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.
DTC B0023 01: Right Roof Rail Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Battery
DTC B0023 02: Right Roof Rail Air Bag Deployment Loop Short to Ground
DTC B0023 04: Right Roof Rail Air Bag Deployment Loop Open Circuit
DTC B0023 0D: Right Roof Rail Air Bag Deployment Loop Resistance Above Threshold
DTC B0023 0E: Right Roof Rail Air Bag Deployment Loop Resistance Below Threshold
The cost to diagnose the B0023 BUICK 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 to flow through the deployment loop in order to deploy the right roof rail air bag. The SDM performs continuous diagnostic tests on the deployment loops to check for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. A shorting bar is used within the right roof rail air bag connector which will short together both high and low circuits when the connector is disconnected. This will help to prevent unwanted deployment of the air bag during servicing.
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