ATC 000876.19 – Compressor Clutch Incorrect CAN BUS Message. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000876.19 (ATC 876.19)

Code: 000876.19

Shortcode: 876.19


The error code, ATC 000876.19, is triggered when the output for switching the compressor clutch (M02) is energized by more than one control unit simultaneously. This indicates a communication error or misconfiguration within the CAN BUS system, where multiple signals are conflicting, potentially leading to improper engagement or operation of the compressor clutch.


The system may react by intermittently engaging or disengaging the compressor clutch, or it may display erratic HVAC system behavior. This can affect the cooling efficiency and overall comfort within the cabin, as well as lead to potential wear or damage to the compressor clutch.


  • Diagnose CAN BUS Communication: Use diagnostic tools to analyze the CAN BUS communications. Identify all control units that are sending commands to the compressor clutch and determine the source of the conflict.
  • Inspect Configuration Settings: Check the configuration settings of the involved control units to ensure they are set correctly and not duplicating commands for the compressor clutch.
  • Correct Software Settings: If necessary, reprogram or update the software settings in the control units to correct any misconfiguration or to ensure proper communication hierarchy and command protocols.
  • Test Compressor Clutch Operation: After making adjustments, test the compressor clutch operation to ensure it responds appropriately to control commands and that the issue has been resolved.
  • Monitor System for Further Issues: Continue to monitor the system to ensure no further CAN BUS communication errors occur, and that the compressor clutch operates reliably under normal conditions.


Proper configuration and communication between control units are critical for the efficient operation of vehicle systems. Regular checks and updates of the vehicle’s electronic systems can prevent issues like conflicting control commands, ensuring the reliability and effectiveness of the HVAC system and other dependent systems.