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B0014 Code - Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop

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By - Updated Oct 09, 2022
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|Code B0014 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Driver Seat Side Air Bag
  • Driver Seat Side Air Bag harness is open or shorted
  • Driver Seat Side Air Bag circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

|How do I Fix the Code B0014?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

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|Code B0014 Tech Notes

B0014:01 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Battery
B0014:02 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Ground
B0014:04 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Open
B0014:0D Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop High Resistance
B0014:0E Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Low Resistance

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B0014?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B0014 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are Code B0014 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|Code B0014 Description

During a side or frontal crash of sufficient force the inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will allow current flow through the deployment loop in order to deploy the side impact module. A shorting bar is located in the electrical connector of the side impact module. The side impact module high control circuit and low control circuit are shorted together by the shorting bar when the electrical connector is disconnected. The shorting bar helps prevent unwanted deployment of the inflator module during servicing. The SDM performs a continuous diagnostic test on the deployment loops to check for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. If the results of any deployment loop circuit test are below specifications the code B0014 and the appropriate symptom byte will be set.

OBDII Code B0014 - Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop -
B0014 Code - Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop

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Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

  • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
  • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
  • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
  • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

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