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B1055 Code - Driver Air Bag Module Short

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By AutoCodes.com - Updated Mar 22, 2022
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|Code B1055 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Driver Air Bag
  • Faulty Spiral Cable
  • Driver Air Bag harness is shorted
  • Driver Air Bag circuit poor electrical connection

|How do I Fix the Code B1055?

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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|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1055?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1055 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.

|When is the Code B1055 Detected?

Driver air bag module circuit is shorted to a power supply circuit (including the spiral cable).

|What are Code B1055 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|Code B1055 Description

The driver air bag module is dual stage and wired to the air bag diagnosis sensor unit through the spiral cable. The air bag diagnosis sensor unit will monitor for opens and shorts in detected lines to the driver air bag module including the spiral cable. In case of frontal collision whose acceleration exceeds the specified level, the ignition materials are ignited by the electric ignition system. The system burns and introduces the chemical reaction of gas generating materials to generate hot gases that flow into the air bag through a filter and expand the bag.

OBDII Code B1055 - Driver Air Bag Module Short - AutoCodes.com
B1055 Code - Driver Air Bag Module Short

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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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