BRC 522281.05 – Low Current in Rear Brake Cooling Control Valve. John Deere System Advisory.

BRC 522281.05 (BRC )

Code: 522281.05



Error code BRC 522281.05 indicates that the current to the rear brake cooling control valve is too low, suggesting an issue with the electrical input or the valve itself. This low current can prevent the valve from operating correctly, potentially leading to inadequate cooling of the rear brakes, which may affect braking performance and increase wear and tear.


The brake system has responded to this low current condition by disabling the rear brake cooling control valve, effectively turning it OFF to prevent potential damage or malfunction due to insufficient electrical power.


  • Inspect Electrical Connections: Check all wiring and connections leading to the rear brake cooling control valve for signs of damage, corrosion, or looseness that might be reducing current flow.
  • Measure Valve Current: Use a multimeter to measure the electrical current at the valve to confirm if it is below the required level.
  • Replace or Repair Faulty Components: If any components are found to be defective, such as the valve itself or associated electrical parts, replace or repair them to restore proper functionality.
  • Test System Functionality: After addressing the issue, test the cooling valve under normal operational conditions to ensure it operates correctly with the correct current.
  • Regular Maintenance and Checks: Incorporate regular inspections of the rear brake cooling system into the vehicle’s maintenance schedule to prevent recurrence of the issue.


Maintaining the correct operation of the rear brake cooling control valve is crucial for ensuring effective brake cooling, especially in heavy-duty or high-performance conditions. Regular monitoring and maintenance of electrical components associated with this system are vital for ongoing reliability and safety.