What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1196 Mazda?
Faulty Driver Side Side Air Bag Sensor
Driver Side Side Air Bag Sensor harness is open or shorted
Driver Side Side Air Bag Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
Faulty SAS Control Module
How to Fix the B1196 Mazda Code?
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.
B1196:11: Driver-side side air bag sensor No.2 circuit short to body ground
B1196:13: Driver-side side air bag sensor No.2 circuit open circuit or short to power supply
B1196:87: Signal reception error from driver-side side air bag sensor No.2
B1196:96: Driver-side side air bag sensor No.2 internal malfunction
What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1196 Mazda?
The cost to diagnose the B1196 Mazda 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.
Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service
Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed,
it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.