B0188 - Right Sunload Sensor

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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B0188 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Right Sunload Sensor
  • Right Sunload Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Right Sunload Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module

How do I fix code B0188

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.

Cost of diagnosing the B0188 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B0188 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)

B0188 Description

The left and right sunload sensors provide the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module with inputs as to the amount heat load the sun is placing on the interior of the vehicle. The sunload sensors are photodiodes that are sensitive to light intensity. The Body Control Module (BCM) applies 5 volts to internal input resistors that are connected to the left and right signal circuits of the sunload sensor assembly. The BCM provides ground to the sensors through the low reference circuit. The BCM monitors the voltage drops across the sunload sensors and converts the voltage values to count values where 1 V is approximately equal to 51 counts. As the light intensity increases, the sunload sensors allow more current to travel through the circuits and the signal voltages decrease. As the light intensity decreases, the sunload sensors allow less current to travel through the circuits and the signal voltages increase. The BCM transmits the data to the HVAC control module over the class 2 serial data circuit.
OBDII Code B0188 - Right Sunload Sensor - AutoCodes.com

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