Engine-Codes - Buick - P0C77 BUICK

P0C77 BUICK - Hybrid Battery System Precharge Time Too Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0C77 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Drive Motor Generator Battery Assembly
  • Drive Motor Generator Battery Assembly harness is open or shorted
  • Drive Motor Generator Battery Assembly circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0C77 BUICK 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 P0C77 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0C77 BUICK 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0C77 BUICK Meaning

The drive motor generator battery control module is also referred to as the Battery Energy Control Module (BECM). The drive motor generator battery control module will diagnose its own systems and determine when a fault condition is present. Diagnostics and system status is communicated from the drive motor generator battery control module to the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module (HPCM) through serial data. The hybrid powertrain control module is the host controller for Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) information.
1. The drive motor generator battery contains 3 high voltage contactors that allow the high voltage Direct Current (DC) batteries to be connected to the vehicle or safely contain the DC high voltage within the drive motor generator battery assembly. The three contactor/relays are a positive high voltage contactor, negative high voltage contactor, and the current limit relay.
2. The power-up sequence for the high voltage DC system occurs in the following order:
3. The drive motor generator battery control module performs a precharge test, by closing both the negative contactor and current limit relay. Because the current limit relay routes the high voltage current through a current limit resistor, the hybrid battery terminal voltage should increase at a steady, predictable rate.
When the drive motor generator battery control module observes that hybrid battery terminal voltage and hybrid battery calculated voltage are at about the same voltage, the motor generator battery control module closes the positive contactor.
With both the negative and positive contactors closed, the drive motor generator battery control module opens the current limit relay.

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