Engine-Codes - Generic - B1289

B1289 - Video Display Brightness Control Signal

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1289 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Video Display
  • Video Display harness is open or shorted
  • Video Display circuit poor electrical connection

How is the B1289 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

DTC B1289 01 Video Display Brightness Control Signal Short to Battery
DTC B1289 02 Video Display Brightness Control Signal Short to Ground
DTC B1289 04 Video Display Brightness Control Signal Open Circuit

What is the cost to diagnose the B1289 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1289 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

B1289 Meaning

The radio can control the video display brightness on vehicles equipped with Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) video. The radio varies a Pulse With Modulated (PWM) signal to the rear entertainment video screen to command the screen brightness to the desired level. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the radio detects a short to voltage, short to ground, or an open/high resistance in the video display brightness control circuit 400 ms after the radio activates the remote enable circuit.

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