B0516 - Speedometer Signal Circuit Malfunction

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

B0516 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)
  • Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) harness is open or shorted
  • Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose B0516 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 B0516 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0516 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.

B0516 Possible Symptoms

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

B0516 Meaning

The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) receives vehicle speed information from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). IPC receives a 4000 pulse-per mile Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) input over a dedicated circuit from PCM. PCM is responsible for processing and sending VSS data to IPC. IPC monitors VSS output information sent from PCM for an out of range condition.
OBDII Code B0516 - Speedometer Signal Circuit Malfunction - Engine-Codes.com

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