Engine-Codes - Mini - P0117 MINI

P0117 MINI Code - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit Low

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0117 MINI?

  • Low engine coolant level
  • Faulty Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Coolant Temperature sensor circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P0117 MINI 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 P0117 MINI?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0117 MINI 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 P0117 MINI Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0117 MINI Code Mean?

The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor that is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when an excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit Low

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