Engine-Codes - Buick - B0408 BUICK

B0408 BUICK - Front Temperature Control Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B0408 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Air Temperature Actuator
  • Air Temperature Actuator harness is open or shorted
  • Air Temperature Actuator circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module

How is the B0408 BUICK code repair?

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 B0408 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0408 BUICK 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.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

B0408 BUICK Meaning

Stepper motors are used for temperature regulation, air distribution control and recirculation door control. With the switches and dials on the HVAC controls, air temperature door position, mode door position and recirculation door position can be selected. The selected values are passed to the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module via serial data. The HVAC control module supplies a 12 V reference voltage to the stepper motors and energizes the 4 stepper motor coils with a pulsed ground signal. The stepper motors move the appropriate doors into the calculated positions, in order to reach the desired positions.

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