BCU 000980.07 – Rear PTO Switch Fault. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 000980.07 (BCU 980.07)

Code: 000980.07

Shortcode: 980.07


Error code BCU 000980.07 is initiated when the Basic Control Unit (BCU) of a John Deere vehicle detects an unrealistic value from the rear Power Take-Off (PTO) switch. This diagnostic trouble code suggests that the switch may be sending incorrect signals, potentially due to electrical faults, wear, or damage, which could misinform the control system about the operational status of the rear PTO.


The BCU may respond to this faulty input by displaying warning indicators, disabling the rear PTO function to prevent unintended operations, or initiating a system check to verify the integrity of the PTO control mechanisms.


  • Inspect Rear PTO Switch: Examine the rear PTO switch for any signs of physical damage, wear, or environmental impact (such as moisture or corrosion) that could affect its functionality.
  • Test Switch Operation: Use diagnostic tools to test the electrical output from the rear PTO switch. Ensure that it operates within the manufacturer’s specified parameters and reacts correctly to engagement and disengagement commands.
  • Check Wiring and Connections: Inspect the wiring and connections leading to and from the rear PTO switch. Look for loose connections, damaged wires, or signs of corrosion that might interfere with signal transmission.
  • Replace Faulty Switch: If testing confirms that the switch is faulty, replace it with a new unit to ensure reliable operation.
  • Reset the BCU and Clear Diagnostic Codes: After replacing the switch or repairing the wiring, reset the BCU to clear any stored fault codes. Perform a comprehensive system test to confirm that the rear PTO operates correctly and that no further fault codes are generated.


Maintaining the functionality of the rear PTO switch is crucial for the safe and effective operation of PTO-driven implements and attachments. Regular checks and timely maintenance of this component and related electrical systems can help prevent operational disruptions and ensure that your John Deere equipment remains productive and efficient.