Engine-Codes - Saturn - B0016 SATURN

B0016 SATURN Code - Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B0016 SATURN code possible causes

  • Faulty Left Roof Rail Module
  • Left Roof Rail Module harness is open or shorted
  • Left Roof Rail Module circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

|How is the B0016 SATURN code repair?

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.

|B0016 SATURN code tech notes

DTC B0016 01 Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1 Short to Battery
DTC B0016 02 Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1 Short to Ground
DTC B0016 04 Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1 Open Circuit
DTC B0016 0D Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1 Resistance Above Threshold
DTC B0016 0E Left Roof Rail Deployment Loop Stage 1 Resistance Below Threshold

|What is the cost to diagnose the B0016 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0016 SATURN 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.

|What are B0016 SATURN code possible symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|What is B0016 SATURN code meaning?

During a side or frontal crash of sufficient force the inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will allow current to flow through the deployment loop in order to deploy an inflatable restraint module. There are 2 shorting bars used within the module connector which will short together both high and low circuits, when the connector is disconnected. This will help to prevent unwanted deployment of the inflator module during servicing.

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Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

  • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
  • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
  • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
  • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.