C0165 - Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open

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

  • Faulty Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor
  • Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

Possible symptoms

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON
  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

C0165 Description

Antilock Brake System (ABS)/Traction Control System (TCS) Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open.

The Body Control Module (BCM) receives a signal from the Brake Pedal Position (BPP) sensor. The BCM illuminates the stop lamps by applying battery positive voltage to the stop lamp supply voltage circuit. The Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) receives a voltage input from the stop lamp supply voltage circuit to determine if the brake pedal is applied.

OBDII Code C0165 - Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open - AutoCodes.com

C0165 Information for specific makes

  • C0165 BUICK Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open
  • C0165 CADILLAC Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open
  • C0165 CHEVROLET Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open
  • C0165 GMC Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open
  • C0165 PONTIAC Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open
  • C0165 SATURN Antilock Brake System/Traction Control System Brake Switch/Sensor Circuit Open

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