ATC 000876.05 – Compressor Clutch On, No Current Present. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000876.05 (ATC 876.05)

Code: 000876.05

Shortcode: 876.05


The error code, ATC 000876.05, is activated when the power module (HF) PC6 measures less than 350 mA at the compressor clutch output (lead 2023) when the compressor clutch (M02) is engaged. This low current reading typically indicates that the circuit is open, which could be due to a break in the wiring, a disconnected connector, or a fault within the compressor clutch itself, preventing current from flowing through the circuit.


With no current flowing to the compressor clutch, it will not engage, leading to a failure of the air conditioning system to produce cooling. This affects the comfort of the cabin environment and the overall functionality of the HVAC system.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connectors: Carefully check the wiring and connectors related to the compressor clutch circuit, especially focusing on lead 2023 for any signs of disconnection, damage, or wear.
  • Test for Circuit Continuity: Use a multimeter to test for continuity within the circuit. An open circuit will show no continuity, indicating where the break might be.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Components: If an open circuit is confirmed, repair or replace the damaged wires or connectors to restore circuit integrity.
  • Check Compressor Clutch: Ensure that the compressor clutch itself is operational and not the cause of the circuit break.
  • Re-test System After Repairs: After making the necessary repairs, test the system to ensure that current is correctly flowing to the compressor clutch and that it engages properly to enable cooling by the HVAC system.


An open circuit in the compressor clutch can lead to significant operational issues. Regular maintenance and early detection of faults in the electrical system are crucial for preventing such problems and ensuring that the air conditioning system remains effective and reliable. Addressing these issues swiftly helps maintain the performance and operator comfort of your John Deere machinery.