Code No.B1609 Seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) (squib) system (short circuit between squib circuit terminals)



caution If the diagnosis code B1609 is set to SRS-ECU, be sure to diagnose the CAN bus line.

OPERATION




TROUBLE JUDGEMENT




PROBABLE CAUSES



  • Damaged short spring *
  • Short circuit between terminals of seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) (squib) circuit
  • Damaged connector(s)
  • Malfunction of SRS-ECU
  • Insufficient press of locking button or locking button not pressed
note *: The squib circuit connectors integrate a short spring (which prevents the seat belt pre-tensioner from being unintentionally deployed because of static electricity by shorting the positive wire to the earth wire in the squib circuit when the connectors are disconnected). Therefore, when the above codes are set, the short spring may not be released due to the damaged connector even when the connectors are connected.

DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURE


STEP 1. M.U.T.-III CAN bus diagnostics.


Use M.U.T.-III to diagnose the CAN bus lines.

Q. Is the check result normal?

Go to Step 2.
Repair the CAN bus line (Refer to GROUP 54C - Troubleshooting ).

STEP 2. Check whether the diagnosis code is reset.


(1)Connect the negative battery terminal.
(2)After erasing the diagnosis code memory, check the diagnosis code again.
(3)Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

Q. Is the diagnosis code No. B1609 set?

Go to Step 3.
Intermittent malfunction (Refer to GROUP 00 - How to Use Troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points - How to Cope with Intermittent Malfunction ).

STEP 3. Connector check: SRS-ECU, seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side).


(1)Check that the negative battery terminal is disconnected. If the negative battery terminal is connected, disconnect it.

(2)While pushing the part "A" indicated in the figure of the harness side connector, turn the lock lever to the direction of the arrow to release the lock lever. After disconnecting the SRS-ECU connector, connect it again.

(3) After disconnecting the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) harness side connector, connect the connector again. For the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) harness side connector disconnection, use the flat-tipped screwdriver to pull out the harness side connector locking button. After releasing the lock, disconnect the harness side connector.
(4)Connect the negative battery terminal.
(5)After erasing the diagnosis code memory, check the diagnosis code again.
(6)Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

Q. Is the diagnosis code No. B1609 set?

Go to Step 4.

Replace the connector concerned.

STEP 4. Diagnosis check by dummy resistor connection.


(1)Check that the negative battery terminal is disconnected. If the negative battery terminal is connected, disconnect it.

(2)Use the flat-tipped screwdriver to pull out the locking button of harness side connector. After releasing the lock, disconnect the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) harness side connector.

(3)Connect special tool dummy resistor (MB991865) to special tool resistor harness (MB991884).
(4)Connect special tool resistor harness to the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) harness side connector.
(5)Connect the negative battery terminal.
(6)After erasing the diagnosis code memory, check the diagnosis code again.
(7)Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

Q. Is the diagnosis code No. B1609 set?

Go to Step 5.

Replace the seat belt with pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) (Refer to ).

STEP 5. Resistance check at the SRS-ECU connector.


(1)Check that the negative battery terminal is disconnected. If the negative battery terminal is connected, disconnect it.

(2)While pushing the part "A" indicated in the figure of the harness side connector, turn the lock lever to the direction of the arrow to release the lock lever, and disconnect the SRS-ECU connector.

(3)
danger To release the SRS-ECU connector short spring in the following operations, disconnect this seat belt pre-tensioner connector, and keep the squib circuit shorted.
Use the flat-tipped screwdriver to pull out the locking button of harness side connector. After releasing the lock, disconnect the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) harness side connector.

(4)
caution The short spring may not be released due to the insufficient insertion. Therefore, insert the insulator for 4 mm or more.
Insert an insulator (width: 3 mm, thickness: 0.5 mm) such as cable tie between the PTA+, PTA- line, and the short spring, and release the short spring.
(5)Take the measurements below at the SRS-ECU harness side connector.

  • Continuity between PTA+, PTA- line
OK: No continuity

Q. Is the check result normal?

Go to Step 6.

Repair the wiring harness PTA+, PTA- line between the SRS-ECU connector and the seat belt pre-tensioner (passenger’s side) connector.

STEP 6. Check whether the diagnosis code is reset.


Q. Is the diagnosis code No. B1609 set?

Replace SRS-ECU (Refer to ).
Intermittent malfunction (Refer to GROUP 00 - How to Use Troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points - How to Cope with Intermittent Malfunction ).