Engine-Codes - Generic - B1261

B1261 Code - Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B1261 code 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 B1261 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 B1261 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1261 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 B1261 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is B1261 code 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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|B1261 code information for specific makes

  • B1261 BUICK Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 CADILLAC Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 CHEVROLET Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 FORD Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 GMC Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 LINCOLN Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 MAZDA Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1261 MERCURY Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

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