BCU 002360.04 – E15 Rear-Facing Worklights on Rear Fenders, Current Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 002360.04 (BCU 2360.04)

Code: 002360.04

Shortcode: 2360.04

Description:

Error code BCU 002360.04 is triggered when the Power Module (High Frequency) PC6 in a John Deere vehicle measures a current exceeding 15 amps on lead 1033 for the rear-facing worklights on rear fenders while they are switched on. This high current typically indicates a short to ground within the circuit, posing a risk of overheating, potential damage to electrical components, or even a fire hazard.

Reaction:

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

Recommendations:

  • Inspect Worklights and Wiring: Examine the rear-facing worklights and their wiring for any signs of damage, wear, or corrosion. Focus on identifying potential causes of a short to ground, such as exposed wires or connections that could be contacting metal parts of the vehicle.
  • Measure Current Draw: Use a multimeter or a clamp meter to measure the current draw of the rear-facing worklights to verify if it indeed exceeds the normal operational range.
  • Identify and Repair Short to Ground: Locate and repair any shorts to ground found during the inspection. 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 restore 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 rear-facing 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 crucial 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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