Engine-Codes - Generic - B1388

B1388 - Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit Short To Battery

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1388 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Oil Temperature Sensor
  • Oil Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Oil Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How is the B1388 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 B1388 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1388 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

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

B1388 Meaning

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Oil Temperature Sensor. The PCM sets the OBDII code when the Oil Temperature Sensor is not to factory specifications.

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Information for specific makes

  • B1388 HYUNDAI Driver Seat Track Position Sensor Short Or Short To Battery
  • B1388 KIA Driver Seat Track Position Sensor Short Or Short To Battery

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