Engine-Codes - Saturn - P0AE2 SATURN

P0AE2 SATURN - Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Circuit Stuck On

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0AE2 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Faulty Battery Energy Control Module
  • Battery Energy Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Battery Energy Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0AE2 SATURN code repair?

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 P0AE2 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0AE2 SATURN 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

P0AE2 SATURN Meaning

The hybrid/EV battery contains 5 high voltage contactors and 2 transistors. The high voltage contactors and transistors allow the high voltage DC batteries to be connected to the vehicle or safely contain the high voltage DC within the hybrid/EV battery assembly. The 5 high voltage contactors consist of a main positive high voltage contactor, main negative high voltage contactor, charge positive high voltage contactor, charge negative high voltage contactor and multi-function high voltage contactor. The 2 transistors consist of the precharge transistor and heater transistor. The contactors and transistors close and open in a specific sequence controlled by the hybrid/EV powertrain control module 2. The hybrid/EV powertrain control module 2 supplies voltage to the control circuit for the high voltage contactors/transistors. Ground is provided through the case ground.

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