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P1AF5 SATURN - Drive Motor 1 Control Module Hybrid Battery Voltage Isolation Sensor Circuit High Voltage

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P1AF5 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Reprogram Power Inverter Control Module (PIM)
  • Faulty Power Inverter Control Module (PIM)
  • Power Inverter Control Module (PIM) harness is open or shorted
  • Power Inverter Control Module (PIM) circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P1AF5 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 P1AF5 SATURN code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1AF5 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.

P1AF5 SATURN Possible Symptoms

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

P1af5 Saturn Description

The drive motor generator Power Inverter Control Module (PIM) contains two Motor Control Modules (MCMs). Each MCM measures hybrid battery High Voltage (HV) with several internal sensors. The MCMs test for Loss Ff Isolation (LOI) between either the HV positive circuit or HV negative circuit and vehicle chassis. The MCMs test for isolation when the HV contactor relays are closed. The battery energy control module (BECM) only tests the hybrid battery assembly for HV loss of isolation when the HV contactor relays are open.

MCM LOI is detected through the use of two high-impedance resistors and voltage measuring circuitry. The two resistors are connected in series between the HV positive and HV negative circuits. The center connection of the two resistors is also connected to vehicle chassis. The MCM then measures the voltage drop across one of the resistors. Without a loss of isolation, the MCM should measure about half of the high voltage potential. This is referred to as mid-pack voltage. The Mid-pack voltage value is then doubled by the software and displayed on a scan tool as Motor 1 Isolation Voltage or Motor 2 Isolation Voltage. When a loss of isolation is present, the motor isolation voltage display will indicate voltage that is more or less than actual hybrid battery high voltage. The MCM monitors the LOI voltage measuring circuitry for correct operation.

OBDII Code P1af5 Saturn - Drive Motor 1 Control Module Hybrid Battery Voltage Isolation Sensor Circuit High Voltage -

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