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B2296 Jaguar Code - Restraint System Impact Sensor Fault

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code B2296 Jaguar?

  • Faulty Impact Sensor
  • Impact Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Impact Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)

How to Fix the B2296 Jaguar 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 B2296 Jaguar?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B2296 Jaguar 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 B2296 Jaguar Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

What Does the B2296 Jaguar Code Mean?

The Restraints Control Module (RCM) continuously communicates with all impact sensors for external and internal sensor data. The RCM also continuously monitors all of the impact sensor circuits for a short to voltage, short to ground and open circuits. If the RCM detects any communication or circuit faults with any of the impact sensors, it will store DTC B2296 in memory and send a message to the instrument cluster (IC) module to illuminate the air bag warning indicator.

B2296 Jaguar Code - Restraint System Impact Sensor Fault

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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.