B140C MERCURY - Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit
B140C MERCURY Possible Causes
- Faulty Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt
- Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt harness is open or shorted
- Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Restraint Control Module (RCM)
How is the B140C MERCURY 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.
B140C:12 Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Short to Battery
B140C:13 Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Open
B140C:1D Second Row Driver Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Current Out of Range
What is the cost to diagnose the B140C MERCURY code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the B140C MERCURY 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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- Air Bag Warning Light ON
B140C MERCURY MeaningThe Restraint Control Module (RCM) continuously monitors the second row left safety belt buckle switch circuits for the following faults: Open circuit, Short to voltage, Short to ground, Current out of range, Faulted second row left safety belt buckle switch. If a fault is detected, the RCM stores Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) B140C in memory and sends a message to the IPC to illuminate the airbag warning indicator.
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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.