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B001A Cadillac Code - Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code B001A Cadillac?

  • Faulty Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner
  • Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner harness is open or shorted
  • Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

How to Fix the B001A Cadillac Code?

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.

Code B001A Cadillac Tech Notes

B001A:01 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Short to Battery
B001A:02 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Short to Ground
B001A:04 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Open
B001A:0D Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop High Resistance
B001A:0E Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Low Resistance

What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B001A Cadillac?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B001A Cadillac 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.

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What are Code B001A Cadillac Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

What Does the B001A Cadillac Code Mean?

The seat belt pretensioner (driver and passenger) consists of a housing, seat belt retractor (located in the B-pillar), seat belt anchor (located in the seat), seat belt webbing, an initiator, and a canister of gas-generating materials. The initiator is part of the seat belt pretensioner deployment loop. When the vehicle is involved in a collision of sufficient force, the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) causes current to flow through the seat belt deployment loops to the initiator. Current passing through the initiator ignites the material in the canister producing a rapid generation of gas. The gas produced from this reaction deploys the seat belt pretensioners which removes all of the slack in the seat belts. Depending on the severity of the collision, the seat belt pretensioners may deploy without the frontal air bags deploying, or they will deploy immediately before the frontal air bags deploy. A shorting bar (if equipped) is located in the connector.

B001A Cadillac Code - Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop

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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.