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#2410423 - 11/28/17 08:48 PM TIPM
kenworth_goose Offline
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Registered: 05/13/06
Posts: 1767
Loc: ky.
Totally Integrated Power Module. How many have had the wonderful experience of having to replace the tipm on their late model Dodge and Jeep vehicles?
I recently purchased a used 2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 4x4. Right off the bat I had issues with the abs, traction control, transfer case, hvac module ect. After days of trying to diagnose the issues I finally figured it out when I lost my brake lights. Well 631.00 later I solved all of my issues but then a new problem came up. The Airbag light and the seat belt lights came on. After research on google I read about doing a hard reset when changing the tipm. What you do is turn the key on for 12 seconds and the tipm learns what it needs to relearn. That's supposed to be where the dealer comes in to relearn the tipm so the airbag light and seat belt light goes out. They call it waking up the air bag module. The dealer wanted 110.00 to program the tipm. Well guess what! Nothing needs to be reprogrammed. There is an IOD fuse that is in the tipm that comes not pushed all the way in. Such a scam by the dealer. Now keep in mind, I work in an independent repair shop and have for like 25 years. So I think it's fair to say I can find my way around a vehicle pretty well. Why would any manufacturer ever allow their dealers to be so dishonest? It just pisses me off.

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#2410496 - 11/28/17 10:45 PM Re: TIPM [Re: kenworth_goose]
Fat_Mike Offline
mopar

Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 626
Loc: N.W. Florida
Yeah, that's pretty wild, especially if the dealer is claiming to "program" the TIPM. That terminology is intentionally misleading. Glad you figured out the fuse thing prior to paying their $110 charge...and thanks for letting us know.

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#2410547 - 11/29/17 01:15 AM Re: TIPM [Re: kenworth_goose]
Grizzly Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 4746
Loc: at work
The tipm was the first signal for me to go back to 2 Gens. The "programmed to fail" feature in the new trucks is enough to keep an Owner awake at night.

I now have 5 Second Gens ranging from 55,000 miles to 300,000 so I hope I'm set for a lot of years.

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#2410596 - 11/29/17 07:57 AM Re: TIPM [Re: Grizzly]
Rhinodart Offline
Rhinotruck

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 35163
Loc: Round Lake Beach, Illinoisy
My 2004 had TIPM issues about a year after I bought in used in 2005. First the right side trailer turn signals quit working, then the entire right side trailer lights. After that several other things became intermittent. I would get a "bus" failure occasionally too, but it would always clear up. Horrible design for sure... tsk
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#2426994 - 01/01/18 08:56 AM Re: TIPM [Re: kenworth_goose]
tscuda Offline
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Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 219
Loc: Bellville, Mi.
Not just the dealers. The factory too. I bought a 87 d 150 new. The engine check light came on while on warrenty. Turns out there's a 9v battery behind the glove box. When it dies it throws a code so you have to take it in.

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#2427003 - 01/01/18 09:27 AM Re: TIPM [Re: kenworth_goose]
kenworth_goose Offline
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Registered: 05/13/06
Posts: 1767
Loc: ky.
I have lost the right front fog light now, I will reinstall my original TIPM and see if it works and if it does looks like I'll be getting a 3rd TIPM! I did change the bulb. I have a circuit code in the bcm so it looks like the tipm.


Edited by kenworth_goose (01/01/18 09:27 AM)

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#2431975 - 01/09/18 09:31 PM Re: TIPM [Re: kenworth_goose]
J_BODY Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 11217
Loc: aZLiViN
Originally Posted By kenworth_goose
Totally Integrated Power Module. How many have had the wonderful experience of having to replace the tipm on their late model Dodge and Jeep vehicles?
I recently purchased a used 2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 4x4. Right off the bat I had issues with the abs, traction control, transfer case, hvac module ect. After days of trying to diagnose the issues I finally figured it out when I lost my brake lights. Well 631.00 later I solved all of my issues but then a new problem came up. The Airbag light and the seat belt lights came on. After research on google I read about doing a hard reset when changing the tipm. What you do is turn the key on for 12 seconds and the tipm learns what it needs to relearn. That's supposed to be where the dealer comes in to relearn the tipm so the airbag light and seat belt light goes out. They call it waking up the air bag module. The dealer wanted 110.00 to program the tipm. Well guess what! Nothing needs to be reprogrammed. There is an IOD fuse that is in the tipm that comes not pushed all the way in. Such a scam by the dealer. Now keep in mind, I work in an independent repair shop and have for like 25 years. So I think it's fair to say I can find my way around a vehicle pretty well. Why would any manufacturer ever allow their dealers to be so dishonest? It just pisses me off.

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Edited by J_BODY (01/12/18 09:27 AM)

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#2431979 - 01/09/18 09:32 PM Re: TIPM [Re: tscuda]
J_BODY Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 11217
Loc: aZLiViN
Originally Posted By tscuda
Not just the dealers. The factory too. I bought a 87 d 150 new. The engine check light came on while on warrenty. Turns out there's a 9v battery behind the glove box. When it dies it throws a code so you have to take it in.


that was required by the feds (EPA) back in the day as they wanted the emission systems inspected.

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