Chevrolet P1601: PCM Serial Communications Malfunction
Is your scanner showing Chevrolet P1601?
No worries. We'll show you what it means and how to deal with it.
Chevrolet P1601: PCM Serial Communications MalfunctionOVERVIEW
What Does The Chevrolet P1601 Code Mean?
Key on, and the PCM did not receive 25 valid responses from the IPC system, condition met for 5-10 seconds during the CCM test.
What Are The Potential Causes Of The Chevrolet P1601 Code?
- Inspect the serial data line for an open or shorted condition
- Determine if the BCM (module) is pulling the data line down
- Determine if the EBCM (module) is pulling the data line down
- TSB 61-65-67 contains a repair procedure for this code
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