B1463 - Seat Belt Switch Circuit Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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B1463 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Seat Belt Switch
  • Seat Belt Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Seat Belt Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

First diagnose B1463 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 B1463 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B1463 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.

B1463 Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1463 Description

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Seat Belt Switch. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Seat Belt Switch is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B1463 - Seat Belt Switch Circuit Open - AutoCodes.com

B1463 More Information

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B1463 Information for specific makes

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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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