Engine-Codes - Mercury - B1287 MERCURY

B1287 MERCURY - Central Lock Switch Illumination Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1287 MERCURY Possible Causes

  • Faulty Central Lock Switch
  • Central Lock Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Central Lock Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B1287 MERCURY 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

B1287:11 Central Lock Switch Illumination Circuit Short to Ground
B1287:15 Central Lock Switch Illumination Circuit Short to Battery or Open

What is the cost to diagnose the B1287 MERCURY code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1287 MERCURY 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)

B1287 MERCURY Meaning

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Central Lock Switch Illumination Circuit. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Central Lock Switch Illumination Circuit is not to factory specifications.

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