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Ford Focus Loss of engine power

Ford Focus

Loss of engine power

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a throttle valve sensor. The following error codes can be stored in the 'engine' system's event memory via implausible values for the throttle valve sensor, which are transferred to the engine control unit.

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Skoda Fabia Engine warning light comes on

Skoda Fabia

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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Cooling system check

Technical product information

In most cases, irregularities in engine temperature or an insufficient heating output can be attributed to faults in the cooling system.

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BMW i3 (I01) Interrupted radio reception

BMW i3 (I01)

Interrupted radio reception

When such a repair is required, the customer complains that the radio reception fails completely or that it is interrupted.

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 Renault Trafic III Replacing the rear combination lamps

Renault Trafic III

Replacing the rear combination lamps

Risk of burns. The lamps may still have residual heat from previous operation.

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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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 VW Golf V Poor engine starting performance

VW Golf V

Poor engine starting performance

If the fault pattern listed above is reported, the cause may be a defective coolant temperature sensor. In addition, error codes (triggered by implausible sensor values) may be stored in the engine control unit.

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 Basic principles of car lighting technology

Basic principles of car lighting technology

Technical product information

Lighting technology plays a very important role in motor vehicles with regard to the safety of vehicle occupants and that of other road users.

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 KIA Sportage Passenger compartment fan does not function

KIA Sportage

Passenger compartment fan does not function

In the event of a failure of the passenger compartment fan, the cause may be a defect in the electronic blower controller.

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 Ford Explorer Air-conditioning system with rear evaporator

Ford Explorer

Air-conditioning system with rear evaporator

With the above vehicles annoying, whistling or/and humming noises may be heard from the vehicle rear end. This only affects vehicles with a second evaporator (rear evaporator).

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BMW i3 - Service connections for air conditioning system

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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 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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 Lane change assist Technical product information

Lane change assist

Technical product information

As driver assistance systems for preventing accidents continue to develop, there is more and more interest in radar sensors for assistance systems to the rear of the vehicle.

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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.

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Ford Maverick - Engine not running smoothly

Ford Maverick

Engine not running smoothly

If complaints are made about the above-mentioned vehicle, i.e. that the engine is irregular and not running smoothly and also that the engine control lamp is lit, these could be signs of a defect in the exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR system).

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 Dacia Sandero - Failure of the ABS warning lam

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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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

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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