Engine-Codes - Generic - B0118

B0118 Code - Short To Positive In Left-Side Air Bag Module Squib Circuit

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- Repair Importance Level: 3/3
- Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B0118?

  • Faulty Left-Side Air Bag Module
  • Left-Side Air Bag Module harness is open or shorted
  • Left-Side Air Bag Module circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Air Bag Control Module

|How to Fix the B0118 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.

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B0118?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0118 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 B0118 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|What Does the B0118 Code Mean?

The side air bag module squib circuit consists of the air bag sensor assembly and side air bag module. The squib circuit causes the side air bag to deploy when deployment conditions are satisfied. The Air Bag Control Module monitors the Left-Side Air Bag Module. The Air Bag Control Module sets the OBDII code when the Left-Side Air Bag Module is not to factory specifications.

Short To Positive In Left-Side Air Bag Module Squib Circuit

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|Code B0118 Information for Specific Makes

  • B0118 Lexus Short To Positive In Left-Side Air Bag Module Squib Circuit
  • B0118 Scion Short To Positive In Left-Side Air Bag Module Squib Circuit
  • B0118 Toyota Short To Positive In Left-Side Air Bag Module Squib Circuit

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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.