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.
The cost to diagnose the B1480 Buick code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
The Body Control Module (BCM) supplies battery voltage to the front and rear reading lamps, left and right sunshade lamps, center console compartment lamp, and instrument panel compartment lamp via the courtesy lamp control circuit. When the instrument panel compartment, center console armrest, or sunshade mirror is opened, the switch contacts close allowing battery voltage to flow illuminating the respective lamps. The front and rear reading lamps are controlled by individual switches that are activated by the occupants when additional cabin lighting is required. In the event that any of these courtesy lamps were to remain illuminated for more than 10 min with the ignition switch in the OFF position, the BCM will deactivate the courtesy lamp control circuit to prevent total battery discharge. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the BCM detects a fault in the courtesy lamps control circuit.
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