ATC 001553.04 – Fan Speed Control Voltage Too Low. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 001553.04 (ATC 1553.04)

Code: 001553.04

Shortcode: 1553.04


The error code, ATC 001553.04, is triggered when the control unit measures 0 volts at the signal input for the fan speed control. This condition generally indicates a short to ground within the internal circuit of the control unit, which can prevent the fan speed control from functioning properly. This fault can lead to an inability to adjust fan speed, affecting cabin ventilation and climate control.


The absence of voltage may result in the fan speed controller failing to operate, which could stop the fan from adjusting speeds or cause it to remain at a single speed regardless of control input.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections at the fan speed control for any signs of wear, corrosion, or grounding issues that could create a short.
  • Measure and Diagnose the Circuit: Use a multimeter to test for continuity and to locate where the short to ground is occurring within the circuit.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Wiring or Components: Once the source of the short is identified, repair the damaged wires or replace faulty components to restore electrical integrity to the circuit.
  • Test Fan Speed Controller Functionality: After repairs, test the fan speed controller to ensure it is functioning correctly and can regulate the fan speeds effectively.
  • Reset System and Perform Functional Testing: Clear any fault codes from the system and conduct a full operational test to ensure that all components function correctly and that the issue has been fully resolved.


Maintaining the electrical integrity of components within the HVAC system is crucial for ensuring consistent and reliable operation. Regular checks and timely repairs of electrical issues are critical to avoid operational disruptions and maintain cabin comfort. Addressing electrical faults in fan speed controls promptly helps maintain the effectiveness of the climate control system and ensures the comfort and safety of vehicle occupants.