PTQ 002824.02 – Reverse Drive Lever, Not-Neutral Switch, Out of Range

PTQ 002824.02 (PTQ 2824.02)

Code: 002824.02

Shortcode: 2824.02


This diagnostic trouble code, PTQ 002824.02, is generated when the switch position of the not-neutral switch and the position of the reverse drive lever are not logical. This could indicate an operator error or a malfunction in the switch or drive lever mechanism.


When this error is detected, if it is determined to be an operator error, the tractor may be moved again after shifting the reverse drive lever and park lock into the neutral position.


Inspect Reverse Drive Lever:

  • Check the reverse drive lever for proper operation and ensure it moves smoothly between positions.
  • Repair or replace the lever if it is found to be defective.

Verify Not-Neutral Switch:

  • Inspect the not-neutral switch for any signs of damage or malfunction.
  • Ensure the switch is properly aligned and connected.

Check for Logical Positioning:

  • Ensure that the positions of the not-neutral switch and the reverse drive lever correspond correctly.
  • Adjust the switch or lever mechanism as needed to ensure logical positioning.

Update Software:

  • Verify that the control software is up-to-date with the latest version.
  • Update the software if there are any available updates to improve system accuracy and error handling.

Monitor System Performance:

  • After addressing the above steps, test the reverse drive lever and not-neutral switch to ensure they function correctly.
  • Confirm that the error does not reoccur during operation.


  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the drive lever and switch mechanisms can prevent out-of-range issues.
  • If the issue persists despite taking the above measures, consult technical support or the manufacturer for further assistance.

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