B0521 - Tachometer Signal Circuit Malfunction

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

B0521 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 B0521 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 B0521 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0521 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.

B0521 Possible Symptoms

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

B0521 Meaning

The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) receives engine RPM information from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on a dedicated engine speed input to IPC. IPC also receives engine RPM data on the serial data line. IPC monitors engine RPM output information sent from PCM for an out of range condition. The PCM sets the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) when the IPC detects that the engine RPM is at least 7400 RPM.
OBDII Code B0521 - Tachometer Signal Circuit Malfunction - Engine-Codes.com

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