TIPM Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System

After nearly a year of research and testing, our patent pending TIPM Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System is now shipping to customers who are experiencing fuel pump relay problems on applicable 2007-2016 Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/VW vehicles. Based on the connections present in the dealer installed external relay, our circuit board based device with solid state MOSFETs simply plugs into three fuse slots in your TIPM and can be installed by anyone in 5-15 minutes. An instructional video will be posted shortly.

TIPM v2 Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System
TIPM v2 Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System

With six terminals (male pins), the system plugs into an existing TIPM-7 fuse box to test and bypass a faulty fuel pump relay. It intelligently connects to all electrical connections required by the dealer installed Dodge/Jeep external relay without the need to cut any wires or remove the TIPM. The following electrical connections to the vehicle's fuse slots are used to bypass a faulty fuel pump relay and provide diagnostic capabilities: +12 VDC power (M30 fuse slot), run/start signal (M37 fuse slot), fuel pump relay output (M25 fuse slot - upper leg), power output to the fuel pump (M25 fuse slot - lower leg), and a wired chassis ground.

Capabilities

  • Bypass your faulty fuel pump relay to stay on the road
  • Test your existing faulty fuel pump relay with LED feedback
  • Test your fuel pump when the vehicle is off (or drain the tank)
  • Disable the fuel pump (security mode)
  • LED feedback identifies low battery voltage

Includes

  • TIPM Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System v2.0
  • Ground wire with ring/fork terminal
  • Low profile 30 amp and 40 amp cartridge fuses
  • One year warranty
  • Telephone and email support
  • Money back guarantee (return it for a full refund, less shipping, within 14 days if you're not satisfied)
TIPM v2 Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System (bottom view)
TIPM v2 Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test System (bottom view)

Advantages

  • No functional limitations
  • Long term solution
  • No programming or expensive dealer visits
  • Eliminates the need for a used TIPM, repaired TIPM, or external relay
  • Removes power to the fuel pump after a crash
  • Full remote start functionality

Limitations

  • None

Shipping is $7 for USPS Priority Mail (normally 2-3 business days) or $23 for USPS Priority Express Mail (normally 1 business day, but occasionally 2 days) in the continental USA only. Canada shipping is $8 (7-10 days via USPS 1st Class Mail) or $27 (5-8 days via USPS Priority Mail). Visit the USPS website and enter 26330 as the originating zipcode to calculate delivery time to your location. After you click the "Add to Cart" button and login or create a Paypal account, you can select from multiple shipping methods. Contact us for shipments outside the USA and Canada. We ship within 24 hours and you'll receive a Paypal tracking link via email. Detailed hard copy instructions are included with each system. If you already let your dealer install an external relay by cutting wires under your TIPM, this plug-in system will not work.

Orders are normally shipped within 24 hours. We ship Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. We offer a full refund if this system does not work on the applicable (tested) vehicles shown below in green. Please make sure you do NOT already have an external relay installed (ie. the recall for 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees) as this device won't work if you allowed your dealer to cut your TIPM harness wires. If Paypal does not offer you multiple shipping options, login/create a Paypal account or contact us via email or telephone.

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Applicable Tested Vehicles for TIPM Test/Bypass Cables, Plug-In Relays, and Repairs

To ensure that our products and repairs will work on your vehicle, please verify that your TIPM is similar to this TIPM-7 version. It's normal to have mini-blade and cartridge fuses in different locations on this style TIPM, depending on your vehicle options and model. Vehicles listed as "unknown" simply have not been fully tested yet. If your vehicle is displayed in green color below or is the same style shown on this site, our TIPM cables, plug-in relays, and repairs will work. If your TIPM is a different style, our cables may still work in different fuse slots if your fuel pump fuse slot has a direct connection to the fuel pump. To determine this, no power should be detected on your fuel pump fuse slot when the vehicle is off and your fuses should be mini-blade. Many 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles were modified (ie. wire harnesses were cut) by dealers to include a external relay to solve the fuel pump relay issue, which prevents our TIPM cables, plug-in relays, and repairs from working properly.

Vehicle 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Dodge Durango Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jeep Grand Cherokee Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Ram 1500 No No No No Yes Yes See note 1 See note 1 See note 1 See note 1
Dodge Ram 2500 No No No No Yes Yes See note 1 See note 1 See note 1 See note 1
Dodge Grand Caravan No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrysler Town & Country No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jeep Wrangler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VW Routan Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Journey Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jeep Liberty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Ram 3500 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Ram 4500 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Ram 5500 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Ram Cargo Van Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Nitro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Chrysler Grand Voyager Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jeep Compass Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jeep Patriot Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Note 1: 2013-2016 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 vehicles will work with a micro fuse version of our TIPM bypass/test cable in fuse slots F70 and F90/91. Call or email us for details on this TIPM cable version or repairs for this style TIPM.

Note 2: If you installed an external relay (ie. the part used to fix the fuel pump relay problem for the nationwide recall on 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees), our TIPM cables and plug-in relay systems will be ineffective. External relay installations involve the cutting and splicing of TIPM harness wires, which completely disconnects your normal fuel pump circuitry from the TIPM.

 

Operating Modes

A four position switch provides the following functionality:

  1. Bypass Mode - This switch position uses the vehicle's run/start +12 VDC signal provided by the M37 fuse terminal to power switch position 1, which then controls two solid state MOSFETs. A green "RUN/START" LED will be illuminated when the run/start +12 VDC signal is present. The larger MOSFET then passes a separate +12 VDC supply from the M30 fuse pin to provide source power across the M25 fuse to the fuel pump. The run/start +12 VDC signal indicates the need for power to be supplied to the fuel pump when attempting to start or operating the vehicle. Bypass mode will be the main use of the device in order to provide power to the fuel pump when an existing faulty fuel pump relay is present. TIPM v1.1 plug-in fuel pump power bypass/test system when installed
    TIPM v1.1 plug-in fuel pump power bypass/test system when installed
  2. Original relay - This switch position uses the original +12 VDC fuel pump relay output from the upper M25 terminal to provide power to switch position 2, which then powers two MOSFETs. The larger MOSFET then passes a separate +12 VDC supply from the M30 fuse pin to provide source power across the M25 fuse to the fuel pump. This arrangement will only send +12 VDC to the fuel pump if the original fuel pump relay is sending +12 VDC through fuse slot M25. A green "ORIG RELAY" LED will be illuminated when the +12 VDC signal supplied via the original fuel pump relay is detected. If the original fuel pump relay +12 VDC signal is intermittent or not present, the green LED and two MOSFETs will duplicate it via the +12 VDC supply provided to the fuel pump. Original relay mode is mainly used to determine if the original fuel pump relay is faulty.
  3. Fuel Pump Test - This switch position permits the user to test the fuel pump when the vehicle is on or off in order to confirm the proper electrical operation of the fuel pump. This mode can also be used to drain the fuel tank by pumping fuel out when the vehicle is off. When placed in this mode, +12 VDC is sent to switch position 3, which then powers two MOSFETs. The larger MOSFET then passes a separate +12 VDC supply from the M30 fuse pin to provide source power across the M25 fuse to the fuel pump. You should be able to hear your fuel pump operating by listening for a pumping/motor sound with your ear close to the fuel tank while in a quiet environment
  4. Disable fuel pump - This switch position completely disables power to both MOSFETs and the fuel pump, serving as an anti-theft device. A red LED is illuminated when in this mode to indicate the fuel pump is disabled.

LED Feedback

The circuit board contains five LEDs that provide feedback to the user. These LEDs draw very little current, so they won't drain your battery if illuminated when the vehicle is off.

  1. Green "RUN/START" LED - Turns on only when the engine is starting or running and +12 VDC is fed across the M37 fuse. This LED shows the user that the vehicle is on and bypass mode can be used. This Run/Start signal feed mimics that used by the 2011-2013 Jeep/Dodge recall where an external relay coil is powered on. During a crash, the run/start signal is turned off and the fuel pump will be disabled.
  2. Green "+12 VOLT" Supply" LED - Indicates +12.0 VDC or greater battery supply is available as the main power source used to feed both MOSFETs, the fuel pump, the comparator circuit, all LEDs, and other circuits. This LED should be on all the time, unless the battery is disconnected or below +12 VDC. A comparator circuit determines if battery voltage exceeds 12.0 VDC.
  3. Green "ORIG RLY" LED - Will be illuminated when the +12 VDC signal supplied via the original fuel pump relay is detected and the switch is in the Original Relay position. If the original fuel pump relay +12 VDC signal is intermittent or not present, the green LED and two MOSFETs will mimic it via the +12 VDC supply provided to the fuel pump. LED feedback will be used to determine if the vehicle's fuel pump relay is faulty.
  4. Red "DISABLE" LED - When the switch is in this position, a red LED will be lit showing the user that the anti-theft fuel pump disable mode is selected. No power can enter the fuel pump and the vehicle will not start in this mode.
  5. Green "PUMP ON" LED - If power is supplied across the M25 20 amp fuse and out to the fuel pump, this LED will be lit.

Installation Instructions

  1. Turn vehicle off.
  2. We highly recommend that you remove your negative battery terminal to disconnect power to the TIPM and prevent accidental short circuits.
  3. Using the yellow mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool located above your J11 fuse slot, remove three existing mini-blade fuses (M25, M30, and M37 - shown below in red) from your TIPM and insert them into the corresponding fuse slots in the circuit board.
  4. Using the yellow mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool, remove two cartridge fuses (J3 and J15 - shown below in yellow) from your TIPM and replace them with the low profile cartridge fuses included with your shipment. Make sure the fuse amp ratings are identical after replacement. The lower profile cartridge fuses allow the circuit board to fit in your TIPM. Note that some vehicles contain only one cartridge fuse that needs replaced (J15) since J3 is empty.
  5. Move the four position circuit board switch to the "DISABLE" position, then insert the circuit board into the TIPM so the six male terminals slide into the M25, M30, and M37 fuse slots at the same time. If required, you can lift up on the J13 fuse bezel (shown below in blue). J13 is your Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse, which is normally used to prevent battery drainage when the vehicle is not driven for long periods of time. The circuit board is fully inserted when to top of the circuit board's M25 fuse is nearly flush with the Omron grey plug-in relay located next to it. Close and then open the TIPM lid to ensure the circuit board is full seated.
  6. The included green ground wire must be connected from the circuit board's ground screw terminal J1 to your vehicle's chassis ground. Chassis ground is defined as any conductive connection between the vehicle frame and the car battery's negative terminal, typically completed via the use of a wire placed under the head of a fastener. Straighten the ground wire and insert it through the hole in the TIPM shown in green below. The wire will exit under the TIPM where it can be retrieved. One end of the wire must be connected to the circuit board's J1 screw terminal while the other end must be connected to chassis ground. We've included a ring terminal that you can crimp onto the free end of the ground wire to facilitate this connection. The included fork terminal can be used instead of the ring terminal in situations where the chassis ground screw can only be loosened. Crimping of the terminal onto the end of the green ground wire can be performed with a crimping tool or pliers.
  7. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and you're ready to use the circuit board to test your existing fuel pump relay, test your fuel pump, bypass a faulty fuel pump relay, or put the system into security mode to prevent it from starting. The circuit board should illuminate a green Light Emitting Diode (LED) labeled "+12 VOLTS" to confirm that the vehicle has a battery voltage of at least +12.0 VDC. If the LED is not illuminated, change your ground connection and make sure your battery is fully charged.

TIPM Fuse Layout

Frequently Asked Questions

1) After installation, a "NO FUSE" light is illuminated on my instrument panel. Can it be remedied?

Answer: Yes. Simply push down on your J13 fuse (with white bezel). This fuse is sometimes lifted up during the installation of the TIPM Plug-In Relay Circuit Board and it must be pushed down when complete. J13 is your Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse that is normally lifted up to prevent battery drainage during long periods of time where the vehicle is not used (ie. while at the airport during long vacations). Push it down all the way and all should be fine.

2) When I turn my car off, the "+12 VOLTS" green LED is still lit. Is this a problem?

Answer: It's quite normal. This LED indicates your battery has at least +12 VDC and sufficient battery power to start the car. The LED draws very little current and will not drain your battery. Many vehicles have other LEDs that are lit when the vehicle is off, such as a red security light, which is completely normal.

3) The fuel pump relay inside my TIPM is faulty and stuck in the on position (draining my battery). When I install the TIPM Plug-In Relay System, will this present a problem?

Answer: Not at all. Our system is designed to completely disconnect a faulty fuel pump relay from the fuel pump circuit. If you move the device's switch to "bypass mode", the old faulty relay is not connected to the fuel pump in any way. However, our device can optionally use the original faulty relay to drive the fuel pump, if you so choose. The "ORIG RELAY" switch position is often used for testing purposes where a green LED can provide feedback indicating whether or not the faulty fuel relay is providing +12 VDC to the fuel pump.

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Customer Comments

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