ATC 522343.12 – R17 Resistor at Heated Rear Window Off, Current Present. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 522343.12 (ATC )

Code: 522343.12



The error code, ATC 522343.12, is triggered when the power module (HF) PC6 measures a current exceeding 1 amp at the output for the heated rear window’s resistor (R17) on lead 2031, despite the rear window heater being switched off. This unusual current flow typically indicates a short in the circuit or an internal fault within the power module, which can lead to unnecessary power consumption and potential overheating or damage to the circuit.


The presence of current when the rear window heater is off may lead to unexpected heating, increasing the risk of damage to the rear window heater system or even safety hazards such as electrical fires.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Examine the wiring and connections associated with lead 2031 for any signs of damage, wear, or improper grounding that might cause a short.
  • Measure Current Flow: Use a clamp meter to measure the current flow in the circuit to verify if the current indeed exceeds normal operating conditions.
  • Identify and Repair Short Circuits or Internal Faults: Locate and fix any short circuits within the circuit or internal faults within the power module. This may involve replacing damaged wires or components.
  • Check and Replace Protective Components: Inspect and, if necessary, replace any safety components such as fuses or circuit breakers that may have been affected by the high current.
  • Test System After Repairs: Once repairs are made, test the heated rear window system to ensure it operates within the correct current limits and functions effectively without triggering the overload protection.


Regular maintenance and inspection of the vehicle’s electrical systems are crucial to prevent issues like excessive current draw. Such preventive measures not only ensure the reliability of safety-related features like the heated rear window but also help in maintaining the overall electrical health of the vehicle. Promptly addressing issues related to high current can prevent more serious damage and ensure the continued functionality and safety of the vehicle.