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P1A56 CHEVROLET - Hybrid/EV System Voltage

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

  • Faulty Power Inverter Module.
  • Power Inverter Module. harness is open or shorted
  • Power Inverter Module. circuit poor electrical connection

Possible symptoms

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

P1a56 Chevrolet Description

The power inverter module, often referred to as the drive motor generator power inverter module, contains DC high voltage capacitors and a resistor circuit intended to discharge the electrical energy stored within those capacitors. Whenever the high voltage contactors are opened, the hybrid/EV powertrain control module 1 connects the internal resistor circuit across the capacitor circuit. The level of the high voltage is monitored by the hybrid/EV powertrain control module 1 before and after the resistor circuit has been connected. If the voltage level remains high for too long, the hybrid/EV powertrain control module 1 sets this code and then commands the motor control modules to connect the drive motor 3 phase circuits across the DC high voltage positive and negative circuits thereby discharging the capacitors.
OBDII Code P1a56 Chevrolet - Hybrid/EV System Voltage -

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