AIRBAG SYSTEM, Diagnostic DTC:B166A

DTC Code DTC Name
B166A Pressure Sensor Difference for Front Door

DESCRIPTION

The door side airbag sensor LH and door side airbag sensor RH detect impacts to the vehicle through changes in pressure inside the front doors caused by deformation of the outer side of the front doors and send signals to the airbag ECU assembly.

Based on the signals sent by the door side airbag sensors, the airbag ECU assembly determines if the airbags and pretensioners should be deployed.

If the difference between the pressure detected by the door side airbag sensor LH and the pressure detected by the door side airbag sensor RH exceeds a certain value a certain number of times, the airbag ECU assembly will output DTC B166A.

DTC No. Detection Item DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area Warning Indicate Test Mode / Check Mode
B166A Pressure Sensor Difference for Front Door The difference between the pressure detected by the door side airbag sensor LH and the door side airbag sensor RH exceeds a certain value a certain number of times.
  • Door side airbag sensor LH

  • Door side airbag sensor RH

  • Airbag ECU assembly

Comes on Not applicable

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

Note


  • After turning the power switch off, waiting time may be required before disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal. Therefore, make sure to read the disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal notices before proceeding with work.

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  • When disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal while performing repairs, some systems need to be initialized after the cable is reconnected.

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PROCEDURE


  1. CHECK DTC


    1. Check for DTCs.

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      Body Electrical > SRS Airbag > Trouble Codes
      OK
      DTCs B1633, B1638, B1642, B1643, B1647, B1648, B166D, B166E, B167B and B167C are not output.

      Tech Tips

      If B1633, B1638, B1642, B1643, B1647, B1648, B166D, B166E, B167B and B167C is output, perform troubleshooting for the DTC first.

      Result
      Proceed to
      OK
      NG

    NG
    OK
  2. CHECK DOOR SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR LH


    1. Turn the power switch off.

    2. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 90 seconds.

    3. Replace the door side airbag sensor LH with a known good one.

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      Tech Tips

      Perform the following inspection using known good parts from another vehicle if possible.

    4. Connect the cable to the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 2 seconds.

    5. Turn the power switch on (IG), and wait for at least 60 seconds.

    6. Clear the DTCs stored in memory.

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      Body Electrical > SRS Airbag > Clear DTCs
    7. Turn the power switch off.

    8. Turn the power switch on (IG), and wait for at least 60 seconds.

    9. Check for DTCs.

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      Body Electrical > SRS Airbag > Trouble Codes
      Result
      Proceed to
      DTC B166A is output
      DTC B166A is not output

      Tech Tips

      Codes other than DTC B166A may be output at this time, but they are not related to this check.

    10. Turn the power switch off.

    11. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 90 seconds.

    12. Restore the door side airbag sensor LH that was installed for testing to its original location.

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    DTC B166A is not output
    DTC B166A is output
  3. CHECK DOOR SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR RH


    1. Turn the power switch off.

    2. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 90 seconds.

    3. Replace the door side airbag sensor RH with a known good one.

      Click here

      Tech Tips

      Perform the following inspection using known good parts from another vehicle if possible.

    4. Connect the cable to the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 2 seconds.

    5. Turn the power switch on (IG), and wait for at least 60 seconds.

    6. Clear the DTCs stored in memory.

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      Body Electrical > SRS Airbag > Clear DTCs
    7. Turn the power switch off.

    8. Turn the power switch on (IG), and wait for at least 60 seconds.

    9. Check for DTCs.

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      Body Electrical > SRS Airbag > Trouble Codes
      Result
      Proceed to
      DTC B166A is output
      DTC B166A is not output

      Tech Tips

      Codes other than DTC B166A may be output at this time, but they are not related to this check.

    10. Turn the power switch off.

    11. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, and wait for at least 90 seconds.

    12. Restore the door side airbag sensor RH that was installed for testing to its original location.

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    DTC B166A is output
    DTC B166A is not output