B1916 - Air Bag Driver Circuit Short To Battery

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty Air Bag Driver
  • Air Bag Driver harness is open or shorted
  • Air Bag Driver circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Air Bag Control Module

Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1916 Description

The Air Bag Control Module monitors the Air Bag Driver Circuit. The Air Bag Control Module sets the OBDII code when the Air Bag Driver Circuit is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B1916 - Air Bag Driver Circuit Short To Battery - AutoCodes.com

B1916 Information for specific makes

  • B1916 FORD Driver Air Bag Circuit Shorted To Battery Or Ignition
  • B1916 LINCOLN Driver Air Bag Circuit Shorted To Battery Or Ignition
  • B1916 MAZDA Air Bag Driver Circuit Short To Battery
  • B1916 MERCURY Driver Air Bag Circuit Shorted To Battery Or Ignition

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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