P0C78 BUICK - Hybrid/EV Battery System Precharge Time Too Long

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0C78 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Hybrid/EV Battery Pre-Charge Resistor
  • Faulty Starter/Generator Control Module
  • Starter/Generator Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Starter/Generator Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0C78 BUICK

    Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0C78 BUICK code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0C78 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.

P0C78 BUICK Possible Symptoms

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

P0C78 BUICK Meaning

The hybrid battery system voltage is controlled by two high voltage contactors. The high voltage contactors allow the high voltage DC batteries to be connected to the vehicle or safely contain the high voltage DC within the Hybrid/EV Battery Pack assembly. Of the two contactors, one is a pre-charge contactor and the other is the primary contactor. The two contactors are closed in a specific sequence by the Starter/Generator Control Module. The pre-charge contactor is closed first. This causes high voltage to flow through the pre-charge resistor, allowing system voltage to build slowly. Once the system voltage has raised and stabilized, the primary contactor is closed. Both contactors are controlled by the Starter/Generator Control Module. The Starter/Generator Control Module supplies B+ to each contactor at all times. When the contactors are to be closed, the Starter/Generator Control Module will provide a ground to the contactor through a low side driver.
OBDII Code P0C78 BUICK - Hybrid/EV Battery System Precharge Time Too Long - Engine-Codes.com

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