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P1B38 CHEVROLET

P1B38 CHEVROLET - Battery Energy Control Module Hybrid Battery Voltage Balance Processor 5 Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P1B38 CHEVROLET Possible Causes

  • Faulty Battery Energy Control Module
  • Battery Energy Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Battery Energy Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P1B38 CHEVROLET 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 P1B38 CHEVROLET code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1B38 CHEVROLET 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.

P1B38 CHEVROLET Possible Symptoms

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

P1b38 Chevrolet Description

The hybrid battery pack contains a total of 32 cell groups in the hybrid/EV battery pack assembly. These cell groups are electrically connected in series. Each individual cell group is rated at 3.7 V, for a nominal system voltage of 118 V DC. The battery cells are grouped together into two sections, each with 16 cell groups.

The battery energy control module monitors the voltage of the 32 battery cell groups. A voltage sense circuit is attached to each individual cell group. Each of these circuits terminate at a connector located on the top surface of the battery section. A serviceable auxiliary battery wiring harness connectors the voltage sense circuits to the battery energy control module, located directly above the hybrid battery pack.

To ensure proper battery function and lengthen battery life, the battery energy control module balances the voltage of the cells so that each cells maintains the same voltage level. The battery energy control module uses internal voltage gates to transfer voltage from cells with a higher voltage level to those cells with a lower voltage level. To maintain a similar state of charge on the cell groups, the starter/generator control module monitors the cell voltages and determines which cells need energy removed in order to maintain the cells at a similar state of charge. A resistor wired in parallel with the cell and a transistor switch in series with the resistor internal to the battery energy control module. The starter/generator control module sends a command to the battery energy control module to begin cell balancing.

OBDII Code P1b38 Chevrolet - Battery Energy Control Module Hybrid Battery Voltage Balance Processor 5 Performance - AutoCodes.com

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