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B1201 Ford Code - Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1201 Ford?

  • Faulty Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2
  • Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Audio Control Module (ACM) or Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM)

|How to Fix the B1201 Ford 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.

|Code B1201 Ford Tech Notes

B1201:1C - Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2 Circuit Voltage Out of Range
B1201:63 - Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2 Circuit/Component Protection Time-Out

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1201 Ford?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1201 Ford 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.

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|What are Code B1201 Ford Possible Symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|What Does the B1201 Ford Code Mean?

Voltage is sent from the Audio Control Module (ACM) or Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM) to the steering wheel controls, and the same module grounds the return circuit. The VOL-, VOL+, SEEK- and SEEK+ switches share signal and return circuits, while the VOICE, MEDIA, PHONE and OK switches share separate signal and return circuits. For all configurations, when a switch is pressed, the voltage is routed through a specific resistor value for each function. The ACM (or APIM) then uses the reference voltage to determine which control input function has been selected. The OBDII code is set by the navigation ACM when the reference voltage to the steering wheel controls is out-of-range. This can be caused by a number of different failures on the steering wheel controls circuit except for a stuck switch or a short to ground in the signal return circuit.

Steering Wheel Audio Switch Pack 2

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