B1C40 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes
B1C40 – 1st Driver Seat Belt Buckle Tensioner Circuit Shorted Together
B1C40 Possible Symptoms
Air Bag Warning Light ON
B1C40 Possible Causes
Faulty 1st Driver Seat Belt Buckle Tensioner,1st Driver Seat Belt Buckle Tensioner harness is open or shorted,1st Driver Seat Belt Buckle Tensioner circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
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 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 data return wire to determine the state of the circuit.