Engine-Codes - Dodge - B1609 DODGE

B1609 DODGE - Panel Dimmer Input

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1609 DODGE Possible Causes

  • Faulty Panel Lamp Dimmer
  • Panel Lamp Dimmer harness is open or shorted
  • Panel Lamp Dimmer circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the B1609 DODGE code repair?

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.

Tech Notes

B1609-11 PANEL DIMMER INPUT CIRCUIT SHORT TO GROUND
B1609-15 PANEL DIMMER INPUT CIRCUIT SHORT TO BATTERY OR OPEN

What is the cost to diagnose the B1609 DODGE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1609 DODGE 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

B1609 DODGE Meaning

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Panel Dimmer Input. The BCM sets the OBDII code when it detects that the Panel Dimmer Input signal is less than 0.5 of a volt for more than one second.

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