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B0098 Buick Code - Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B0098 Buick?

  • Faulty Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch
  • Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

|How to Fix the B0098 Buick 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 B0098 Buick Tech Notes

B0098:01 Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch Circuit Short Circuit to Battery
B0098:02 Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch Circuit Short Circuit to Ground
B0098:04 Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch Circuit Open

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B0098 Buick?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0098 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.

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|What are Code B0098 Buick Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|What Does the B0098 Buick Code Mean?

When the ignition switch is turned to ON, the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will perform a turn-on test to diagnose critical malfunctions within the inflatable restraint sensing and the diagnostic module itself. The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module continuously check the disable switch position switch and circuit defect by letting the regular voltage flow through the disable switch circuit and verifying the current.

Passenger Air Bag Disable Switch

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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.