ATC 001548.03 – Outlet Temperature Sensor Voltage Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001548.03 (ATC 1548.03)

Code: 001548.03

Shortcode: 1548.03


The error code, ATC 001548.03, is triggered when the control unit detects a voltage exceeding 5 volts at the signal input for the outlet temperature sensor (B128, lead 2009). This high voltage condition typically indicates that the circuit is either shorted to a power supply lead or is open, which can result in incorrect temperature readings and potentially improper HVAC operation.


The high voltage could cause the HVAC system to misinterpret outlet temperatures, potentially leading to inadequate or excessive cooling or heating. This mismanagement can affect cabin comfort and HVAC system efficiency.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections at lead 2009 for signs of damage, wear, or improper contacts that might lead to a short to power supply or an open circuit.
  • Measure Voltage Levels: Use a multimeter to verify the voltage level at the sensor’s signal input. Continuously high readings confirm the presence of an electrical fault.
  • Identify and Repair Circuit Issues: Locate and repair any shorts to power or open connections within the circuit. Replace damaged wires or connectors as needed.
  • Test Sensor Functionality: After repairs, test the outlet temperature sensor to ensure it accurately measures and reports temperatures.
  • Reset System and Verify Operation: Clear any stored fault codes and test the entire HVAC system to ensure it operates correctly under normal conditions, with stable and appropriate responses to temperature changes.


Regular maintenance and inspection of HVAC sensors and their circuits are essential to ensure accurate monitoring and control of system operations. Early detection and correction of voltage irregularities are crucial to maintaining the performance and efficiency of the climate control systems, thereby enhancing the comfort and safety of the vehicle’s occupants.