ATC 001553.03 – Fan Speed Control Voltage Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001553.03 (ATC 1553.03)

Code: 001553.03

Shortcode: 1553.03


The error code, ATC 001553.03, is triggered when the control unit measures a voltage exceeding 5 volts at the signal input for the fan speed control. This unusually high voltage typically indicates that the internal circuit of the control unit is either shorted to a power supply lead or is open. Such a condition can affect the operation of the fan speed controller, leading to issues with cabin ventilation and climate control.


The high voltage might cause the fan speed control system to behave erratically or fail to respond to adjustments, impacting the ability to maintain desired cabin temperatures and airflow.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections at the fan speed control for signs of damage, corrosion, or improper connections 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 fan speed control’s signal input. 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 necessary.
  • Test Fan Speed Controller Functionality: After repairs, test the fan speed controller to ensure it accurately responds to input and regulates fan speeds correctly.
  • Reset System and Verify Operation: Clear any stored fault codes and perform a comprehensive test to ensure the fan speed control system operates correctly under normal conditions.


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