C0246 - Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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C0246 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
  • Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) harness is open or shorted
  • Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose C0246 code

    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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the C0246 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the C0246 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.

C0246 Possible Symptoms

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

C0246 Description

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) relay supplies battery voltage to six valve solenoids. The Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) microprocessor applies the grounds needed to activate each solenoid. The low side of each solenoid coil has a feedback circuit to the EBCM microprocessor. When a solenoid is commanded OFF, the feedback voltage is high. When a solenoid is commanded ON, the feedback voltage is low.
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C0246 Information for specific makes

  • C0246 BUICK Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 CADILLAC Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 CHEVROLET Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 GMC Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 HUMMER Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 LEXUS Rear Solenoid Valve
  • C0246 PONTIAC Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 SATURN Electronic Brake Control Module Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
  • C0246 SCION Rear Solenoid Valve
  • C0246 TOYOTA Rear Solenoid Valve

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