Engine-Codes - Generic - B12E8

B12E8 Code - Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B12E8 code possible causes

  • Faulty Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch
  • Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

|How is the B12E8 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.

|B12E8 code tech notes

B12E8:11 Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch: Circuit Short To Ground
B12E8:23 Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch: Signal Stuck Low

|What is the cost to diagnose the B12E8 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B12E8 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 B12E8 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is B12E8 code meaning?

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch is not to factory specifications.

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