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.
The cost to diagnose the B1142 MERCURY code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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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