B1609 RAM - Panel Dimmer Input

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

B1609 RAM 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 do I fix code B1609 RAM

    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.

B1609 RAM Tech Notes

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

Cost of diagnosing the B1609 RAM code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B1609 RAM 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.

B1609 RAM Possible Symptoms

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

B1609 RAM 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.
OBDII Code B1609 RAM - Panel Dimmer Input - Engine-Codes.com

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