BCU 001882.17 – Front PTO Speed Sensor, No Speed Detected. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 001882.17 (BCU 1882.17)

Code: 001882.17

Shortcode: 1882.17


Error code BCU 001882.17 is recorded when the Basic Control Unit (BCU) of a John Deere vehicle detects no speed signal from the front Power Take-Off (PTO) speed sensor, even though the front PTO is activated (as set in address BCU027) or the front PTO speed sensor itself is set to be active (as set in address BCU030). This absence of a speed signal can indicate a malfunction within the speed sensor or its circuitry, such as a faulty sensor, disconnected wiring, or an issue in the sensor’s electronic pathway.


When this fault occurs, the BCU may disable the front PTO to prevent potential damage from operating without speed feedback. It may also trigger an alert to the operator, indicating the inability to verify PTO operation due to the lack of a speed signal.


  • Inspect Front PTO Speed Sensor and Wiring: Check the front PTO speed sensor for signs of physical damage or malfunction. Examine all associated wiring and connections for breaks or disconnections.
  • Test Sensor and Wiring Continuity: Use a multimeter to test the continuity and functionality of the sensor and its wiring. This will help confirm whether the absence of a speed signal is due to a hardware failure.
  • Ensure Proper Configuration: Verify that the settings at addresses BCU027 and BCU030 are correct and that the sensor is properly configured to operate when the front PTO is activated.
  • Replace Faulty Sensor: If the sensor is found to be defective, replace it to ensure that accurate speed detection is possible.
  • Re-calibrate and Test System: After any necessary repairs or replacements, recalibrate the sensor settings if necessary and perform a thorough test to ensure the front PTO and its speed sensor are operating correctly.
  • Reset the BCU and Clear Diagnostic Codes: Clear any fault codes from the BCU and reset the system to ensure that all components are communicating correctly and that the system is free from errors.


Ensuring the functionality of the front PTO speed sensor is vital for the safe and efficient operation of PTO-driven attachments. Regular maintenance and timely repairs of this sensor are crucial to maintain the operational integrity and productivity of your John Deere equipment. Keeping all parts of the PTO system in good working order helps prevent operational delays and ensures the equipment performs optimally.