Engine-Codes - Generic - B1259

B1259 - Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1259 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Solar Radiation Sensor
  • Solar Radiation Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Solar Radiation Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) Module

How is the B1259 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.

What is the cost to diagnose the B1259 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1259 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)

B1259 Meaning

Under normal operation, the solar radiation sensor receives a ground through the circuit. A 5-volt reference voltage is supplied to the solar radiation sensor from the Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) Module through. The EATC Module monitors the Solar Radiation Sensor. The EATC Module sets the OBDII code when the Solar Radiation Sensor is not to factory specifications.

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