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B0074 CADILLAC - Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor
  • Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

Tech notes

DTC B0074 03 Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor Circuit Voltage Below Threshold
DTC B0074 07 Passenger Occupant Classification Circuit Voltage Above Threshold
DTC B0074 08 Passenger Occupant Classification Circuit Signal Invalid

Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0074 Cadillac Description

The Passenger Presence System (PPS) uses a silicone filled sensor pad located underneath the passenger seat foam cushion and is connected by a hose clamp to a pressure sensor. The weight of the occupant sitting in the front passenger seat is measured as a pressure change within the bladder by the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor is a 3-wire sensor consisting of a power, ground, and signal circuit. The PPS continually monitors itself and if a fault in this circuit occurs, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set. When the Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) detects this DTC within the PPS, it will notify the customer of the enable/disable status by turning ON the OFF indicator on the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON/OFF indicators. Then the PPS will communicate to the SDM through serial data communications that a PPS fault is present. The SDM will then suppress the deployment of the Instrument Panel (I/P) module and then turn the AIR BAG indicator ON.
OBDII Code B0074 Cadillac - Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor -

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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