B1261 - Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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B1261 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Solar Radiation Sensor
  • Solar Radiation Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Solar Radiation Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) Module

First diagnose B1261 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.

Cost of diagnosing the B1261 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B1261 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.

B1261 Possible Symptoms

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

B1261 Description

Under normal operation, the solar radiation sensor receives a ground through the circuit. A 5-volt reference voltage is supplied to the solar radiation sensor from the Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) Module through. The EATC Module monitors the Solar Radiation Sensor. The EATC Module sets the OBDII code when the Solar Radiation Sensor is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B1261 - Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground - AutoCodes.com

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B1261 Information for specific makes

  • B1261 BUICK Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 CADILLAC Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 CHEVROLET Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 FORD Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 GMC Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 LINCOLN Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 MAZDA Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 MERCURY Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

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