ATC 523848.05 – Adjusting Motor for Air Distribution, Current Too Low. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 523848.05 (ATC )

Code: 523848.05



The error code, ATC 523848.05, is triggered when the control unit measures an unusually low amperage at the adjusting motor connecting leads 2028 and/or 2029, which control the air distribution flaps. This low current condition typically indicates a possible short in the circuit, which can hinder the motor’s ability to adjust the air distribution flaps effectively.


The reduced current may prevent the adjusting motor from operating at its full capacity, leading to inadequate air distribution within the cabin. This can affect the HVAC system’s efficiency and the comfort levels for occupants.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Examine the wiring and connections for leads 2028 and 2029 to identify any signs of damage, wear, or improper grounding that might be causing a short.
  • Measure Current Flow: Use an ammeter to measure the current in the circuit during motor operation to determine if it indeed falls below expected levels.
  • Identify and Repair Short Circuits: Locate and fix any short circuits within the circuit, replacing damaged wires or components as necessary.
  • Test Motor and Circuit Functionality: After addressing any faults, test the adjusting motor to ensure that it is receiving the correct current and is capable of controlling the air distribution flaps properly.
  • Reset System and Perform Comprehensive Testing: Clear any fault codes and conduct comprehensive testing to ensure that the issue has been resolved and that the system functions reliably under all operating conditions.


Regular maintenance and prompt attention to electrical discrepancies in HVAC control systems are essential for maintaining optimal function and occupant comfort. Ensuring that the air distribution motor receives the correct current is crucial for accurate and responsive climate control within the vehicle. Addressing these issues promptly helps avoid further complications and maintains the overall effectiveness of the climate control system.