B1516 - Seat Driver Occupied Switch Circuit Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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B1516 Possible Causes

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

First diagnose B1516 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 B1516 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B1516 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.

B1516 Possible Symptoms

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

B1516 Description

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Seat Driver Occupied Switch. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Seat Driver Occupied Switch is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B1516 - Seat Driver Occupied Switch Circuit Open - AutoCodes.com

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