JDL 298882.31 – GPS Signal Lost (30 Minutes)

JDL 298882.31 (JDL )

Code: 298882.31



This diagnostic trouble code, JDL 298882.31, is triggered when no new GPS signal is received within 30 minutes of the signal being lost. The code is automatically deleted once a GPS signal is received.


When this error code is triggered, the equipment may experience prolonged loss of GPS functionality, significantly affecting navigation, tracking, and any operations dependent on GPS data.


Check GPS Antenna and Connections:

  • Inspect the GPS antenna for any signs of damage or obstruction. Ensure it has a clear view of the sky.
  • Verify that all connections between the GPS antenna and the control unit are secure and free from corrosion.

Update GPS Module Software:

  • Ensure that the GPS module software is up-to-date. Install any available updates to improve signal acquisition and stability.

Monitor Environmental Factors:

  • Be aware of environmental factors such as tall buildings, dense foliage, or atmospheric conditions that can affect GPS signal reception.

Reset GPS Module:

  • Perform a reset of the GPS module by disconnecting and reconnecting the power supply. This can sometimes resolve temporary signal issues.

Consult Technical Support:

  • If the issue persists, consult the manufacturer’s technical support for further assistance.
  • Provide the diagnostic trouble code and any relevant information gathered during the inspection.


Prolonged GPS signal loss can significantly impact equipment operations. Regular maintenance and ensuring optimal placement of the GPS antenna can help maintain reliable GPS functionality.

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