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B1388 KIA - Driver Seat Track Position Sensor Short Or Short To Battery

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

  • Faulty Driver Seat Track Position Sensor
  • Driver Seat Track Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Driver Seat Track Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Supplemental Restraint System Control Module (SRSCM)

How is the B1388 KIA 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 KIA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1388 KIA 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

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1388 KIA Meaning

The Seat Track Position Sensor (STPS) located underneath the occupant seat detects the horizontal position of the occupant seat and delivers it to the Supplemental Restraint System Control Module (SRSCM). The signal of STPS is one of the major parameters that determine the way dual output type airbag deploys. The SRSCM sets the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) if it detects that the Seat Track Position Sensor is not to factory specifications.

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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.