Conditions Which Generate This Code:
Schematic of the Start Relay
This diagnostic code is associated with the Magnetic switch (start relay). The FMI 05 means that the machine ECM has determined that the current of the relay is below normal.
The possible causes of this diagnostic code are listed below:
- The power circuit of the relay is open.
- The return circuit of the relay is open.
- The relay has failed.
- The machine ECM has failed. This is unlikely.
Note: The following test procedure may create other diagnostic codes. Ignore these created diagnostic codes and clear these diagnostic codes when the original diagnostic code has been corrected. Ensure that the diagnostic code of CID 0444 FMI 05 is active before performing this procedure.
Note: Use the 146-4080 Digital Multimeter for the measurements in this procedure.
When this diagnostic code is active, the machine ECM will be unable to control the starter relay. The machine will be unable to start. On an operating engine, this failure has no effect. The engine will continue to operate normally.
Test Step 1. CHECK THE RELAY.
- Turn the disconnect switch and the key start switch to the ON position. Do not start the engine.
- Disconnect the relay with the active diagnostic code from the machine harness.
- At the machine harness connector for the relay, place a jumper wire from contact 1 (wire 306-GN) to contact 2 (wire H807-YL).
- Observe the status of the CID 0444 FMI 05.
The CID 0444 FMI 05 remains active. The FMI has not changed and the "05" is still active.
- YES - The diagnostic code remains active. The jumper wire does not affect the diagnostic code. Proceed to Test Step 2.
- NO - The diagnostic is no longer active. The relay has failed.
Repair: The relay has failed. Repeat this Test Step "CHECK THE RELAY" in order to verify the failure of the relay. Replace the relay. Verify that the new relay corrects the problem.
Test Step 2. CHECK THE HARNESS FOR AN OPEN.
- Turn the key start switch and the disconnect switch to the OFF position.
- Disconnect the machine harness connector(s) from the machine ECM.
- The jumper wire that was installed in the previous test remains in place.
- At the machine harness connector, measure the resistance from signal contact J2-68 (wire 306-GN) to contact J2-36 (wire H807-YL).
The resistance is less than 5.0 ohms.
- OK - The resistance is less than 5.0 ohms. The machine harness is correct. Proceed to Test Step 3.
- NOT OK - The resistance is greater than 5000 ohms. The resistance measurement is not correct. There is an open circuit in the machine harness.
Repair: The open is in wire 751-GN or in wire 921-WH of the machine harness. Repair the machine harness or replace the machine harness.
Test Step 3. CHECK IF THE DIAGNOSTIC CODE REMAINS.
- Inspect the contacts of the harness connectors and clean the harness connectors.
- Reconnect all harness connectors.
- Turn the disconnect switch and the key start switch to the ON position.
- Operate the machine.
- Check the status of the CID 0444 FMI 05.
The CID 0444 FMI 05 is active.
- YES - The CID 0444 FMI 05 is active. The diagnostic code has not been corrected. The machine ECM may have failed.
Repair: It is unlikely that the machine ECM has failed. Exit this procedure and perform this procedure again. If the cause of the diagnostic code is not found, replace the machine ECM. See Testing and Adjusting, "Electronic Control Module (ECM) - Replace".
- NO - The CID 0444 FMI 05 is not active. The diagnostic code does not exist at this time.
Repair: The initial diagnostic code was probably caused by a poor electrical connection or a short at one of the harness connectors that was disconnected and reconnected. Resume normal machine operation.