BCU 523714.31 – Open Circuit Detected at Y71 Solenoid Valve for Draft Link Stabilizer. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 523714.31 (BCU )

Code: 523714.31



The diagnostic trouble code BCU 523714.31 is triggered when the Body Control Unit (BCU) detects an open circuit in the wiring leading to the Y71 solenoid valve, which controls the draft link stabilizer. This fault indicates that there is a disconnection or break in the circuit, preventing electrical current from reaching the solenoid valve, which in turn affects the operation of the draft link stabilizer.


The BCU will likely deactivate the function of the Y71 solenoid valve to prevent erratic behavior of the draft link stabilizer, potentially alerting the operator through a fault indication or warning light.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connectors: Examine all wiring and connectors associated with the Y71 solenoid valve for signs of damage, wear, or disconnection. Pay particular attention to potential areas where wires may have been pinched or chafed.
  • Test for Continuity: Use a multimeter to test for continuity in the circuit. This can help identify the specific location of the open circuit.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Wiring: If a break in the circuit is found, repair or replace the affected wiring to restore electrical connectivity.
  • Check Solenoid Valve Operation: After repairs, test the operation of the Y71 solenoid valve to ensure it is receiving power and functioning correctly.
  • Reset the System: Clear the diagnostic trouble code from the BCU and perform a system reset if necessary to ensure all systems are functioning normally.


Regular maintenance and checks of the electrical system, particularly wiring integrity and connector security, are crucial for the reliable operation of machinery. This helps prevent issues like open circuits, which can lead to operational inefficiencies and potential safety hazards. Proactive troubleshooting and repair are key to maintaining the proper function of all solenoid-controlled systems.