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B1600 Code - PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received

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By AutoCodes.com - Updated May 02, 2019
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|Code B1600 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
  • Faulty PATS transceiver
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

|How do I Fix the Code B1600?

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.

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|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1600?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1600 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.

|What are Code B1600 Possible Symptoms?

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

|Code B1600 Description

The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver communicates with the PATS key. During each vehicle start sequence, the PATS transceiver reads the pats key identification code and sends the data to the instrument cluster. The control functions are contained in the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster carries out all of the PATS functions such as receiving the identification code from the PATS key and sending a message to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), which controls the engine enable. The instrument cluster initiates the key interrogation sequence when the key is turned to the ON or Start position.

OBDII Code B1600 - PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received - AutoCodes.com
B1600 Code - PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received

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