P1648 SATURN - Anti-Theft Device Wrong Security Code
P1648 SATURN Possible Causes
- Deterrent key not programmed to vehicle
- Faulty Deterrent key
- Faulty ignition switch
- Poor electrical connection for Deterrent circuit components
First diagnose P1648 SATURN 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 P1648 SATURN code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P1648 SATURN 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.
P1648 SATURN Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- No or hard engine start situation
P1648 Saturn DescriptionThe Engine Control Module (ECM), the Powertrain Interface Module (PIM), and the Body Control Module (BCM) are integral part of the vehicle theft deterrent system. The theft deterrent system authenticates the security code programmed into each of these modules to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. This authentication process includes the following steps:
1.When the ignition is turned ON or the door is unlocked by remote key the BCM and the key exchange security data to verify the correct key is used.
2.Once the correct key has been confirmed and the ignition is turned ON, the PIM and BCM exchange data to confirm the correct BCM and PIM is being used.
3.Once the correct key, BCM, and PIM is confirmed, the PIM and ECM exchange data to allow the vehicle to start.
4.The data exchange processes conducted use various encrypted data exchanges between each of the devices.
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