Engine-Codes - Mercury - B1310 MERCURY

B1310 MERCURY Code - Run/Start Control Circuit Short to Ground or Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B1310 MERCURY code possible causes

  • Faulty Ignition Switch
  • Ignition Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Run/Start Relay
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM

|How is the B1310 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the B1310 MERCURY code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1310 MERCURY 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 B1310 MERCURY code possible symptoms?

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

|What is B1310 MERCURY code meaning?

When the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, a voltage signal is sent to the Body Control Module (BCM). The BCM then activates the run/start relay and the run/acc relay, which distribute fused voltage to various components. The run/acc relay is serviced as part of the BCM. the BCM continuously monitors the control side of the run/start relay. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets if the BCM detects an open or a short to ground on the control circuit. The BCM uses a Field-Effect Transistor (FET) to control the run/start relay. When this DTC sets, the control side of the run/start relay is disabled via the FET. Once the condition that caused the DTC to set is repaired, the BCM must pass a self-test in order for the DTC to clear and the system to resume normal operation.

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