B161E Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B161E – Reading Lamp Control Circuit Short To Ground


B161E Possible Symptoms


Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


B161E Possible Causes


Faulty Reading Lamp,Reading Lamp harness is open or shorted,Reading Lamp circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)


B161E Description


The Body Control Module (BCM) provides a battery voltage output to certain switched lamps through the reading lamp circuit. These lamps use a switched path to ground for illumination. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the BCM detects a short to ground on the Reading Lamps Driver circuit for more than two seconds.