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B131A FORD - Delayed Accessory Power Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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B131A FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Accessory Delay Relay
  • Accessory Delay Relay harness is open or shorted
  • Accessory Delay Relay circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How do I fix code B131A FORD

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.

Tech Notes

B131A:12 Delayed Accessory Power Circuit Short To Battery
B131A:14 Delayed Accessory Power Circuit Short To Ground or Open

Cost of diagnosing the B131A FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B131A FORD 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

B131a Ford Description

The Accessory Delay Relay is located in the Body Control Module (BCM). When the ignition is turned ON, the BCM activates the accessory delay relay by grounding the relay coil. When the ignition is turned to the OFF position, the BCM continues to ground the accessory delay relay coil for approximately 10 minutes, or until a front door is opened. When the accessory delay relay is active, it supplies voltage to the power window system. The OBDII sets when the BCM senses an open, short to voltage or short to ground on the accessory delay relay control circuit.
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