ATC 522343.00 – R17 Resistor at Heated Rear Window, Current Overload Protection. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 522343.00 (ATC )

Code: 522343.00



The error code, ATC 522343.00, is triggered when the power module (HF) PC6 measures an amperage exceeding 40 amps at the output for the heated rear window resistor (R17). This excessive current usually indicates that the circuit is shorted to ground or there is a defective component within the circuit, potentially leading to overheating and damage to the heated rear window system.


The current overload protection is activated to prevent further damage by reducing power or shutting down the circuit entirely. This safety measure helps to avoid potential electrical fires or further damage to the electrical system.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Examine the wiring and connections to and from the heated rear window resistor for any signs of damage, wear, or improper grounding that could cause a short.
  • Measure Current Flow: Use a clamp meter to measure the current flow in the circuit during operation to verify if the current indeed exceeds safe limits.
  • Identify and Replace Faulty Components: If a defective component, such as the resistor itself or related connectors, is found, replace it to ensure proper functionality and safety.
  • Check for Short Circuits: Look for any potential short circuits within the circuit, especially if no defective components are immediately evident. Repair any faults found.
  • Reset Power Module and Test System: After repairs or component replacements, reset the power module (HF) PC6 and test the heated rear window system to ensure it operates within the normal current range without triggering the overload protection.


Regular maintenance and inspection of the vehicle’s electrical systems are crucial to ensure safety and proper functionality. Electrical components like resistors can fail due to age, corrosion, or excessive load, and timely intervention can prevent more significant issues such as system failures or safety hazards. Always ensure that any repairs or replacements are carried out using components of the correct specification to maintain system integrity.