Tech notesThis Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) does not indicate a malfunction of the ABS. If other DTCs are present, REPAIR them before.
B1596 Ford DescriptionSome Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) cannot be detected by the ABS module until the ignition switch is cycled from ON to OFF and back to ON again. When DTCs are cleared using the scan tool, the ignition switch needs to be cycled in order to clear this DTC and have the ABS module check for other DTCs.
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.
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