ATC 000871.03 – Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Voltage Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000871.03 (ATC 871.03)

Code: 000871.03

Shortcode: 871.03


The error code, ATC 000871.03, indicates that the control unit has detected a voltage exceeding 5 volts at the signal input for the refrigerant pressure sensor (B130, lead 2019). This high voltage typically suggests that there is a short to a supply lead within the circuit, which can cause inaccurate sensor readings and potentially lead to improper functioning of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system.


Due to this voltage irregularity, the HVAC system may respond by altering the cooling functions, potentially leading to excessive or insufficient refrigeration. This can affect cabin comfort and may also impact the efficiency of the system.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connectors: Carefully check the wiring and connectors for damage or signs of a short circuit, particularly around lead 2019 and sensor B130.
  • Measure Voltage Levels: Use a multimeter to confirm the voltage level at the sensor’s input. A consistent reading above 5 volts can validate the presence of a short.
  • Replace Damaged Components: If any damaged wires or components are found, replace them to ensure correct operation of the sensor and HVAC system.
  • Test the HVAC System: After repairs, test the HVAC system to ensure it operates correctly and adjusts refrigerant pressure accurately.
  • Reset Fault Codes and Reevaluate System Performance: Clear any stored fault codes and evaluate the system performance to confirm that the issue has been resolved and no further electrical irregularities exist.


Addressing voltage issues promptly in sensor circuits is essential to maintaining the operational integrity and efficiency of HVAC systems in heavy machinery. Regular checks and maintenance can prevent such faults and ensure that the equipment remains in optimal working condition, providing a comfortable environment for the operator.