B0188 DescriptionThe 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.
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