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B1653 Code - Seat Position Airbag Sensor Circuit Malfunction

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|Code B1653 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Seat Position Airbag Sensor
  • Seat Position Airbag Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Seat Position Airbag Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

|How do I Fix the Code B1653?

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 B1653?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1653 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 B1653 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|Code B1653 Description

The Seat Position Sensor circuit consists of the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly and the Seat Position Sensor. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) B1653 is recorded when a malfunction is detected in the Seat Position Sensor circuit.

OBDII Code B1653 - Seat Position Airbag Sensor Circuit Malfunction -
B1653 Code - Seat Position Airbag Sensor Circuit Malfunction

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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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