips

In the vehicles listed above, the electronic parking brake may release without being operated after the engine is started and the vehicle is put in gear.

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BMW Series: 1, 5, 7 - Complete discharge of the battery

BMW Series: 1, 5, 7

Complete discharge of the battery

If a full discharge of the battery after long periods of disuse is determined in the vehicles listed above, the cause may be a defect in the fuel filter heater.

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Electronic boost pressure control Turbocharger actuator testing

Electronic boost pressure control

Turbocharger actuator testing

Useful information and valuable tips on all aspects of electromechanical control settings for adjustable turbochargers.

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Ford Mondeo Front headlamp goes out

Ford Mondeo

Front headlamp goes out

On the vehicles mentioned above, customers have complained that the front headlamps fail while driving.

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Mercedes C-Class Compressor does not switch on

Mercedes C-Class

Compressor does not switch on

If the air conditioning compressor in the vehicles mentioned above does not switch on and/or the radiator fans are running at full power, this may be due to a faulty SAM module.

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Opel Antara Air-conditioning system is not functioning

Opel Antara

Air-conditioning system is not functioning

In the above vehicles, incorrect service programming or incorrect coding could cause the air-conditioning compressor to no longer be activated.

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Audi TT Vibrations and noises

Audi TT

Vibrations and noises

In the vehicles listed above, operating the air conditioning system may result in vibrations and noises.

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Audi A6 Matrix LED Headlights

Audi A6 Matrix LED Headlights

Useful knowledge and valuable tips

LED headlamps or the control units have to process a multitude of data from different in-vehicle sources in order to calculate and realise the individual light functions. Here you will find important information to consider when replacing the headlamp and components.

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TECHNICAL VIDEO

Rear radar calibration for Lane Change assist

Rear radar calibration for Lane Change assist is important when you have changed the HELLA radar head after a collision for example. Watch this video on how to do this job accurately and correctly avoiding the pitfalls.

BMW 1 series: E87 - The footwell module (FRM) blocks the power supply to the exterior lights

BMW 1 series

The footwell module (FRM) blocks the power supply to the exterior lights

In the aforementioned vehicles, one of the tasks of the footwell module (FRM) is to monitor the exterior lights.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK - Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

Mercedes-Benz CLK

Operating noise from the air conditioning compressor pulley

If there are complaints for these vehicles that noise is coming from the area of the air conditioning compressor, a possible cause is the air conditioning compressor pulley.

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Tire trends of tomorrow

Tire trends of tomorrow:

without air, but definitely with intelligence

What will the tires of tomorrow look like? Tire trends of the future are quite revolutionary. Here we present our top 3.

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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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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

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New products

NEW PRODUCTS

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