ATC 000871.04 – Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Voltage Too Low. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000871.04 (ATC 871.04)

Code: 000871.04

Shortcode: 871.04


The error code, ATC 000871.04, is triggered when the control unit detects a voltage of 0 volts at the signal input for the refrigerant pressure sensor (B130, lead 2019). This low voltage condition suggests that the circuit is either shorted to ground or is open, which can disrupt the sensor’s ability to accurately monitor and control the refrigerant pressure, potentially affecting the performance of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system.


The low voltage detected may cause the HVAC system to malfunction, possibly resulting in no cooling or heating control, which can severely impact the cabin environment and comfort.


  • Inspect Wiring and Circuitry: Examine the wiring and circuitry associated with the refrigerant pressure sensor for signs of a short to ground or an open circuit, particularly focusing on lead 2019 and sensor B130.
  • Test Electrical Continuity: Use a multimeter to test for continuity in the circuit. An open circuit will show no continuity, and a short to ground will show low resistance.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Wiring: If any issues are detected during the inspection, repair or replace the faulty wiring or components to restore proper functionality.
  • Verify Sensor Operation: After addressing the wiring issues, check the refrigerant pressure sensor’s operation to ensure it is receiving the correct voltage and functioning as expected.
  • System Reset and Re-evaluation: Reset the system to clear any fault codes. Test the HVAC system comprehensively to ensure it is regulating temperature effectively and that the issue has been fully resolved.


Regular maintenance of the HVAC system and its sensors is crucial for the reliable operation of machinery. Preventative measures and timely repairs can help avoid disruptions in performance and ensure a comfortable and safe operating environment.