B12AE - Passenger Heated Seat Relay Drive Circuit Open Or Shorted to Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

B12AE Possible Causes

  • Faulty Heater Seat Relay
  • Faulty Heater Mat
  • Heater Mat harness is open or shorted
  • Heater Mat circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Module

How do I fix code B12AE

    Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the B12AE code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B12AE 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.

B12AE Possible Symptoms

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

B12AE Meaning

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Module contains the passenger heated seat control button and indicator. The heated seat system functions independently from the climate control system. A heated seat relay is located underneath the passenger seat cushion frame. There are 2 voltage supplies to the heated seat relay. Voltage is supplied from the Smart Junction Box (SJB) heated seat relay enable circuit to the passenger heated seat relay coil when the engine is running. The ground is supplied to the opposite side of the passenger relay coil by the HVAC module from the passenger heated seat relay drive circuit when the passenger heated seat switch button is pressed to energize the relay. This closes the relay contacts to supply battery voltage from the SJB circuit to the passenger heater mat circuit. The passenger heater mats are directly connected to ground circuit completing the electrical circuit to heat the seat.
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B12AE Information for specific makes

  • B12AE FORD Passenger Heated Seat Relay Drive Circuit Open Or Shorted to Ground
  • B12AE LINCOLN Passenger Heated Seat Relay Drive Circuit Open Or Shorted to Ground
  • B12AE MERCURY Passenger Heated Seat Relay Drive Circuit Open Or Shorted to Ground

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