B1C3B Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B1C3B – 1st Row Driver Retractor Tensioner Circuit Shorted Together


B1C3B Possible Symptoms


Air Bag Warning Light ON


B1C3B Possible Causes


Faulty 1st Row Driver Retractor Tensioner,1st Row Driver Retractor Tensioner harness is open or shorted,1st Row Driver Retractor Tensioner circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)


B1C3B Description


When powered, the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) sends a test current to the squibs to verify the integrity of the squib and wiring. These circuits are maintained in a floating configuration at the module (connected to neither power nor ground) as protection against inadvertent deployment. The use of the Supplemental Restraints System (SRS) Load Tool Jumpers and the SRS Load Tool Adapter provides a test point as well as a method for opening the shorting bar connections within the harness connector. The ORC sends out a 40 mA diagnostic current on each squib voltage supply circuit at power up and every 500 ms thereafter while the ignition is in on. The module then monitors the return wire to determine the state of the circuit.