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.
B051A:0B Left Side Assist Step Motor Control Circuit Current Above Threshold
B051A:01 Left Side Assist Step Motor Control Circuit Short to Battery
B051A:02 Left Side Assist Step Motor Control Circuit Short to Ground
B051A:04 Left Side Assist Step Motor Control Circuit Open Circuit
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The Assist Step Control (ASC) Module controls the running board actuators to extend or retract the running boards. Each actuator consists of an electric motor and a potentiometer. The module supplies a low reference and 10-volt reference source voltage to the potentiometer. The ASC control module monitors the voltage drop across the potentiometer on the position signal circuit. When the actuator shaft rotates, the voltage on the position signal circuit changes. The ASC control module supplies the actuator motor with a 12-volt control circuit and a ground control circuit. The ASC module controls the direction of the actuator by changing the polarity of the control circuits.
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