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B12E8 Ford Code - Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code B12E8 Ford?

  • 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 to Fix the B12E8 Ford 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.

Code B12E8 Ford 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 Code B12E8 Ford?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B12E8 Ford 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 B12E8 Ford Possible Symptoms?

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

What Does the B12E8 Ford Code Mean?

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.

B12E8 Ford Code - Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch

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