B0005 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B0005 – Collapsible Steering Column Deployment Control


B0005 Possible Symptoms


Air Bag Warning Light ON


B0005 Possible Causes


Faulty Deployable Steering Column,Deployable Steering Column harness is open or shorted,Deployable Steering Column circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Restraint Control Module (RCM)


B0005 Description


The Restraint Control Module (RCM) analyzes the deployment loop resistance to determine if a fault exists. The value displayed in the Parameter Identification (PID) is the deployment loop resistance measured by the RCM. If the value displayed is lower or higher than the desired range, the RCM can set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). As the deployment loop resistance drifts farther outside the desired range, the chance for a DTC increases. Small variations in resistance can occur due to the effect of road vibrations on terminal fit. Crimps and terminals can be affected by stress and harness movement and can cause an increase in resistance due to wire strain. These variables can result in an intermittent fault. For this reason, the test requires the Parameter Identification (PID) value to be within the desired range before the fault is considered repaired, regardless if the module is reporting an on-demand DTC at the time of diagnosis. Following this direction helps make sure that minor changes in resistance do not create a repeat concern. This test uses the process of elimination to diagnose each part of the deployment loop circuit including Wiring, Connections, Deployable Steering Column, and RCM.