B14AE - Actuators Power Supply Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

B14AE Possible Causes

  • Faulty HVAC Control Module
  • HVAC Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • HVAC Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose B14AE code

    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 terminals.

B14AE Tech Notes

B14AE:11 Actuators Power Supply Circuit Short To Ground
B14AE:12 Actuators Power Supply Circuit Short To Battery
B14AE:14 Actuators Power Supply Circuit Short To Ground or Open

Cost of diagnosing the B14AE code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B14AE 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.

B14AE Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

B14AE Meaning

A 5-volt reference voltage and ground is supplied to the climate control sensors and actuators from the HVAC Control Module. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets when the module senses less than 5 volts on the actuator voltage circuit, indicating a short to ground, short to voltage or open.
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