B1488 KIA - 2nd Stage Passenger Airbag Circuit Short To Battery

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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B1488 KIA Possible Causes

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

How do I fix code B1488 KIA

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 B1488 KIA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1488 KIA 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

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1488 Kia Description

The Passenger Airbag circuit consists of the Supplemental Restraints System Control Module (SRSCM) and the Passenger Airbag (PAB). The SRSCM sets above the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) if it detects short to battery line on the PAB circuit.
OBDII Code B1488 Kia - 2nd Stage Passenger Airbag Circuit Short To Battery - AutoCodes.com

B1488 KIA More Information

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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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