B10D9 MERCURY - PATS Transponder Missing Message
B10D9 MERCURY Possible Causes
- Faulty PATS Transceiver
- PATS Transceiver harness is open or shorted
- PATS Transceiver circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)
- Incorrect PATS transceiver part number
Cost of diagnosing the B10D9 MERCURY code
The cost of diagnosing the B10D9 MERCURY 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.
B10D9 MERCURY Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
B10D9 MERCURY Meaning
The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver receives voltage from the Smart Junction Box (SJB). The PATS transceiver and the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) communicate on dedicated transmit and receive circuits. The IPC compares the key code stored in memory and sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM
) to enable the starter and the fuel injectors if the key code is correct. The OBDII code set when the PATS transceiver signal is not received by the IPC. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) can be caused by circuits between the PATS transceiver and the IPC. This can also be caused by using the incorrect PATS transceiver part number.