You will need a scan tool to check codes in the Headlamp control Module. If you do not have a scan tool it would be very difficult to diagnose your problem. Without the codes You would need every diagnostic chart for each code, which could lead to a misdiagnosis with out knowing what the Code(s) are in the system.
Here is a description of the system:
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
The AFL consist of the following components:
- Headlamp control module
- Headlamp actuator – left
- Headlamp actuator – right
Battery positive voltage is applied to the headlamp control module at all times and when the ignition switch is in the RUN and CRANK positions. The headlamp control module has an operational voltage range of about 10.5–16 volts and is only fully functional when the ignition switch is in the RUN position. The voltage input from the ignition switch wakes the headlamp control module microprocessor. The headlamp control module receives serial data messages via GMLAN from the engine control module (ECM), transmission control module (TCM), electronic brake control module (EBCM), and body control module (BCM) with regards ***** ***** mode, speed, steering angle, transmission gear selection, and headlamp switch status. The headlamp control module calculates the headlamp angle and sends commands to the left and right headlamp actuators. The headlamp actuators drive the headlamps to the position commanded by the headlamp control module. The headlamp control module monitors the headlamp actuator motor control circuits for proper circuit continuity and for shorts to ground or voltage. If a malfunction is detected, a DTC will be stored in memory and the driver will be notified with a message displayed over the driver information center (DIC) located on the instrument panel cluster (IPC).
The headlamp control module controls the left headlamp movement by 15 degrees to the left and 5 degrees to the right, and the right headlamp movement by 5 degrees to the left and 15 degrees to the right. The direction the headlamps move is controlled by the steering wheel angle and is limited by steering angles of approximately +/- 90 degrees. The AFL will not operate with the transmission in reverse or at vehicle speeds less than 2 mph. Movement of the headlamps is restricted at low vehicle speeds and full movement of the lamps is not allowed until vehicle speed is greater than approximately 30 mph. The following conditions must be met before the AFL will operate:
- Headlamp switch in the AUTO position and high or low beam headlamps must be active
- Steering angle position must be received from the EBCM with the steering signal validity bit set
- Vehicle speed must be received from the ECM with the steering signal validity bit set
- Transmission gear position must be received from the TCM with the transmission gear position validity bit set
Below is a list of Code's:
DTC B1461 00
Left Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit No Additional Information
DTC B1461 02
Left Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Short to Ground
DTC B1461 39
Left Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Internal Electronic Failure
DTC B1461 54
Left Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Temperature High
DTC B1462 00
Right Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit No Additional Information
DTC B1462 02
Right Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Short to Ground
DTC B1462 39
Right Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Internal Electronic Failure
DTC B1462 54
Right Headlamp Horizontal Motor Circuit Temperature High
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