B1613

B1613 Definition:

PANEL ILLUMINATION CONTROL CIRCUIT LOW

  • When Monitored:With the ignition on and the Panel Illumination active.
  • Set Condition:Panel Illumination Status LOW.
Possible Causes
(E12) PANEL LAMPS DRIVER CIRCUIT SHORTED TO GROUND
A/C HEATER CONTROL LAMP (FRONT AND/OR REAR) SHORTED TO GROUND
FRONT WINDOW SWITCH LAMP SHORTED TO GROUND
SHIFT ASSEMBLY LAMP SHORTED TO GROUND
CLUSTER

Diagnostic Test

1. CHECK FOR AN ACTIVE DTC
Turn the ignition on.
With the scan tool, record and erase DTCs.
Activate the Panel Illumination.
Wait 30 seconds.
With the scan tool, read DTCs.
Does the scan tool display this DTC as active?

Yes

  • Go To 2

No

  • The condition that caused this code to set is not present at this time. Check for an intermittent condition by inspecting the related wiring harness for chafed,
    pierced, pinched, and partially broken wires. Also inspect the related connectors for broken, bent, pushed out, spread, corroded, or contaminated terminals.
  • Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1.(Refer to 8 – ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES – STANDARD PROCEDURE)

2. CHECK EACH NON-FUNCTIONING COMPONENT FOR AN INTERNAL SHORT TO GROUND

NOTE:
Using the wiring diagram as a guide disconnect each non-functioning component one at a time while checking for the DTC to become stored. Repeat these steps for each component.

Turn the ignition off.
Disconnect the non-functioning component harness connector.
Turn the ignition on.
Activate the Panel Illumination.
With the scan tool, read DTCs.

Is the DTC still active?

Yes

  • Go To 3

No

  • Replace the non-functioning component that when disconnected caused the DTC to become stored in accordance with the service information.

 

  • Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1.(Refer to 8 – ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES – STANDARD PROCEDURE)

 



3. CHECK THE (E12) PANEL LAMPS DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND

Turn the ignition off.
Disconnect the Instrument Cluster C1 harness connector.

With all (E12) Panel Lamps Driver circuit components disconnected, measure the resistance to ground on the (E12) Panel Lamps Driver Circuit from the Instrument Cluster C1 harness connector.
Is the resistance less than 10K ohms?

Yes

  • Repair the (E12) Panel Lamps Driver circuit for a short to ground.
  • Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1.

No

  • Replace the Cluster in accordance with the service information.
  • Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1.

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