Engine-Codes - Generic - B1409

B1409 - Driver Power Window Up Circuit Short To Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1409 Possible Causes

  • Driver Power Window Regulator Electric Motor
  • Faulty Master Window Regulator Control Switch
  • Faulty Front Electronics Module (FEM)
  • Master Window Regulator Control Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Master Window Regulator Control Switch circuit poor electrical connection

How is the B1409 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 B1409 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1409 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)

B1409 Meaning

The driver power window is controlled by the Front Electronics Module (FEM). The driver power window regulator control switch and motor are hardwired directly to the FEM. The FEM will read the window regulator control switch actuation and provide the corresponding output to the window motor. If one-touch operation is selected, the FEM powers the driver window motor for seven seconds or until the FEM senses the motor is stalled. If the window track, regulator or glass weatherstrips cause the glass to bind, the FEM may interpret this as a motor stalled condition and halt motor operation.

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Information for specific makes

  • B1409 FORD Driver Power Window Up Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1409 LINCOLN Driver Power Window Up Circuit Short To Ground
  • B1409 MERCURY Driver Power Window Up Circuit Short To Ground

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