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 B1232 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.
The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver reads the PATS key when the key is turned to the START or ON position. The OBDII code sets when there has been a PATS transceiver failure. The PATS transceiver may need to be replaced.
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