ATC 001549.07 – Heater Valve Fault. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001549.07 (ATC 1549.07)

Code: 001549.07

Shortcode: 1549.07


The error code, ATC 001549.07, is triggered when the control unit receives a valid position signal from the heater valve potentiometer (B131), but the heater valve cannot be adjusted to its desired position via the motor’s connecting leads. This condition indicates a mechanical fault in the heater valve or an issue such as an open line in the motor’s connecting circuit, preventing proper operation of the heater valve.


Due to this fault, the heater valve may fail to open or close as required, affecting the heating system’s ability to regulate cabin temperature effectively. This could lead to discomfort inside the cabin, particularly in cold weather conditions.


  • Inspect Heater Valve and Motor Connections: Examine the connections and wiring to the heater valve motor, particularly focusing on potential open lines that could be inhibiting motor operation.
  • Test Heater Valve Assembly: Perform diagnostic tests on the heater valve assembly to assess the functionality of both the motor and the potentiometer. Check for mechanical restrictions or failures that prevent valve movement.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Components: If a mechanical fault is identified within the heater valve, or if there are issues with the motor or wiring, undertake necessary repairs or replace faulty components to ensure proper operation.
  • Verify System Functionality: After repairs, conduct a thorough test to ensure the heater valve adjusts correctly to command inputs and that the entire heating system functions as expected.
  • Reset Fault Codes and Recheck System: Clear any related fault codes from the system’s memory and perform a comprehensive system check to confirm the issue has been resolved and no further faults are detected.


Regular maintenance and timely inspection of HVAC components such as heater valves are critical for ensuring optimal performance and occupant comfort. Mechanical faults can arise from normal wear and tear, and addressing these issues promptly helps maintain the reliability and efficiency of the heating system, especially during extreme weather conditions.