Engine-Codes - Generic - B1823

B1823 Code - Short to Positive in Side Squib Right Circuit

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1823?

  • Faulty Front Seat Airbag Assembly Right (RH) (Front Side Squib Right)
  • Front Seat Airbag Assembly Right harness is open or shorted
  • Front Seat Airbag Assembly Right circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

|How to Fix the B1823 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.

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1823?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1823 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 B1823 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|What Does the B1823 Code Mean?

The Front Side Squib Right (RH) circuit consists of the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly and Front Seat Airbag Assembly Right (RH). This circuit instructs the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) to deploy when deployment conditions are met. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is stored when a malfunction is detected in the front side squib RH circuit.

B1823 Code - Short to Positive in Side Squib Right Circuit

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Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

  • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
  • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
  • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
  • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.