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.
The cost to diagnose the B0174 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.
Air temperature sensors allow the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module to monitor the discharge duct air, outside air and inside air temperatures. The HVAC control module provides ground to the air temperature sensor through the low reference circuit. The HVAC control module monitors the voltage drop across the air temperature sensor thermistor by supplying a 5 volt reference to the signal circuit of the air temperature sensor for automatic control calculations. When the air temperatures are cold, the resistances of the sensors are high and the voltage signals are high. When the air temperatures are hot, the resistances of the sensors are low and the voltage signals are low. The HVAC control module can read voltage values and count values where 1 volt is approximately equal to 51 counts.
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