Engine-Codes - Ford - U2010 FORD

U2010 FORD - Illumination Switch Circuit Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U2010 FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Illumination Switch
  • Illumination Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Illumination Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

How is the U2010 FORD 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.

Tech Notes

U2010:11 Illumination Switch Circuit Short to Ground
U2010:15 Illumination Switch Circuit Short to Battery or Open

What is the cost to diagnose the U2010 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U2010 FORD 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

U2010 FORD Meaning

The Body Control Module (BCM) supplies voltage to all non-networked illumination sources through 1 of 3 circuits. Each circuit has separate Field-Effect Transistor (FET) protection that is used to disable the output driver for the circuit if a short to ground is detected. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set in continuous memory and on-demand when the BCM detects an excessive or a lower than expected current draw from a switch illumination circuit.

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