B0036 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B0036 – Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor Open, Missing, Or Shorted To Battery

 

B0036 Possible Symptoms

 

Air Bag Warning Light ON

 

B0036 Possible Causes

 

Faulty Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor (ADS),Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor harness is open or shorted,Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

 

B0036 Description

 

The inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) monitors the inflatable restraint front end sensor circuit for front impact detection. The SDM processes the signal provided by the front end sensor to further support deployment of the air bags. The front end sensor is an input only to the SDM and does not directly cause air bag deployment. When the ignition is turned ON, the SDM performs continuous diagnostic tests on the deployment loops to check for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. If a malfunction is detected, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be stored.