B1016 BUICK Code - Vehicle Identification Number Information Not Programmed
|B1016 BUICK code possible causes
- Program Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to Theft Deterrent Module (TDM)
- Faulty Theft Deterrent Module (TDM)
- Theft Deterrent Module (TDM) harness is open or shorted
- Theft Deterrent Module (TDM) circuit poor electrical connection
|How do I fix the B1016 BUICK code?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 B1016 BUICK code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B1016 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
|What are B1016 BUICK code possible symptoms?
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
|B1016 BUICK code descriptionAfter battery power has been restored following a loss of power, the Theft Deterrent Module (TDM) will perform a check on the stored Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the VIN is CORRECT, the TDM will run the VIN Timer for a programmable length of time, typically 10 minutes. The TDM will send a message via the serial data circuit to the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) to illuminate the SECURITY indicator. After the VIN Timer has timed out, the security indicator will turn OFF. If the VIN is INCORRECT, the TDM will send the fuel to disable password to the Engine Control Module (ECM), via the serial data circuit. The immobiliser system considers this to be an indication of tampering and will not allow the vehicle to start. The TDM will send a message via the serial data circuit to the IPC to flash the SECURITY indicator.
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