ETC 000876.12 – M02 Compressor Clutch Off, Current Present at Power Module (HF) PC6

ETC 000876.12 (ETC 876.12)

Code: 000876.12

Shortcode: 876.12


The error code ETC 000876.12 is triggered when the power module (HF) PC6 measures in excess of 1 amp at the compressor clutch output (lead 2023) while the compressor clutch (M02) is switched off. This indicates a short in the circuit, as there should be no current present when the clutch is deactivated.


When this fault is detected, the control unit may disable the compressor clutch to prevent damage and ensure safe operation. This will result in the air conditioning system not functioning properly.


Inspect Electrical Circuits:

  • Check for Shorts: Examine the wiring and connectors for the compressor clutch output for signs of shorts to ground. Look for damaged insulation, exposed wires, or pinched cables.
  • Measure Current Draw: Use a multimeter to measure the current draw in the compressor clutch circuit to ensure it is zero when the clutch is off.

Test and Replace Components:

  • Test Compressor Clutch: Verify the operation of the M02 compressor clutch. Replace the clutch if it is found to be defective or drawing current when it should be off.
  • Inspect Power Module: Ensure that the power module (HF) PC6 is functioning correctly. Replace the power module if it is found to be faulty.

Repair or Replace Wiring:

  • Fix Damaged Wiring: Repair or replace any damaged or shorted wiring in the compressor clutch circuit. Ensure all connections are secure and properly insulated.


Regular maintenance and inspection of the air conditioning system’s electrical components can help prevent issues related to short circuits. Ensuring proper routing and securing of wires can reduce the risk of shorts and enhance the reliability of the system.

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