BCU 523806.00 – Y75 Solenoid for PTO Speed 3, Current Overload Protection Active at Power Module PC5. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 523806.00 (BCU )

Code: 523806.00



Error code BCU 523806.00 is triggered when the Power Module PC5 in a John Deere vehicle measures a total amperage exceeding 40 amps at outputs B3, C3, and D3, specifically linked to the Y75 solenoid for PTO Speed 3. This diagnostic trouble code indicates a potential short to ground or a defective component within the circuit that controls PTO speed 3, which could similarly affect other PTO speed control solenoids such as Y73 for PTO Speed 1 and Y74 for PTO Speed 2. Such a condition poses a risk of damage to the power module and associated components due to excessive current flow.


The current overload protection mechanism in the power module will likely activate to prevent damage, which may result in the deactivation of the solenoid for PTO Speed 3, and potentially affect the operation of PTO Speed 1 and 2 solenoids, depending on the nature and location of the fault.


  • Inspect Solenoids and Associated Wiring: Check the Y75, Y73, and Y74 solenoids along with their connecting wires for signs of damage, corrosion, or wear. Look for indications of a short circuit such as burnt wires or melted insulation.
  • Measure Current Draw: Use a clamp meter to measure the current draw at outputs B3, C3, and D3 to identify any abnormalities and confirm the source of the overload.
  • Replace or Repair Faulty Components: If any solenoids or wires are found to be defective, replace or repair them to ensure proper operation and prevent further issues.
  • Test Power Module PC5: Ensure that the Power Module PC5 is not damaged and is functioning correctly. Replace the module if necessary to restore proper control and protection for the PTO system.
  • Reset the Power Module and BCU: After repairs are made, reset both the power module and the BCU to clear any stored error codes and reinitialize the system.
  • Operational Testing: Test the PTO system to ensure that each speed setting activates correctly and that the system no longer experiences an overload condition.
  • Routine Maintenance Checks: Regularly inspect the electrical systems associated with the PTO to prevent recurrent issues. Maintain all electrical connections and protective measures in good condition to ensure system integrity.


Maintaining the electrical and operational integrity of the PTO control system is essential for the effective performance of machinery. Ensuring that all solenoids and electrical components related to the PTO are in good working order can prevent operational disruptions and extend the lifespan of both the machinery and its electrical components. Regular checks and maintenance of these systems are crucial to detect and address potential issues early, ensuring reliable and efficient operation.