B0036 BUICK - Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor Open, Missing, Or Shorted To Battery

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

B0036 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor (ADS)
  • Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

First diagnose B0036 BUICK code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the B0036 BUICK code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0036 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

B0036 BUICK Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0036 BUICK Meaning

The inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) monitors the inflatable restraint front end sensor circuit for front impact detection. The SDM processes the signal provided by the front end sensor to further support deployment of the air bags. The front end sensor is an input only to the SDM and does not directly cause air bag deployment. When the ignition is turned ON, the SDM performs continuous diagnostic tests on the deployment loops to check for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. If a malfunction is detected, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be stored.
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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.

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