Engine-Codes - Generic - B1261

B1261 Code - Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1261?

  • 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 to Fix the B1261 Code?

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 Code B1261?

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.

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|What are Code B1261 Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the B1261 Code Mean?

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.

Solar Radiation Sensor Circuit Short To Ground

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|Code B1261 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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