B0188 Possible Causes
- Faulty Right Sunload Sensor
- Right Sunload Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Right Sunload Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module
First diagnose B0188 code
Check 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 terminals.
Cost of diagnosing the B0188 code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B0188 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
B0188 Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
B0188 MeaningThe left and right sunload sensors provide the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module with inputs as to the amount heat load the sun is placing on the interior of the vehicle. The sunload sensors are photodiodes that are sensitive to light intensity. The Body Control Module (BCM) applies 5 volts to internal input resistors that are connected to the left and right signal circuits of the sunload sensor assembly. The BCM provides ground to the sensors through the low reference circuit. The BCM monitors the voltage drops across the sunload sensors and converts the voltage values to count values where 1 V is approximately equal to 51 counts. As the light intensity increases, the sunload sensors allow more current to travel through the circuits and the signal voltages decrease. As the light intensity decreases, the sunload sensors allow less current to travel through the circuits and the signal voltages increase. The BCM transmits the data to the HVAC control module over the class 2 serial data circuit.
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