ECU 003695.14 – Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Special Instructions. John Deere System Advisory.

ECU 003695.14 (ECU 3695.14)

Code: 003695.14

Shortcode: 3695.14


This diagnostic code indicates that Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration is required due to a high calculated soot level, but the regeneration process is disabled because the inhibit switch is active. High soot levels can impact engine performance and emissions compliance.


The ECU will prevent DPF regeneration, leading to increased soot accumulation. This can result in reduced engine efficiency, higher emissions, and potential damage to the DPF if not addressed promptly.


  • Check Inhibit Switch Status: Ensure that the inhibit switch is not inadvertently activated. Deactivate the switch if it is not required.
  • Perform Manual Regeneration: If automatic regeneration remains disabled, initiate a manual DPF regeneration cycle according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Monitor Soot Levels: Use diagnostic tools to monitor soot levels in the DPF and confirm that regeneration reduces the soot to acceptable levels.
  • Reset ECU and Verify Operation: After successful regeneration, reset the ECU to clear the fault code and verify that the system is functioning correctly with the inhibit switch deactivated.


Regular monitoring and maintenance of the DPF and associated systems are essential for maintaining optimal engine performance and compliance with emissions standards. Ensuring that DPF regeneration is not unnecessarily inhibited can prevent excessive soot buildup and related issues.

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