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MCC Smart Engine does not start, battery discharged

MCC Smart

Engine does not start, battery discharged

If the engine on the vehicles mentioned above does not start because of a discharged battery, this is often due to one-sided short-distance operation of the vehicle.

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Peugeot 308 Error code P1385 -

Peugeot 308

Error code P1385 - "Ignition misfire detection"

If the error mentioned above is detected in these vehicle models, one possible cause may be a poorly attached or defective knock sensor.

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Signal lights in cars Technical product information

Signal lights in cars

Technical product information

Signal lights have an important safety function. They demonstrate deceleration and a change in direction of the vehicle, and make the vehicle more visible to other road users when it is dark or during poor visibility.

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Ford Focus Poor engine running with increased oil consumption

Ford Focus

Poor engine running with increased oil consumption

If poor engine running with increased oil consumption is observed in the vehicle models mentioned above, then a possible cause may be defective crankcase ventilation. In some cases, a buzzing or whistling sound has also been heard.

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Hyundai Santa FE Error code C1274 -

Hyundai Santa FE

Error code C1274 - "Acceleration sensor function faulty"

If the defect mentioned above is detected, it may also be related to a defective ABS sensor ring. The ABS control unit constantly compares and evaluates the values of the acceleration sensor and wheel speed sensors.

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Opel Astra J Display code 16

Opel Astra J

Display code 16

Code 16 appears on the display with information, see operating instructions. Error code Diagnosegerät_B3881 corresponds to faulty tail light lamp or circuit.

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Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Engine stalls with slight pressure on the accelerator pedal after cold start

If no clear mechanical or electrical fault can be attributed to the error mentioned above during vehicle diagnostics, one possible cause is a software error in the engine control unit. In this case, the software version must be checked and updated if necessary.

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ABS/ESP control units for braking and driving dynamics

ABS/ESP control units for braking and driving dynamics

Technical product information

The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) has the task of preventing lateral swerving when cornering or when faced with critical situations, e.g. during extreme driving manoeuvres. The system specifically intervenes in the braking system and in the engine and transmission management and keeps the vehicle on track.

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Fiat Punto 199 Engine stalls or engine does not start

Fiat Punto 199

Engine stalls or engine does not start

In the vehicles mentioned above, a broken cable in the engine wiring harness can cause the engine not to start or to stop while driving.

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VW | Audi | Seat | Skoda Insufficient headlamp range, headlamps dazzle

VW | Audi | Seat | Skoda

Insufficient headlamp range, headlamps dazzle

After the main headlamp bulbs have been changed on the vehicles mentioned above, there may be insufficient illumination of the road or oncoming traffic may be dazzled. This is especially true when using H7 bulbs.

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BMW Mini Cooper Faulty fuel gauge

BMW 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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Jaguar S-Type Ticking Sounds From Instrument Panel Area

Jaguar S-Type

Ticking Sounds From Instrument Panel Area

In the vehicles listed above, ticking noises can arise from the instrument panel or the instrument cluster area.

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Service work on the charging system Technical product information

Service work on the charging system

Technical product information

Automatic systems, such as the automatic start-stop system are installed to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions. There are different versions and requirements depending on the vehicle manufacturer.

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Opel Astra J Charge signal lamp flashes

Opel Astra J

Charge signal lamp flashes

A complaint has ben made that the charge signal lamp flashes in the vehicles specified above.

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HONDA Jazz II Headlamp failure

HONDA Jazz II

Headlamp failure

On the vehicles mentioned above, contact problems can cause the headlamps to fail.

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HELLA mass air flow sensors - We got that!

Thick air in the workshop? Not with our mass air flow sensors! Thanks to our OE expertise, our sensors meet the highest standards of quality and functionality – for optimum performance and low emissions. We got that!

Seat Ibiza (KJ) Atypical steering behavior

Seat Ibiza (KJ)

Atypical steering behavior

If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be an insufficiently secured steering column. In this case, there is the possibility that the screw (see image) was not tightened to the specified tightening torque when the steering column was fitted.

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VW Golf 3, Vento, Polo Engine not running true and with high speed

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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Check multi-function regulator

Check multi-function regulator

Technical product information

The ever increasing demand for electrical power requires particularly efficient and powerful alternators and regulators. These should have the option of consumer and battery management. For this reason, hybrid regulators are increasingly being replaced by monolithic regulators with new functions: these are called multi-function regulators.

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Volvo V70 Engine warning light illuminates

Volvo V70

Engine warning light illuminates

Should a loss of power occur in the above vehicles, an insufficiently fastened hose on the intercooler might be the cause. Whistling noises in the acceleration phase and simultaneous loss of motor power are frequently an indication for defects or faults in the area of the intercooler.

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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Parking aid from HELLA – We got that!

Bleep, bleep, bleeeeeeep – someone must be teaching this parking aid to play the trumpet! As the workshop's friend, we have prepared something: our ultrasound-based parking aid. You can hear it when it really matters.

Fiat Panda The low beam is not functioning

Fiat Panda

The low beam is not functioning

The low beam can fail on the vehicle named above. Replacing the bulb and checking fuses F12 /F13 for the low beam did not solve the problem.

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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. A closer look at the door mechanism revealed that the fastening screw of the door check strap had come loose.

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Checking the alternator Technical product information

Checking the alternator

Technical product information

The alternator supplies all electrical components in the vehicle with electricity. Should the alternator lose its full functionality, the electronics will fail after a certain period – the battery will no longer be charged, and the vehicle will no longer be roadworthy.

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Audi A6 Exhaust warning light is on

Audi A6

Exhaust warning light is on

On these vehicles, if the exhaust warning light comes on and engine performance is poor, the following error codes may also be recorded. As preliminary analysis, check the turbocharger’s blow-off valve and the subpressure line.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse (W204)

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse (W204)

Sporadic malfunction of instrument panel lighting

If this problem is detected in the above-mentioned vehicle, a possible cause may be damage to the wiring harness of the ambient light/rain sensor. In addition, sporadic failures could occur in the exterior lighting function and in the wiper control caused by the rain sensor.

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Ignition coils from HELLA – We got that!

Fed up with ignition coils that quickly give up the ghost? Then we have something for you: our ignition coil range is not only inspiring because it has a high level of reliability, but even more so because it is a wide product range for almost all applications. It will ignite a spark in you, we promise!

Fiat Grande Punto Engine does not start

Fiat Grande Punto

Engine does not start

If the engine does not start and / or the instrument cluster remains dead when the ignition is switched on with the above-mentioned vehicles, the cause could be a defective ground connection in the engine compartment.

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Toyota IQ - Smoke generation

Toyota IQ

Smoke generation

Smoke generation may be experienced when driving one of the vehicles listed above. Engine oil can collect in the charge-air cooler and get into the combustion chamber, thus causing smoke to be generated during operation.

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Flushing the car AC system Technical product information

Flushing the car AC system

Technical product information

Harmful substances and solids can form in the refrigerant circuit, leading to component damage. It is therefore absolutely essential that the air-conditioning system be flushed during repair work, and above all when exchanging the compressor.

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Opel Adam - Stop lamps permanently on

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. This can cause the stop lamp to light up permanently without the brake having to be applied.

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Mazda 2 Low beam is not switched on automatically

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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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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