B0417 - Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

B0417 Possible Causes

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

Cost of diagnosing the B0417 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0417 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.

B0417 Possible Symptoms

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

B0417 Meaning

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module controls the HVAC door actuators to regulate the airflow through the HVAC system. Each actuator consists of a stepper motor, a logic circuit, and a potentiometer. The potentiometer inside the door actuator allows the module to monitor the current position of the actuator drive shaft. The module supplies a 5-volt source voltage to the potentiometer on the 5-volt reference circuit. The module supplies ground to the potentiometer through the low reference circuit. The HVAC control module monitors the voltage drop across the potentiometer on the door position signal circuit. When the actuator shaft rotates, the voltage on the door position signal circuit changes. The module converts the voltage value to a count value where 1-volt is approximately equal to 51 counts. The HVAC control module calibrates the travel range of the HVAC door actuators when it is initially powered by the battery positive voltage circuit. During calibration, the module commands the actuators in each direction until door travel is stopped. The module stores the minimum door positions and the maximum door positions of each actuator into memory. The total travel range is calculated by subtracting the minimum door position from the maximum door position.
OBDII Code B0417 - Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open - Engine-Codes.com

B0417 Information for specific makes

  • B0417 BUICK Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open
  • B0417 CADILLAC Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open
  • B0417 CHEVROLET Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open
  • B0417 GMC Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open
  • B0417 PONTIAC Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open
  • B0417 SATURN Temperature Control Left Feedback Circuit Actuator Open

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