B1602 MERCURY - PATS Received Invalid Format Of Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder
B1602 MERCURY Possible Causes
- Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
How do I fix code B1602 MERCURY
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.
Cost of diagnosing the B1602 MERCURY code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B1602 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.
B1602 MERCURY Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
B1602 MERCURY MeaningDuring each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver reads the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key identification code and circuit send the data to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
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