Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

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Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

Postby Charlescrown » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:47 am

Hope some of the Holden fellas can help. I scanned a Astra the other day and it came up with code B3601 and said "key capture relay circuit malfunction". I searched Dr Google and found very little. The car has never had a problem starting. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

Postby Gareth » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:56 am

From what I understand that relay is an internal part of the 'steering column module', have changed plenty of them for other faults, never seen that one...
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Re: Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

Postby Charlescrown » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:15 pm

Thanks for the info. It does also say CIM steering column module. Just what does the module do? and I believe it's located under the steering column cover.

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Re: Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

Postby Gareth » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:25 pm

It acts kind of like a BCM that we are used to seeing in commodores, Immobiliser, wipers, head lights, turn signals etc..

The best bit is its vin coded :thumbdown: , unless you have a pass through and tis access you will have to replace this with a 'security set' from a wrecker (must be the exact spec vehicle to do this).

Yes, its under the column covers, the stalks are part of it.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Holden (I don't think so) AH Astra fault Code B3601

Postby Charlescrown » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks Biggvl you have convinced me not to venture any further with it. It has no noticeable issues with anything so I assume he won't do anything about it till something goes wrong.

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