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B1208 Code - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

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By AutoCodes.com - Updated Mar 01, 2019
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|Code 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)

|How do I Fix the Code B1208?

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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|Code B1208 Tech Notes

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

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1208?

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.

|What are Code B1208 Possible Symptoms?

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

|Code 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
B1208 Code - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

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