Engine-Codes - Generic - B1442

B1442 - Door Handle Switch Circuit Failure

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1442 Possible Causes

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

How do I fix code B1442?

Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the B1442 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1442 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)

B1442 Meaning

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Door Handle Switch. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Door Handle Switch is not to factory specifications.

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Information for specific makes

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  • B1442 TOYOTA Air Inlet Damper Control Servo Motor Circuit

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