ATC 523848.06 – Adjusting Motor for Air Distribution, Current Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 523848.06 (ATC )

Code: 523848.06



The error code, ATC 523848.06, is triggered when the control unit detects an excessively high amperage at the adjusting motor connecting leads 2028 and/or 2029, which control the air distribution flaps. This high current condition often indicates a short to ground in the circuit, which can cause overheating and potential damage to the adjusting motor and associated wiring.


The high current may lead to overheating of the motor and circuitry, potentially causing damage or failure of the adjusting motor for air distribution. This issue can affect the HVAC system’s ability to properly manage cabin airflow, impacting comfort and system efficiency.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections at leads 2028 and 2029 for any signs of damage or wear that might lead to a short to ground.
  • Measure Current Flow: Use a clamp meter to accurately measure the current flow through the affected leads to confirm if it exceeds normal levels.
  • Locate and Repair Short Circuits: Identify the source of the short circuit within the circuit and repair or replace any faulty wiring or components that are contributing to the high current condition.
  • Test Motor and Circuit Functionality: After addressing the electrical faults, test the adjusting motor to ensure that it operates correctly and within safe current parameters.
  • Reset System and Conduct Systematic Testing: Clear any stored fault codes and perform a comprehensive system test to ensure all components of the HVAC system are functioning correctly and reliably.


Maintaining the electrical integrity of the HVAC system is crucial for safe and effective operation. Regular checks and timely repairs of electrical issues such as high current in motor circuits help prevent more significant problems and ensure that the climate control system remains effective and reliable. Addressing such issues promptly helps avoid component failures and extends the life of the HVAC system.