Engine-Codes - Ford - B123A FORD

B123A FORD - Left Front Turn Indicator Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B123A FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Left Front Turn Indicator
  • Left Front Turn Indicator harness is open or shorted
  • Left Front Turn Indicator circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B123A FORD 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.

Tech Notes

B123A:11 Left Front Turn Indicator Circuit Short To Ground
B123A:15 Left Front Turn Indicator Circuit Short To Battery or Open

What is the cost to diagnose the B123A FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B123A FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

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

B123A FORD Meaning

The Steering Column Control Module (SCCM) monitors the multifunction switch position. When the multifunction switch is in the left or right TURN position, the SCCM sends a turn signal switch_status message over the communication network to the Body Control Module (BCM) indicating a request for the left or right turn signal. When the BCM receives a request for a turn signal, the BCM supplies on/off voltage to the appropriate turn lamps.
The timed on/off cycle for turn lamps is determined by the BCM and is set to flash approximately 80 times per minute if both the front and rear turn signal lamps operate correctly. If an individual turn signal lamp is inoperative, the BCM fast flashes the remaining turn lamp approximately 160 times per minute to indicate a bulb outage to the driver. The OBDII sets when the BCM detects the front, rear or exterior mirror turn lamp output is not to factory specifications.

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