B1601 LINCOLN - PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder
B1601 LINCOLN Possible Causes
- Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
How do I fix code B1601 LINCOLN?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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Cost of diagnosing the B1601 LINCOLN code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B1601 LINCOLN 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.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine no start situation
B1601 LINCOLN DescriptionDuring each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver reads the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key identification code and circuit send the data to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
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