Engine-Codes - Generic - B1355

B1355 - Passenger Front Airbag Short to Battery

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1355 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passenger Front Airbag
  • Passenger Front Airbag harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Front Airbag circuit poor electrical connection

How is the B1355 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 B1355 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1355 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

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1355 Meaning

When the ignition switch is turned to ON, the Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will perform turn-on test to diagnose critical malfunctions within SDM itself.
Upon passing these test ignition and deployment loop voltages are measured to ensure that they are within their normal voltage ranges. The SDM monitors the voltages at the driver low and the passenger low to detect shorts to ground or voltage in the deploy loops.
The SDM checks the wiring connection to the passenger airbag module by letting the infinitesimal current flow through the internal circuit and verify the resistance.

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Information for specific makes

  • B1355 BUICK Passenger Front Airbag Short to Battery  
  • B1355 CADILLAC Passenger Front Airbag Short to Battery  
  • B1355 CHEVROLET Passenger Front Airbag Short to Battery  
  • B1355 GMC Passenger Front Airbag Short to Battery  
  • B1355 HYUNDAI Passenger-Side Air Bag Module First Stage Short To Battery  
  • B1355 KIA Passenger-Side Air Bag Module First Stage Short To Battery  

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Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

  • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
  • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
  • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
  • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.