B1998 - Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag Circuit Open

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

  • Faulty Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag
  • Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)

Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1998 Description

The Restraints Control Module (RCM) monitors the Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag. The RCM sets the OBDII code when the Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B1998 - Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag Circuit Open - AutoCodes.com

B1998 Information for specific makes

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  • B1998 LINCOLN Passenger Side Side Mount Airbag Circuit Open
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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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