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B0083 Pontiac Code - Left Front Impact Sensor

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code B0083 Pontiac?

  • Faulty Left Front Impact Sensor
  • Left Front Impact Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Left Front Impact Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

How to Fix the B0083 Pontiac 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 B0083 Pontiac Tech Notes

B0083:02 Left Front Impact Sensor Short to Ground
B0083:05 Left Front Impact Sensor Short to Battery or Open
B0083:08 Left Front Impact Sensor Signal Invalid
B0083:0F Left Front Impact Sensor Erratic
B0083:39 Left Front Impact Sensor Internal Electronic Failure
B0083:3A Left Front Impact Sensor Incorrect Component Installed
B0083:71 Left Front Impact Sensor Invalid Serial Data Received

What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B0083 Pontiac?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0083 Pontiac 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 B0083 Pontiac Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

What Does the B0083 Pontiac Code Mean?

The impact sensors are equipped on vehicles to supplement the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system performance. The impact sensors are electronic and are not part of the deployment loops, but instead provide inputs to the inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module. The impact sensors can assist in determining the severity of some frontal and side collisions. The Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) uses the input from the impact sensors to assist in determining the severity of a collision, further supporting air bag deployment. If the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module determines a deployment is warranted, the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module will cause current to flow through the deployment loops deploying the air bags.

B0083 Pontiac Code - Left Front Impact Sensor

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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.