P0650 GMC - Malfunction Indicator Lamp Control Circuit Malfunction

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

  • Faulty Malfunction Indicator Lamp Bulb
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp Bulb harness is open or shorted
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp Bulb circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

When is the code detected?

If the fault detection circuit senses a voltage other than what is expected, the fault line status will change causing the P0650 code will set.

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0650 Gmc Description

A voltage is supplied directly to the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) controls the lamp by grounding the control circuit via an internal switch called a driver. The primary function of the driver is to supply the ground for the component being controlled. Each driver has a fault line which is monitored by the PCM. When the PCM is commanding a component ON, the voltage of the control circuit should be near 0 volts. When the PCM is commanding the control circuit to a component OFF, the voltage potential of the circuit should be near battery voltage.
OBDII Code P0650 Gmc - Malfunction Indicator Lamp Control Circuit Malfunction - AutoCodes.com

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