Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
B0014:01 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Battery
B0014:02 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Ground
B0014:04 Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Open
B0014:0D Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop High Resistance
B0014:0E Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment Loop Low Resistance
The cost to diagnose the B0014 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
During a side or frontal crash of sufficient force the inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will allow current flow through the deployment loop in order to deploy the side impact module. A shorting bar is located in the electrical connector of the side impact module. The side impact module high control circuit and low control circuit are shorted together by the shorting bar when the electrical connector is disconnected. The shorting bar helps prevent unwanted deployment of the inflator module during servicing. The SDM performs a continuous diagnostic test on the deployment loops to check for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. If the results of any deployment loop circuit test are below specifications the code B0014 and the appropriate symptom byte will be set.
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