BCU 523751.06 – High Current Detected in M08 Stepper Motor for Hitch (Coil 1). John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 523751.06 (BCU )

Code: 523751.06



The diagnostic trouble code BCU 523751.06 is activated when the Body Control Unit (BCU) detects an excessive current in leads 7058 and 7059, which are connected to the stepper motor for the hitch (coil 1). This high current condition often indicates a short to ground within the circuit, potentially leading to overheating, damage to the stepper motor, or other electrical failures within the hitch control system.


Upon detecting this high current, the BCU automatically initiates its overload protection features, which may include shutting down the circuit to prevent further damage and alerting the operator through fault indicators.


  • Inspect the Circuit for Damage: Carefully examine the wiring and components in the circuit connected to leads 7058 and 7059. Look for signs of damage such as worn insulation, exposed wires, or any abnormalities that might cause a short circuit.
  • Test for Short to Ground: Use a multimeter to test the circuit for continuity and check for a short to ground. Focus on identifying the specific locations where shorting may occur.
  • Replace Faulty Wiring or Components: If any specific areas of damage or malfunction are identified, replace the faulty wiring or components to resolve the short circuit issue.
  • Ensure Proper Circuit Loading: Verify that the load on the circuit does not exceed the design specifications. Adjust or redistribute the load if necessary.
  • Reset and Test the System: After making repairs, reset the power module and test the system operation to ensure no excessive current flows and that the stepper motor functions correctly without any signs of overheating or erratic behavior.


Regular maintenance and proactive checks of the vehicle’s electrical systems are crucial for identifying and rectifying issues such as shorts and high current conditions. Early detection and correction of electrical faults help maintain the safety and efficiency of operations, thereby extending the life of the equipment.