B1600 MERCURY - PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received
B1600 MERCURY Possible Causes
- Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
- Faulty PATS transceiver
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
How do I fix code B1600 MERCURYCheck 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 B1600 MERCURY code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B1600 MERCURY 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.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
B1600 MERCURY MeaningThe Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver communicates with the PATS key. During each vehicle start sequence, the PATS transceiver reads the pats key identification code and sends the data to the instrument cluster. The control functions are contained in the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster carries out all of the PATS functions such as receiving the identification code from the PATS key and sending a message to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), which controls the engine enable. The instrument cluster initiates the key interrogation sequence when the key is turned to the ON or Start position.
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