London's #1 Auto Electrics Specialists.

We Specialise In Private, Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Established in 1983, Translectirx has been keeping London's Commercial Vehicle Fleet and Private Customers on the road for nearly 40 years!

Local Auto Electrician Services

  • Vehicle Diagnostic & Programming
  • Vehicle Fault Finding & Wiring Repairs
  • Installation Services
  • Mobile Callout Service
  • ADAS Reset & Calibration
  • Mercedes Headlight Programming & Calibration
  • Dealer Level Diagnostics & Programming

London's #1 Team of Auto Electricians.

We Specialise In Private, Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles


Established in 1983, Translectirx has been keeping London's Commercial Vehicle Fleet and Private Customers on the road for nearly 40 years!

Fully Trained

Call-Out Service

Experienced

Insured

Latest Technology

Why book a Translectrix auto electrician?

Fully Trained

Call-Out Service

Experienced

Insured

Latest Technology

Why book a Translectrix auto electrician?

Are you searching for a reliable, vetted and fully trained local auto electrician?

Vehicle electrical systems are becoming ever more complex. Modern vehicles systems are complex and include a plethora of computer-regulated systems for controlling everything from the engine, handling, breaking, suspension, safety systems and other functions of a motor vehicle.


However when something does goes wrong it can be really challenging to even identify the fault let alone fix it without the proper systems, tools and, of course the relevant training and expertise.


Translectrix has been diagnosing, repairing and installing commercial and private vehicle electrical and computer-regulated systems for nearly 40 years. There's not much we haven't seen.


Simply post the specifics of your auto electrical problem, and you'll receive a quote from us in your inbox. We'll assist you in locating a local auto electrician who has the skills and know-how to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

London's Most Experienced Team of Auto Electrical Engineers.

  • Vehicle Diagnostic & Programming
  • Vehicle Fault Finding & Wiring Repairs
  • Installation Services
  • Mobile Callout Service
  • ADAS Reset & Calibration
  • Mercedes Headlight Programming & Calibration
  • Dealer Level Diagnostics & Programming

Are you searching for a reliable, vetted and fully trained local auto electrician?


Vehicle electrical systems are becoming ever more complex. Modern vehicles systems are complex and include a plethora of computer-regulated systems for controlling everything from the engine, handling, breaking, suspension, safety systems and other functions of a motor vehicle.


However when something does goes wrong it can be really challenging to even identify the fault let alone fix it without the proper systems, tools and, of course the relevant training and expertise.


Translectrix has been diagnosing, repairing and installing commercial and private vehicle electrical and computer-regulated systems for nearly 40 years. There's not much we haven't seen.


Simply post the specifics of your auto electrical problem, and you'll receive a quote from us in your inbox. We'll assist you in locating a local auto electrician who has the skills and know-how to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

Mobile Auto Electrical Diagnostic Services

The Translectrix service centre is located in Hayes, Greater London. Call out services are limited to a 20 mile radius of our service center.

Note: All call out services require a £50 deposit that will be deducted from your final bill.

Fully insured

When you choose local auto electrician with Translectrix, you're covered by our insurance policies.

Same day call-out service

The Translectrix service center is located in Hayes, Greater London. Call out services are limited to a 20 mile radius of our service center.

Note: All call out services require a £50 deposit that will be deducted from your final bill.

Fully insured

When you choose local auto electrician with Translectrix, you're covered by our insurance policies.

Experienced

Established in 1983, Translectrix has a wealth of experience gained over nearly 40 years in the business service the commercial auto electrical trade clients and private customers.

Our investment in technology

When you choose local auto electrician with Translectrix, you know you're in safe hands. All our auto electrical engineers are equipped with the latest tools, services and trainings to ensure your experience is a good one.

Experienced

Established in 1983, Translectrix has a wealth of experience gained over nearly 40 years in the business service the commercial auto electrical trade clients and private customers.

Our investment in technology

When you choose local auto electrician with Translectrix, you know you're in safe hands. All our auto electrical engineers are equipped with the latest tools, services and trainings to ensure your experience is a good one.

Fault Diagnostics

The most efficient way to diagnose and resolve any problems is to schedule your vehicle at our purpose-built diagnostics centre, which has been designed explicitly to support fault diagnosis and rectification. In addition, we have a wide range of testing equipment and enough space to accommodate HGV's, PSV's and other heavy vehicle categories.

Re-wiring and upgrades

All wiring and circuits are replaced to the manufacturer's specifications at a minimum; however and upon request, we can upgrade both wiring and circuits to exceed original specifications, which is typically done when the vehicle is operating outside of its intended tolerances, and our customers require increased resiliency, efficiency, and safety.

What does a vehicles ECU do?

Electronic control units (ECUs) in modern vehicles may total more than 70 for various subsystems.


Historically, the engine control unit has been the most significant processor. Others are used for Autonomous Driving, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), transmissions, airbags, antilock braking/ABS, cruise control, electric power steering, audio systems, power windows, doors, and mirror adjustment, and battery and recharging systems for hybrid/electric vehicles, among other things.


While some of these are self-contained subsystems, communication between them is critical. For example, a subsystem may require the control of actuators or the receipt of data from sensors.


The CAN standard was created to address this gap. One significant advantage is that the interconnection of various vehicle systems enables the implementation of a wide variety of safety, economy, and convenience features solely through software - functionality that would require additional cost and complexity if such features were "hard wired" using traditional automotive electrics.


Several examples include the following:


Auto start/stop

Various sensor inputs from around the car (speed sensors, steering angle, air conditioning on/off, engine temperature) are combined via the CAN bus to decide whether the engine can be switched off when the vehicle is not moving to optimise fuel economy and pollutants.


Electric park brakes

The "hill hold" functionality utilises data from the vehicle's tilt sensor (which is also used by the burglar alarm) and road speed sensors (which are also used by the engine control, ABS and traction control) via the CAN bus to determine whether the vehicle is stopped on an incline. Similarly, the CAN bus receives inputs from seat belt sensors (which are part of the airbag controls) to identify whether the seat belts are secured, allowing the parking brake to automatically release when the vehicle is moved.


Parking assist systems

When the driver shifts into reverse gear, the transmission control unit can transmit a signal through the CAN bus activating both the parking sensor system and the door control module, causing the passenger side door mirror to tilt downward to indicate the location of the curb. Additionally, the CAN bus accepts inputs from the rain sensor, which is used to activate the back windscreen wiper when reversing.


Auto lane assist/collision avoidance systems

The CAN bus also uses the inputs from the parking sensors to feed outside proximity data to driver assist systems such as Lane Departure warning, and more recently, these signals are used to actuate the brakes by wire in active collision avoidance systems.


Auto wiping

The rain sensor (typically used for automatic windscreen wipers) communicates with the ABS module over the CAN bus to initiate an undetectable application of the brakes while driving to clear moisture from the brake rotors. This feature is available on particular high-performance Audi and BMW cars.


Engineers can put sensors in the most desired location, and many ECUs can use their data. For instance, external temperature sensors (traditionally located in the front) can be integrated into the outside mirrors, avoiding engine heating and data collection for the engine, climate management, and driver display.


The automotive industry recently established the LIN bus (Local Interconnect Network) standard to supplement CAN in non-essential subsystems like air conditioning and infotainment. As a result, data transfer speed and reliability are less critical.

Auto electrical FAQ's

What does a vehicle ECU do?

Electronic control units (ECUs) in modern vehicles may total more than 70 for various subsystems.

Historically, the engine control unit has been the most significant processor. Others are used for Autonomous Driving, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), transmissions, airbags, antilock braking/ABS, cruise control, electric power steering, audio systems, power windows, doors, and mirror adjustment, and battery and recharging systems for hybrid/electric vehicles, among other things.


While some of these are self-contained subsystems, communication between them is critical. For example, a subsystem may require the control of actuators or the receipt of data from sensors.


The CAN standard was created to address this gap. One significant advantage is that the interconnection of various vehicle systems enables the implementation of a wide variety of safety, economy, and convenience features solely through software - functionality that would require additional cost and complexity if such features were "hard wired" using traditional automotive electrics.


Several examples include the following:


Auto start/stop

Various sensor inputs from around the car (speed sensors, steering angle, air conditioning on/off, engine temperature) are combined via the CAN bus to decide whether the engine can be switched off when the vehicle is not moving to optimise fuel economy and pollutants.


Electric park brakes

The "hill hold" functionality utilises data from the vehicle's tilt sensor (which is also used by the burglar alarm) and road speed sensors (which are also used by the engine control, ABS and traction control) via the CAN bus to determine whether the vehicle is stopped on an incline. Similarly, the CAN bus receives inputs from seat belt sensors (which are part of the airbag controls) to identify whether the seat belts are secured, allowing the parking brake to automatically release when the vehicle is moved.


Parking assist systems

When the driver shifts into reverse gear, the transmission control unit can transmit a signal through the CAN bus activating both the parking sensor system and the door control module, causing the passenger side door mirror to tilt downward to indicate the location of the curb. Additionally, the CAN bus accepts inputs from the rain sensor, which is used to activate the back windscreen wiper when reversing.


Auto lane assist/collision avoidance systems

The CAN bus also uses the inputs from the parking sensors to feed outside proximity data to driver assist systems such as Lane Departure warning, and more recently, these signals are used to actuate the brakes by wire in active collision avoidance systems.


Auto wiping

The rain sensor (typically used for automatic windscreen wipers) communicates with the ABS module over the CAN bus to initiate an undetectable application of the brakes while driving to clear moisture from the brake rotors. This feature is available on particular high-performance Audi and BMW cars.


Engineers can put sensors in the most desired location, and many ECUs can use their data. For instance, external temperature sensors (traditionally located in the front) can be integrated into the outside mirrors, avoiding engine heating and data collection for the engine, climate management, and driver display.


The automotive industry recently established the LIN bus (Local Interconnect Network) standard to supplement CAN in non-essential subsystems like air conditioning and infotainment. As a result, data transfer speed and reliability are less critical.

What is a CAN bus?

A Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a robust vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other's applications without a host computer. It is a message-based protocol, designed originally for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles to save on copper, but it can also be used in many other contexts. For each device, the data in a frame is transmitted sequentially but in such a way that if more than one device transmits at the same time, the highest priority device can continue while the others back off. Frames are received by all devices, including by the transmitting device.

Fault diagnostics

The most efficient way to diagnose and resolve any problems is to schedule your vehicle at our purpose-built diagnostics centre, which has been designed explicitly to support fault diagnosis and rectification. In addition, we have a wide range of testing equipment and enough space to accommodate HGV's, PSV's and other heavy vehicle categories.

Re-wiring and upgrades

All wiring and circuits are replaced to the manufacturer's specifications at a minimum; however and upon request, we can upgrade both wiring and circuits to exceed original specifications, which is typically done when the vehicle is operating outside of its intended tolerances, and our customers require increased resiliency, efficiency, and safety.

Translectrix was established nearly 40 years ago. Today many of our customers are in the HGV Fleet, Plant, and PSV sectors, and often subcontract to main dealers.


Our highly experienced team have the ability to rewire almost anything, regardless of complexity or scale from simple wiring faults to multiplex wiring loom removal and circuit replacement affecting all aspects of the vehicle's electrical system.

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The Translectrix Hayes

Service Centre

The Translectrix service center is located in Bullsbrook Industrial Estate in Hayes, within easy reach of Heathrow, M4, M40 and M25. The service center is fully equipped with the latest in auto electrical diagnostics technologies and is large enough for 2 x HGV's and tall enough to fit a double decker bus with ease.

The company we keep.

We regularly diagnose, maintain, repair and install auto electrical systems to over 300 commercial clients including:

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Working hours

Monday: 8:30am - 5pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 5pm

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm

Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm

Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

Sat-Sun: Off

Translectrix is a trading name of Doubledrive Ltd.

A company registered in England and Wales with company number 01763135, whose registered office address is 6 Bullsbrook Road, Hayes, England, UB4 0JZ.

Company Information

Contact info

  • Unit 6, Brook Industrial Estate, Bullsbrook Road, Hayes, UB4 0JZ.

sales@translectrix.co.uk

+44 7401 073 212

Working hours

Monday: 8am - 5pm

Tuesday: 8am - 5pm

Wednesday: 8am - 5pm

Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Sat-Sun: Off

Translectrix is a trading name of Doubledrive Ltd.

A company registered in England and Wales with company number 01763135, whose registered office address is 6 Bullsbrook Road, Hayes, England, UB4 0JZ.