ATC 001079.04 – 5-Volt Power Supply Voltage Too Low. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001079.04 (ATC 1079.04)

Code: 001079.04

Shortcode: 1079.04

Description:

The error code, ATC 001079.04, is triggered when the voltage measured at the positive lead (lead 2093) for the power supply of the 5-volt components falls below 0.5 volts. These components include the defog sensor (B143), refrigerant pressure sensor (B130), heater valve (B131), and motor for adjusting the air distribution flaps (B132). A voltage this low typically suggests a short to ground within the circuit, potentially affecting the functionality and response of these components.

Reaction:

The unusually low voltage may cause the associated 5-volt components to malfunction, leading to improper operation of climate control systems, sensor outputs, and air distribution controls. This can significantly impact the comfort and operational efficiency of the vehicle’s cabin environment.

Recommendations:

  • Inspect Wiring and Connectors: Thoroughly check the wiring and connectors for the 5-volt circuit, especially at lead 2093, for any signs of damage, wear, or contact with ground elements that could create a short.
  • Measure and Verify Voltage Levels: Use a multimeter to measure the voltage at lead 2093 to ensure that it is indeed below the normal operating range.
  • Identify and Repair Short to Ground: Locate any points where the circuit may be shorting to ground. Repair these issues by replacing or re-insulating damaged wires.
  • Evaluate the Control Unit: Since a severe voltage drop could also indicate issues within the control unit, inspect it for internal faults and consider testing or replacing it if necessary.
  • Test Component Functionality: After repairs, test the functionality of the 5-volt components to confirm they are receiving the correct voltage and operating as intended.
  • Reset and Recheck the System: Reset the system to clear any fault codes. Recheck the entire circuit and components for proper operation to ensure the issue has been resolved.

Note:

Maintaining the integrity of the electrical system and ensuring correct voltage supply to critical sensors and controllers is essential for reliable operation. Regular inspections and timely repairs of electrical faults help prevent component failure and ensure that vehicle systems function effectively and safely.


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