Engine-Codes - Generic - B1516

B1516 Code - Battery Current Sensor

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1516?

  • Faulty Battery Current Sensor
  • Battery Current Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Battery Current Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How to Fix the B1516 Code?

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.

Code B1516 Tech Notes

B1516:08 Battery Current Sensor Signal Invalid
B1516:66 Battery Current Sensor Incorrect Mounting

What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1516?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1516 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.

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What are Code B1516 Possible Symptoms?

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

What Does the B1516 Code Mean?

The Battery Current Sensor is a 3-wire hall effect current sensor. The Body Control Module (BCM) supplies 5 V and ground to the battery current sensor. The battery current sensor measures the amount of current flowing to or from the battery, and supplies a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signal to the BCM. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the BCM detects a fault with the Battery Current Sensor.

B1516 Code - Battery Current Sensor

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