Engine-Codes - Buick - B0685 BUICK

B0685 BUICK - Security System Indicator Circuit Short to Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B0685 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Light/Sunload Ambient Sensor
  • Light/Sunload Ambient Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Light/Sunload Ambient Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B0685 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 B0685 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0685 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)

B0685 BUICK Meaning

The security LED is controlled by the Body Control Module (BCM) based on commands from the content theft deterrent system. The security LED is located in the dash as part of the ambient light sensor and is supplied ground at all times. When the content theft deterrent system requests the LED be commanded ON, the BCM applies voltage to the security indicator control circuit, illuminating the LED.

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