AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - B0161 CHEVROLET

B0161 CHEVROLET - Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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B0161 CHEVROLET Possible Causes

  • Faulty Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code B0161 CHEVROLET?

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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Cost of diagnosing the B0161 CHEVROLET code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B0161 CHEVROLET 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.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

B0161 CHEVROLET Description

The Driver Information Center (DIC) applies 5 volts to the ambient air temperature sensor. The ambient air temperature sensor is a thermistor which varies in resistance as the temperature changes. As the resistance of the ambient air temperature sensor increases, the DIC senses a larger voltage drop across the sensor, indicating a lower temperature. As the resistance of the ambient air temperature sensor decreases, the DIC senses a smaller voltage drop across the sensor, indicating a higher temperature.
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