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B1481 KIA Code - 2nd Stage Driver Airbag Resistance Too High

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|B1481 KIA code possible causes

  • Faulty Driver Airbag
  • Driver Airbag harness is open or shorted
  • Driver Airbag circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Clockspring
  • Faulty Supplemental Restraints System Control Module (SRSCM)

|How do I fix the B1481 KIA 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 connector's pins.

|Cost of diagnosing the B1481 KIA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1481 KIA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are B1481 KIA code possible symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|B1481 KIA code description

The Driver Airbag circuit consists of the Supplemental Restraints System Control Module (SRSCM), Clockspring and the Driver Airbag (DAB) which has two squib circuits. The SRSCM sets the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) if it detects that the resistance of DAB squib is too high or low.
OBDII Code B1481 Kia - 2nd Stage Driver Airbag Resistance Too High -

|Need more information with the B1481 KIA code?

Need more information on how to fix the B1481 KIA code? Get Access to Factory Service Manuals

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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