BCU 002354.04 – Front Corner Worklights Current Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 002354.04 (BCU 2354.04)

Code: 002354.04

Shortcode: 2354.04

Description:

Error code BCU 002354.04 is issued when the Power Module (High Frequency) PC6 in a John Deere vehicle detects a current exceeding 15 amps on lead 1011 of the front corner worklights circuit while they are switched on. This unusually high current typically indicates a short to ground within the circuit, posing a risk of overheating, damage to electrical components, or even potential fire hazards.

Reaction:

The system may automatically disable the affected worklights to prevent further damage and will likely alert the operator via dashboard indicators or system warnings.

Recommendations:

  • Inspect Worklights and Wiring: Examine the front corner worklights and their wiring thoroughly for any signs of damage, wear, or corrosion. Look specifically for exposed wires or connections that could be contacting the vehicle’s frame or other metal components, leading to a short.
  • Measure Current Draw: Use a multimeter or a clamp meter to measure the current draw in the circuit when the worklights are activated. Confirm if the current indeed exceeds the normal operational range.
  • Identify and Repair Short to Ground: Locate the exact point where the short to ground occurs. This may involve tracing the wiring from the worklights back to the power module, checking for any pinch points, worn insulation, or improper routing.
  • Replace Damaged Wiring or Components: Any damaged wiring, connectors, or components found during the inspection should be replaced to ensure the integrity of the electrical system.
  • Test After Repairs: After repairs are made, test the circuit again to ensure the current draw is within acceptable limits and that the worklights function properly without triggering the high current condition.
  • Reset the Power Module and Clear Diagnostic Codes: Reset the power module PC6 to clear the diagnostic trouble codes and reactivate the worklights. Ensure that the system is functioning correctly and that no further fault codes are displayed.
  • Monitor System Operation: Keep an eye on the operation of the front corner worklights to ensure there are no recurrences of the issue and that repairs have effectively resolved the problem.

Note:

Electrical safety in vehicle systems is paramount, particularly in worklight circuits where high current can indicate serious faults. Regular maintenance checks, including inspections of electrical wiring and connections, are critical to prevent issues such as shorts to ground. Addressing such problems promptly ensures the safety and functionality of the vehicle’s lighting systems, maintaining operational efficiency and preventing potential hazards.


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