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B0088 CADILLAC

B0088 CADILLAC - Right Rear Side Impact Sensor

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

Possible causes

  • Faulty Right Rear Side Impact Sensor
  • Right Rear Side Impact Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Right Rear Side Impact Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)
  • Tech notes

    DTC B0088 02: Right Rear Side Impact Sensor Short to Ground
    DTC B0088 05: Right Rear Side Impact Sensor High Voltage/Open
    DTC B0088 39: Right Rear Side Impact Sensor Internal Malfunction
    DTC B0088 3A: Right Rear Side Impact Sensor Incorrect Component Installed
    DTC B0088 71: Right Rear Side Impact Sensor Invalid Data

    Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON
  • B0088 Cadillac Description

    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 Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM). The impact sensors can assist in determining the severity of some frontal and side collisions. The SDM uses the input from the impact sensors to assist in determining the severity of a collision further supporting air bag deployment. If the SDM determines a deployment is warranted, the SDM will cause current to flow through the deployment loops deploying the air bags.
    OBDII Code B0088 Cadillac - Right Rear Side Impact Sensor - Engine-Codes.com

    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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