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B1697 Code - Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left

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By AutoCodes.com - Updated Oct 13, 2022
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|Code B1697 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Side Airbag Sensor Left (LH)
  • Side Airbag Sensor Left harness is open or shorted
  • Side Airbag Sensor Left circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

|How do I Fix the Code B1697?

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 B1697?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1697 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 B1697 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|Code B1697 Description

The Side Collision Sensor Left (LH) circuit is composed of the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly, Side Airbag Sensor Left, and Rear Airbag Sensor Left. The Side Airbag Sensor Left and Rear Airbag Sensor Left detect impacts to the vehicle and send signals to the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly to determine if the airbag should be deployed. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) B1697 is stored when a malfunction is detected in the circuit for the Side Collision Sensor Left (to determine deployment of the Front Seat Side Airbag Assembly Left and Curtain Shield Airbag Assembly Left).

OBDII Code B1697 - Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left - AutoCodes.com
B1697 Code - Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left

|Need More Information on the B1697 Code?

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|Information for Specific Makes

  • B1697 Ford Mirror Driver/Passenger Switch Circuit Short To Battery
  • B1697 Lexus Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left  📷
  • B1697 Lincoln Mirror Driver/Passenger Switch Circuit Short To Battery
  • B1697 Mercury Mirror Driver/Passenger Switch Circuit Short To Battery
  • B1697 Scion Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left  📷
  • B1697 Toyota Lost Communication with Door Side Airbag Sensor Left  📷

|Need Help with the B1697 Code?

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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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