CAB 524173.03 – Clutch Pedal Sensor Circuit Voltage High

CAB 524173.03 (CAB )

Code: 524173.03



The error code CAB 524173.03 is triggered when the CAB control unit detects an unusually high voltage in the clutch pedal sensor circuit. This condition indicates a potential fault in the sensor or its associated wiring, which could lead to inaccurate readings of clutch pedal position, affecting the transmission’s operation and vehicle control.


In response to this high voltage condition, the control unit commands the vehicle into a ‘PARK’ position as a safety precaution. This status is recoverable once the issue has been addressed and the system is reset.


  • Inspect the Clutch Pedal Sensor: Begin by checking the clutch pedal sensor for any signs of damage or corrosion that might affect its performance. Look for indications of overheating or wear that could be causing the high voltage readings.
  • Measure Voltage Output: Use a multimeter to measure the voltage output at the clutch pedal sensor. Compare these readings with the specifications provided in the vehicle’s service manual to determine if they are indeed too high.
  • Check Wiring and Connections: Inspect all wiring and electrical connections related to the clutch pedal sensor. Look for frayed wires, loose connections, or any damage that might be causing voltage irregularities.
  • Replace or Repair Faulty Components: If the sensor itself or any part of the wiring is found to be faulty, replace or repair these components to restore proper function. It is crucial to use OEM parts or those recommended by the manufacturer to ensure compatibility and reliability.
  • Recalibrate the Sensor: After any necessary repairs or replacements, recalibrate the clutch pedal sensor to ensure it accurately reflects the clutch pedal’s position. This might require specialized diagnostic tools and adherence to detailed calibration procedures.
  • Reset the Control System and Test the Repair: Clear any fault codes from the control system and perform a test drive to ensure the clutch pedal sensor is operating normally. Verify that the vehicle no longer commands the ‘PARK’ position under normal operational conditions.


Regular maintenance and timely intervention are critical in managing the electrical systems of a vehicle, particularly for components like sensors that directly affect vehicle operation. Keeping the clutch pedal sensor and its circuitry in optimal condition is essential for safe and reliable vehicle performance. Regular checks can help detect potential issues early, avoiding more significant problems down the road.

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