Engine-Codes - Generic - P0885

P0885 Code - TCM Power Relay Control Circuit/Open

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0885 Code?

  • Faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM) Power Relay
  • Transmission Control Module (TCM) Power Relay harness is open or shorted
  • Transmission Control Module (TCM) Power Relay circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P0885 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 P0885 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0885 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.

|What are P0885 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0885 Code Mean?

The transmission control relay is used to supply power to the solenoid pack when the transmission is in normal operating mode. When the relay is off, no power is supplied to the solenoid pack and the transmission is in Limp-in mode. The relay output is fed back to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). It is referred to as the Transmission Control Relay Output circuit or switched battery.
Immediately after a controller reset (ignition key turned to the run position or after cranking engine), the PCM verifies that the relay contacts are open by checking for no voltage at the switched battery terminals. After this is verified, the voltage at the pressure switches is checked. There should be no voltage on the pressure switches at this time. The PCM will then activate the relay.

TCM Power Relay Control Circuit/Open

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