B1208 - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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B1208 Possible Causes

  • Faulty VTA Security Indicator
  • VTA Security Indicator harness is open or shorted
  • VTA Security Indicator circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Instrument Cluster (IC)
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

First diagnose B1208 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 terminals.

B1208 Tech Notes

B1208-11-ANTI-THEFT INDICATOR - CIRCUIT SHORT TO GROUND
B1208-15-ANTI-THEFT INDICATOR - CIRCUIT SHORT TO BATTERY OR OPEN

Cost of diagnosing the B1208 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B1208 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.

B1208 Possible Symptoms

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

B1208 Description

When the enable conditions are correct, the Body Control Module (BCM) provides a voltage output to the Security Indicator lamp located in the Instrument Cluster. The BCM sets the OBDII code when it detects a voltage below 0.30 of a volt for the period of less than one second on the VTA Security Indicator circuit.
OBDII Code B1208 - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short - AutoCodes.com

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