ATC 001548.04 – Outlet Temperature Sensor Voltage Too Low. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001548.04 (ATC 1548.04)

Code: 001548.04

Shortcode: 1548.04


The error code, ATC 001548.04, is triggered when the control unit measures 0 volts at the signal input for the outlet temperature sensor (B128, lead 2009). This absence of voltage usually indicates a short to ground within the circuit, which can disrupt the sensor’s ability to accurately measure and report the temperature, potentially leading to incorrect HVAC system operation.


The low voltage condition may prevent the HVAC system from accurately gauging the outlet temperature, which could result in inadequate heating or cooling performance. This affects the comfort levels within the cabin and could lead to inefficiencies in energy use or system strain.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections for the outlet temperature sensor at lead 2009 for any signs of damage, wear, or grounding issues.
  • Measure and Diagnose the Circuit: Use a multimeter to test for continuity and to identify where the short to ground may be occurring within the circuit.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Wiring: Repair any shorts or replace damaged wiring to restore proper electrical functionality to the sensor circuit.
  • Test Sensor Functionality: Once repairs are made, test the outlet temperature sensor to ensure it is functioning correctly and providing accurate temperature data.
  • Reset System and Perform Functional Testing: Clear any fault codes from the system and conduct a functional test of the HVAC system to ensure that it responds correctly to input from the outlet temperature sensor.


Maintaining the electrical integrity of HVAC sensors is crucial for ensuring accurate temperature control within the vehicle. Regular inspections and timely repair of electrical faults in the sensor circuits help prevent issues that could lead to inaccurate temperature control and HVAC inefficiency. Addressing these problems promptly ensures that the system remains reliable and efficient, enhancing both comfort and safety.