ECU 001351.06 – Compressor Clutch for Trailer Air Brakes, Current Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ECU 001351.06 (ECU 1351.06)

Code: 001351.06

Shortcode: 1351.06


Error code ECU 001351.06 is triggered when the ECU detects that the circuit current for the compressor clutch used in trailer air brakes is too high, indicating a short to ground. This excessive current can cause overheating and potential damage to the compressor clutch and associated electrical components.


The ECU may limit or disable the function of the trailer air brakes to prevent damage, leading to reduced or no braking capability for the trailer.


  • Inspect for Short Circuits: Check the wiring and connectors for the compressor clutch for signs of short circuits to ground. Look for damaged insulation, frayed wires, or loose connections.
  • Measure Circuit Current: Use a multimeter to measure the current in the compressor clutch circuit. High current readings confirm a short circuit.
  • Repair or Replace Damaged Wiring: Address any identified short circuits by repairing or replacing faulty wiring, connectors, or terminals. Ensure all connections are secure and properly insulated.
  • Test Compressor Clutch Operation: Verify that the compressor clutch is functioning correctly and not drawing excessive current after repairs.
  • Reset ECU and Verify Operation: After making the necessary repairs, reset the ECU to clear the error code and test the system to confirm that the compressor clutch operates correctly and no further errors are detected.


Regular inspections and timely maintenance are crucial for preventing short circuits in the compressor clutch circuit, ensuring safe and reliable operation of the trailer air brakes.

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