Engine-Codes - Generic - B14BC

B14BC - Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B14BC Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device
  • Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Seat Control Module E (SCME)

How do I fix code B14BC?

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.

Tech Notes

B14BC:11 Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit Short To Ground
B14BC:12 Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit Short To Battery
B14BC:13 Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit Open
B14BC:1A Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit Resistance Below Threshold

Cost of diagnosing the B14BC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B14BC 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)

B14BC Meaning

The Seat Control Module E (SCME) monitors the Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device. The SCME sets the OBDII code when the Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device is not to factory specifications.

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Information for specific makes

  • B14BC FORD Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit
  • B14BC LINCOLN Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit
  • B14BC MERCURY Passenger Seat Back Thermal Electric Device Circuit

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