Engine-Codes - Pontiac - B1385 PONTIAC

B1385 PONTIAC - Device Ignition START Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1385 PONTIAC Possible Causes

  • Faulty Ignition Switch
  • Ignition Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B1385 PONTIAC 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 B1385 PONTIAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1385 PONTIAC 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

B1385 PONTIAC Meaning

The Body Control Module (BCM), monitors the ignition inputs OFF, ignition 3, crank and ignition 1 supplied from the ignition switch. The BCM uses the sequence that the signals appear and their voltage levels to determine the power mode called for by the vehicle operator using the ignition switch. A 12-volt reference voltage is supplied by the BCM to the ignition switch over a discrete circuit. The ignition switch uses this voltage for power mode signal discrimination. When the operator places the Ignition switch in the Start position, the Crank circuit delivers the signal to the BCM.

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