Engine-Codes - Generic - B1208

B1208 Code - Anti-Theft Indicator Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B1208 code possible causes

  • 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 is the B1208 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.

|B1208 code tech notes

B1208-11-ANTI-THEFT INDICATOR - CIRCUIT SHORT TO GROUND
B1208-15-ANTI-THEFT INDICATOR - CIRCUIT SHORT TO BATTERY OR OPEN

|What is the cost to diagnose the B1208 code

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.

|What are B1208 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is B1208 code meaning?

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.

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