Engine-Codes - Ford - B1142 FORD

B1142 FORD - Ignition Status 1 Signal Invalid

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1142 FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Ignition Switch
  • Ignition Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B1142 FORD 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 B1142 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1142 FORD 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)

B1142 FORD Meaning

On vehicles equipped with a conventional ignition switch, fused battery voltage is sent to the ignition switch from Battery. This voltage is then sent to the Body Control Module (BCM) along one of 3 circuits, depending on ignition switch position.
On vehicles equipped with a start/stop switch, fused battery voltage is sent to one set of contacts in the start/stop switch from Battery. When the switch is pressed, this voltage is then sent to the Body Control Module (BCM), the Remote Function Actuator (RFA) module and the PCM. The other set of contacts in the start/stop switch connects the BCM to ground. When the switch is pressed, the BCM detects this ground signal and takes appropriate action.

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