Engine-Codes - Generic - P0AE4

P0AE4 Code - Hybrid Battery Precharge Contactor Control Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0AE4 code possible causes

  • Faulty System Main Relay
  • System Main Relay harness is open or shorted
  • System Main Relay circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty HV control ECU

|How is the P0AE4 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 P0AE4 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0AE4 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 P0AE4 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P0AE4 code meaning?

The SMRs (System Main Relays) connect and disconnect the high-voltage power supply circuit in accordance with requests from the HV control ECU. To ensure a reliable operation, they consists of a total of 3 relays (1 for the negative side and 2 for the positive side).
To connect, SMR1 and SMR3 turn ON initially. Then, SMR2 turns ON and SMR1 turns OFF. This process protects the circuit from the high-voltage surge current by allowing the limit current to flow via the resistor.
To disconnect, SMR2 and SMR3 turn OFF in that order. The HV control ECU checks that the relays have turned OFF properly.
The HV control ECU monitors the proper operation of the SMRs (CON1, CON2 and CON3) to check for a malfunction.

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|P0AE4 code information for specific makes

  • P0AE4 BUICK Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 CADILLAC Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 CHEVROLET Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 GMC Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 LEXUS Hybrid Battery Precharge Contactor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 NISSAN Hybrid Battery Precharge Contactor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 SATURN Hybrid/EV Battery Precharge Transistor Control Circuit
  • P0AE4 TOYOTA Hybrid Battery Precharge Contactor Control Circuit

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