Engine-Codes - Generic - B1208

B1208 Code - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1208?

  • Faulty VTA Security Indicator
  • VTA Security Indicator harness is open or shorted
  • VTA Security Indicator circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Instrument Cluster (IC)
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

|How to Fix the B1208 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 B1208 Tech Notes


|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1208?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1208 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 B1208 Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the B1208 Code Mean?

When the enable conditions are correct, the Body Control Module (BCM) provides a voltage output to the Security Indicator lamp located in the Instrument Cluster. The BCM sets the OBDII code when it detects a voltage below 0.30 of a volt for the period of less than one second on the VTA Security Indicator circuit.

B1208 Code - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

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