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. 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.

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 makes contact with most of the electrical connections required by the dealer installed Dodge/Jeep external relay. The following electrical connections to the vehicle's fuse slots are used: +12 VDC power, run/start signal, fuel pump relay output, power output to the fuel pump, and a wired chassis ground.

TIPM v1.1 plug-in fuel pump power bypass/test system
TIPM v1.1 plug-in fuel pump power bypass/test system

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

Advantages

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.

TIPM Plug-In Fuel Pump Power Bypass/Test Systems are IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP. 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. 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.

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 Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dodge Journey Unknown Unknown Unknown 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.

 

Operating Modes

Once plugged in and a ground connection is completed, the circuit board is ready to display a green Light Emitting Diode (LED) to confirm that the vehicle has a battery voltage of at least +12.0 VDC. A four position switch provides the following functionality:

  1. Bypass Mode - This switch position uses the vehicle run/start +12 VDC signal provided by the M37 fuse terminal to power switch position 1, which then powers two MOSFETs. A green 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 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.
  2. Original relay - This switch position uses the original +12 VDC 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 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 Functionality

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 Signal" LED - Turns on only when the vehicle is on (engine starting or running) and +12 VDC is fed across the M37 fuse. 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 recall where an external relay coil is powered on.
  2. Green "+12 VDC" 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. Red "Disable Pump" 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.
  4. Green "Original 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 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.
  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 the negative battery terminal to disconnect power to the TIPM.
  3. Remove three existing mini-blade fuses (M25, M30, and M37 - shown below in red) from your TIPM and insert them into the same fuse slots in the circuit board. A yellow mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool is located above the J11 fuse slot.
  4. Remove two cartridge fuses (J3 and/or J15 - shown below in yellow) and replace them with the low profile cartridge fuses included with your shipment. Use the same amp ratings on each. Some vehicles contain only one cartridge fuse that needs replaced (J15).
  5. Insert the circuit board into the TIPM so the six male terminals slide into the M25, M30, and M37 fuse slots (shown below in red) at the same time. If required, you can lift up on the J13 fuse bezel (shown below in blue). The J13 fuse 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 the M25 fuse is nearly flush with the Omron grey plug-in relay located to the left.
  6. The included green ground wire must be connected from the ground screw terminal on the circuit board to your vehicle's chassis ground. 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 screw terminal while the other end must be connected to chassis ground. Chassis ground can be any screw connected to the frame of the vehicle - often a grounding screw located specifically near the TIPM. We've included a ring terminal that you can crimp onto the 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.
  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.

TIPM Fuse Layout

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